Including classics from the 1940s and 1950s as well as the latest in Latin American film, Reel Time brings Latin American films and post-screening discussions to DC in December. A couple highlights:
LAS NIÑAS QUISPE (THE QUISPE GIRLS), Chile
Based on a true story from 1974, this film tells the tale of sisters Justa, Lucia, and Luciana Quispe, three goat-herders in the Chilean altiplano who lead a solitary life. Deeply affected by the loss of another sister and frightened by news about military expansion and a law that might change their way of living, the women question their existence and head toward a potentially tragic end.
LA GUERRA DE MANUELA JANCOVIC (MANUELA’S WAR), Mexico
Manuela is a Mexican woman of Yugoslavian descent who works as a cook and lives with her grandmother, a Serbian immigrant who escaped to Mexico during World War II. When the Balkans conflict explodes in 1991, Manuela and her grandmother revive the anxious moments of war and prepare themselves as if the conflict were happening right around the corner.
Washington, DC: Dec. 9 - 13. Full lineup and details here.