The Portland Latin American Film Festival in collaboration with the Mexico Tourism Board is pleased to present Monthly Screenings of Latin American films at the Hollywood Theatre. During the first semester we will be featuring movies from Argentina, Mexico and Brazil.
The films will be screened at the Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE 41st Ave., Portland, OR 97212) at 7:00 PM on the last Friday of each month as follows:
March 28 – The Clown (O Palhaco) by Selton Mello / BRAZIL
April 25 – Colosio, The Assassination (Colosio, El Asesinato) by Carlos Bolado / Mexico
May 30 – 2 +2 A Couple with a Couple (Dos más Dos) by Diego Kaplan / Argentina
Tickets are $9.00. The first 150 who enter will receive a complimentary Chipotle Card Buck (Buy One – Get One FREE burrito, burrito bowl, salad, or order of tacos, up to an $8 value).
Tickets can be purchased at the door the day of the event, online at www.hollywoodtheatre.org, or in person at the Hollywood Theatre. Doors open at 6:30p.m. Movies start at 7:00.
The Clown / 2011 / Comedy / 88 min / Brazil
Portuguese with English Subtitles
Benjamin and his father are the marvelous clown duo of Pangaré (Mongrel) and Puro Sangue (Thoroughbred). They own the small Circus Esperança (Circus Esperanza) and lead a troupe of itinerant artists through the roads of Brazil. Benjamin is sick of the life he leads and keeps repeating in his head, like a motif, the following thought: “I make everyone laugh, but who’s going to make me laugh?” This recurrent conflict is mixed with his desire to see the world, have a fixed residence, buy a fan, and even get an ID card like any regular citizen. Would leaving the circus be the best choice for Benjamin or does he just not seem to realize he is the funniest clown the world has ever seen?
Awards: Winner of ABC Trophy for Best Director, Best Editing and Best Sound. Winner, Audience Award at Cinema Brazil Grand Prize 2012. Audience Award for Best Film at Contigo Cinema, Brazil 2012. Best Cinematography at Tiburon International Film Festival 2012, among other awards.
Colosio, The Assassination / 2012 / Thriller / 100 min/ Mexico-Spain-
Spanish with English subtitles
From the beginning, 1994 was a turbulent year in México. In March, Donaldo Colosio, the presidential candidate of the ruling party (PRI), is assassinated after a political rally in Tijuana. The whole country is appalled. The solitary assassin is arrested, but immediately rumors start to circulate about a conspiracy. Andrés Vazquez, a military intelligence officer, is appointed to lead a secret investigation running parallel to the official one. Meanwhile, El Seco, another military officer who specializes in selective murders, receives the order to eliminate all witnesses and withdraw all forensic evidence. The closer Captain Andres gets to placing all the pieces of the intricate puzzle together, the more he endangers his girlfriend’s life and his own.
Awards: Winner of Best Latin American Actor (Daniel Gimenéz) Cacho at Malaga Spanish Film Festival 2013. Nominated for Best Editing at Mexican Cinema Journalist.
2 +2 A Couple with a Couple / 2012 / Erotic Comedy / 105 min. /
Spanish with English subtitles
Diego and Emilia have a 14-year-old son and a classic family life, while Richard and Bettina’s lives are more mundane. During a celebration they confess to their friends that they are swingers. . . and that they would love to share this practice with them. This confession awakens dormant fantasies in Emilia, who insists that she and Diego accept the invitation, and try something new. . .
Awards: Nominated by the Argentinean Academy Awards for Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Screenplay, Best Production Design, Best Original Score.
For more info, please visit: www.facebook/ Portland Latin American Film Festival or call 503-245-8020. Portland Latin American Film Festival (PDXLAFF) serves the community as a non-profit cultural promoter under the guidance of The Hollywood Theatre. We are dedicated to showcasing perspectives of Latin American culture through an annual exploration of Latin films and increasing the visibility of Latin American cinema locally. PDXLAFF presents films with universal appeal that can be enjoyed by native Spanish, Portuguese, and English speakers, and other lovers of Latin culture.