Wednesday, October 28, 2009

MUST SEES Arts & Film / October 29 - November 3

October 29 - 31 (different schedules) Sixth Annual Cortocircuito - The Latino Short Film Festival of New York. A series of innovative productions from Latin America, Spain and the U.S., curated by Diana Vargas. October 29 (7 pm) Top Shelf Shorts: Festival Award Winners.  Films by eight up-and-coming directors from Argentina, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Peru, and Spain, followed by a special screening of Teaserland, a collection of fake movie trailers by Isabel Coixet, Jaume Balaguero, J.A. Bayona  and others. Q&A with director Xavi Bru. October 30 (7 pm) Trips to Wonderland: Experimental and Animated. Seven filmmakers explore abstraction and metaphor. Stories from the Streetwise. Road-movies and a leap to the unexpected. October 31 (3 - 4:45 pm) The Documentary: A Truth Revisited. Four experimental films attempt to create dialgue from social conflict. Followed by a selection of works by Universidad del Cine of Buenos Aires graduates. Women in Bold (5 pm) Eight stories narrated by women. Local Color: Greetings from the Corner Bodega and Love and Lust: Through a Bent Lens (7.30 pm): Documentaries, fiction and animation by local and foreing directors. At the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, 53 Washington Square South, between Sullivan and Thompson. Click here for more information and complete programming. 

October 29 - 30. Tabula Lunar. Interactive public intervention and projection by artist Hector Canonge.  People walking down the street are incorporated into a screening that mixes urban and moonscape images. At (literally, on) Coliseum Theater, 181th Street and Broadway. For more information, click here. 

October 31 (11 am - 10.30 pm) El Museo del Barrio’s Día de los Muertos.  As part of the celebrations for El Museo's 40th anniversary, the "Day of the Death" will feature a full day of free programs, including a special performance by Susana Alexander; storytelling; art and mask-making workshops; food tastings; concerts,and more. At 1230 Fifth Avenue( at 104th Street). For more information, click here.

November 2 (6 pm) Arabs of Spain: Lessons from the Past, Readings in the Present. Presentation of Expulsados 1609, a film by Miguel E. Lopez Lorca. Part of a week-long program of  film screenings and scholarly panels on the 400th anniversary of the expulsion of Muslims from Spain. Co-sponsored by Casa Arabe. At Instituto Cervantes, 211-215 East 49th Street. For more information, click here.

November 3 (7 pm) Africa Rising. Paula Heredia' film on the grassroots movement working toend female genital mutilation. The film will be introduced by actress Meryl Streep. At Cantor Film Center, 36 East 8th Street (between University Place and Greene Street). For more information click here.

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