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El Norte
Brother and sister Enrique and Rosa flee persecution at home in Guatemala and journey north, through Mexico and on to the United States, with the dream of starting a new life. It's a story that happens every day, but until…
Latinos Beyond Reel - Challenging a Media Stereotype
Latinos are the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. population, and among the most diverse -- accounting for one-sixth of all Americans and tracing their origins to more than 20 countries. They are also a rising force in American politics. Yet…
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Bad Hair - Pelo Malo
A nine-year-old boy's preening obsession with straightening his hair elicits a tidal wave of homophobic panic in his hard-working mother, in this tender but clear-eyed coming-of-age tale. Junior is a beautiful boy, with big brown eyes, a delicate frame, and…
Ixcanul
The brilliant debut by Guatemalan filmmaker Jayro Bustamante is a mesmerizing fusion of fact and fable, a dreamlike depiction of the daily lives of Kaqchikel speaking Mayans on a coffee plantation at the base of an active volcano. Immersing us…
The Club - El Club
Four priests exiled to a small seaside town to atone for the sins of their pasts find their fragile stability disrupted by the arrival of a newly-disgraced companion in this taut darkly comic drama from acclaimed director Pablo Larrain (…
Hermia & Helena
Camila, a young Argentine theater director, travels from Buenos Aires to New York for an artist residency to work on a new Spanish translation of A Midsummer Night's Dream . Upon her arrival, she quickly realizes that her work isn't…
Embrace Of The Serpent - El abrazo de la serpiente
Through parallel story threads set 40 years apart, this absorbing odyssey follows two Western scientists who travel deep into the Amazon jungle looking for a rare plant that possesses healing powers, with enigmatic shaman Karamakate as their guide. Nominated to…
Machuca
Santiago, Chile, 1973: Pedro Machuca is a poor boy of tribal descent, brought into an upper class private school during Chile's brief socialist era. Gonzalo, the well-to-do boy seated a row ahead, befriends Pedro against the bullying will of his…
The Way He Looks - Hoje Eu Quero Voltar Sozinho
Set against the music of Belle and Sebastian, Daniel Ribeiro's coming of age tale, THE WAY HE LOOKS is a sweet and tender story about friendship and the complications of young love. Leo is a blind teenager who's fed up…
Aquarius
Clara, a vibrant former music critic, avid swimmer, grandmother, cancer survivor, willing lover and widow with flowing tresses, is the only remaining apartment owner in a beautiful older building targeted for demolition by ruthless luxury high-rise developers. As the builders'…
Who Is Dayani Cristal?
The body of an unidentified immigrant is found in the Arizona Desert. In an attempt to retrace his path and discover his story, director Marc Silver and Gael Garcia Bernal embed themselves among migrant travelers on their own mission to…
Cronos
Guillermo del Toro made an auspicious and audacious feature debut with this highly unorthodox tale about the seductiveness of the idea of immortality. Kindly antiques dealer Jesus Gris (Federico Luppi) happens upon an ancient golden device in the shape of…
Everything Else - Todo lo demás
Dona Flor is a bureaucrat. She has worked in the same government office in Mexico City for over 35 years, attending to people from all the corners of Mexican society--rich, poor, educated and illiterate alike. One day her life becomes…
I am a Girl - Girls Around the World
There is a group of people in the world today who are more persecuted than anyone else, but they are not political or religious activists. They are girls. Being born a girl means you are more likely to be subjected…
Cartel Land - Vigilante Groups Fighting Mexican Drug Cartels
In this Sundance award-winning film, Director Matthew Heineman and Executive Producer Kathryn Bigelow ( The Hurt Locker , Zero Dark Thirty ) gain unprecedented, on-the-ground access to the riveting stories of two modern-day vigilante groups and their shared enemy-- the…
I Dream in Another Language - Sueño en otro idioma
Winner of the Sundance Film Festival Audience Award for World Cinema/Dramatic, and nominated for the Grand Jury Prize in World Cinema, I DREAM IN ANOTHER LANGUAGE follows a young linguist into the jungles of Mexico as he tries to learn…
Neruda
Directed by the award-winning filmmaker Pablo Larrain ("Jackie"), this Golden Globe -nominated film features international star Gael Garcia Bernal as a policeman chasing Pablo Neruda, perhaps the most important poet of the 20th century and a hugely influential political figure.…
The Immigration Paradox - Diverse Stories Reveal Root Causes of Mass Migration
The Immigration Paradox takes a critical and in depth look at one of the most divisive issues in human global history-immigration. After encountering an immigrant crossing the Arizona desert, Emmy Award Winner and Filmmaker Lourdes Lee Vasquez set out to…
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XXY
For just about everybody, adolescence means having to confront a number of choices and life decisions, but rarely any as monumental as the one facing 15 year-old Alex (Ines Efron,) who was born an intersex child. As Alex begins to…
Kékszakállú - Bluebeard
An unconventional portrayal of several young women witnessed in immersive yet indeterminate states: within their bodies, among their friends and lovers, and ultimately in a culture of economic and spiritual recession. The film presents a documentary-like exposure of the quotidian…