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Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Latin Beat

Written by: FFT Webmaster | August 5th, 2011

One of the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s most popular annual showcases, the Latinbeat Film Festival, returns on August 10 with two weeks of film treats, including 23 titles representing 15 countries. Featuring films from 11 different Latin American countries as well as France, Germany, Spain and the U.S., with an intoxicating mix of genres and styles, Latinbeat continues to follow the latest trends of filmmaking in Latin America by showcasing both up-and-coming directors and internationally recognized filmmakers. Gustavo Taretto’s romantic comedy SIDEWALLS will make its East Coast Premiere as the Opening Night selection. A crowd-pleasing hit at the Berlin Film Festival, Taretto’s feature film debut is set in Buenos Aires as it follows the romantic destinies of two people who navigate through a sea of personal phobias to find fulfillment. The director and the film’s star Pilar Lopez De Ayala will attend the opening night screening on August 10. Other highlights of the series include the U.S. Premieres of

Lais Bodanzky’s THE BEST THINGS IN THE WORLD; Tristan Bauer’s CHE, A NEW MAN; Mariano Cohn’s and Gastón Duprat’s QUERIDA VOY A COMPRAR CIGARRILLOS Y VUELVO; and Marta Ferrer’s EL VARAL. The series will also sponsor a Special Filmmaker Panel Presentation entitled Central American Cinema Today on Sunday, August 14, which will bring together a number of the festival’s filmmakers to discuss innovative forms of local film production. For more information on the complete series, visit: www.filmlinc.com

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