5th Annual Showcase of Argentine Films

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5th Annual Showcase of Argentine Films

ANICETO
Florida Premiere

Director: Leonardo Favio
Writers: Leonardo Favio, Rodolfo Mórtola y Verónica Muriel, based on a story by Jorge Zuhair Jury
Cast: Hernán Piquín, Natalia Pelayo, Alejandra Baldoni
Genre: Drama-Musical
Argentina, 2008. Digital Projection, 82 min. Spanish with English subtitles. Not Rated

Synopsis:
Argentine film legend Leonardo Favio's latest film, Aniceto, is a remake of his classic film El romance de Aniceto y la Francisca as a ballet production. Aniceto is a solitary man who lives with his fighting cock in the small town of Mendoza. Francisca is an innocent young woman who arrives in search of a job. They meet and fall in love. At first it seems like a dream come true, but it soon becomes a nightmare when the enigmatic and irresistible Lucia moves into the town. Aniceto soon finds himself at Lucia's mercy as she drives him to his own destruction.
Aniceto was the most awarded film at the Argentine Academy Awards, winning Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Best Original Sound and Best Actor. The Argentine Film Critics Association also named it Best Film and honored Favio as Best Director.

Aniceto marca la vuelta del cantante, actor y director Leonardo Favio a la gran pantalla, tras 15 años de ausencia. Con una puesta en escena que parte del uso de coreografías y de bailarines como actores, es el remake de su mítico film "El romance de Aniceto y la Francesa". Cuenta la historia de Aniceto, quien además mantener una relación con Francisca, una mujer dulce y ingenua, seducirá a la apasionada y sensual Lucía, el polo opuesto de la anterior. En la más reciente entrega de los Cóndores de Plata, equivalentes al Oscar argentino, recibió 9 galardones, entre ellos el de mejor película y el de mejor director.

Aniceto

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Saturday, October 17, 8:15 and
9:15 p.m.
Saturday, October 24, 7 p.m.

Toda la gente sola

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Sunday, October 18, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, October 21, 9:15 p.m.
Sunday, October 25, 4:45 p.m.

TODA LA GENTE SOLA
(ALL THE LONELY PEOPLE)

Florida Premiere

Director: Santiago Giralt
Cast: Luciano Castro, Lola Berthet, Elías Viñoles, Erica Rivas
Genre: Comedy
Argentina, 2009. Digital Projection, 95 min. Spanish with English subtitles. Not Rated

Synopsis:
A funny and melancholic multi-layered story about six characters searching for happiness in a small town, during a hot summer. Two desperate housewives, a preacher, a priest, a bodybuilder and a fat boy cross and intertwine in this story about the lack of communication, the search for love and the need for love.

Seis personajes en busca de la felicidad se encuentran, se cruzan y se enfrentan. Ana, una ama de casa que intenta sostener una imagen de familia feliz; Alicia, una mujer que descubre que su marido la engaña; Julián, un fisiculturista que pelea contra las adicciones de su pasado; Lola, una joven no muy atractiva que tiene miedo a ser rechazada; Peloso, un padre evangelista que no sabe cómo ayudarse a sí mismo; y Damián, un adolescente obeso que debe hacerse cargo de su sexualidad.

EL TANGO DE MI VIDA
(THE TANGO OF MY LIFE)

Florida Premiere

Director: Hernán Belón
Writers: Hernán Belón, Valeria Radivo
Genre: Documentary
Argentina, 2009. Digital Projection, 88 min. Spanish with English subtitles. Not Rated

Synopsis:
Fernando, the owner of an old neighborhood restaurant in a poor area of Buenos Aires, organizes a tango singing contest for amateurs. Sixty people audition: a grandmother, a teenager, a housewife, a lawyer, an astrologer, a chicken merchant and some rather bizarre characters. As long as the contest advances, we will share, along with the contestants, the rehearsals, the thrill in every round, their daily lives, who, day by day at the office, in their homes, with their family and friends, feel the beat
of the 2 x 4.

Un bodegón organiza un concurso de tangos. A la última ronda pasan una abuela, una adolescente, un ama de casa, un abogado y una astróloga, que deben cantar el tango que más les ha conmovido. A medida que el concurso avanza, ellos comparten sus vidas cotidianas y sus dificultades para cantar.

El tango de mi vida

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Sunday, October 25, 2:30 p.m.

Amorosa Soledad

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Tuesday, October 20, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, October 21, 9:15 p.m.
Sunday, October 25, 7 p.m.

AMOROSA SOLEDAD
(LOVELY LONELINESS)

Director:Martín Carranza and Victoria Galardi
Writer: Victoria Galardi
Cast: Inés Efron, Nicolás Pauls, Fabián Vena, Ricardo Darin
Genre: Comedy
Argentina, 2008. Digital Projection, 82 min. Spanish with English subtitles. Not Rated

Synopsis:
Twenty-something Soledad has recently broken up with her boyfriend and doesn't want another one for at least a couple of years. A hypochondriac, she seems happiest seeking treatment for her latest imagined illness and shopping in pharmacies. But a chance meeting in a café with a new suitor may draw Soledad out of herself and into a new adventure. Youth Jury Award, 2008 San Sebastián Film Festival.

Al ser abandonada, Soledad decide estar sola y evitar otro desengaño. Inmersa en sus contradicciones, conoce a otro hombre. Su vida comienza a fluir, pero el llamado de su ex-pareja la obliga a tomar una decisión.

¿DE QUIÉN ES EL PORTALIGAS?
(WHOSE THIS SUSPENDER BELT?)

Director: Fito Paez and Maria Cecilia Lopez
Writer: Fito Paez
Cast: Leonora Balcarce, Julieta Cardinali, Romina Ricci, Darío Grandinetti
Genre: Comedy
Argentina, 2007. Digital Projection,
107 min. Spanish with
English subtitles. Not Rated

Synopsis:
Friendship, betrayal, and music serve as the central themes of rocker-turned-filmmaker Fito Paez's period comedy concerning three friends in 1980s-era Argentina. Leo, Romi, and Juli were inseparable until Leo discovered that Gonzalo was two-timing on her with Juli. In the aftermath, all three will learn a thing or two about the value of friendships in a world where nothing is predictable.

Tres amigas, con raíces y personalidades distintas, se resisten al paso del tiempo. Una proviene de una familia rica, católica, con problemas de drogas; otra, conservadora, proviene de una familia judía, con una vida agitada, llena de conflictos; y la tercera es una madre de familia que trata de encarrilar a sus dos amigas.

¿De quién es el portaligas?

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Sunday, October 18, 7:00 p.m.
Friday, October 23, 9:15 p.m.
Saturday, October 24, 9:15 p.m.

Naranjo en Flor

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Wednesday, October 21, 7 p.m.
Saturday, October 24, 4:45 p.m.

NARANJO EN FLOR
(FLOWER OF SEDUCTION)

Florida Premiere

Director and Writer: Antonio Gonzalez-Vigil
Cast: With Eduardo Blanco, Verónica Bonter, Daniela Carrara
Genre: Thriller
Argentina-Spain, 2009. Digital Projection, 93 min. Spanish with English subtitles.
Not Rated

Synopsis:
Malena is an attractive woman, a professional psychoanalyst and devoted tango dancer. One night after work, she accidentally kills a man and decides to hide her crime. The man, she learns from the news, was a police officer. Later, she meets Carlos, the officer investigating the dead man's disappearance. Malena and Carlos's relationship, passionate and without moral limits, meets an unexpected end.

Malena, una atractiva psicoanalista, tanguera por devoción, accidentalmente mata a un policía y oculta su crimen. Carlos es el oficial de policía encargado de averiguar qué pasó con su compañero. Entre Malena y Carlos surge una relación apasionada y transgresora con final inesperado.

UNA NOVIA ERRANTE
(A STRAY BRIDE)

Director: Ana Katz
Writer: Inés Bortagaray, Ana Katz
Cast: Arturo Goetz, Daniel Hendler, Ana Katz
Genre: Drama
Argentina-Spain, 2007. Digital Projection, 85 min. Spanish with English subtitles.
Not Rated

Synopsis:
Ines and her boyfriend are on their way to romantic getaway. But on the way, the two fight constantly, and an angry Ines gets off the bus, and she's puzzled when Miguel doesn't follow and the bus pulls away. The story revolves around Ines' initial self-deception, tears and uncertainty, and gradual resignation to a situation over which she has no control.

Inés y Miguel van de vacaciones. En el autobús discuten. El vehículo se detiene y ella baja. Cree que él la sigue. Pero se equivoca. Entre el desasosiego y la náusea, Inés se abandona a caminar por los bosques, conoce a extraños que se convierten en amigos efímeros. En repetidas y desesperadas conversaciones telefónicas, intenta recuperar al hombre que ama. Pero falla. Entonces decide quedarse para disfrutar de esas vacaciones románticas, en soledad.

Una novia errante

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Sunday, October 18, 9:15 p.m.
Wednesday, October 21, 7 p.m.
Sunday, October 25, 9:15 p.m.

A través de tus ojos

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Sunday, October 18, 4:45 p.m.
Thursday, October 22, 9:15 p.m.
Saturday, October 24, 7 p.m.

A TRAVÉS DE TUS OJOS
(THROUGH YOUR EYES)

Florida Premiere

Director: Rodrigo Furth
Writer: Lucía Puenzo y Leonel D'Agostino
Cast: Pepe Soriano y Adriana Aizemberg
Genre: Drama
Argenina, 2006. Digital Projection, 104 min. Spanish with English subtitles. Not Rated

Synopsis:
Argentina's economic crisis is in full swing when Lito and Nilda travel to New York to fulfill Nilda's lifelong dream of seeing "The Big Apple." During their visit, they also plan to get a medical check-up for Nilda, who suffers from a kidney illness. But once in New York and despite Lito's warnings, Nilda neglects her diet and has to be hospitalized when her condition worsens. Lito is overwhelmed. On his own and penniless, he gets to know an unexpected side of New York. With stellar performances by award-winning Argentine actors Pepe Soriano and Adriana Aizenberg.

Lito (Pepe Soriano) y Nilda (Adriana Aizenberg) viajan a Nueva York para que ella se haga unos estudios médicos y de paso conocer La Gran Manzana. Manhattan los deslumbra. Pero Nilda descuida su tratamiento y debe ser internada de urgencia en un hospital. Los nuevos gastos dejan a Lito sin dinero, mientras él espera un giro que nunca llega. Lito debe aceptar la peligrosa ayuda de personajes del bajo fondo, donde asoma una Nueva York oscura e inhóspita, pero también más real y humana.

MÚSICA EN ESPERA
(MUSIC ON HOLD)

Director: Hernan A. Goldfrid
Writer: Patricio Vega, Julieta Steinberg
Cast: Natalia Oreiro, Diego Peretti, Norma Aleandro
Genre: Comedy
Argentina. Digital projection. 106 min. Spanish with English Subtitles. Not Rated.

Synopsis:
Paula finds herself pregnant and without a man when she is abandoned by her boyfriend. When her mother visits from Spain, Paula passes off film composer Ezequiel as her "boyfriend."

Sola y embarazada, Paula recibe la noticia de que su madre viene desde España a conocer el padre de su hijo. Paula decide hacer pasar al atribulado Ezequiel, un músico de cine que ha perdido de repente la inspiración, y al que ha conocido por casualidad, como su marido.

Música en espera

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Sunday, October 18, 4:45 p.m.
Tuesday, October 20,: 9:15 p.m.

Un peso, un dólar

Sunday, October 18, 2:30 p.m.
Thursday, October 22, 7 p.m.
Saturday, October 24, 9:15 p.m.

UN PESO, UN DÓLAR
(ONE PESO, ONE DOLLAR)
Florida Premiere

Director and Writer: Gabriel Condrón
Cast: Coco Sily, Ulises Dumont, Andrea Politti
Genre: Comedy
Argentina, 2006. Digital Projection, 97 min. Spanish with English subtitles. Not Rated

Synopsis:
Ricardo Tattarelli has been employed for 22 years at a public utility company on its way to being privatized. Encouraged by his boss and blinded by his ambition to join the nouveau riche, Tattarelli accepts voluntary early retirement. A large sum of retirement funds is "advanced" to him through bizarrely structured financial schemes created by the government and international banking systems. Ricardo fulfills his life dream of opening a neighborhood pizzeria, but the shaky foundation on which his new-found wealth is based finally catches up to him. One Peso, One Dollar is a comedy based on the events of 1990's in which Menem´s government artificially set the peso to equal the U.S. dollar.

Ricardo Tattarelli lleva 22 años trabajando para E.N.E.M.A S.A., empresa estatal de energía en vías de privatización. Con el apoyo de su mujer, Ricardo toma el retiro. Su ambición se desenfrena y cegado por su ego, decide poner su propio negocio. En la pizzería "Gran Ricardo" se presentan distintos acontecimientos divertidos y un disparatado desfile de auténticos personajes de barrio, representados por un elenco notable. Un peso un dólar, es una postal argentina de los 90!

LA PELÍCULA DE NINÍ
Florida Premiere

Director: Raúl Echelet
Writer: Raúl Echelet, based on the book "Niní Marshall, la biografía" by Carmelo Santiago Jr.
Cast: Nini Marshall, Antonio Gasalla, Enrique Pinti (Narrator)
Genre: Biopic
Argentina, 2005. Digital Projection, 99 min. No English subtitles. Not Rated.

Synopsis:
A portrait of the life of Niní Marshall, a great Argentine comedic actress. The movie includes fragments of 37 films and two TV specials, interviews, documents and testimonies.

Con testimonios y material de archivo, el documental sigue la vida de la actriz, guionista y directora Niní Marshall. Narración de Enrique Pinti

La película de Niní

Friday, October 23, 7 p.m.
Sunday, October 25, 4:45 p.m

El nido vacío

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Sunday, October 18, 9:15 p.m.
Tuesday, October 20, 7 p.m.

EL NIDO VACÍO (EMPTY NEST)

Director: Daniel Burman
Writer: Daniel Burman with the collaboration of Daniel Hendler
Cast: Cecilia Roth, Oscar Martínez, Inés Efrón
Argentina, 2008. Digital Projection, 91 min. Spanish with English subtitles. Not Rated.

Synopsis
After their last child has left the house, Leonardo (Oscar Martinez) and Martha (Cecilia Roth) are unexpectedly thrown back upon themselves, forced to question their identities and relationships now that parenting is not their primary concern.

Un drama intimista sobre los pormenores de un matrimonio maduro y las cotidianas complicaciones que se les presenta cuando los hijos deciden abandonar el hogar y crear su propia vida.

EL BUEN DESTINO
(THE GOOD DESTINY)
Florida Premiere

Director and Writer: Leonor Benedetto
Cast: Federico Luppi, Gustavo Garzón, Gabriela Toscano
Genre: Drama
Argentina-Spain, 2005. Digital Projection, 115 min. Spanish with English subtitles. Not Rated.

Synopsis:
Five men with different jobs and very different spiritual and cultural backgrounds are forced to come to terms with their interwoven friendships as unemployment strikes their lives.

Un pueblo queda al costado de la autopista y de la civilización y el progreso, pero también al costado del " sálvese quién pueda" del mundo contemporáneo. Desde allí, todavía parecen posibles la utopía y la solidaridad. Pero de pronto el desempleo toca a sus puertas. Cinco hombres, dispares en ocupaciones y desarrollo cultural, enfrentan la falta de trabajo, cada uno a su manera.

El buen destino

Sunday, October 18, 2:30 p.m.
Tuesday, October 20, 7 p.m.
Sunday, October 25, 9.15 p.m.

Un minuto de silencio

Friday, October 23, 9:15 p.m.
Sunday, October 25, 7 p.m.

UN MINUTO DE SILENCIO
Florida Premiere

Director and Writer: Roberto Maiocco
Cast: Eduardo Blanco, Alejandra Darín, Antonio Dechent
Genre: Drama
Argentina,2005. Digital Projection, 90 min. No English subtitles. Not Rated.

Synopsis:
The decadence of a middle-class family can also be the story of discovering their possibilities, the recognition of what they own and, in this way, taking the adventure to fulfill their dreams.

Ernesto, suspendido de su trabajo, queda en la calle. Un amigo lo ubica en una choza en las afueras de la ciudad. Experto en sobrevivir, Ernesto hará que la casa improvisada le permita subsistir. Padres e hijos tratan de aportar algo a la debilitada economía familiar e inician una gran aventura: un viaje al mar.

GARÚA
Florida Premiere

Director and Writer: Gustavo Corrado
Cast: Luciano Caseres, Jean Pierre Reguerraz, Mirta Busnelli, Clément Sibony
Genre: Drama-Musical/Thriler
Argentina, 2005. Digital Projection, 91 min. Spanish with English subtitles. Not Rated.

Synopsis:
Franco kills a tango singer, and the weight of his guilt pushes him to search for information about his victim. His quest leads him into an unknown and fascinating world, a true and deep place where the tango is still alive, habitat of the last real and authentic bohemian artists in Buenos Aires.

Franco ha asesinado a un cantante de tangos y el peso de la culpa lo persigue. Tratando de encontrar alivio, busca compulsivamente información sobre su víctima. Esa búsqueda lo lleva al mundo fascinante del tango en Buenos Aires

Garua

Thursday, October 22, 9:15 p.m.
Sunday, October 25, 2:30 p.m.

Manuel de Falla, músico de dos mundos

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Saturday, October 24, 2:30 p.m.

MANUEL DE FALLA,
MÚSICO DE DOS MUNDOS

Florida Premiere

Director: José L. Castiñeira de Dios
Writers: José L. Castiñeira de Dios, Maria Ibanez
Cast: Luis Luque, Monica Galán, Camerata Bariloche
Genre: Docudrama

Argentina, 2007. Digital Projection, 90 min. Spanish with English subtitles. Not Rated.

The film follows the life of Manuel de Falla, an essential figure in contemporary music, from the time he left Argentina to the assassination of his friend Federico Garcia to the end of the Spanish Civil War (1939), and his death in Alta Gracia in 1946.

Narra la vida de Manuel de Falla, figura imprescindible de la música contemporánea, desde su exilio en Argentina tras el asesinato de su amigo Federico García y el fin de la Guerra Civil Española (1939), hasta su fallecimiento en Alta Gracia en 1946.

NI DIOS NI PATRÓN NI MARIDO
Florida Premiere

Director: Laura Mañá
Writers: Esther Goris, Laura Mañá, Graciela Maglie
Cast: Ana Fernández, Eugenia Tobal, Esther Goris, Ulises Dumont
Genre: Historic drama
Argentina-Spain, 2008. Digital Projection, 100 min. No English subtitles. Not Rated.

After being fired from a spinning mill in the Refineria de Rosario neighborhood, four women decide to publish a newspaper called The Voice of the Woman, the first paper in Latin America to discuss anarchist ideas and feminism.

1890. Cuatro mujeres, al ser despedidas de una hilandería del barrio Refinería de Rosario, deciden publicar un periódico, La voz de la mujer, el primero en Latinoamérica que englobó las ideas anarquistas y feministas.

Ni Dios ni patrón ni marido

Tuesday, October 20, 9:15 p.m.
Friday, October 23, 7 p.m.

Ticket Prices
$6 - General Public
$5 - Students and Seniors
$20 - Package of 5 different films

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