From my inbox:
Cinema Tropical compiled a list of the Top Ten Latin American Films of the Decade (2000-2009), based on a survey of distinguished critics, scholars and film professionals based in the NYC area.
This first-ever survey of its kind was culled from 35 prominent local voices in film whose work has been devoted to the promotion and dissemination of Latin American cinema in New York and the United States. In all, 124 films representing 14 Latin American countries were nominated for the distinction of being Best of the Decade, demonstrating the great quality and diversity of films from the region.
And the winners are…
1. LA CIENAGA (Lucrecia Martel, Argentina, 2001)
2. AMORES PERROS (Alejandro González Iñárritu, Mexico, 2000
3. LUZ SILENCIOSA / SILENT LIGHT (Carlos Reygadas, Mexico, 2007)
4. CITY OF GOD / CIDADE DE DEUS (Fernando Meirellos, Brazil, 2002)
5. ÔNIBUS 174 / BUS 174 (Jose Padilha, Felipe Lacerda, Brazil, 2002)
6. Y TU MAMA TAMBIEN (Alfonso Cuarón, Mexico, 2002)
7. WHISKY (Juan Pablo Rebella, Pablo Stoll, Uruguay, 2004)
8. LA MUJER SIN CABEZA / THE HEADLESS WOMAN (Lucrecia Martel, Argentina, 2008)
9. LA NIÑA SANTA / THE HOLY GIRL (Lucrecia Martel, Argentina, 2004)
10. EL LABERINTO DEL FAUNO / PAN’S LABYRINTH (Guillermo del Toro, Mexico, 2006)
Click here to see the complete list, the participants in the survey and the individual selections.
The Spanish Cinema Now festival – NYC – December 4-20, 2009
Featuring 22 films, plus a series of shorts, there’s a little something for everyone, and the best film to come out of Spain over the past year, plus a few classics. Enjoy!
“This year’s Spanish film harvest once again presents filmmakers exploring new and provocative ways of working with classic film genres. See terrific new films by veteran filmmakers Fernando Trueba, Jose Luis Garci, Marc Recha, and Joaquin Oristrell, as well impressive debut features by David Planell and Gabe Ibañez. Our Shortmetraje program, curated by Marta Sanchez, assembles some of the finest Spanish short works from the past year. Through the courtesy of the Filmoteca Española, discover two fascinating films by Carlos Velo, revealing another, rarely-seen side of Spanish cinema.
Finally, we honor Jose Luis Lopez Vazquez, a consummate actor known for his work in so many cinematic masterpieces, with a screening of Carlos Saura’s Cousin Angelica.” – Spanish Cinema Now
More information and tickets sold here www.filmlinc.com
Join The Bronx Museum for an exciting First Fridays! program celebrating the 30th anniversary of El Súper.
Friday, December 4th from 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Bronx Museum of Art
1040 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10456
Recipient of 5 awards, the legendary film El Súper will be commemorated by The Bronx Museum following a Q&A Session with the screenwriter Ivan Acosta then music and performances all night.
El Súper is a film about a Cuban exile struggling to survive as the superintendent of a New York City apartment building, along with his wife and 17-year-old daughter.