SIN FRONTERAS FILM FESTIVAL 2018

Mar 23 to Mar 25
Friday to Sunday

FREE BUT SEATING IS LIMITED - ARRIVE EARLY!

Join the Student Organization for Latin American Studies (SOLAS) for their annual Sin Fronteras Latino Film Festival, a completely free event open to the UNM and greater Albuquerque community. This student-organized festival is devoted to films about Latin America and by Latin American filmmakers. The intent of the event is to contribute to a larger dialogue among UNM and community members regarding unique and important social and academic issues in Latin America. As in past years, the festival is generously supported by a variety of UNM groups and academic departments.  NOTE:  Show up early to get a seat!  For more info & trailers to the movies please visit the SIN FRONTERAS WEBSITE!

FRIDAY MARCH 23 

Poesia sin fin / Endless Poetry  6:30pm

Legendary cult filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky (The Holy Mountain, El Topo) reimagines his youth spent as an aspiring poet in his surreal and breathlessly inventive new film Endless Poetry. In 1940s Santiago de Chile, 20-year-old “Alejandrito” Jodorowsky vows to become a poet against the will of his disciplinarian father. Leaving home, he is introduced to the inner circle of the artistic and intellectual avant-garde of the time, meeting Enrique Lihn, Stella Diaz, Nicanor Parra and many other promising young writers who will become the masters of Latin America’s modern literature. Immersed in a world of poetic experimentation, they live together as few have dared to live before: sensually, authentically, freely, madly. Endless Poetry is a euphoric and unadulterated portrayal of artistic exuberance told through Jodorowsky’s dreamlike and kaleidoscopic visual language.  [Dir. Alejandro Jodorowsky - 2016 - 128m - Chile ]

SATURDAY MARCH 24

Presos / Prisoners 4:00 pm 

A young girl gets involved in a family drama when she starts a secret friendship with a prison inmate. All parts involved, inside and outside, will have to deal with the consequences of such kind of relationship and what's necessary to preserve it.  [Dir. Esteban Ramírez - 2015 - Costa Rica - 97m]

Pelé: Birth of a Legend 6:30 pm

Pele’s meteoric rise from the slums of Sao Paulo to leading Brazil to its first World Cup victory at the age of 17 is chronicled in this biographical drama.  [Dir Jeff Zimbalist - 2016-  Brazil/USA - 107m]

SUNDAY MARCH 25 

El soñador / The Dreamer 2:00 pm 

Sebastián has a talent for picking locks, and that's the only reason his supposed friends put up with him. The gang breaks into industrial buildings and dockside warehouses in and around Lima. It's a grim life as a petty crook, which Sebastián endures by escaping into an own personal dream-world. One day Emilia appears in his inner realm. It becomes increasingly difficult to distinguish whether their strong feelings for each other are real or part of the fantasy world. Emilia's two brothers, the leaders of the gang of thieves, will never accept their love. When Sebastián gets into a confrontation with one of them, he lashes out. There's only one way out of this nightmare, but before his planned escape with Emilia, Sebastián risks one last great coup.  [Dir Adrián Saba - 2016 - Peru - 80m]

Ovnis en Zacapa 4:30 pm

UFO sightings are reported in northeastern Guatemala. Rober Daneri, a frustrated college professor along with the production team of a sensationalist TV show, embarks on a supernatural journey across the thin boundary between blind faith, self-delusion and the unknown in search of truth.  [Director: Marcos Machado - 2015 - Honduras - 90m]

Please join us after the film for a Q&A with director and cast.

SIN FRONTERAS FILM FESTIVAL 2018 poster