SPANISH FILM CLUB (SFC) has a new grant application deadline! SFC offers grants to bring a slate of impressive recent productions to campuses across North America and abroad. Spark your semester by engaging your school community with an unforgettable Ibero-American Film Festival! Apply for a SFC GRANT online by October 15, 2019 at https://pragda.com/spanish-film-club/application/
HOW IT WORKS
• Grants cover up to 50% of the festival costs
• Universities screen 5 films or more in 8 weeks
• Two grant deadlines: April 15 and October 15, 2019
• More than 80 Award-winning titles from 25+ countries
• Virtual Q&As with filmmakers
• Study Guides available
• 150+ universities participating so far!
• Easy! We will gladly assist you.
2019 NEW FILM HIGHLIGHTS
(For all +80 titles check: https://pragda.com/spanish-film-club/)
EVERYBODY KNOWS An incredibly involving thriller staring Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem, and Ricardo Darín.
“Watching the intrigue gradually unfold, you remember why [Asghar Farhadi] has two Oscars.” – Zhuo-Ning Su, AWARDS DAILY
Read more at https://pragda.com/film/everybody-knows
BIRDS OF PASSAGE ACADEMY AWARD® COLOMBIA’S SUBMISSION FOR BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
A fresh take on the origins of the Colombian drug trade as told through a Wayúu family…as much a thriller as an anthropological study on the consequences of outside influences to indigenous traditions.
“Richly textured images both unfold the action in tense detail and enmesh it in its social context, rescuing cultural memory from tragic devastation.” – Richard Brody, NEW YORKER
Read more at https://pragda.com/film/birds-of-passage
RUBEN BLADES IS NOT MY NAME ACADEMY AWARD® PANAMA’S SUBMISSION FOR BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM.
“An intimate look at the life and musical legacy of living legend Rubén Blades, who spearheaded the New York Salsa revolution in the 1970s, advancing Latinx identity, unity and empowerment on the international stage.” – AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE
Read more at https://pragda.com/film/ruben-blades-is-not-my-name
A TRANSLATOR A real-life tale of the treatment of Chernobyl victims in Cuba, staring Rodrigo Santoro, of Westworld fame.
“Sensitive, eye-opening...a timeless portrait.” – THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
Read more at https://pragda.com/film/a-translator
EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT ACADEMY AWARD® BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM NOMINEE
A breathtaking ethnographic odyssey and epic story of the first contact, approach, betrayal and, eventually, friendship, between an Amazonian shaman and two scientists.
“A visually mesmerizing exploration of man, nature and the destructive powers of colonialism.” – Jordan Mintzer, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
Read more at https://pragda.com/film/embrace-of-the-serpent
LIQUID TRUTH An incisive look at the dangers of selfies and social media culture and how they can be used (or misused) to expose and taint a person’s character.
“The film may be foreign from Brazil, but it typifies all too many social media ills that would explode in a parallel fashion here in this country.” – EVERY MOVIE HAS A LESSON
Read more at https://pragda.com/film/liquid-truth/?sfc=1
THE TERRITORIES An engrossing exploration into what it means to be a journalist, the film is about how we approach the conflicts and the role the press plays in times of fake news.
“A personal and political travelogue… around the globe. Mixing documentary and fiction, Granovsky attempt to approach serious international conflicts without losing the subjective point of view. Nor the humor.” – Diego Lerer, MICROPSIA
Read more at https://pragda.com/film/the-territories
I GIRL Based on the director’s autobiographical experiences, I Girl follows Armonía, a little girl who lives in the desolated landscapes of Argentina’s south with her hippie parents.
“I Girl…masterfully handles the point of view of the little girl that suffers because of her parent’s ideals.” – Alejandra Portela, LEEDOR
Read more at https://pragda.com/film/i-girl
7 WEEKS “7 Weeks is not a film in favor of abortion, but a film that explores the complexity of the decision…It is the look at this invisible process what makes 7 Weeks a great addition to the dialogue and reflection on a reality that – beyond the morals and the law - happens everyday and implicates us as a society, as a family, and above all, as individuals.”CINECHILE
Read more at https://pragda.com/film/7-weeks
CAMILA’S AWAKENING Inspired by a true story of bravery and resilience, Camila’s Awakening offers an enlightening way to discuss how we view disability and its portray in the media.
“Through humor, Camila manages to evolve physically and emotionally. Her learning is full of positive energy, exuding a message of strength and fortitude.” – INCORRECTAS
Read more at https://pragda.com/film/camilas-awakening
WHAT UNIVERSITIES SAY
“The most exciting event of our semester! Each movie is a little gem!” – UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI“
"A great way to encourage dialogue among our students.” - UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE
“The festival is of great didactic and cultural richness for the university community.” – UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND
“Priceless.” – THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
“This festival is becoming a classic!” – UCLA
“A definite success!” – THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY
“A wonderful global learning resource.” - ARMSTRONG STATE UNIVERSITY
PRAGDA is a cultural initiative that specializes in offering Latin American and Spanish films of educational interest for students, instructors, and librarians. To learn more, visit www.pragda.com. Read more about SFC and check out the complete line-up at https://pragda.com/spanish-film-club.
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