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Film Meetup: Las Malas Intenciones

  • Jimmie B Keel Regional Library

    2902 W Bearss Ave, Tampa, FL (map)

    28.086154 -82.493109

  • In the Community Room
  • To My Thinking Film Freaks:

    There are so many films that we can see in this area in theatres and may be able to see on pay channels and through DVD sources when films, particularly the more obscure ones, come to town. I have in the past obtained media to see something obscure that will never make it to theatres. Such is the impulse that has me setting up a viewing of my favorite film from the Sarasota Film Festival in 2012, Las Malas Intenciones.

    To pique your interests, I offer the following short description:

    The story unfolds from the point of view of an intelligent child, but with a somewhat dark and distorted personality. Daughter of parents now separated, Cayetana is alone and under the care of her employers. After returning from a long journey, her mother, Ines, shares some unexpected news: she is pregnant. The fragile world of Cayetana crumbles. She locks herself in her room and solemnly declares that the day of her brother’s birth will be the day of her death. Only her imagination and the emergence of the national heroes sprung from their textbooks can save her from an increasingly alienated environment in a country on the verge of collapse.

    Las Malas Intenciones (The Bad Intentions) was presented as one of those SFF films picked because it reflects an attitude of interest to younger children adults. Though this was true, it also offers an amazing parable for adults all too aware of the terrible world they often leave the young sometimes entirely disconnected and lonely and alone in a terrible place. How do they survive in these moments? The young woman centering this film finds an amazing place to be in the hopes to survive.

    This meetup will include a complete viewing of the film you will likely never get a chance to see elsewhere along with a discussion afterwards in the Community Room of the Jimmie B Keel library in New Tampa. To prepare for this discussion, you might want to take a look at two films that are very much like though are very different than Las Malas Intenciones in temperament, radical point of view, and attitude toward its themes. The first is a film told at a time of the Spanish Civil War and all of the ugliness it offers a child seeking escape from the awful … Pans Labyrinth:

    And another comparable offering is one of Peter Jackson’s (Lord of the Rings trilogy) first directed films that featured the first major performance from Kate Winslett, Heavenly Creatures.

    Please watch or remember these two films and come with some opinions after watching what I promise will be a film worth seeing.

    Dale Friedley
    Thinking Art Film Freak

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  • Scooter D.

    I can attend the new date. Thanks!

    January 18, 2013

  • Alexandra K.

    Does anyone live in St. Pete perhaps, I get lost going around the corner and I am new to the area, I did not know there is a New Tampa, so rather than driving alone in the dark, let's car pool please.

    January 9, 2013


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