NEW SOUTH AMERICAN FILM SERIES
at Steynberg Gallery with dinner, film and discussion
Last Monday of the Month

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EVEN THE RAIN
. June 30th
with Gael Garcia Bernal and Luis Tosar
As a director and his crew shoot a controversial film about Christopher Columbus in Cochabamba, Bolivia, local people rise up against plans to privatize the water supply.

Trailer:
http://www.nytimes.com/movies/movie/460419/Even-the-Rain/trailers
June 30th is the FIRST one!!!:
http://www.hopedance.org/events/icalrepeat.detail/2014/06/30/694
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WHO IS DAYANI CRISTAL? July 28th

Deep in the sun-blistered Sonora desert beneath a cicada tree, Arizona border police discover a decomposing male body. Lifting a tattered T-shirt, they expose a tattoo that reads “Dayani Cristal”.

Featuring and producer Gael Garcia Bernal

Who is this person? What brought him here? How did he die?
And who—or what—is Dayani Cristal?

http://hopedance.org/events/icalrepeat.detail/2014/07/28/709

Trailer and more:
http://whoisdayanicristal.com

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MAN FACING SOUTHEAST  TBA
A new patient mysteriously appears in a psychiatric ward. He claims to come from another planet to study humans and their behavior. The alien is gentle but criticizes humans for their harsh treatment of each other. The assigned psychiatrist is himself unhappy, and affected by the patient’s insight. But he is ordered to treat the patient according to institutional procedure.

Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4mTmajas-k

Audience Award – 1986 São Paulo International Film Festival

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ASTRAL CITY: A SPIRITUAL JOURNEY  TBA
The selfish Dr. André Luiz dies and awakes in a kind of limbo called “Umbral”. After a painful and numb period in a gruesome swamp, he is rescued and brought to “Nosso Lar” (meaning “Our Home”), a spiritual city. He finds a place of harmony, where people live in peace, working for the good of humanity, for the self evolution and awaiting for reincarnation. Sooner André Luiz changes his behavior becoming a more self aware and altruist man.

Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAKXdNNLZXk

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CHICO XAVIER   TBA
A biography of Brazil’s famous spiritual medium and channeling author Francisco Candido Xavier.

Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blb0CDyPEH8
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and a film about AYAHUASCA in Peru TBD
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