Thursday, April 14, 2011

Tribeca Film Festival’s 10th edition

Tribeca Film Festival’s 10th edition takes place April 20 to May 1 this year and we have a great line-up of Spanish language films! From Mexico comes Yulene Olaizola’s Artificial Paradises an artful, personal portrait of a junkie, from Spain hails Mateo Gil’s Blackthorn, a gorgeous Western on Butch Cassady in Bolivia and from Chile, an intimate story of a boxer and his love in Julio Jorquera’s My Last Round and more!

Artificial Paradises - Yulene Olaizola, Mexico

Blackthorn - Mateo Gil, Spain/Bolivia

Friday, 8 April, 7:45 – 9:23

Tribeca Screening Room

375 Greenwich, 2nd Floor

Maria My Love - Jasmine McGlade Chazelle, US

Wednesday, 6 April, 6:00 – 7:39 pm

Tribeca Screening Room

375 Greenwich, 2nd Floor

My Last Round - Julio Jorquera, Chile

Thursday, 14 April, 6:00 – 7:27 pm

Tribeca Screening Room

375 Greenwich, 2nd Floor


Artificial Paradises (Paraísos Artificiales)

Directed by Yulene Olaizola, written by Yulene Olaizola and Fernando del Razo

This beautifully rendered atmospheric story captures a young woman addicted to heroin trying to get clean at a rundown resort on the Mexican Gulf Coast. There she meets a local character and the two begin a unique rapport. First-time narrative filmmaker Yulene Olaizola subverts the conventional addict story and imbues her main characters with a complexity and honesty that inspires this delicate and resonant journey of two old souls. In Spanish with English subtitles. (Mexico – 83 minutes)

Director in Attendance!


Directed by Mateo Gil, written by Miguel Barros

Legend has it notorious American outlaw Butch Cassidy was killed in Bolivia in 1908. Mateo Gil’s classic Western, however, finds Cassidy (Sam Shepard) 20 years later living on in hiding under the identity of James Blackthorn—and yearning for one last sight of home. Joining forces with a Spanish mine robber named Eduardo, Blackthorn sets out on one final adventure across the sublime landscape of the Bolivian frontier. In English, Spanish with English subtitles. (Spain, France, Bolivia, USA – 98 minutes)

Director in Attendance!

Like Water

Directed by Pablo Croce

In the most brutal and often most misunderstood sport in the world, becoming a champion takes more than just blood, sweat, and tears. Like Water follows middleweight Ultimate Fighter Anderson Silva as he prepares to crown his four-year run as the unbeaten king of the sport with a record 12th straight win in the UFC. With intimate access to Silva and his intense training, the surprising and inspiring man behind one of the greatest mixed martial artists of all time emerges. In English, Portuguese with English subtitles. (USA – 74 minutes)

Director and Actor in Attendance!

Maria My Love

Directed and written by Jasmine McGlade Chazelle

Disoriented by her mother’s death and resentful of her father’s mistakes, a twentysomething woman leaves Santa Barbara for Los Angeles to reconnect with her half-sister. Inspired by a new romance, she decides to help others through volunteer work, but soon gets entangled in an emotionally complex situation revealing more about herself than she might be ready for. Judy Marte (Raising Victor Vargas) and Karen Black star. (USA – 99 minutes)

Director and Actors in Attendance!

My Last Round (Mi Último Round)

Directed and written by Julio Jorquera

When successful boxer Octavio falls in love with kitchen hand Hugo, they move from their small-town homes in the south of Chile to capital city Santiago to protect their taboo relationship. But when Hugo feels unexpected desire for co-worker Jennifer, Octavio is left heartbroken and throws himself into a high-stakes boxing match against all odds. A handsome cast and evocative cinematography offer a sexy, subtle film that evokes hits like The Wrestler and Brokeback Mountain. In Spanish with English subtitles. (Chile, Argentina – 87 minutes)

Director and Actor in Attendance!

Neon Flesh (Carne de Neon)

Directed and written by Paco Cabezas

Young hustler Ricky was left to a life on the streets at the age of 12 when his hooker mother got sent to the can, but upon learning she’ll soon be released, Ricky enlists a couple of good-for-nothing buddies to help him open a whorehouse as a tribute to Mom. This stylish, edgy crime flick plunges headlong into the fringe world of pimps and junkies where succeeding in business can cost your life…. In Spanish with English subtitles. (Spain, Argentina, Sweden – 113 minutes)

Director and Actor in Attendance!

Shorts Program

Last Resort

Directed by Barney Elliott, written by Barney Elliott and Silvana Aguirre · Peru · New York Premiere

When Cesar finds himself without options he carjacks Marcia as a Last Resort (Peru – 9 minutes)


Directed and written by Gerardo Herrero · Spain · US Premiere

A restful day turns tense for the family. (Spain- 13 minutes)

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