Docuspain: Season Premiere

Miami Beach Cinematheque. September 30th, 2007. 8:00 p.m.

Miami Beach Cinematheque. Miami Art NewsPremiering this September at the Miami Beach Cinematheque will be Docuspain, a series of award winning, provocative documentaries in Spanish, produced with Spanish support. The first screening of the season will be the documentary La Casa de mi Abuela (My Grandmother’s House) directed by Adan Aliaga in 2005.

How does a pop duet work out for impulsive and irreverent six-year-old Marina and 75-year-old Marita? Cheeky Marina plays to the camera, ignoring the chiding of her aged grandmother, Marita. Marita's crumbling house was built by her long-dead husband. She moved in when they married, over 53 years ago, and nothing much has changed since. Now her home is under threat; the neighborhood is being torn down, replaced with charmless apartments.  

Docuspain is a series of award winning, provocative documentaries in Spanish, produced with Spanish support. The program will tour the U.S. during 2007 and 2008.  Included is the winner of the prestigious Joris Ivens Award at IDFA and this year’s Academy Award® qualifying My Grandmother's House; Oliver Stone's remarkable and highly controversial study of Fidel Castro, Comandante; the powerful document about a Brazilian favela that uses music for social change The Miracle of Candeal; Academy Award® nominated Balseros; The Basque Ball by Julio Medem; the humorous and very touching piece of Spain Seville Southside; the taboo subject of Franco’s concentration camps in Bars In The Memory; and the emotionally turbulent Memory Train.

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