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Below are the featured films and their times:
12 noon – DÓLARES DE ARENA (SAND DOLLARS) (Dominican Republic/Argentina/Mexico)
12 noon – AZUL Y NO TAN ROSA (MY STRAIGHT SON) (Venezuela/Spain)
2:05 PM – FERIADO (HOLIDAY) (Ecuador)
3:35 PM – NADIE NOS MIRA (NOBODY’S WATCHING) (Argentina)
DÓLARES DE ARENA (SAND DOLLARS)
Directed by: Laura Amelia Guzmán, Israel Cárdenas
Country: Dominican Republic/Argentina/Mexico
Running Time: 80 min.
Every afternoon Noeli, a young Dominican girl, goes to the beaches at
Las Terrenas with her boyfriend to look for ways to make a living at
the expense of one of the many tourists that wander the beach. As people
parade through her life, Noeli has a steady client; a mature French
woman who, as time goes by, has found an ideal refuge on the island to
spend her last years. When Noeli’s boyfriend pretends to be her brother,
he outlines a plan in which Noeli travels to Paris with the old lady
and sends him money every month. For Noeli, the relationship with the
old lady is one of convenience, but the feelings become more intense as
the departure date closes in.
AZUL Y NO TAN ROSA (MY STRAIGHT SON)
Directed by: Miguel Ferrari
Running Time: 110 min.
Synopsis: Diego, a young and successful photographer, lives in the glamorous but shallow and excessive world of fashion. A tragic accident turns his world upside down; his partner Fabrizio is now in a coma. Unexpectedly, and right at this inopportune time, Diego’s estranged son Armando shows up. Now, both of them have to adapt to each other; Armando to the unknown, homosexual world of his father, and Diego to the closed attitude of his teenage son. My Straight Son is dramedy that will both touch and amuse.
Directed by: Diego Araujo
Running Time: 88 min.
In a time of turmoil for Ecuador, Juan Pablo, 16, travels to the
family hacienda in the Andes, where his uncle, facing a corruption
scandal, has taken refuge with his wife and teenage children. There he
meets Juano, 17, an enigmatic, self-assured black-metal fan from the
nearby pueblo, who opens his eyes to a new, liberating universe. As his
country and family is heading for the abyss, the two boys budding
friendship develops into a fragile romance and Juan Pablo is forced to
define himself against his chaotic surroundings. A sweet romantic fable
of young love against the odds, Holiday bubbles with tension.
NADIE NOS MIRA (NOBODY’S WATCHING)
Directed by: Julia Solomonoff
Running Time: 102 min.
Nico Lenke (30) leaves a promising acting career in Argentina. After a tumultuous break-up with his producer he lands in New York, lured into believing that his talent will help him find success “on his own” and prove his self-worth. But that’s not what he finds. Too blond to play Latino, his accent too strong to play anything else, Nico falls through the cracks, and must juggle odd jobs to survive: from renting apartments for tourists, to waitressing, and working as a male nanny.