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XXIV - LATIN AMERICAN CINEMA FESTIVAL OF KANSAS CITY


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SOCIEDAD HIDALGO

2015 Film Line-Up




UN HOMBRE DE EXITO (A SUCCESSFUL MAN)
– September 5, 2015 -

Cuba, 1986 – 116 min – Director: Humberto Solás – Cast: César Évora, Raquel Revuelta, Daisy Granados, Jorge Trinchet


Javier Argüelles, un joven oportunista de la clase media cubana, sobrevive toda clase de cambios políticos en la Habana de 1932 a 1959, mientras que su hermano Darío es perseguido y asesinado por sus ideas izquierdistas.

Javier Argüelles, an opportunistic young man from the Cuban middle class, survives all manner of political changes in Havana, from 1932 to 1959, while his brother Dario is persecuted and murdered because of his leftist ideas.




LUNA ESCONDIDA (HIDDEN MOON)
– September 12, 2015 -

Mexico/USA, 2012 – 100 min – Director: José “Pepe” Bojórquez – Cast: Ana Serradilla, Wes Bentley, Osvaldo de León, Johnathon Schaech


Una bella y misteriosa mujer (Ana Serradilla), irrumpe dramáticamente en los servicios fúnebres de un poderoso hombre del sur de California dejando a la familia de éste sorprendida y consternada. Uno de los hijos (Wes Bentley), decide buscarla para saber qué relación tenía esta mujer con su padre.

A mysterious, beautiful woman (Anna Serradilla) makes a dramatic appearance at a powerful man’s funeral, shocking his affluent Southern California family, the man's son (Wes Bentley) heads south of the border to find out the truth about the nature of her relationship with his deceased father.






VIEJOS AMIGOS (GOOD OLD BOYS)
- September 19, 2015 -

Argentina, 2014 - 117 min. - Director: Fernando Villarán – Cast: Ricardo Blume, Carlos Gassols, Enrique Victoria, Teddy Guzmán


Octogenarios y por largo tiempo amigos, Balo, Ricardo, Domingo y Kike, han estado esperando por mucho tiempo este día en el que su equipo favorito de fútbol jugará por la oportunidad de pasar a Primera División. Sólo hay un pequeño detalle, que ese también es el día de los funerales de Kike.

Octogenarians and lifetime friends Balo, Ricardo, Domingo, and Kike have been waiting for their favorite soccer team to play this final game that could advance it into First Division. There is just one problem, this is also the day of Kike’s funeral.




EL ALMUERZO (THE LUNCH)
– October 3, 2015

Argentina, 2015 – 95 min. – Director: Javier Torre – Cast: Alejandro Awada, Pompeyo Audivert, Jean Pierre Noher, Lorenzo Quinteros.


Film sobre el trascendental almuerzo organizado por la dictadura militar en 1976 que convocó a intelectuales de la cultura argentina, entre los que se encontraban los escritores Jorge Luis Borges y Ernesto Sábato, y en el cual pidieron por los desaparecidos colegas Antonio di Benedetto y Haroldo Conti.

Film about the transcendental lunch organized by the military dictatorship of 1976 that brought together intellectuals of the Argentinean cultural scene. Among them were writers Jorge Luis Borges and Ernesto Sabato, who pled for their “disappeared” colleagues Antonio di Benedetto and Haroldo Conti.

El Almuerzo - Trailer from Cecilia Seguí on Vimeo.




ILUSIONES S.A.
– October 10, 2015 -

Mexico, 2015 – 92 min. – Director: Roberto Girault – Cast: Jaime Camil, Adriana Louvier, Silvia Mariscal, Roberto D’Amico


El doctor Ariel ha fundado una institución cuya misión es llevar, en lo posible, la felicidad a se-res desdichados. Esta institución es dirigida por Mauricio quien conocerá a Isabel y al Señor Balboa. El señor Balboa propone a Mauricio, y este último acepta, hacerse pasar por su nieto e Isabel como su esposa. Así se inicia una aventura de ilusiones y conocimiento propio en cada uno de los personajes.

Tendremos el gusto de contar con la presencia de Roberto Girault, Director y Olivia Núñez, Productora de Ilusiones S.A.

Dr. Ariel has founded an organization whose mission is to bring as much happiness as possible to unfortunate individuals. Mauricio, head of the organization, meets Isabel and Mr. Balboa, who proposes that Mauricio and Isabel pose as his grandson and his wife respectively. This is the start of an adventure of illusion and self-awareness for each of the characters.

We are very pleased to welcome Roberto Girault, Director, and Olivia Núñez, Producer of Illusiones, both of whom will be present at this showing.



Films will be shown at the RIO Theatre – 7204 W. 80th Street (one block West of Metcalf Ave.) – Overland Park, Kansas – Tel. (913) 383-8500. Program starts at 11:00 o’clock. All films are in Spanish with English subtitles, unless otherwise indicated. The audience is invited to participate in the group discussions following each showing. For reasons out of our control, program may be subject to change.

ADMISSION $6.00 PER PERSON. PASSES TO THE FIVE FILMS MAY BE PURCHASED AT THE THEATER FOR $25.00 ON THE FIRST DAY OF THE FESTIVAL

FOR AUDIENCES 18 YEARS OR OLDER

This program is funded in part by The KANSAS HUMANITIES COUNCIL, a nonprofit cultural organization encouraging the appreciation of history, heritage and values, and other sponsors.

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