Friday, July 3, 2015

'Filadelfia' Latin American Film Festival

Inaugural showcase of work by Latin American and Latino filmmakers set for Friday the 13th at International House.

'Filadelfia' Latin American Film Festival

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From "Found Memories"
From "Found Memories"

A week without a film festival? Happily, in Philadelphia, that doesn’t seem possible. The first Filadelfia Latin American Film Festival is set to kick off Friday, April 13, with a screening of Found Memories, to be held at International House, 3701 Chestnut Street in University City.

From Brazilian writer/director Julia Murat (daughter of acclaimed writer/director Lúcia Murat ), the feature debut is set in a Brazillian village at the base of a mountain, into which wanders a young photographer (Lisa Fávero) who asks questions, talks with strangers, and settles in for an exploration of the magical and the mundane. (The Portugese title for Murat’s film is Historias que so existem quando lembradas, roughly translated as "Stories remembered that only exist when.")  

The evening’s program also includes a pre-screening reception and post-screening discussion led by Julia Solomonoff, one of the film's producers, and an after-party. For ticket info and details, and for future Filadelfia Latin American Film Festival programs, check out www.flaff.org

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Steven Rea has been an Inquirer movie critic since 1992. He was born in London, raised in New York City, and has lived in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Iowa City, Iowa. His column, "On Movies," appears Sundays in Arts & Entertainment, his reviews appear in the Weekend section on Fridays. He is a member of the National Society of Film Critics.

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