Cornell Cinema collaborates once again with Ithaca’s Cine con Cultura Film Festival, an annual festival that brings Latin American and Latin@ films to the Ithaca area to commemorate Latin@ Heritage Month. It is organized by Cultura Ithaca! and hosts screenings at Cinemapolis, Ithaca College, and Cornell. Learn more about the Festival at facebook.com/Cineconcultura.
Cornell Cinema offers three Ithaca premieres for this year’s Festival: En el Séptimo Día (On the Seventh Day), a neorealist charmer about a group of Mexican immigrants who gather every Sunday to play soccer in Brooklyn, made by indie filmmaker Jim McKay & produced by REM frontman Michael Stipe; In the Intense Now, a personal essay film which analyses and compares images of the political upheavals of the 1960s, made by Brazilian filmmaker João Moreira Salles (brother of filmmaker Walter Salles, who made The Motorcycle Diaries); and Araby, a fable-like road movie that captures the life of an itinerant laborer as he travels across Brazil in search of a better life.
Just added: Cecelia Lawless (Romance Studies) will facilitate a conversation with the distinguished Argentine/Mexican documentary filmmaker, Carlos Rossini on Thur Oct 11 @ 4:30 (free).