A Decade of Comedy in Latin American Cinema

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All screenings will be in the Black Box Theatre of the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River St in Austin, Texas. The film series is free and open to the public each Wednesday evening at 8pm through February 27, 2013. All films are subtitled in English. For more information, visit http://www.cinelasamericas.org
Wednesday, January 30, 8 pm
Buena Vida (Delivery) // Good Life Delivery
Argentina, 2004, Dir. Leonardo Di Cesare
Pato (Moro Anghileri) works at a gas station and accepts a room for rent from Hernan (Ignacio Toselli). Hernan lives alone in the family house since the recent departure of the last members of his family who emigrated abroad in search of better fortune.  Soon, Pato and Hernan settle into an idyllic romance until one good day Pato’s family appears, camping out in the living room.  Her father, Venancio (Oscar Nunez), who is determined to get ahead of the crisis by making churros, along with her mother, and to Hernan’s greater surprice, little Lili, Pato’s daughter!  The family claims that it will only be for a few days, but soon it becomes evident that the occupation is going to prolong.
Old Venancio sets up the bakery right in the living room, and a whole business enterprise begins running in his house.

Wednesday, February 6, 8 pm Temporada de patos / Duck Season

Mexico, 2004, Dir. Fernando Eimbcke

Wednesday, February 13, 8 pm O Cheiro do Ralo / Drained

Brazil, 2006, Dir. Heitor Dalia

Wednesday, February 20, 8 pm 25 Watts

Uruguay, 2001, Dir. Juan Pablo Rebella and Pablo Stoll

Wednesday, February 27, 8 pm Ilusiones Opticas / Optical Illusions

Chile, 2009, Dir. Cristián Jiménez



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