La Casa Azul Friday Cinema Series


New York's La Casa Azul bookstore is hosting three movie nights in January, some featuring filmmaker discussions.

Jan. 16:  A screening of the film "Alamar" by Pedro Gonzalez-Rubio. Part documentary, part fiction, it weaves the story of Jorge and Natan, father and son, on an expedition to the largest coral reef in Mexico, the Banco Chichorro, all before Natan's departure to another country to join his mother.

Jan. 23: Three short films by young directors out of Guadalajara, Mexico, and a Q&A with Juan Pablo Rojas, director of "Over The Wheel", a documentary on a group of activists who use the power of the bicycle to change the damage caused by urbanization. Also screening: "B-Boy", a documentary that follows Migue, a young man who competes in break dancing competitions to help his family build a better home;  and a short fiction piece titled "Agua", about a teenage swimmer who faces doubts about his sexual identity.

Jan. 30: The documentary "Firmes,"  the story of Mexican Americans who have brought the Low Rider car and bike club scene to the Bronx in the last few years.  There will be a Q&A with directors Armando Croda and Lindsey Cordero, & producer Beth Miranda Botshon.

New York: Jan 16 - 30. Full details on the Casa Azul website.

January 16
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