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Latin Wave Film Festival at the MFAH
Sunday, April 30, 2017$10
Explore the world at screenings of nine remarkable films from and about Latin America at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s 12th Annual Latin Wave film festival.
Sunday, April 30, 2017
- Guilty Men (Pariente), presented by Writer and Director Iván Gaona (2016) – Columbian Director Gaona’s suspenseful feature debut unfolds in his hometown of Güespa, nestled in Colombia’s oil-rich region especially vulnerable to right-wing paramilitaries. Set in 2005, Guilty Men tells a gripping crime story about ordinary men caught in a situation that rapidly slips out of their control. Spanish with English subtitles. 1pm.
- El Amparo (2016) – Set in the late 1980s near the Colombian-Venezuelan border, Director Rober Calzadilla’s suspenseful first feature reveals the harrowing true story of the Amparo Massacre. A group of 14 men set out on a fishing trip on along the Arauco River when they are suddenly gunned down. The only two survivors make it back to their village and discover that the Venezuelan government is accusing them of being guerillas. The villagers of Amparo rally around the men, defending them from the allegations, but the men and their neighbors find that trying to fight the intimidation tactics of the officials is an uphill battle that the government plans to win. Spanish with English subtitles. 3:15pm.
- The Tenth Man (El rey del Once) (2016) – Ariel, a successful economist in New York City, believes that he’s gotten over his childhood frustrations with his distant father. Dad was often called away from home to make a quorum as the tenth man at Jewish funerals. When his father, Usher, summons him home to Buenos Aires for the Jewish holiday of Purim, Ariel hopes they’ll have a chance to reconnect. Crafting a hilarious comedy of errors, prolific Argentine filmmaker Daniel Burman’s 11th feature film playfully considers family ties and the impossibility of escaping them. Spanish, Hebrew, and Yiddish with English subtitles. 5pm.
- Aquarius (2016) – In Brazilian Director Keleber Mondonça Filho’s film, Clara is a retired music critic, determined to continue in her home in Recife, despite the intimidating tactics of a ruthless real estate developer. The last resident in the building as the other neighbors have been convinced to sell, she stands strong against the construction firm’s harassment. Suspenseful and dramatic, Aquarius showcases lead actress Sofia Braga’s tour-de-force performance in a captivating portrayal of personal determination. Portuguese with English subtitles. 7pm.
General admission is $10. MFAH Members, students with ID, and ages 65 and up receive a $2 discount. Students with ID receive complimentary admission to films screening on Sunday, April 30, 2017. Click here to order tickets or for more information.