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Cuban Food Stories

Sep 18 to Sep 20
Tuesday to Thursday 6:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Asori Soto - 2018 - 82m - In Spanish & English with English subtitles - No Matinees

After ten years living as an expat in the United States, Asori Soto decides to return to his homeland of Cuba to search for the missing flavors of his childhood. This is a journey to discover culinary traditions long thought lost due to the hardship that Cuba survived after the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Cuban Food Stories is a unique film about food, society, and culture on the island of Cuba. Through nine stories, Asori Soto explores the present culinary landscape of his homeland and provides a glimpse into what the future may hold. It is a personal road-trip adventure all around the island to discover the most authentic tales behind the Cuban cuisine.

The film gives unprecedented access to regions so remote that one can only arrive by raft, horseback, or swimming. A journey that will leave your mouth watering as we go from the middle of nowhere to the big cities and rediscover the culinary roots of an exciting Cuba in a time of change.

"Eye-opening...mouth-watering! Made with an archivist's heart and a gourmand's soul, 'Cuban Food Stories' chronicles director Asori Soto's road trip around the island of his birth, searching for the flavors of his youth and the stories behind the distinctive (and sometimes disappearing) tastes of regional cuisines. Soto, a longtime U.S. resident, captures his native country at a time of transition and smartly probes the relationship between culinary traditions and cultural heritage...he imbues his film with a hand-crafted charm that perfectly suits the stories and foods he focuses on." - Alissa Simon, VARIETY 

"A Cuban filmmaker, with help from some of the executive producers behind 'Jiro Dreams of Sushi,' wants to take you on his own a beautiful food tour of America's off-limits neighbor. If it can do for Cuban food what 'Jiro' did for sushi, the island could have a cult of hungry Americans arriving as soon as they're legally allowed." - Noah Kaufman, FOOD & WINE 

"A gorgeous love letter to the people and country of Cuba. Soto's imagery, stories, and food are compelling and a real triumph overall." - Alan Ng, FILM THREAT 

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En El Septimo Dia

Sep 18 to Sep 20
Tuesday to Thursday 4:30, 8:15

Dir. Jim McKay - 2018 - 92m - Some Spanish with English subtitles

Join El CENTRO DE IGUALDAD on September 18th at the 8:15PM screening!  El CENTRO will have an information table and will be talking to folks about how to get involved in the local immigrants' rights movement!

EN EL SÉPTIMO DÍA (On the Seventh Day) follows a group of undocumented immigrants living in Sunset Park, Brooklyn over the course of seven days.

Bicycle delivery guys, construction workers, dishwashers, deli workers, and cotton candy vendors, they work long hours six days a week and then savor their day of rest on Sundays on the soccer fields of Sunset Park. José, a bicycle delivery worker, is the team's captain - young, talented, hardworking and responsible. When José's team makes it to the finals, he and his teammates are thrilled. But his boss throws a wrench into the celebration when he tells José he has to work on Sunday, the day of the finals. José tries to reason with his boss or replace himself, but his efforts fail. If he doesn't work on Sunday, his job and his future will be on the line. But if he doesn't stand up for himself and his teammates, his dignity will be crushed.

Shot in the neighborhoods of Sunset Park, Park Slope, and Gowanus, EN EL SÉPTIMO DÍA is a humane, sensitive and humorous window into a world rarely seen. The film’s impact is made quietly, with restraint and respect for the individual experiences, everyday challenges, and small triumphs of its characters.

"A feel-good crowd-pleaser — a rousing sports movie about characters trapped by their surroundings and galvanized by their communal spirit." —Eric Kohn, IndieWire  

"Confident and captivating...the movie has a bone-deep humanity that transcends technique and reaches right back to Cassavetes." —Owen Gleiberman, Variety

"An intimate character study, but also an excitingly kinetic film." —Amy Taubin, ArtForum

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Alibi Midnight Madness Presents

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Let The Corpses Tan

Sep 28 to Sep 29
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Helene Cattet and Bruno Forzani - 2018 - 92m - An ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS special - Belgium / France - In French with English subtitles - $8 general / $6 students

Belgian filmmakers Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani trade in the crushed velvet and creeping shadows of their giallo-worshiping first two films (Amer, The Strange Color of Your Body’s Tears) for blistering sun, creaking leather and raining bullets in this glorious homage to 1970s Italian crime films. After stealing a truckload of gold bars, a gang of thieves absconds to the ruins of a remote village perched on the cliffs of the Mediterranean. Home to a reclusive yet hypersexual artist and her motley crew of family and admirers, it seems like a perfect hideout. But when two cops roll up on motorcycles to investigate, the hamlet erupts into a hallucinatory battlefield as both sides engage in an all-day, all-night firefight rife with double-crosses and dripping with blood. Based on a classic pulp novel by Jean-Patrick Manchette and featuring vintage music cues by Ennio Morricone, Let the Corpses Tan is a deliriously stylish, cinematic fever dream that will slamfire your senses like buckshot to the brain.

"Meticulously executed, obsessively stylized. You almost expect to see Dario Argento or Mario Bava’s name on the credits and for Morricone to have composed the music." – Allan Hunter, Screen International

"Beautiful, experimental and bold. One of the most exciting cinematic experiences I’ve had in quite some time. I couldn’t look away for fear of missing yet another thing I’d never witnessed before." – Evan Saathoff, Birth.Movies.Death.

"An exercise in fetishization, of both the human body and the visual medium that captures it. There’s a gleeful, twisted imagination at work here." – Vikram Murth, RogerEbert.com

"Cattet and Forzani might have made the quintessential midnight movie." – Marshall Shaffer, Slash Film

"Let the Corpses Tan might be the best 1970s Italian crime thriller never made." – Todd Gilchrist, Wizard World

"A fetishistic, ultra-violent exploitation flick that's all kinds of artistic and exciting. A stunning display of visual seduction and slaughter-first gunplay." – Matt Donato, We Got This Covered

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