Experience Latin American culture through nine unique film premieres!
Friday, November 02, 2012 - Sunday, November 04, 2012
Tenaris announces the return of the Calgary Latin Wave: A Showcase of New Latin American Cinema, taking place from Friday, November 2 through Sunday, November 4 at the Engineered Air Theatre at the Epcor Centre for the Performing Arts (205 8th Avenue S.E.).
The third annual Calgary Latin Wave presents another strong lineup of the best Latin American films showcasing a diverse collection of work by the most talented filmmakers that attests to the continuing vigor and vitality of Latin American cinema. With 9-feature length films representing Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Guatemala, and Uruguay, this promises to be another stellar line-up for the festival.
Continuing with tradition, a large number of this year’s film selections are debuts from first-time filmmakers. Many of these films have appeared at other prestigious international film festivals and most are making their Calgary premieres.
The Calgary Latin Wave is a part of a worldwide program of festivals that also takes place in Mexico, Argentina, USA, Italy and Romania. The Calgary Latin Wave is presented by Tenaris, and is organized by Fundación Proa in Buenos Aires; programmed by Diana Sanchez (also of the Toronto and Miami International Film Festivals). Sanchez has programmed an extraordinary selection of films with varying themes that moviegoers in Calgary won’t want to miss.
The films are:
Violeta Went to Heaven- Chile/Argentina/Brazil
The Towrope- Colombia
The Student- Argentina
The Delay- Uruguay
Juan of the Dead- Cuba
Gone Fishing- Argentina
Throughout the festival, some films will have special introductions as well as Q&A opportunities following the screenings, allowing for an up-close experience with Latin American cinema.
For the first time, the Calgary Latin Wave is presenting a film the whole family can enjoy: Ian Padron's second film Habanastation. This family-friendly film gives us a peek at the different social strata in Cuba with this story of an unlikely friendship between two young boys from different sides of the track, said Sanchez.
The Calgary Latin Wave is part of a worldwide cultural program developed by Fundacion Proa with film festivals in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, Italy, and Romania. The Calgary Latin Wave is presented by Tenaris.