From January 8 through February 2, the Gene Siskel Film Center presents Ahora!: Latin American Cinema Now, a series of eight films sampling the latest trends from one of the most exciting frontiers of contemporary world cinema. Seven of the eight films (all but BROTHER & SISTER) are Chicago premieres.
The major political and economic shifts that have occurred south of the border in the last decade have been accompanied by bursts of creativity in Latin American cinema. Spurred by access to global markets, international funding, and wider audiences, the epicenters have shifted from nation to nation (Mexico in the early 2000s, Argentina in the early and mid-2000s, more recently Uruguay and Chile) while maintaining an impressive overall momentum.
Carlos A. Gutiérrez, cofounder of the distribution network Cinema Tropical, recently observed, “What we’ve witnessed in Latin American in general and in particular in countries like Argentina, Mexico, Uruguay, Chile, is unprecedented…It will be a huge revisiting task to understand the creative explosion of the past ten years.”
IT’S YOUR FAULT
(POR TU CULPA)
2010, Anahí Berneri, Argentina, 90 min.
With Erica Rivas, Ruben Viani
Sat, Jan 8th at 3:00pm
MARIMBAS FROM HELL
(LAS MARIMBAS DEL INFIERNO)
2010, Julio Hernández Cordón, Guatemala, 74 min.
With Alfonso Tunche, Roberto Gonzále