Cine Latino

Cine Latino

Directed by Lucrecia Martel (Argentina, 2018)

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Zama, an officer of the Spanish Crown born in colonial South America, hopes for a letter from the King granting him a transfer from the town where he is stagnating to a better place.  As he waits, he is forced to submissively accept every task entrusted to him by a succession of Governors. Years go by and the letter from the King never arrives. When Zama realizes everything is lost, he joins a party of soldiers to pursue a dangerous bandit. 115 minutes. Spanish with English subtitles. 

“Beautiful, hypnotic, mysterious and elliptical...”
– Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 7:00 pm
160 Kroeber Hall

Cine Latino

Directed by Sebastián Lelio (Chile, 2017)

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Winner of the 2017 Oscar for Best Foreign Film

Marina, a young transgender actress and singer in Chile, and Orlando, an older man who owns a printing company, are in love and planning for the future. After Orlando suddenly falls ill and dies, Marina is forced to confront his family and society, and to fight to show them who she is: a complex, strong, forthright, and fantastic woman. 100 minutes. Spanish with English subtitles. 

Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 7:00 pm
160 Kroeber Hall

Cine Latino

Directed by Daffodil Altan and Andrés Cediel (USA, 2018)

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This new documentary by FRONTLINE and the Investigative Reporting Program at UC Berkeley , tells the story of a group of teenagers from Guatemala who are forced to work against their will at an Ohio egg farm. The film exposes the criminal network that exploits the minors, the company that profits off of them, and the U.S. government’s role in delivering the children into the hands of their traffickers. 54 minutes. English and Spanish with subitles.

*All Cine Latino screenings are free to the public. No registration or tickets are required. 

Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 7:00 pm
160 Kroeber Hall

Cine Latino

Directed by Kléber Medonça (Brazil, 2012)

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A palpable sense of unease hangs over a single city block in the coastal town of Recife, Brazil. Home to prosperous families and the servants who work for them, the area is ruled by an aging patriarch and his sons. When a private security firm is reluctantly brought in to protect the residents from a recent spate of petty crime, it unleashes the fears, anxieties, and resentments of a divided society haunted by its troubled past. 131 minutes. Portuguese with English subtitles. 

“One of the strongest feature debuts of the last decade.”
– Robert Abele, The Los Angeles Times

Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 7:00 pm
160 Kroeber Hall