“Delta patrocina los eventos culturales de la comunidad latina y queremos ser la primera aerolínea en Latinoamérica”, dijo Héctor Ruiz, Gerente Regional de Ventas de Delta para Latinoamérica. “Por eso apoyamos el arte y servimos comida étnica en nuestros aviones”. Ruiz habló en el restaurante Bogotá Latin Bistro de Brooklyn en donde se realizó la rueda de prensa del Festival Internacional de Cine Colombiano en Nueva York. Este año es la tercera versión del festival, del 24 al 29 de marzo en Tribeca Cinemas del bajo Manhattan.

Desde la izquierda, la Cónsul General de Colombia en NY, María Isabel Nieto, Sarah M. Lora, Gerente General de Delta, Juan Carvajal, director del festival y Héctor D. Ruiz, Gerente de Ventas Fotos Javier Castaño

Desde la izquierda, la Cónsul General de Colombia en NY, María Isabel Nieto, Sarah M. Lora, Gerente General de Delta, Juan Carvajal, director del festival y Héctor D. Ruiz, Gerente Regional de Ventas de Delta para Latinoamérica, en el Bogotá Latin Bistro de Brookltn, Nueva York. Fotos Javier Castaño

El festival abre con un documental sobre Gabo, el escritor colombiano Gabriel García Márquez quien murió el año pasado, y cierra con otro documental, Porro hecho en Colombia, un tipo de música de la costa caribeña colombiana. Incluye una fiesta con la cantante de porros Adriana Lucía y la entrega de premios. Para más información y para conocer la programación, visite la página www.colfilmny.com

Gail Grimmett, Vicepresidente de Delta en Nueva York, dijo que apoyan este festival con orgullo y siempre han apoyado “las actividades que enriquecen la vida de más de dos millones de latinos en esta área de los Estados Unidos”. Delta está pagando el viaje de 27 cineastas invitados. El gobierno de Colombia se encarga de pagar el alojamiento. Otra empresa patrocinadora es Previsión Exequial Colombia que está cumpliendo 10 años. Para conocer más sobre esta aerolínea, visite www.delta.com

“El objetivo de este festival es traer las películas colombianas a grandes escenarios Nueva York e impulsar la cultura de nuestra tierra”, dijo Juan Carvajal, fundador y director del 2015 Colombian International Film Festival in New York City (nombre oficial). “Por eso le agradecemos a nuestros amigos y patrocinadores”.

Carvajal dijo que los festivales son el último y más importante eslabón de los cineasta. En este festival hay cuatro estrenos mundiales y películas “bien realizadas” como Santuario, Corazón de León y Tres Escapularios, entre otras. De este festival nació el Festival ‘Indiebo’ de Bogotá, con películas independientes y que también cuenta con el patrocinio de Delta.

Juan Carvajal, fundador y director del Colombian International Film Festival in New York City.

Juan Carvajal, fundador y director del Colombian International Film Festival in New York City.

Este festival va a exhibir ficción, documentales y cortos. Esta es la programación general. Algunas de las películas se presentarán gratis.

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LA PROGRAMACION

MARTES 24 DE MARZO

7:45PM | Theatre 1 Tribeca Cinemas New York, NY

GABO

How did a boy from a backward town on the Caribbean coast become a writer who won the hearts of millions, from the poorest to the most powerful political leaders, and whose works changed our perception of reality?
The answer is the incredible story of Gabriel García Márquez.

 

MIERCOLES 25 DE MARZO

6:00PM | Theatre 1 Tribeca Cinemas New York, NY

DOS MUJERES Y UNA VACA

Rosana and Hermelinda, two illiterate peasants receive Pastor’s letter from whom they have not had news for months.
Anxious to know about the young husband’s luck, Hermelinda and Pastor’s mother begin a trip toward to the nearest village in search of somebody that reads the letter.

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6:10PM | Theatre 2 Tribeca Cinemas New York, NY

ANTES DEL FUEGO

Two lives cross in the days preceding the takeover of the Palace of Justice. The journalist Arturo Mendoza, rised on a traditional family with important connections in social and political groups of the time, and Milena Bedoya, daughter of one of the employees of the Palace, discover that behind the death of a journalist there’s an entire conspiracy on a possible takeover of the Palace of Justice.

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8:15PM | Theatre 1 Tribeca Cinemas New York, NY

TODOS SE VAN

Nieve, an eight year old cuban girl, is the object of her parent’s custody battle. Her mother, Eva, is an artist who believes in the revolution without censorship or authoritarianism. She is remarried to Dan, a swede working on the construction of a nuclear plant. Manuel is Nieve’s father, a playwright who sacrifices his art to write government propaganda in a remote area of the country.

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8:05PM | Theatre 1 Tribeca Cinemas New York, NY

OUT OF THE DARK

A young couple, Sarah (Julia Stiles) and Paul (Scott Speedman), travel to a remote Colombian town to take over a paper mill owned by Sarah¹s father (Stephen Rea). What starts out as a promising new life in the lush tropics soon turns into their biggest nightmare as they encounter terrifying glimpses of a dark evil.

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COLOMBIAN FILM FESTIVAL

JUEVES 26 DE MARZO

6:00PM | Theatre 1 Tribeca Cinemas New York, NY

INFIERNO O PARAÍSO

An addict fighting to conquer his demons, Jose escapes from the streets of Bogota and build a new life with his family in Spain. But when the global economic crisis threatens to take everything away again, he must call on his survivor’s spirit to prevail.

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6:10PM | Theatre 2 Tribeca Cinemas New York, NY

UNO AL AÑO NO HACE DAÑO

Twice is nice…More than three times… you’ll get a hangover
Marcos, a young aspiring journalist, wants to know if Colombia is a heavy-drinking country. Together with a friend, he decides to make a documentary in Las Delicias neighborhood, located on the south of Bogotá.

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8:30PM | Theatre 1 Tribeca Cinemas New York, NY

FUGLY

Once a “fugly” ghetto nerd, living in the footsteps of his handsome older brother, Jesse Sanchez’s life course takes a turn in the right direction after catching a break following a hit stand-up performance at a local comedy night. Making his way to the big screen, Jesse is now rolling in the big bucks as a C-list actor – the king of exploitative Latino characters.

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8:20PM | Theatre 2 Tribeca Cinemas New York, NY

TRES ESCAPULARIOS

Tres Escapularios is a movie about the act of committing murder. Two assassins, Nicolas and Lorena have to carry out the assassination of a Colombian guerrilla ex militant  who’s testimony to the authorities provoked the bombing of a guerrilla camp where many combatants died.

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VIERNES 27 DE MARZO

5:00PM | Theatre 1 Tribeca Cinemas New York, NY

LA INQUISICION DE CAMILO SAENZ

After living nearly his entire life in New York City with false documents,burgeoning Finance professional Camilo Sanz receives a notice of deportation. Desperate for a solution at any cost, he obtains funding from a nefarious neighborhood loan shark, and dives head first into a fraudulent marriage with a relative stranger named Hailey.

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6:10PM | Theatre 2 Tribeca Cinemas New York, NY

MANOS SUCIAS

For young men in Buenaventura, Colombia – a dangerous area policed by paramilitaries and poisoned by the drug trade – the prospect of a better life requires getting out of Buenaventura. And getting out means getting your hands dirty. Such is the case for Jacobo and Delio, estranged brothers who agree to transport millions of dollars’ worth of cocaine up the coast and into Panama for a quick payday.

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7:45PM | Theatre 1 Tribeca Cinemas New York, NY

SANTUARIO

During the years between 1983 and 1986, the French Basque Country and Bayonne are the backdrop for a series of attacks directed by GAL members and suspected members of ETA. Behind the settling of accounts held by the Spanish police in complicity with the French, the end of ETA’s “sanctuary” in France is at stake.

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8:15PM | Theatre 2 Tribeca Cinemas New York, NY

MAGICAL GIRL

Alicia, a sick child who dreams with the dress of her favorite Japanese series Magical Girl Yukiko. Luis, her father, will try to do everything in his hand to achieve it. But his fate intersects with Barbara, an attractive young woman with mental disorders and with Damian, a teacher retired from everything but from his troubled past.

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9:40PM | Theatre 1 Tribeca Cinemas New York, NY

CORAZÓN DE LEÓN

Juana is a divorced lawyer and business partner of her former husband Edgar in a law firm. One day, after losing her phone she receives a call from the charming León who found the phone and intends to return it. In the telephone conversation great empathy is established and both feel an immediate interest, therefore they set up a meeting the next day. The problem is, León’s height is only 1.36 meters.

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SABADO 28 DE MARZO

11:00AM | Theatre 1 Tribeca Cinemas New York, NY

CORTOS

SHORTFILMS

Leidi, Nelsa, Lux Aeterna,
Elefante, Julia,
Cesó la horrible noche, Enhebrado

Free Admission

10:45AM- | Theatre 2 Tribeca Cinemas New York, NY

LA GENTE DE LA UNIVERSAL

Black comedy set in the urban jungle of Bogota, where everyone has to be held accountable for their own survival, in a chain of disloyalty and betrayals that in more than one case will end with death. Former police sergeant, Diogenes Hernandez, owns “The Universal” a precarious private detective agency headquartered in the apartment where he and his wife Fabiola live.

Free Admission

1:00PM | Theatre 1 Tribeca Cinemas New York, NY

DOS MUJERES Y UNA VACA

Rosana and Hermelinda, two illiterate peasants receive Pastor’s letter from whom they have not had news for months.
Anxious to know about the young husband’s luck, Hermelinda and Pastor’s mother begin a trip toward to the nearest village in search of somebody that reads the letter.

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1:10PM | Theatre 2 Tribeca Cinemas New York, NY

BUENAVENTURA, NO ME DEJES MÁS

Buenaventura, don´t leave me is a documentary about the Colombian artist Yuri Buenaventura who, thanks to his voice, managed to become one of the most influential Latin artists in Europe. Recorded in the two epicenters of his music, Buenaventura and Paris, the film portrait the steps that led him to become the prince of Salsa.

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3:10PM | Theatre 1 Tribeca Cinemas New York, NY

UNO AL AÑO NO HACE DAÑO

Twice is nice…More than three times… you’ll get a hangover
Marcos, a young aspiring journalist, wants to know if Colombia is a heavy-drinking country. Together with a friend, he decides to make a documentary in Las Delicias neighborhood, located on the south of Bogotá.

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3:00PM | Theatre 2 Tribeca Cinemas New York, NY

LAS MALAS LENGUAS

Manuela appears to have every advantage, but her perfect smile is as superficial as the lifestyle for which she is being groomed. She is an only child of wealthy parents; she has a loving boyfriend, and a best friend to confide in. Despite appearances, Manuela is deeply unhappy. A secret love for her best friend boils inside of her and as the film progresses we see cracks in the façade of her perfect life.

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5:10PM | Theatre 1 Tribeca Cinemas New York, NY

GABO

How did a boy from a backward town on the Caribbean coast become a writer who won the hearts of millions, from the poorest to the most powerful political leaders, and whose works changed our perception of reality?
The answer is the incredible story of Gabriel García Márquez.

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5:00PM | Theatre 2 Tribeca Cinemas New York, NY

ANTES DEL FUEGO

Two lives cross in the days preceding the takeover of the Palace of Justice. The journalist Arturo Mendoza, rised on a traditional family with important connections in social and political groups of the time, and Milena Bedoya, daughter of one of the employees of the Palace, discover that behind the death of a journalist there’s an entire conspiracy on a possible takeover of the Palace of Justice.

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7:10PM | Theatre 1 Tribeca Cinemas New York, NY

GENTE DE BIEN

Ten year-old Eric finds himself almost overnight living with Gabriel, his father, who he barely knows. The man has trouble keeping their heads above water and building a relationship with his son. Maria Isabel, the woman Gabriel works for as a carpenter, decides to help and invites them both to the country to spend Christmas with her and her family.

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DOMINGO 29 DE MARZO

11:00AM | Theatre 1 Tribeca Cinemas New York, NY
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SHORTFILMS

Los trapos al sol, Contrapelo
Urbanos, Padre , El regalo
Deseo de partir , Memor Mortis

Free Admission

10:30AM | Theatre 2 Tribeca Cinemas New York, NY

EL COLOMBIAN DREAM

The colombian Dream tells the story of twins, two youngsters who are vacationing at a thermal baths spa nearby Bogota, both in their eagerness to get easy money start selling hallucinogenic drugs among customers of “El colombian dream”, a bar of their family .
One of its suppliers gives them a huge amount of “goods” which he has stolen from his partners, but dies from an overdose.

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1:00PM | Theatre 1 Tribeca Cinemas New York, NY

MONTE ADENTRO

MONTE ADENTRO explores the universe of one of the last muleteer families in Colombia and follows the mule train and lives of two brothers, “the Gypsies”. Alonso, one of them, now forced by the illness of their mother to live in a city, attempts to start a new life while accompanying his mother who the doctors won’t allow to return to live in the mountains.

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1:10PM | Theatre 2 Tribeca Cinemas New York, NY

LAS MALAS LENGUAS

Manuela appears to have every advantage, but her perfect smile is as superficial as the lifestyle for which she is being groomed. She is an only child of wealthy parents; she has a loving boyfriend, and a best friend to confide in. Despite appearances, Manuela is deeply unhappy. A secret love for her best friend boils inside of her and as the film progresses we see cracks in the façade of her perfect life.

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2:45PM | Theatre 1 Tribeca Cinemas New York, NY

GENTE DE BIEN

Ten year-old Eric finds himself almost overnight living with Gabriel, his father, who he barely knows. The man has trouble keeping their heads above water and building a relationship with his son. Maria Isabel, the woman Gabriel works for as a carpenter, decides to help and invites them both to the country to spend Christmas with her and her family.

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3:00PM | Theatre 2 Tribeca Cinemas New York, NY

FUGLY

Once a “fugly” ghetto nerd, living in the footsteps of his handsome older brother, Jesse Sanchez’s life course takes a turn in the right direction after catching a break following a hit stand-up performance at a local comedy night. Making his way to the big screen, Jesse is now rolling in the big bucks as a C-list actor – the king of exploitative Latino characters.

Buy Tickets

4:40PM | Theatre 1 Tribeca Cinemas New York, NY

CORAZÓN DE LEÓN

Juana is a divorced lawyer and business partner of her former husband Edgar in a law firm. One day, after losing her phone she receives a call from the charming León who found the phone and intends to return it. In the telephone conversation great empathy is established and both feel an immediate interest, therefore they set up a meeting the next day. The problem is, León’s height is only 1.36 meters.

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5:00PM | Theatre 2 Tribeca Cinemas New York, NY

LA INQUISICION DE CAMILO SAENZ

After living nearly his entire life in New York City with false documents,burgeoning Finance professional Camilo Sanz receives a notice of deportation. Desperate for a solution at any cost, he obtains funding from a nefarious neighborhood loan shark, and dives head first into a fraudulent marriage with a relative stranger named Hailey.

Buy Tickets

7:00PM | Theatre 1 Tribeca Cinemas New York, NY

UNO AL AÑO NO HACE DAÑO

Twice is nice…More than three times… you’ll get a hangover
Marcos, a young aspiring journalist, wants to know if Colombia is a heavy-drinking country. Together with a friend, he decides to make a documentary in Las Delicias neighborhood, located on the south of Bogotá.

Buy Tickets

7:30PM | Theatre 2 Tribeca Cinemas New York, NY

TODOS SE VAN

Nieve, an eight year old cuban girl, is the object of her parent’s custody battle. Her mother, Eva, is an artist who believes in the revolution without censorship or authoritarianism. She is remarried to Dan, a swede working on the construction of a nuclear plant. Manuel is Nieve’s father, a playwright who sacrifices his art to write government propaganda in a remote area of the country.

Buy Tickets

9:00PM | Theatre 1 Tribeca Cinemas New York, NY

TRES ESCAPULARIOS

Tres Escapularios is a movie about the act of committing murder. Two assassins, Nicolas and Lorena have to carry out the assassination of a Colombian guerrilla ex militant  who’s testimony to the authorities provoked the bombing of a guerrilla camp where many combatants died.

Buy Tickets

9:40PM | Theatre 2 Tribeca Cinemas New York, NY

SANTUARIO

During the years between 1983 and 1986, the French Basque Country and Bayonne are the backdrop for a series of attacks directed by GAL members and suspected members of ETA. Behind the settling of accounts held by the Spanish police in complicity with the French, the end of ETA’s “sanctuary” in France is at stake.

Buy Tickets