Tuesday, April 20, 2010

MUST SEES Arts & Film / April 20 - 27

April 20 (6-9 pm) Fiction/Fact in Brazilian Documentary Film. The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at NYU presents a panel discussion featuring Sandra Kogut, Consuelo Lins, and Beatriz Jaguaribe and the screening of Diary of a Crisis (2010). At 712 Broadway, Department of Performance Studies, 6th Floor, Room 613. For more information, call 212-998-8686.

April 20 (7.30 pm) Latin American Cinema. Videoteca del Sur Presents Pescadores de Estrellas/Star Fishermen (Marcela Rincón, 2007) and Tambores de Agua/Water Drums (Clarissa Duque, 2009), the first is an animated love story between two children from a Colombian-African community, the second tells the story of the Venezuelan descendants of African peoples. At the Millenium Film Workshop, 66 East 4th Street. For more information, click here or call 212-673-0090.

April 21-May 2 2010 Tribeca Film Festival. This year’s festival, taking place in a variety of venues, features six Latino-made or Latino-themed movies: Blood and Rain (Argentina/Colombia), Elvis & Madonna (Brazil), The Sentimental Engine Slayer (U.S./Mexico), The Spirit of Salsa (U.S.), No Woman, No Cry (U.S.), and The Two Escobars (Colombia/U.S.). The films range from documentaries, to film noir, to psychedelic. Click here for the festival’s schedule.

April 21 (7.30 pm) Media that Matters Presents: An Immigrant Heritage Week Screening. Maysles Cinema presents Exiled in America (Angela Torres Camarena, 2009) and The Sixth Section (Alex Rivera, 2004), two shorts about children supporting themselves after their mother is deported and giving back to one’s hometown, respectively. At the Maysles Cinema, 343 Lenox Avenue. For more information, click here or call 212-582-6050.

April 22 and 23 (10 am-5 pm) Symposium: Dalí Today. The Catalan Center at NYU and the Godwin-Ternback Museum of Queens College present a two day international symposium designed to accompany the exhibition “Dalí and Dance”, examining the artist’s Surrealist production between 1939-1962 during his WWII exile in NY and the post-war period in Europe. At the Godwin-Ternbach Museum of Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Boulevard on the 22nd and at the King Juan Carlos Center at NYU, 53 Washington Square South on the 23rd. For more information,  call 212-998-8255.

April 22 (6 - 8 pm) Alexandre Arrechea: Elasticity (Opening Reception). Magnan Metz presents Alexandre Arrechea’s third solo show featuring a variety of media exploring architecture and movement. Running through May 22nd at the Magnan Metz Gallery, 521 West 26th Street. For more information, click here or call 212-224-2344.

April 22 (7pm) Cinema Tropical’s Music + Film Series. 92YTribeca presents the screening of Loki-Arnaldo Baptista (Paulo Henrique Fontenelle, 2008), the cinebiography of the liead singer of the band Os Mutantes, featuring archival footage from his career and interviews with rock star colleagues. Tickets are $12. At the 92YTribeca Screening Room, 200 Hudson Street. For more information, click here or call 212-601-100

April 24 (4-7 pm) Tactics of Invisibility: Japanese Low Riders, Techno Backpacks and Unicornio Fiesta!  To accompany the exhibit Phantom Sightings: Art After the Chicano Movement, an evening of artist-curator conversation, techno-social awareness, and dancing. Featuring Los Jaichackers, Margarita Cabrera, Jason Villegas and Alejandro Diaz. RSVP required. At El Café at El Museo del Barrio, 1230 Fifth Avenue (at 104th Street). To RSVP or for more information click here or call 212-831-7272.

April 26 (7 pm) Movies at MoMA. The Museum of Modern Art presents They All Lie (Matías Pineiro, 2009), a sensuopus melodrama wrapped in a tantalizing intellectual mystery about Argentina’s nineteenth-century history of dictatorship and liberalism. At MoMA's Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2, 11 West 53rd Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues). Ticket prices vary. For more information, click here or call 212-708-9400.

April 27 (7.30 pm) Latin American Cinema. Videoteca del Sur Presents Caribe (Esteban Ramírez, 2004), a film about a man who wants fulfill his dreams and sees everything crumble. At the Millenium Film Workshop, 66 East 4th Street. For more information, click here or call 212-673-0090.

Through April 29th: The Colors of Music and Backlight Paintings and Drawings. The Consulate General of Argentina presents two simultaneous exhibitions by María de Echevarría and Isabel Picasso. Opening Reception. At the Consulate’s Art Galleries, 12 West 56th Street. Open Monday through Fridays, 11 am to 5 pm. For more information, click here or call 212-603-0440.

Through April 30: Agustín Ronaldo Rojas - Let Me Hug You. Havana New York presents a solo exhibition by Cuban-born graphic artist , featuring more than 50 pieces including drawings, etchings, and dry points. At the QbaVa Gallery, 508 42nd Street, Union City. For more information, click here or call 201-325-0197.

Through April 30: Spain in The City. The Gabarrón Foundation presents works by New York-based Spanish artists Pedro Barbeito, Itziar Barrio, Antón Cabaleiro, Juanli Carrión, Jacobo Castellano, Hugo Fontela, Javier Martín de Frutos, and Verónica Pena. At the Carriage House Center for the Arts. Open Mondays through Fridays, 9am-5pm. At 149 East 38th Street between Lexington and 3rd Avenue. For more information, click here or call 212-573-6968.

May 7: HBO/NYILFF Short Film Competition Deadline. HBO and the New York International Latino Film Festival host a competition in which the winner will receive $15,000 in funding to produce and direct on digital video an original short film narrative. The final film produced from the winning screenplay will be presented on screen this summer during the 2010 New York International Latino Film Festival. For more information, click here

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