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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…
The Companion - El Acompañante
Set in 1988 Cuba as the government dispatched HIV patients to AIDS centers under military rule, THE COMPANION narrates the unlikely friendship between a boxing champion and a conflictive patient. After failing a doping test, Horacio Romero has no other…
I Thought It Was a Party - Pense Que iba a Haber Fiesta
Divorced and living with her teenage daughter, Lu (Valeria Bertuccelli) asks her close friend Ana (Elena Anaya) to house-sit while she goes away with her new fiancee. Ana spends her days lazing by the pool, afflicted by a deep loneliness.…
Chinese Take-Away - Un Cuento Chino
Roberto is a gruff, anti-social loner who lords over his tiny hardware shop in Buenos Aires with a meticulous sense of control and routine, barely allowing for the slightest of customer foibles. After a chance encounter with Jun, a Chinese…
Wilaya
Fatimetu is born to a Sahrawi family in a Saharan refugee camp in Algeria and later sent to live with foster parents in Spain. After the death of her mother, she returns to the camp. She has been absent for…
3 Beauties - 3 bellezas
Perla is obsessed with her two daughters, and she pins them against each other in the hopes of having a beauty queen to honor the family name. She teaches her girls from a young age the rules to becoming beauty…
El Amparo
Based on actual events, this political drama tells the story of the 1988 Massacre of El Amparo. In the Venezuelan town of El Amparo, near the border of Colombia, a group of fishermen set off down the Aruca River. But…
I Am From Chile
This is the story of Salvador, a young Chilean man who moves to London to study English and travel around Europe at his parents' expense. He stays with his aunt Maria, who makes a rather decent living renting the rooms…
Everybody Leaves - Todos se van
Through her diary entries, eight-year-old Nieve reveals intimate details of a turbulent family life, which create an authentic portrait of the social and political unrest in Cuba under the rule of Castro. A celebration of freedom and a confrontation with…
The German Neighbor - Adolf Eichmann's Life in Argentina and Nuremberg Trial
Integrating impressive archive material, THE GERMAN NEIGHBOR follows the steps of Adolf Eichmann's unusual life in Argentina and his remarkable defense at the trial in Jerusalem. Roberto Klement was a gentle and respectful neighbor in Buenos Aires. But Klement was…
The Return - El regreso
A delightful life-changing journey back to Costa Rica. After living 10 years in New York, 30-year-old Antonio returns to San Jose, where he is forced to deal with the realities he ran away from. A perspective of a middle-class family…
A Moonless Night - Una Noche Sin Luna
On New Year's Eve, three lonely characters travel to a small town in the Uruguayan countryside. Cesar, a divorced man, arrives at the town to have dinner with his ex-wife's new family in an attempt to win back his daughter's…
Guaraní
In this touching drama, fisherman Atilio travels with his granddaughter Lara to Buenos Aires. His great desire is to have a grandson to transmit the Guarani culture. When he discovers that Lara's mother, Helena, is pregnant, he decides to go…
The Offended - The Legacy of the Internal Armed Conflict in El Salvador
An award-winning documentary on the legacy of the internal armed conflict in El Salvador, THE OFFENDED features the director's charismatic father, Ruben Zamora, a key political leader and current Salvadorian Ambassador before the UN, who was captured and tortured by…
The Empty Classroom (El aula vacía) - Short Films on the Latin American Education Crisis
Golden Globe winner Gael Garcia Bernal ( Y Tu Mama Tambien, Neruda ) gathered 11 award-winning filmmakers to explore the educational crisis in Latin America, where nearly half of all young people never finish high school. Winner of the UNICEF…
Panama Canal Stories - Historias del Canal
This impressive, sweeping historical drama chronicles five incredible stories of people who helped build the famous canal and Panama itself. Spanning a century, from 1913 to 2013, the film weaves together the tales of five remarkable characters. Official Selection at…
Return to Cuba - Life in Cuba After Castro
After 18 years living in Italy, Barbara Ramos returns to live in Cuba, her homeland. In the town of Santa Clara and through the projects of family and friends, she discovers what has changed, what hasn't, and what will likely…
Cows Wearing Glasses - Las Vacas Con Gafas
Directed by one of the most talented emerging filmmakers coming out of the new wave of Puerto Rican cinema, Cows Wearing Glasses uses a subtle sense of humor to touch upon issues of aging. Marso, a lonely, eccentric painter and…
NN - NN sin identidad
In this gritty drama, a group of forensic anthropologists dig up the corpses of nine people who disappeared without a trace 20 years ago during a violent political conflict. The only thing that can lead to the identity of the…
The Boss: Anatomy of a Crime - El patrón, radiografía de un crimen
Based on true events, this multiple award-winning film tells the unsettling story of Hermogenes, a humble illiterate farmhand who arrives in Buenos Aires in search of a job. When Don Latuada puts him in charge of one of his butcher…