2010 Latino Film Festival of Monmouth County

Center Players is hosting Monmouth County’s Latino Film Festival, from Friday, October 1st through Sunday, October 3rd. Free admission but due to limited seating reservations are recommended. Please contact Ann Bagchi at ann.bagchi@gmail.com or (201) 303-6101.

Here’s the list of fabulous films:

Sleep Dealer – Science Fiction, Rated PG13, Spanish (English sub-titles), 90 min.

Showing: Friday, October 1st at 7:00 pm

Synopsis: Memo Cruz has always dreamed of leaving his tiny village and heading north. But, when he is ultimately forced to leave, Memo finds a future so bizarre–border walls, shantytowns, hi-tech factories, remote control drones and aqua-terrorists–that it looks a lot like today.

Alamar – Family, Rated G, Spanish/Italian (English sub-titles), 73 min.

Showing: Saturday, October 2nd at 11:00 am

Synopsis: Jorge and Roberta have been separated for several years. He is Mexican and she is Italian, and she has decided to return to Rome with their five-year-old son, Natan. But before they leave, Jorge wishes to take young Natan on a trip, hoping to teach him about his Mayan origins in Mexico. At first the boy is physically and emotionally uncomfortable with the whole affair. But as father and son spend more time together, Natan begins a learning experience that will remain with him forever.

Whisky – Comedy, Not Rated, Spanish (English sub-titles), 99 min.

Showing: Saturday, October 2nd at 3:00 pm

Synopsis: Jacobo Koller is an unsuccessful and lonely middle-aged man who owns a failing sock factory in Montevideo, Uruguay. When Jacobo’s mother dies, his younger, successful brother, Herman, comes to visit. To prove that his life has amounted to something, Jacobo enlists his co-worker, Marta, to pretend to be his wife. On a weekend break together the trio reveal their true colors.

Buena Gente – Drama, Rated R, English/Spanish (English sub-titles), 94 min.

Showing: Saturday, October 2nd at 7:00 pm

Synopsis: A young man lies about infecting his girlfriend with a sexually transmitted infection causing her to leave him. When he attempts to make up with her, he learns she’s involved in an even more dangerous situation that threatens her life. NOTE: Fabián Báez, the creator of the film, will be attending the festival with one of the film’s actors to participate in audience Q&A after the showing.

Crude – Documentary, Not Rated, Spanish (English sub-titles), 105 min.

Showing: Sunday, October 3rd at 2:00 pm

Synopsis: Crude is the award-winning documentary that presents the story of the legal fight between 30,000 indigenous Ecuadorian rainforest dwellers and the U.S. oil giant Chevron. The plaintiffs claim that Texaco – which merged with Chevron in 2001 – spent three decades systematically contaminating one of the most biodiverse regions on Earth, poisoning the water, air and land.

All films to be shown at the Center Playhouse: 35 South Street, Freehold, NJ 07728.

See you there!


2 thoughts on “2010 Latino Film Festival of Monmouth County

  1. Bernice Garfield Szita says:

    This is an amazing line up of films. I am planning to come and enjoy as many as possible! Hope lots of you will there as well!! Buenas Noches!

    • Richard says:

      The Oct 7th edition of Suburban page 50 puts Doubt: A Parable as the pick of the week Opens Fri Oct 15th Have you got your tickets?

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