"Bridging Communities through Movies," BLIFF showcases films from the U.S., Latin America, and Spain. A couple highlights:
Revoltoso is a stop motion short film about the decision to become an artist. It is a film about cinema itself, set on 1913 in Mexico. Jabalito, a small one-eyed boar, is on the scene of one of the first filmed wars in history: the Mexican Revolution. Of all the wild boars that inhabit Don Gonzalo’s hacienda (industrial ranch) he is the only one not fully domesticated. He prefers to enjoy his freedom, often creating chaos in the place where he lives. In the revolutionary confusion, Jabalito accidentally discovers cinema.
La delgada línea amarilla (The Thin Yellow Line), Mexico
The enigmatic Damián Alcázar is Antonio, a onetime construction foreman who fell off the grid decades ago. Antonio has to settle for pumping gas for pittance; but when an old co-worker stops by for a fill-up, Antonio once again gets the chance to lead a team. Setting out with four novices and a rolling spray-paint machine, the men start the job of laying down a dashed yellow line on a 217-kilometer stretch between two small towns. While on the road, a spectrum of hardships and triumphs will force the unlikely team of misfits to unexpectedly bond.
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