HD - 2013 - Spain - 84 Min - Color
A film by Eva Vila
Juanito is about to fulfill his dream of getting a pair of red boots that will make him a true flamenco dancer. His uncle Coco, a legendary singer in the flamenco tablaos of Barcelona, will help him achieve it. Flamenco is passed on within the family in the Gypsy community that bore Carmen Amaya, the greatest flamenco dancer of all time. Her grand-niece, Karime, comes to Barcelona to pick up her trail. The journey is only complete when Mercedes Amaya “Winny”, her mother, joins her from Mexico in order to prepare a show with some of the city's biggest talent. Together they will discover the spirit of Bajarí, the name of the city of Barcelona in Caló, the language of the Gypsies.
DCP – HD - 2016 - U.S.A - expected duration: 100 min (TV version 90 min) - Color
A film by Directed by Johan Grimonprez and based on the book THE SHADOW WORLD by ANDREW FEINSTEIN
Directed by Johan Grimonprez and based on Andrew Feinstein's globally acclaimed book The Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade, the film SHADOW WORLD reveals how the international trade in weapons - with the complicity of governments and intelligence agencies, investigative and prosecutorial bodies, weapons manufacturers, dealers and agents - fosters corruption, determines economic and foreign policies, undermines democracy and creates widespread suffering. SHADOW WORLD posits an alternative through the experience of a peace activist and war correspondent, as well as the stories of Eduardo Galeano. But ultimately the film reveals the real costs of war, the way the arms trade drives it, how the weapons of war are now being turned against the citizens of liberal democracies, and how the ‘shadow world’ is taking over. In the hopes that in understanding how our realties are being constructed, audiences may see through this horror, and create a better future.
HD - 2011 - Icelandic - 62 Min - Color / Black & White
Amma Lo-fi (original title)
A film by Orri Jónsson, Kristín Björk Kristjánsdóttir, Ingibjörg Birgisdóttir
At the tender age of 70, Grandma Lo-Fi, started recording and releasing her own music straight from the living room. 7 years later she had 59 albums to her name with more than 600 songs – an eccentric myriad of catchy compositions mixing in her pets, found toys, kitchen percussions and Casio keyboards. Sigrídur Níelsdóttir is her name, and before long the Icelandic/Danish musician became an adored cult figure in the Icelandic music scene. Shot mostly on Super-8 and 16mm ‘Grandma Lo-fi’ is a cinematic tribute to her boundless creativity, created by three musicians and artists whom she inspired.
35mm, HD, DCP - 2012 - Brazilian - 87 Min - Color / Black & White
Tropicalia (original title)
A film by Marcelo Machado
Many years after the “explosion” of the Tropicalia movement in 1967, 1968 and 1969, it still influences the cultural production both domestically and internationally.
“Tropicalia” is a feature length documentary that revisits this important Brazilian cultural movement through the recovery of valuable archives and exclusive encounters with renowned foreign artists and Brazilian “Tropicalia” icons such as Gaetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil, among others.
HD - 2012 - USA - 90 Min - Color
213 The Gang Project (original title)
A film by Robert E. Ball Junior
213 THE GANG PROJECT is a powerful, moving and highly stylized feature length documentary that dramatically captures the highs and horrors of Los Angeles’ infamous Gang culture -- Black, White and Brown -- behind prison bars and in the streets of L.A but also follows gang members’ wives. The documentary introduces Zone, Chako, Grumpy and Mr. Cholo with Devil Face, The Aryan Princess, Puppet, Bandit, Tanjareen and Jim Runion. Music is by Dirty Daniel and Otto of Never Dead, Bill Wandel, Zone, Rick Hard, Final War and Jose Reyes. “I’m sorry for my sins. Please forgive me. If not, then I deserve to go to hell.” Bandit, of Villa Boyz
HD - 2012 - USA - 82 Min - Color
Joffrey: Maverick of American Dance (original title)
A film by Bob Hercules
Mavericks of American Dance tells the story of this groundbreaking cultural treasure, known as the first truly American dance company. Narrated by Tony and Emmy Award winner Mandy Patinkin and directed by Bob Hercules (Bill T. Jones-A Good Man), the film documents how The Joffrey Ballet revolutionized American ballet by daringly combining modern dance with traditional ballet technique, combining art with social statement, and setting ballets to pop and rock music scores.
HD - 2011 - France - 96 & 52 min - Color / Black & White
Tony Curtis: Driven to stardom (original title)
A film by Ian Ayres
Tony Curtis, the man who influenced Elvis Presley and James Dean, was one of the very first teen idols and one of the last real movie stars. From his difficult upbringing in the Bronx, where he was born Bernie Schwartz, to his unprecedented fame and infamous way with women, TONY CURTIS: DRIVEN TO STARDOM presents Mr. Curtis's life in all its rags to riches glory. Interviews with Tony's family, friends and co-stars (Hugh Hefner, Harry Belafonte, Debbie Reynolds, Mamie Van Doren, Piper Laurie, Theresa Russell, Jill Curtis among others!) along with exclusive footage and film clips are given deeper meaning and clarity by the most honest and intimate interview the actor may have ever given. Here, in the definitive film about Tony Curtis, filmmaker Ian Ayres forms this incredible material into a revealing portrait of one of the greatest Hollywood celebrities of all time.
TONY CURTIS: DRIVEN TO STARDOM explores the man's rebellious demeanor, his struggle as a Jew in Hollywood, his difficult childhood, the brief love affair with Marilyn Monroe and his failed marriages to actresses Janet Leigh and Christine Kaufman, his courageous stance to break the color barrier with The Defiant Ones (the film that earned him an Oscar Nomination), and his entire sixdecade career. A sex symbol, a matinee idol, a powerful and magnetic actor, Tony Curtis was the original movie star.
DCP & HD - 2011 - France - 62 min - Color
Honk! (original title)
A film by Arnaud Gaillard & Florent Vassault
At nightfall, on the outskirts of Salt Lake City, surrounded by his family, a grandmother will attend the execution of her husband's murderer.
In Oklahoma, a former death row inmate exonerated after 22 years in prison tells his amazing story.
In Texas, a woman struggles against the criminal justice system for his son to survive, while he is awaiting his execution for 14 years.
In Huntsville, a small provincial town in eastern Texas, the Department of correction performs the executions by lethal injection almost as a weekly ritual.
Based on the numerous absurdities of the death penalty, the film shows through these three characters how this death sentence generates pain, unfairness, violence and inefficiency in the heart of the American society.