JUNIOR tiene nueve años y el cabello muy crespo, indomable, el “pelo malo.”El se lo quiere alisar para la foto de la escuela, y así verse como un cantante de moda, con el pelo liso. Su deseo lo enfrenta con su madre MARTA, joven viuda y desempleada.
English: JUNIOR is nine years old and has stubbornly curly hair, or “bad hair.” He wants to have it straightened for his yearbook picture, like a fashionable pop singer with long, ironed hair. This puts him at odds with his mother MARTA, a young, unemployed widow.
An extraordinary rap duo is sweeping the Cuban underground with their urgent lyrics about the dire economic and political state of their beloved country. El B and El Aldeano comprise the enigmatic Los Aldeanos.
Family & Children’s - Shorts Film Program: Cousas De Meigas 9, Desolado 7, El Balsero 9, The Magic Turtle 5, Eidean 5, CREAMEN 11, El Color De Leo 14, Vivos 4, El Color de Mis Alas 10, La Mano de Nefertiti 2
Comedy & Animation Shorts: Gestacion 16, Five Plus One 12, 42 Millones De Minutos Y Pico 16, Objetos Perdidos 12, Padre 11, Pseudo Evolución 8, Cuentos de viejos: Capitulo 25, A Guerra dos Gibis 19, Linear 6
Immigrant Nation! is a feature documentary film about the modern immigrant rights movement. In particular, it is the story of the struggle of Elvira Arellano, a single mother from Chicago, who fought her deportation. The film also interweaves the stories of individuals, organizations, activists and community leaders united by passion and a concern for justice. This film illustrates the opposition to the controversial HR4437 immigration bill as well as the ongoing struggle and demand for comprehensive immigration reform.
An International Exchange of Latino Film, Music, Arts and Culture
¡Viva Cinema! joins with the community and businesses of Waterbury this June 27 & 28 to build cultural bridges and raise awareness of Latin American cinema and the art of visual story telling in the languages of Spanish and Portuguese.
The Second Annual ¡Viva Cinema! Latino Film Festival is an international exchange of film, music, arts, culture and food at The Mattatuck Museum. The annual festival will showcase more than 75 films with a student short film PSA competition. Screenings and events will take place throughout the museum in this jam-packed fast moving two-day cultural event Filmmakers will compete for awards in several categories including Best Narrative Feature, Best Documentary and Best Short Film.
The Mattatuck Museum and !Viva Cinema! Latino Film Festival are committed to presenting Waterbury as a premier destination for Latin American cultural and arts events, improving the quality of life for the residents of Waterbury, while providing a positive economic benefit to the city’s business community and the surrounding region.