Thursday, March 21, 2013

2013 aluCine Latin Film & Media Arts Festival, Mar 21-31

The 13th aluCine Latin Film + Media Arts Festival opens tonight with the unveiling of Juan Si Gonzalez’s Stay-at-Home Dad multimedia installtion at the Toronto Free Gallery (1277 Bloor Street West at Lansdowne). The gallery also be open free to the public Friday and Saturday from noon-6pm, Sunday 2-6pm, and Tuesday through Saturday next week from noon-6pm. Juan will discuss his installation on Friday, March 22, 7-9 also at The Toronto Free Gallery. Free to all.

Juan Andrés Arango’s La Playa D.C. will make its Canadian premiere when it opens the thirteenth annual film programme of the multi-disciplinary festival. A native-born Bogotáno, writer/director Arango has trained and worked in his homeland, Canada and the Netherlands. He returned to Bogotá to shoot La Playa D.C., his debut feature, which he will personally present on March 27 at 7:30pm at Jackman Hall inside the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Running March 21-31 in downtown Toronto, aluCine is a Latin-Canadian and international festival showcasing the world’s best in short film, video and media art focusing on works made by Latino/a artists living in Canada and abroad. As a festival, aluCine creates platforms of communication aimed at fostering a critical discourse among film/video makers, media artists, curators and audiences in Canada, Latin America and the world through screenings, touring exhibitions, installations, performances, artist talks and workshops. All films are screened with English subtitles.

Schedule for the 13th aluCine Latin Film & Media Arts Festival

Stay-at-Home Dad Project
Thu, Mar 21, 2013 – 7:00pm to 10:00pm @ Toronto Free Gallery

Artist Talk: Juan Si Gonzalez
Fri, Mar 22, 2013 – 7:00pm to 9:00pm @ Toronto Free Gallery

The Funders Brunch
Sat, Mar 23, 2013 – 11:00am to 1:00pm @ Milagro Restaurant

ACTRA De-Mystified
Sat, Mar 23, 2013 – 1:00pm to 2:00pm Free @ Milagros

Sat, Mar 23, 2013 – 4:00pm to 6:00pm Free @ Toronto Free Gallery

Best of Afro-Latin Online Programming
Sat, Mar 23, 2013 – 6:30pm to 10:00pm PWYC @ Toronto Free Gallery

Batuque / umbanda by the Newton Moraes Dance Theatre
Sun, Mar 24, 2013 – 5:00pm to 6:00pm @ Toronto Free Gallery

Afro-Latin Documentaries (No English Subtitles)
Sun, Mar 24, 2013 – 6:30pm to 8:00pm @ Toronto Free Gallery

Opening Night: LA PLAYA D.C. (Canadian premiere)
Wed, Mar 27, 2013 – 7:00pm @ Jackman Hall

Afro-Latino Decolonial Creative Strategies
Thu, Mar 28, 2013 – 5:30pm to 7:30pm Free @ Venue: UofT (Location TBC)

Afro-Brazilian Fiction Programme
Thu, Mar 28, 2013 – 5:30pm @ Jackman Hall

Contemporary Visions Canada: New Works from Latin Canadians
Thu, Mar 28, 2013 – 7:30pm @ Jackman Hall

Short Films Big Drama
Thu, Mar 28, 2013 – 9:00pm @ Jackman Hall

Reportero / Reporter
Fri, Mar 29, 2013 – 8:00am to 5:00pm @ Jackman Hall, AGO

Mariposa Ancestral Memory (world premiere) by Raul Moarquech Ferrera-Balanquet
Fri, Mar 29, 2013 – 2:30pm to 3:30pm @ Toronto Free Gallery

Defining Afro-Latin@ + Panel Discussion
Fri, Mar 29, 2013 – 4:30pm to 6:00pm Free @ Jackman Hall

From North to South, Linear or Loop
Fri, Mar 29, 2013 – 7:00pm @ Jackman Hall

Reportero / Reporter
Fri, Mar 29, 2013 – 9:30pm @ Jackman Hall

Afro-Brazilian Documentaries
Sat, Mar 30, 2013 – 2:30pm @ Jackman Hall

Shorts for Shorties II
Sat, Mar 30, 2013 – 4:00pm @ Wychwood Theatre

Raul Ferrera-Balanquet Retrospective
Sat, Mar 30, 2013 – 4:30pm @ Jackman Hall

Sat, Mar 30, 2013 – 6:15pm @ Jackman Hall

Our Lives, Our Stories & awards ceremony
Sat, Mar 30, 2013 – 8:30pm @ Jackman Hall

Heavy Mass / Misa Pesada
Sat, Mar 30, 2013 – 11:00pm to 11:55am @ Toronto Free Gallery

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