Friday, March 30, 2012
Wealthy Theater, 1130 Wealthy Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506 (616) 459-4788 x130
Postales de Leningrado / Postcards from Leningrad
2007 - Venezuela
Directed by Mariana Rondón
NR - 90 min
In Spanish with English Subtitles
During Venezuela's armed revolutionary struggle of the 1960s, a young guerilla woman gives birth to a daughter. Seen from her child's point of view, their life of hiding places, fake names, and disguises seems like a game. Confidently balancing the drama of revolution with the capacity of children to dream, the film's colorful universe blurs the line between reality and the madness of war. [www.foreignmoviesddl.org]
Sponsored by the Consulate of the República Bolivariana de Venezuela in Chicago.
The Grand Rapids Latin American Film Festival was organized in 2010 to screen and discuss contemporary Latin American cinema with a West Michigan Audience. Operating from the Grand Valley State University Latin American Studies Program, the festival is organized by a consortium of professors from Grand Valley, Aquinas College and Calvin College.
All films are open to the public with free admission. A complete list of films and other events can be found online at www.gvsu.edu/las. For more information contact Zulema Moret, director of Grand Valley's Latin American Studies, at 616.331.2286, or email@example.com.