CINE! CHILEAN FILM FESTIVAL 2013

Welcome to CINE! 2013, the Chilean Film Festival of Miami.

CINE! presents a wide array of recent full-length movies portraying daring, hilarious and fervid stories with fresh points of view, hosted at the state-of-the-art University of Miami’s Cosford Cinema, from November 7th to 10th, 2013.

Brought to you with the generous support of the Consulate General of Chile in Miami, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile and the Chile-US Chamber of Commerce, CINE! goes beyond the screenings, offering many chances to share and socialize.

Talent representing the films such as directors and actors will be present to mingle with and to discuss the films in Q&A sessions after the screenings. A fresh and breezy lounge area will welcome you between the shows to seat and chat, sharing impressions while preparing for the next film. And if you’re lucky, you may enjoy a free tasting of Chilean wines and foods!

Bienvenidos a CINE! 2013, el Festival de Cine Chileno de Miami.

CINE! Presenta una amplia muestra de largometrajes recientes que narran historias atrevidas, cómicas y apasionadas con puntos de vista frescos y originales.

Realizado con el generoso respaldo del Consulado General de Chile en Miami, el Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de Chile y la Cámara Chileno-Norteamericana de esta ciudad, CINE! va más allá de la pantalla, ofreciendo muchas ocasiones para compartir y socializar.

Actores y directores representando las películas van a estar presentes para compartir en sesiones de preguntas y respuestas después de cada film, y una fresca área de recreación le dará la bienvenida entre las funciones para sentarse a conversar mientras espera el próximo show. Y quien sabe, si tiene suerte, puede tocarle disfrutar de una degustación de vino chilenos y otras cosas sabrosas!

POST-INDUSTRIAL BRAZILIAN CINEMA

The Cosford is pleased to host two special events examining Post-Industrial Brazilian Cinema with special guest to discuss this significant, emerging cinematic movement and its social, political and economic ramifications. The examination begins with a special screening of THE SKY ABOVE (Sérgio Borges, 2011) presented by Cezar Migliorin, filmmaker and professor of film at the Universidade Federal Fluminense, Niteró (State of Rio de Janeiro) on Tuesday, September 24 at 5PM. The second event features PASSIONS OF A CINEMANIC (2011) by Felipe Leal Barquete and Carlos Eduardo "Dudu" Magalhães, who will be present to discuss his work with the audience on Thursday, September 26 at 5PM.

In a recent article Migliorin reflects on what he calls post-industrial cinema, made by a new generation of filmmakers who eschewed mainstream industrial cinema. These filmmakers background the usual division of labor and circulation and viewing, even in the audiovisual sectors. Collaboration is a major feature throughout the value chain of production, circulation and viewing, even in the audio visual divisions of community organizations in favelas. Many favela organizations emerged in the 1990s to promote the rights of subalternized residents, usually through cultural production connected to urban social movements, although there are also rural and indigenous peoples involved in this kind of production. More recently, youth collectives dedicated to artisanal and new technological production, exhibition and circulation of audio visual have emerged, and in Brazil they are reorganizing the entire sector, as they have done with music. Many of these collectives are in non-capital cities, at a remove from the Rio-São Paulo axis where the majority of incentives and support for the industry and wealth are located. These youth are generally middle-class, often turned off by the university and the kinds of jobs they are being prepared for, and have chosen to militate in cultural activism that is also deeply political.

THE SKY ABOVE blurs the boundaries between documentary and fiction. It portrays a few moments in the lives of three men from Belo Horizonte: a transsexual prostitute and academic, a Hare Krishna soccer fan and a would-be writer. (www.oceusobreosombros.com)

THE PASSIONS OF A CINEMANIAC recreates the dreams of a vernacular filmmaker - José de Oliveira - from the backcountry city of São Carlos (São Paulo State) at several moments in his life. As stated on the film's website, it seeks to promote a more in-depth excavation of memory in São Carlos and the integration of the film with its audience. (www.filmesparabailar.com/zepintor)

These screenings and the post-exhibition discussions with the directors and critics is sponsored by the Department of Modern Language and Literatures, the Joesph Carter Memorial Fund and the Miami Observatory on Communication and Creative Industries.

ETHICS FILM SERIES

Launched in 2006 as a joint effort by the UM Alumni Office and Ethics Programs, the Ethics in Film Series provides an opportunity to view contemporary films and discuss the ethical issues they raise. Expanded to include the School of Communication in 2007, and supported by the Arsht Ethics Initiatives, the Ethics in Film Series has become a popular annual series. In 2009, the series was merged with the Ethics Programs’ longstanding environmental ethics program.

Screenings are free and open to the public as well as members of the UM community.

Films are followed by commentary and analysis by faculty and/or community experts. Audience participation is encouraged in what makes for a lively debate and intellectual exchange. There will be four Tuesday evening screenings during the 2013 Ethics Film Series this fall: September 17, October 1, and October 8.

GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS - September 17 - 6:30PM

Times are tough in a Chicago real-estate office; the salesmen (Shelley Levene, Ricky Roma, Dave Moss, and George Aaronow) are given a strong incentive by Blake to succeed in a sales contest. The prizes? First prize is a Cadillac El Dorado, second prize is a set of steak knives, third prize is the sack! There is no room for losers in this dramatically masculine world; only "closers" will get the good sales leads. There is a lot of pressure to succeed, so a robbery is committed which has unforeseen consequences for all the characters.

Directed by James Foley. Rated R.
USA. 1992. Digital Projection. 100minutes. Color. English.

HANNAH ARENDT - October 1 - 6:30PM

The sublime Barbara Sukowa reteams with director Margarethe von Trotta for her brilliant new biopic of influential German-Jewish philosopher and political theorist Hannah Arendt. Arendt's reporting on the 1961 trial of ex-Nazi Adolf Eichmann in The New Yorker-controversial both for her portrayal of Eichmann and the Jewish councils-introduced her now-famous concept of the "Banality of Evil." This has been one of the Cosford's most popular films this year and now is a chance to see and discuss the film for free.

Post-Screening Discussion by: Bradford Cokelet, Assistant Professor Department of Philosophy

Directed by Margarethe von Trotta. Unrated.
Germany. 2013. Digital Projection. 109minutes. Color. English and German with English Subtitles.

THE SILVER MIRROR - October 8 - 7:00PM

A Global Documentary film about our changing view on Aging

Shot over three years in 12 countries, THE SILVER MIRROR searches for a universal voice that fearlessly and intimately conveys humanity's ancient, collective and fundamental struggle with the fragility of the human condition imposed by the inevitability of aging - while also pondering that for the first time in human history, impending scientific surges in the cellular biology of aging will drastically change how we live our lives. THE SILVER MIRROR features many renowned experts such as the University of Miami President Donna Shalala, former Secretary of U.S. Health and Human Services, John Beard of the World Health Organization, Nobel Laureate Elizabeth Blackburn of UCSF, Hal Kendig of Univ. of Sydney, Cynthia Kenyon of UCSF, Thomas Kirkwood of Newcastle Univ. and Leonard Guarente of MIT. The Silver Mirror is narrated and hosted by Tony® and Emmy® Award-winning actress Blythe Danner, with special guest Dr. Maya Angelou and an original film score performed by the Brno Philharmonic Orchestra.

Post-Screening Discussion by: Ali Habashi: Writer, Director, Producer; Ed Talavera: Director of Photography; Thom Sleeper: Composer/Conductor

Directed by Ali Habashi. Unrated.
USA. 2013. Digital Projection. Color.