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VIRTUAL SHORT FILM SPRING MINI-FESTIVAL ONLINE

Given the current situation that requires us to maintain healthy social distancing, CortoCircuito Latino Shortfest of NY and the Instituto Cervantes of NY will celebrate the Virtual Short Film Spring Minifestival with films coming from Spain, Latin America, and Latinos in the U.S. on June 4 and 11. Each program will bring unique stories that can be attended from home and accessible to individuals in the tristate area (NY, NJ, CT). In order to access Corto Circuito’s Virtual Cinema, people must register for each program in advance at www.cortocircuito.us
Each program will be made available for 12 hours (12 pm-11:59 pm) on June 4 and June 11 respectively. All foreign-language films are subtitled in English. Following aesthetic criteria more than commercial, our selection is comprised of films that are unavailable on traditional platforms and have participated and/or received awards from some of the most important festivals in the world.

Corto Circuito was formed to showcase short films made by filmmakers from and about Latin America, Spain, and the United States. The festival is unique in its mission to promote a wider and deeper understanding of the roots, life, and diverse cultures of the Spanish and Portuguese speaking communities.

PROGRAM #1 – THURSDAY, JUNE 4 from 12 pm to 11:30 pm

NIÑOS DE MI TIERRA / THE KIDS FROM MY LAND
María Fernanda Jiménez | Colombia | Documentary | 2018 | 11 min
Lady (11) is a young indigenous expert in the cultivation of the papachina, who belongs to the Wounaan Docordó Reserve, Unión Balsalito. Her father is a teacher at the community school and her mother weaves baskets with Palma de Werrengue. Children of the Colombian Pacific have the chance to engage with Lady and ask her questions, learning through the exchange of their culture, ancestral knowledge, and games.

ASÍ SON LAS COSAS/ THE WAY THINGS ARE
Juan Pablo Zaramella / Argentina / Animation / 2018 / 7 min
Everyday elements have life and personality; They open to the viewer a new universe that is very similar to the one they know.

11:40
Claudia Ruiz | Argentina | Fiction | 2018 | 12 min
Damián (10) and his little brother Matias (7) begin to attend a school located next to a jail. Damián looks at the watch he just received for his birthday and waits, anxiously, for it to strike 11:40.

UN MINUTITO / A MINUTE
Javier Macipe| Spain | Fiction | 2016 | 8 min
Maria spends her days trying to collect signatures against a law she considers unfair, but nobody has time to listen to her. When she starts getting desperate, she meets Alejandro, who has a present for her.

PROGRAM #2 – JUNE 11 from 12 pm to 10:30 pm

PORQUE ME QUIEREN / BECAUSE YOU LOVE ME
Poll Andrium Landazuri | Colombia | Documentary | 2019 | 9 min
Poll, who feels neither male nor female, and who has expressed their lesbianism openly from an early age, gathers their large family, residents of the Siloé neighborhood in Cali, to ask them a simple and at the same time profound question: Why do you love me?

THE FOURTH KINGDOM / EL CUARTO REINO
Alex Lora, Adán Aliaga | U.S.A-Spain | Documentary | 2016 | 13 min
The Fourth Kingdom is the kingdom of plastics, a redemption center in NY for immigrants and underdogs where the American Dream becomes a possibility. Through the stories of Mexican immigrant Rene, African-American Pier, disabled Eugene and the mysterious Walter from El Salvador we revisit this particular planet and their inner worlds.

IRMA
Alejo Schettini – Germán Tejeira | Uruguay | Animation | 2017 | 6 min
In a city besieged by the wind and the cold, Irma, an old dressmaker living in a building where the heating has broken, will take the initiative to do something for all her neighbors.

EL ESCARABAJO AL FINAL DE LA CALLE / THE BEETLE AT THE END OF THE STREET
Joan Vives | Spain | Fiction | 2017 | 18 min
Amadeo is a good person. He lives in a small village of Valencia, and since his wife died, he sacrifices himself in taking care of his father-in-law, Agustín, who is disabled. Due to this, he doesn’t participate much in social life in the village. One day Lolín, the fishmonger, has a magic foresight while decapitating an eel: Amadeo has only seven days to live. This fact will develop a series of events that will change his life completely.

LOS ÁNGELES 1991
Zacarias & Macgregor | U.S | Fiction | 2015 | 10 min
Los Angeles, 1991. The streets have become a hotbed of racial tension and hate about to burst… Today is an important day for Eladio: he is going to avenge the death of his older brother. Within minutes he will find out that he is not the only one who has reasons to kill someone.

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I, PASTAFARI

A Film By:
Michael Arthur

Synopsis:
With millions of believers worldwide, The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster is the world’s fastest growing religion. I, PASTAFARI follows a few brave members of the church, the Pastafarians, as they fight for their religious freedom to access privileges and exceptions in law granted to other religions. Along the way, the Pastafarians force skeptics to answer the question, “what is a real religion anyway?”

Filmmaker Statement:
“Too many people seem convinced that science is just another system of belief, and that fact and opinion are equivalent arguments. They are not. This is what drew me to Pastafarianism,” states filmmaker Michael Arthur. “ Instead of preaching, the Pastafarians use other methods to entice people to critically think for themselves. In a time of flat-earthers, anti-vaxxers, fake news, and alternative facts, the Pastafarians may be the savior the world has been waiting for.”

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B is for: BILL W. – Reel Recovery Film Festival

It’s Friday evening, your Zoom meeting is over, dishes are done, it’s time to curl up with a dog and a doc.
B is for: BILL W.
The Virtual REEL Recovery Film Festival presents films about addiction and mental injury.
Coming this fall in partner with Film Festival Flix.

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DIANA KENNEDY: NOTHING FANCY – Virtual Cinema

Friday, May 22

**OPENING DAY MEMO**

Greenwich Entertainment presents

DIANA KENNEDY: NOTHING FANCY
Nominated for 2020 James Beard Award

DIRECTED BY: Elizabeth Carroll

FEATURING: Diana Kennedy, Alice Waters, José Andrés, Rick Bayless and
Gabriela Cámara

DIANA KENNEDY: NOTHING FANCY will open nationwide on Friday, May 22nd as part of Greenwich Entertainment’s virtual cinema partnership with theaters throughout the country. 50% of proceeds will go to local theaters to support them during this unprecedented time.

New York and LA Theaters

New York, NY – Angelika Film Center (entire circuit)
Los Angeles, CA – Laemmle Theaters (entire circuit)
Los Angeles, CA – Metropolitan Theatre
Beverly Hills, CA – Lumiere Cinema

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Online Film Series

Online Film Series

Wednesday, May 13 at 3:00 PM to Wednesday, June 17 at 6:00 PM
From the comfort of your home!

The Online Film Series is an opportunity to experience the San Diego International Film Festival at home. It’s the perfect antidote to Shelter-In-Place – six screenings of films not available anywhere else! The SD Intl Film Festival’s Online Film Series: Track 2 includes five screenings of films, shorts and documentaries PLUS the May 20 Film Insider Series Screening that will be announced soon! Many thanks to the filmmakers that have generously agreed to support the series by sharing their films.You can join the Festival’s Online Film Series: Track 2 for a minimum donation of $30 or buy a pass for the 2020 Festival.

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Reel Recovery Film Festival

It’s Friday night, your Zoom meeting is over, laundry is done and it’s time to curl up with a good movie. With so many choices even Lola is cross-eyed wondering what to watch.
This week’s film recommendation is:
AMY

The Virtual REEL Recovery Film Festival presents new original films about addiction and mental injury.

Coming this fall in partner with Film Festival Flix.

Be part of our transition to the digital world. Please visit our GoFundMe page. No gift is too small.

Help us spread the message that “treatment works and recovery is possible.”

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First-Ever NBCUniversal’s Peacock Fan Festival, Peacock Live!

Saturday, March 28 at 12:00 PM to Sunday, March 29 at 11:30 PM
Universal Studios Hollywood

NBCUniversal has announced a robust slate of new show panels, celebrity appearances and interactive activations at Peacock Live!, its first-ever two-day fan festival taking place March 28-29, 2020 on the legendary Universal Studios backlot.

In addition to 2-Day tickets currently available, fans can now purchase 1-Day General Admission adult tickets starting at $99 at www.PeacockLive.com. Plus, fans who purchase their tickets before Sunday, February 16 are eligible for pre-mailed custom credentials, offering an expedited arrival experience at the event. Peacock Live! ticketholders will receive general admission entry to Universal Studios Hollywood, including exclusive after-hours park after dark access, offering a great value for the ultimate NBCUniversal insider weekend. Plus, Peacock Live! guests will be among the first to experience the spectacular new ride inspired by Illumination’s “The Secret Life of Pets.”

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Fallen Dream

A ‘STAR STUDDED’ CONTROVERISAL FILM INSPIRES TO MORAL REFLECTION
-Fallen Dream, a highly anticipated “Times Up” project, is now screening internationally.-

(London) The original short film story “Fallen Dream” created by Fancy Alexandersson and Erica Bergsmeds has caught a lot of attention prior to being completed.

Fallen Dream is produced by Fancy Alexandersson (lead actress and noted international personality) and Glen Kirby from West One Entertainment

Directed by Erica Bergsmeds (acclaimed Creative & Fashion Photographer) and Screenplay by Thomas Beatty.

The international cast includes the ‘raising stars’ Fancy Alexandersson, Laura Whitmore, Jack McEvoy, Linus Wahlgren, Elijah Rowen & former ‘The Pussycat Dolls’ singer turned actor Kimberly Wyatt.

Soundtrack by young artist Alysha. Music composed by Grammy winning producer Nate Walker (Jamie Foxx, Trey Songz, Justin Bieber, DJ Khaled etc).

The short film follows Jessica, a young gifted dancer who is offered the role of a lifetime, but at what cost? Fallen Dream explores a ‘new angle’ on the ‘me too’ theme with women supporting women and men supporting women in a story where common challenges of a woman has an unexpected turn.

Swan Princess 25th Anniversary DVD

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Golden Globe®-nominated animated classic THE SWAN PRINCESS, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is making the fan-favorite available in brilliant high definition for the first time ever with a collectible anniversary edition Blu-ray and in 4K HDR on digital, both available on October 29th. As fans reminisce over 25 years of the beloved series, they will also be able to enjoy the newest magical installment when THE SWAN PRINCESS: KINGDOM OF MUSIC debuts on DVD and Digital August 6.

Dominican Film Festival

Tuesday, July 23 to Sunday, July 28

More than 70 films including World, International, U.S. and NY premieres and the most outstanding actors and filmmakers of the Dominican film industry are part of the 8TH Dominican Film Festival in New York, July 23-28, 2019

DFFNYC opens Tuesday, July 23 with the N.Y. Premiere of the multi awarded feel-good-Film “Lo que siento por ti” (What I Feel For You) directed by Raul Camilo and featuring talented stars Nashla Bogaert, Frank Perozo, Félix Germán, Josue Guerrero. Also starring Cuban actress Yordanka Ariosa, Mexican actress Gabriela de la Garza and Colombian actor Robinson Díaz

18 Films Compete for the “DFFNYC Manzana Award”

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Dr. Who “End of Time”

Wednesday, August 7 at 7:00 PM
Multiple Theaters nationwide

This year marks the 10th anniversary of David Tennant’s final season with “Doctor Who,” and the heartbreaking two-part special: “The End of Time.” Now, audiences have the chance to relive the agony and ecstasy of the thrilling story in the comfort of their local theater.

In addition to the feature content, fans will get an exclusive look at a brand new interview with David Tennant in which he reflects on his time in “Doctor Who” and all that has come since. This experience comes to theaters on August 7 with a special one-night event in cinemas worldwide via Fathom Events.

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Mob Law – Meet and Greet Oscar Goodman

Wednesday, March 28 at 6:00 PM
Eclipse Theaters, 814 S. 3rd street, Las Vegas

Mob Law explores the life of Oscar Goodman – an ambitious young attorney who acted as legal defense for many well-known Mob figures, during a time when organized crime in Las Vegas was more prevalent. The documentary examines Goodman’s belief that strong criminal defense is an important safeguard for constitutional rights and reflects on some of the complexities of Goodman and his clients. He was later elected mayor of Las Vegas and plays himself in Martin Scorsese’s film, Casino.

A meet & greet with Goodman starts at 6:00pm in the Eclipse Theaters lounge directly followed by the film and Q&A.

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