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Film Streams & OLLAS present
CINEMATECA 2014

August 29 - September 30

A celebration of Latino, Latin American and Spanish film,
presented by Film Streams and OLLAS.

 

 

Friday, August 29 – Thursday, September 4
Stand Clear of the Closing Doors 2014

An immigrant family rushes to find their teenaged son with autism, whose inner world has drawn him into the New York City subways. The film uses non-actors and nonfiction elements, like the looming Hurricane Sandy, which threatened shooting, to accomplish a rare realism. In English and Spanish with subtitles in English. USA; 102 minutes.

Special Screening: Tuesday, September 2, 7 pm, with a post-show talk led by OLLAS Director Lourdes Gouveia (UNO, OLLAS, Sociology).

 

 

Friday, September 5 – Thursday, September 11
Elena 2014

A beautiful, impressionistic documentary essay from director Petra Costa about her older sister, who died when the filmmaker was a girl. Haunting and deeply personal, this elegiac film floats through memory and grief. In English and Portuguese with subtitles in English. Brazil; 80 minutes.

Special Screeing: Tuesday, September 9, 7 pm, with a post-show talk led by professor Eugenio Di Stefano (UNO, OLLAS, Foreign Languages and Literature).

 

 

September 6, 7, 11, 13, 14 & 18
Anina 2013

A lovely, hand-crafted film for movie-lovers of all ages, ANINA is the story of a little girl in a real mess. Anina Yatay Salas hates her name -- three palindromes! -- and the teasing it brings her at school. When she gets into a scuffle with a classmate, the two are given the same bizarre sentence. They must carry a sealed envelope that contains their ultimate punishment for one week without peeking. Their shared fate teaches launches them on an imaginative and delightful journey.

 

 

ONE NIGHT ONLY!
Tuesday, September 16, 7 pm
La Camioneta: The Journey of One American School Bus 2013

Every day, school buses make the long journey from the US to Guatemala, where they become a primary source of transportation – and a target for raiders. This film follows one such bus on its voyage to becoming one of these all-important, perilous staples. In English and Spanish with subtitles in English. USA/Guatemala; 72 minutes.

Special One Night Screening with director Mark Kendall; Q&A following.

 

 

ONE NIGHT ONLY!
Tuesday, September 23, 7 pm
Mercedes Sosa: The Voice of Latin America 2013

A thrilling documentary about an artist whose music and politics made her an unparalleled figure in South America, like a combination of Nelson Mandela and The Beatles. In English, Spanish, French and Portuguese with subtitles in English. Argentina; 90 minutes.

Special One Night Screening with a performance by Juan Carlos Veloso and a post-show discussion led by professor Claudia Garcia (UNO, OLLAS, Foreign Languages and Literature).

 

 

ONE NIGHT ONLY!
Tuesday, September 30, 7 pm
Keep on Rolling: The Fantasy of the Automobile 2011

A spirited look at our addiction to autos and its effects told through interviews, archival footage, and animation. In Spanish with subtitles in English. Spain; 56 minutes.

Special One Night Screening with director Óscar Clemente in person. Discussion with Clemente and former City of Omaha Planner Steve Jensen about the global and local implications of car culture will follow.

 

Cinemateca 2014 Materials:

View the Cinemateca 2014 Flyer.

View the Cinemateca 2014 Poster.

View the Cinemateca 2014 Press Release.

View the Cinemateca 2014 Calendar.

Previous Cinemateca Film Series:

Cinemateca 2012

Cinemateca 2010

Cinemateca 2008