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Dir. Richard Ray Perez on "Cesar's Last Fast" Part 2: An Imperfect Man Capable of Great Things

  • By Carlos Aguilar
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  • April 24, 2014 1:00 PM
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In the first part of this extensive interview with Richard Ray Perez, the filmmaker revisited in detail the unbelievable course of events that would lead him to helm this project. In this second part, Perez talked to us about the challenges particular to his film in the editing room, his profound relationship with Chavez' cause from an early age, the distinct strengths of both his piece and the recently released narrative film on the leader's life.

Investigating Modern Sexual Discovery: François Ozon on "Young & Beautiful"

  • By Carlos Aguilar
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  • April 23, 2014 12:00 PM
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For audacious French director François Ozon, this idea of a widespread availability of sexual images has incredible potential for dramatic exploration. His films are known for taking intimate stories and permeating them with greater ideas about death, family, love, and, of course, sexual desire.

Dir. Richard Ray Perez on 'Cesar's Last Fast' Part 1: Origin of the Story of an Icon

  • By Carlos Aguilar
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  • April 23, 2014 10:30 AM
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In this in-depth two-part interview Dir. Richard Ray Perez discussed with us the origin and unfathomable challenges to get the film off the ground, and his personal relationship to the Chavez legacy.

Cartagena Film Festival: Mark Grieco, One of Four Americans Making Colombian Films

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • April 18, 2014 9:55 AM
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During the Cartagena International Film Festival (FICCI), the winner of three (3!) prizes here for Audience Favorite, Best Director and Best Picture, was Marmato by Mark Grieco. This is a well told story of universal appeal about mine workers in Colombia, some of whom came for the world premiere of an eye-opening, thought-provoking and empowering movie.

Directors Daniel Geller & Dayna Goldfine On Their Enthralling Documentary "The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden"

  • By Carlos Aguilar
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  • April 17, 2014 8:30 AM
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Inhospitable locations are prompt to be the source of legends and enigmatic theories. For most people the Galapagos Islands, off the coast of Ecuador, are only relevant due to their biodiversity made universally famous by none other than Darwin. His findings are studied by millions of children around the world as feasible proof of evolution. What they don't teach in school is the human history of this exuberant archipelago. One chapter in particular within this short, but surely captivating account of people settling there, is rather intriguing. As if pulled from the pages of a crime novel, what filmmakers Daniel Geller and Dayna Goldfine found is a story that involves deceit, deviant romances, and possibly even murder.

LatinoBuzz: Interview with Laura Checkoway Dir. of "Lucky"

  • By Juan Caceres
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  • April 16, 2014 9:00 AM
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Laura Checkoway had an idea for an article she wanted to write which took a new direction when she met Lucky Torres ( née Waleska Torres Ruiz) , a headstrong defiant girl from the Bronx who had a story to tell her. This article would set the documentary ‘Lucky’ into motion.

LatinoBuzz: Meet the Diverse Directors Screening Films at Havana Film Festival New York

  • By Vanessa Erazo
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  • April 9, 2014 10:00 AM
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We take a closer look at the talent behind the camera and profile four filmmakers screening their works at the Havana Film Festival New York. Read on to hear from Cuban master Gerardo Chijona, Mexican camera operator-turned-director Diego Quemada-Diez, multiple award-winner Fernando Coimbra of Brazil, and Spanish documentarian Yolanda Pividal.
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Interview: Director Alejandro Fernandez Almendras On His Festival Hit "To Kill a Man"

  • By Carlos Aguilar
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  • April 9, 2014 8:30 AM
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Quietly disturbing and thoughtfully insightful about the evil mankind is capable of, Chilean auteur Alejandro Fernández Almendras’ To Kill a Man has stroke a chord with festival goers and jurors across the globe.

LatinoBuzz: The Anatomy of a Dope Short Film

  • By Juan Caceres
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  • April 4, 2014 8:30 AM
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Let’s face facts, the days of the short film being your calling card are pretty much gone (along with the bank account you pillaged). The digital revolution did democratize filmmaking and it meant any Tom, Dick and Harry could pick up a camera and shoot a film. And they did, saturating the festival circuit and bringing about countless of needless short festivals in every neighborhood (this being especially true in NYC). In curating thousands of short films over the years, I’ve lost years of my life to the art. So, you can imagine the joy one gets when you come across those “bangers”. A film that never leaves you.

Interview: Vincenzo Cosentino on his Film "Handy"

  • By Erin Grover
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  • March 9, 2014 8:00 AM
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Vincenzo Cosentino's writing and directorial debut 'Handy' is a brilliant and new perspective on the heroic journey. The Sicilian filmmaker based his first feature film on one of his short films 'Being Handy'. 'Handy' was well received at last year's Austin Film Festival and continues to tour the festival circuit with official entries at this year's Cleveland and Atlanta film festivals.

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