Wednesday, September 9, 2009

MUST SEES Arts & Film / September 9 - 18

September 9 - 24: Latinbeat 2009. Now in its 12th year, the Film Society of Lincoln Center's Latinbeat festival tracks the flourishing filmography of Latin America through 21 films from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Mexico, Peru, and Uruguay, and a seven-film Tribute to Argentine writer Julio Cortázar in the 25th anniversary of his death. Also, on September 10 at 7:30 pm, "Latin-O-American", a panel organized by National Association of Latino Independent Producers on up-and-coming New York-based Latino directors, featuring Natalia Almada, Cruz Angeles, Alex Rivera, and Sebastián Silva, and moderated by Carlos A. Gutiérrez, co-founding director of Cinema Tropical. At The Walter Reade Theater, 165 West 65th Street, Lincoln Center. For more information and festival programming, click here.

September 10 through December 1: Beyond Apparences. Curated by Susan Hoeltzel and Patricia Cazorla, this exhibition presents a sample of contemporary approaches to portraiture through painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, video, and installation. Works by John Ahearn, Eleanor Antin, Dotty Attie, Dawn Black, Eugene Brodsky, Phong Bui, Nick Cave, Ain Cocke, Andrea Dezsö, Chitra Ganesh, Julie Heffernan, Teun Hocks, Nina Levy, Whitfield Lovell, Kerry James Marshall, Bradley McCallum & Jacqueline Tarry, Charles McGill, Yasumasa Morimura, Orlan, Tony Oursler, Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison, Dulce Pinzón, Lucia Pizzani, Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz, Daniel Rozin, Karin Sander, Andres Serrano, Devorah Sperber, Hank Willis Thomas, Rigoberto Torres, Alejandra Villasmil, Kara Walker, and Deborah Willis. At Lehman College Art Gallery, Bedford Park Boulevard West, Bronx. For more information, call 718-960-8731 or click here.

September 10 (6-9 pm) Latina Art Exhibit. Organized by 100 Hispanic Women, Inc., the exhibit will include works by Betty B.P. Cole, Clarisel Gonzalez, Mia Roman Hernandez, Jasmin Ortiz, Vivian Romonoff, and Sherezade Garcia. At Taller Boricua, 1680 Lexington Avenue. For reservations, call 212- 831-4333. 

September 13 (5 - 10:30 pm) Loisaida Cortos Latino Film Festival. The 8th annual outdoor festival will start with an opening reception and a panel, "Latino Artists Creating Avenues for Their Success," featuring Screen Actors Guild representative Marlena Fitzpatrick, directors Jose Casado, Ricardo Sean Thompson and Edwin Pagan, and actors Will Sierra, Javier Marquez, Moises Acevedo, Juliana Estrella, Adrian Martínez, and members of the collective R.Evolución Latina. Among the screenings: Lalo by Daniel Maldonado, NYILFF 2009 short-film competition winner, and La Operación, by morning radio talk-show host Victor Cruz. At La Plaza Cultural Community Garden on 9th Street and Avenue C, Lower East Side, Manhattan. For more information, click here.

September 15 (6- 8 p.m.) Painted Ideas. Visual Poetry from Latin America. Curated by Cecilia Vicuña. An exhibition of prints, books, sculpture, posters, digital prints, and photographs documenting the visual poetry anthologized in the recently published Oxford Book of Latin American Poetry, edited by Cecilia Vicuña and Ernesto L. Grosman. Spanning from pre-Columbian times to the present, the exhibition includes works by Vicente Huidobro, Joaquín Torres García, Xul Solar, MADI, Concrete Poetry from Brazil, Haroldo de Campos, Augusto de Campos, Décio Pignatari, amereida, Octavio Paz, Jorge Eduardo Eielson, Nicanor Parra, Simón Rodríguez, Guaman Poma de Ayala, José Juan Tablada, Edgardo Antonio Vigo, Juan Luis Martínez, Raul Zurita, and Josely Vianna Baptista, among others. On exhibit until October 31 at Cecilia de Torres Gallery, 134 - 140 Greene Street, Soho. For more information, call 212 431 5869 or send email

September 15 (7:30 pm) Videoteca del Sur in New York - 20th Anniversary Screenings. Featuring the short film Guaikuru Ñemonde, by Miguel Aguero (Paraguay, 2007), on the traditional festivity in honor to San Francisco Solano (in Spanish), and Neruda Fugitivo (Chile, 2003), a documentary by Chilean Director Hugo Arévalo. At Millenium Film Workshop, 66 East 4th Street, between Bowery and 2nd Ave, Downtown Manhattan. For more information, call 212-673-0090 or click here

September 17 (6 to 8 pm) Open Secrets, photographs by Luis Mallo. In this selection of works recently exhibited at the Project Gallery of the Jersey City Museum, Mallo (La Habana, 1962) explores the world of museum storage spaces, giving us access to the confidential and forbidden rooms that hold the valuable objects of our historic and cultural identity. On view until October 10 at Praxis International Art, 25 East 73rd Street, 4th Floor. For more information, call 212-772-9478.

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