The Film Society of Lincoln Center is opening 2016 with a new showcase of contemporary Latin American cinema co-presented with Cinema Tropical titled Neighboring Scenes. New York City has long been seen as the film capital of the world and that’s in no small part to the sheer number of movies, domestic and international, that one can watch on any given day. Latin American films, in particular, are becoming staples of independent cinemas in the city. In a year that saw high profile films like The 33, Wild Tales, and The Second Mother have solid box office results, it’s exciting to see this type of programming which spotlights the strong work across the continent.
“It’s been some years since Latin American cinema ‘reemerged,’” said Programmer-at-Large Rachael Rakes. “Now, as the output from countries like Mexico, Argentina, and Brazil continues to be some of the most compelling and engaged cinema today, new scenes are establishing themselves all across the map, showcasing fresh talent and ideas, and challenging the notion of an identifiable contemporary Latin American cinema. We’re pleased to highlight a few of the most impressive recent films from the region.”
Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Guatemala, and Mexico are all represented in the varied list of movies which run the gamut from black-and-white excursions into the seedy world of dwarf wrestling in Mexico City to documentaries about artistic colonies in Cali and include several features submitted by their respective countries for this year’s Best Foreign Language Film Oscar.
Neighboring Scenes: New Latin American Cinema runs January 7 – 10, 2016 at the Walter Reade Theater.
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