“We are very humble and proud to have Mr. Vargas as our special guest,” said NCLAFF Director Miguel Rojas-Sotelo. “The Chicago Latino Film Festival is the largest in the United States, bringing films from all over the region and opening avenues for new and established talent to meet, discuss, and develop new projects.”
A special exhibit of illustrations from the Maxakali film Mãtãnãg, directed by Charles Bicalho and Shawara Maxakali, will open during the festival in the John Hope Franklin Center Gallery. Bicalho will give an artist’s talk at 12 p.m., Monday, Oct 21, in John Hope Franklin Center room 130/32. Lunch will be served.
NCLAFF will also screen The Infiltrators, the genre-defying portrayal of two immigrants who infiltrate a for-profit detention facility, at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 30, in the Rubenstein Arts Center Film Theater. Producer and Duke alum Sarah Garrahan will be present for a Q&A conversation.
There will be a special night focusing on the aftermath of Hurricane María on the island of Puerto Rico with filmmakers, activists, and student groups. “Puerto Rico after María: Energy Security and Reconstruction” begins at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26 in the Richard White Lecture Hall on Duke’s East Campus.
Todos Saben (Everybody Knows), dir. Asghar Farhadi
Branco Sai, Preto Fica (White Out, Black In), dir. Adirley Queirós
Building the American Dream, dir. Chelsea Hernández
Short film: Konagxeka: The Story of the Maxakali's Flood, dir. Isael Maxakail and Charles Bicalho
Short film, La astucia y la fuerza (Strength and Cunning)
Peru Night: Caiga quein caiga (All Can Fall), dir. Eduardo Guillot
Dos Fridas (Two Fridas), dir. Ishtar Yasin Gutiérrez. Collaboration with North Carolina Museum of Art
José, dir. Li Cheng