New Meeting: Cleveland International Film Festival (dinner first at 6:15 p.m.)

From: Vikki B.
Sent on: Tuesday, March 4, 2008 9:27 PM
Announcing a new meeting for The Summit County Spanish Language Meetup Group!

What: Cleveland International Film Festival (dinner first at 6:15 p.m.)

When: Wednesday, March 12, 6:15 PM

tickets: USD12.00 per person

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Who should come: This is for anyone who would love to see Spanish-language films from around the world.

Why: The film festival is a blast!

Meeting Description: If you've never been to the film festival before, you don't know what to been missing! Right here in our own backyard you have the opportunity see over 130 movies from all over the world. It only comes once a year for 10 days, so don't miss your chance to see films from Spain, Argentina, Venezuela or elsewhere. All the films that I've chosen are in Spanish with English subtitles. I'm going to be at all of these films, if you'd like to join me I will wait in the hallway just outside of the ticket lobby from 30 minutes to 15 minutes before the film starts. You can buy tickets on the day of the film, but sometimes there is a chance of sellouts. You can check out all the details at the website for the film festival:Cleveland Film Society.

I am posting three different nights that I am going to the film festival. Please join me at any or all of the films if you are interested. Please check all three different dates as the films are different. The first two nights I am going to see two films in a row (come see either one or both), the last one is just a single film. There is a food court, right next to Tower City Cinemas, and restaurants such as Hard Rock Cafe. Parking is free for the event, but you need to bring your parking ticket to get it validated at the theater.

First meet me at the food court at 6:15 p.m. that is just before the theater, and we can grab a quick bite to eat for dinner.

double feature

Postcards from Leningrad Showtime at 7:15 p.m.
Foreign Title: Postales de Leningrado


Directed by Mariana Rondon
Running time: 90 minutes

In 1966 a young guerilla woman attempts to give birth without much fanfare. However, when the resulting baby is the first to be born on Mother?s Day, she finds herself in the middle of a PR blitz. And, after that, she and her daughter are on the run. Hidden places, false disguises, and aliases are the daily life of the young girl, the narrator of the story, until the she is left with relatives in her mother?s village. Alongside her cousin-- irresistibly cute Teo-- they re-live the adventures of their guerrilla parents, concocting stories of superheroes and strategies, in which nobody knows where fact or fiction, reality or madness begins. The Invisible Man is their preferred character and vehicle of escape. Everyday is punctuated by the waiting? for their parents? or postcards. Will today be the day they come? Both a comic vignette of village life and a graphic portrayal of dangerous revolutionaries in action, POSTCARDS FROM LENINGRAD, is a highly stylized film of life on the run.

The Mugger Showtime at 9:45 p.m.
Foreign Title: El asaltante


Directed by Pablo Fendrik
Running time: 71 minutes

As suave businessman, Ramos, enters a grade school on the premise of enrolling his child, tension builds with a feeling something is amiss. The realization soon occurs that there is no child. He pulls a gun and, oozing charm, robs the school in the most calculating manner. Soon you discover that you are in for an unanticipated adventure with Ramos, as both voyeur and co-conspirator. After the school robbery, he goes to a caf? for a cup of coffee. The waitress, thinking things are not as they appear to be, follows him as he leaves and continues his busy day of robberies. What unfolds is an emotionally tense and desperate journey. Shot with a hand-held camera, the viewer becomes an accomplice on a spree of mayhem?and Ramos? crumbling composure. He tries to redeem himself, but is redemption too far gone? The viewer continues, in real-time, to watch Ramos? travels of premeditated crime and may be left wondering, ?What drives a person to be this cold and calculating?? (In Spanish with English subtitles)

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