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November, Thursday 19 and Friday 20

Harvard University / CGIS Building,Tsai Auditorium : 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 (Harvard Sq.)

November, Saturday 20 and Sunday 21

Northeastern University: West Village Complex F, 40A Leon St. Boston MA 02115

Closing Reception: Egan / Raytheon Amphitheater 120 Forsyth St. Boston MA 02115


Thursday, November 19

5.30 p.m. Opening reception. Sponsored by Jose’s Mexican Grill.
7.00 p.m. Opening program

I Just Had a Dream
Dir. Javi Navarro, 7 min. Short Narrative, Spain

Please note that there has been a change in the schedule and “El Aula Vacía” has been replaced by “La Inquisición de Camilo Sanz”, our other option for the opening. We apologize for the inconvenience.

The Inquisition of Camilo Sanz
Dir. John Marco Lopez, Feature Narrative, 100 min.

Facing deportation, a young man desperately seeks money from a loan shark to pay for his fraudulent marriage. Characteristic of many immigrants who were displaced from their birth country as young children, Camilo’s character holds a dual identity. Connected to Colombia through both his mother and community influence, Camilo also identifies with Americans through shared lived experience. Fighting against deportation to a country he has no memory of, Camilo is faced with the question, where is home. In what ways can home be a cultural concept, as well as a physical location? Is the government just in viewing home solely through the lens of citizenship? How might the concept of home change as our world becomes an increasingly global society?

Official Trailer – The Inquisition of Camilo Sanz from LPZ on Vimeo.


Friday, November 20

6.00 p.m.

Drifting
Dir. Roee Messinger, 9 min. Short Narrative, USA

Campamento Esperanza
Dir. Miguel Sofia, 50 min. Feature Documentary, Chile

A Tale with Christ and Jesus
Dir. Oldren Romero, 30 min. Short Narrative, Cuba. A tale with Christ and Jesus is a beautifully filmed commentary on the best and worst of humankind. In contemporary Cuba, two men fall passionately in love and commit to being together forever.

8.00 p.m.

Amores Gatos
Dir. Juan Manuel Calderon, 72 min. USA

Amores Gatos is an experimental tragicomedy about a wannabe-poet jack-of-all-trades dilettante that earns his living as a cat-sitter in NYC. On a raucous night on the job he manages to lose the same cat three times only to realize, when the owners unexpectedly return, that their cat has been replaced

amores gatos teaser from JUANMA CALDERON on Vimeo.


Saturday, November 21

1.00 p.m.

Panel: Immigration and Media

Co-presented by the Lawyers Guild of Massachusetts

2.30 p.m.

El Gringo Schindler
Dir. Ralph Isenberg, 1.30 min. Feature Documentary, USA

The dual story of the technical side of the immigration systems carried out in Dallas TX and the harsh consequences it has on families and the work of a community based immigration organization. The documentary explores the work of the Isenberg Center for Immigration Empowerment (ICIE) and how they succeed where others fail.

4.15 p.m.

Una Ultima Y Nos Vamos
Dir. Noé Santillán-López, 110 min. Narrative Feature, Mexico

A Mariachi group will leave their hometown for the first time to perform at a national competition in Mexico City. After being selected, this band of seven set out to find an eighth member to be able to compete. They decide to recruit Martin, the son of one of the members who happens to be in a rock band. The eight men have to endure many challenges in which their brotherhood is put to the test. What seems to be the opportunity of a lifetime, might soon become the beginning of the end for the band.

6.15 p.m.

Anatomy of A Dress
Dir. Flora Pérez Garay, 70 min. Feature Documentary, Puerto Rico

Anatomy of A Dress is a documentary that presents the passion, talents, history, struggles and triumphs of the most renowned fashion designers in Puerto Rico and how fashion has marked our lives, culture and traditions forever. It follows the history of the manual garment industry in Puerto Rico–the only means of survival for many families–and is a touching view of the exploitation in this industry. This is the basis for our fashion industry today, and the hope of a better future and a place for Puerto Rican designers in the world.

8.00 p.m.

International Narrative Shorts Program (75 min.)

Noia Um Dia No Dir. Elder Fraga, 15 min. Narrative Short, Brazil
Insomnia Dir. Kenneth Sanabria, 9 min. Narrative Short, Costa Rica
Gogo Boy Dir. Hugo Moura, 11 min. Narative Short, Brazil
Mar / The Sea, Dir. Faustino Alanis, 6 min. Narrative Short, Brazil
Doris, Dir. Oscar Rodriguez, 20 min. Narrative Short, USA
Acto Final, Dir. Juan Pablo Henao, 13 min. Narrative Short (LGBT), Colombia


Sunday, November 22

2.00 p.m.

Daisy and Max
Dir. 55 min. Feature Documentary, USA

Daisy and Max fell in love on the job, working with gang members to reduce violence on the streets of South Los Angeles. But after Max’s past brings disaster to their door, Daisy faces the fight of her life to save their young family.

Daisy and Max Trailer from Jennifer Maytorena Taylor on Vimeo.

La Mercancia
Dir. Rogelio Almeida, 11 min. Short Narrative, Mexico

Mujeres de la guerra
Dir. Theodora Simon, 37 min. Short Documentary, El Salvador

4.00 p.m.

The Other Barrio
Dir. Dante Betteo, 91 min. Feature Narrative, USA

San Francisco housing inspector Bob Morales (Montoya) as he investigates the suspicious circumstances of a fatal fire in a residential hotel in San Francisco’s Latino Mission District and finds himself face to face with corruption at City Hall and the mysterious Sophia Nido (Valencia), a beautiful woman from his past. This film, based on a story by San Francisco Poet Laureate Alejandro Murguia, addresses issues around gentrification and displacement of low-income communities. The film is based in part on the December 1975 fire at the Gartland Apartments at 16th and Valencia Streets in San Francisco.

THE OTHER BARRIO TRAILER from Dante Betteo on Vimeo.

Mujer Bonita
Directors: Chema Vasquez, Carlos Vasquez, Jessika Tó, Anna Churunel, 10 min. Short Documentary, Guatemala

6.00 p.m. Closing Program

The Inquisition of Camilo Sanz
Dir. John Marco Lopez, Feature Narrative, 100 min.

Facing deportation, a young man desperately seeks money from a loan shark to pay for his fraudulent marriage. Characteristic of many immigrants who were displaced from their birth country as young children, Camilo’s character holds a dual identity. Connected to Colombia through both his mother and community influence, Camilo also identifies with Americans through shared lived experience. Fighting against deportation to a country he has no memory of, Camilo is faced with the question, where is home. In what ways can home be a cultural concept, as well as a physical location? Is the government just in viewing home solely through the lens of citizenship? How might the concept of home change as our world becomes an increasingly global society?

Official Trailer – The Inquisition of Camilo Sanz from LPZ on Vimeo.

7.45 p.m. Closing Reception

Address: Egan / Raytheon Amphitheater 120 Forsyth St. Boston MA 02115



BLIFF – Boston Latino International Film Festival 2015 edition!