Jun
10
Wed
Miss Tacuarembó @ Institute of Hispanic Culture of Houston
Jun 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Miss Tacuarembó
Year: 2010
Running time: 92 min.
Country: Uruguay
Director: Martín Sastre
Screenwriter: Martín Sastre, Dani Umpi
Music: Ignacio Pérez Marín
Cinematography: Pedro Luque
Cast: Natalia Oreiro, Diego Reinhold, Alejandro Tous, Sofía Silvera, Mirella Pascual, Rossy de Palma, Mónica Villa, Mike Amigorena, Ale Sergi, Jeannette Rodríguez
Producer: Co-production Uruguay-Argentina-Spain; Oriental Films / Royal Cinema Group / coolShot Films
Genre: Musical. Comedy
Awards: 2010: Sur Awards: Nom. for Adapted Screenplay, Make Up & Supp. Actor (Reinhold)

It is the story of Natalia, a girl who grows up during the 80´s under the influence of the Venezuelan soap opera ¨Cristal¨ and the movie ¨Flashdance¨, in the distant and small city of Tacuarembó, Uruguay. Natalia discovers that being crowned Miss Tacuarembó is her only chance to leave her boring hometown behind and emigrate to a big city where she can be a star; However, her adult life singing for tourists arriving at Cristo Park, a theme park dedicated to Christ in Buenos Aires, is still far removed from what she always dreamed of.

Miss Tacuarembó
Es la historia de Natalia, una niña que crece durante los años ochenta bajo la influencia de la telenovela venezolana Cristal y la película Flashdance, en la lejana y pequeña ciudad de Tacuarembó, Uruguay. Natalia descubre que ser coronada Miss Tacuarembó es su única posibilidad de dejar atrás su aburrido pueblo natal y emigrar a una gran ciudad donde poder ser una estrella; sin embargo, su vida adulta cantando para los turistas que llegan a Cristo Park, un parque temático dedicado a Cristo en Buenos Aires, está aún muy alejada de lo que siempre soñó.

ABOUT Our Music, More Than a Language
Wednesday´s Movie Night

In order to recognize the diversity of musical expressions in the region, the Institute of Hispanic Culture of Houston presents Our Music, More Than a Language, a selection of 16 contemporary Latin American films.
The inspiration of this film series is the music. Through different cinematographic proposals, we invite the public to discover the diversity of rhythms and the existing cultural heritage of the region. Extensive geography and cultural diversity are unified through a single language: music.
The film series consists of 16 films grouped into four parts:

CREATIVE WOMEN: Selection of films that recognize outstanding female creators and musical performers.
TO DANCE: Selection of films that emphasize music and dance as an expression.
MUSIC WITH STORIES: Selection of films whose main axis is a biographical story linked to music.
ORIGINAL SOUNDS: Selection of documentaries whose central theme is the music or sound of the Native peoples of the Americas.

Usually, we encourage a public discussion after each film.

Aug
26
Wed
Vengo @ Institute of Hispanic Culture of Houston
Aug 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Vengo
Year: 2000
Running time: 90 min.
Country: France
Director: Tony Gatlif
Screenwriter: Tony Gatlif, David Trueba
Music: Tony Gatlif
Cinematography: Thierry Pouget
Cast: Antonio Canales, Orestes Villasan Rodriguez, Antonio Dechent, Bobote, Juan Luis Corrientes, Fernando Guerrero Rebollo, Francisco Chavero Rios
Producer: Co-production Spain-France-Germany-Japan; Astrolabio Producciones S.L. / Canal+ / Nikkatsu / Princes Films / Senator Film Produktion / Sofica Sofinergie 5 / arte France Cinéma
Genre: Drama. Musical | Flamenco
Awards: 2000: César Awards: Best Music

The death of his son leads to the fall of Caco, a gypsy patriarch who takes refuge in alcohol and parties. He also has the responsibility of caring for Diego, his brother’s paraplegic son, who he needs to protect from death debt of another gypsy family.

This movie ein presented in collaboration with La Casa de España en Houston.

Vengo
La muerte de su hijo lleva a la caída a Caco, un patriarca gitano que se refugia en el alcohol y las fiestas. Pero a su vez tiene la responsabilidad del cuidado de Diego, hijo parapléjico de su hermano huido al extranjero por una deuda de muerte con una familia gitana que busca venganza.

Esta película es presentada en colaboración con La Casa de España en Houston.

ABOUT Our Music, More Than a Language
Wednesday´s Movie Night

In order to recognize the diversity of musical expressions in the region, the Institute of Hispanic Culture of Houston presents Our Music, More Than a Language, a selection of 16 contemporary Latin American films.
The inspiration of this film series is the music. Through different cinematographic proposals, we invite the public to discover the diversity of rhythms and the existing cultural heritage of the region. Extensive geography and cultural diversity are unified through a single language: music.
The film series consists of 16 films grouped into four parts:

CREATIVE WOMEN: Selection of films that recognize outstanding female creators and musical performers.
TO DANCE: Selection of films that emphasize music and dance as an expression.
MUSIC WITH STORIES: Selection of films whose main axis is a biographical story linked to music.
ORIGINAL SOUNDS: Selection of documentaries whose central theme is the music or sound of the Native peoples of the Americas.

Usually, we encourage a public discussion after each film.

Oct
28
Wed
Those Who Come, Will Hear @ Institute of Hispanic Culture of Houston
Oct 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Those Who Come, Will Hear
Original Title: Ceux qui viendront, L’entendront
Year: 2018
Running time: 77 min.
Country: Canada Canada
Director: Simon Plouffe
Screenwriter: Simon Plouffe
Cinematography: Gabi Kislat, Simon Plouffe
Cast: Documentary, Lynne Trépanier, Mélanie Gauthier, Cyril Borseaux, Simon Plouffe, Simon Léveillé, Shikuan Shetush Vollant
Producer: Les Films de L’Autre
Genre: Documentary

Those Who Come, Will Hear proposes a unique meeting with the speakers of several indigenous and Inuit languages of Quebec – all threatened with extinction. The film starts with the discovery of these unsung tongues through listening to the daily life of those who still speak them today. Buttressed by an exploration and creation of archives, the film allows us to better understand the musicality of these languages and reveals the cultural and human importance of these venerable oral traditions by nourishing a collective reflection on the consequences of their disappearance.

Los Que Vendrán, Lo Oirán
La película comienza con el descubrimiento de lenguas desconocidas al escuchar la vida cotidiana de aquellos que todavía las hablan en la actualidad. Afianzado
por una exploración y creación de archivos fílmicos que registran lenguas indígenas, la película nos permite comprender la musicalidad de estas lenguas y su importancia cultural, generando una reflexión colectiva sobre las consecuencias de su desaparición.

ABOUT Our Music, More Than a Language
Wednesday´s Movie Night

In order to recognize the diversity of musical expressions in the region, the Institute of Hispanic Culture of Houston presents Our Music, More Than a Language, a selection of 16 contemporary Latin American films.
The inspiration of this film series is the music. Through different cinematographic proposals, we invite the public to discover the diversity of rhythms and the existing cultural heritage of the region. Extensive geography and cultural diversity are unified through a single language: music.
The film series consists of 16 films grouped into four parts:

CREATIVE WOMEN: Selection of films that recognize outstanding female creators and musical performers.
TO DANCE: Selection of films that emphasize music and dance as an expression.
MUSIC WITH STORIES: Selection of films whose main axis is a biographical story linked to music.
ORIGINAL SOUNDS: Selection of documentaries whose central theme is the music or sound of the Native peoples of the Americas.

Usually, we encourage a public discussion after each film.