6:30PM - 8:30PM
CineMINT brings the best of Latin film to Charlotte. With screenings taking place in spring, and fall, each program will showcase those films that go unseen by most of America. From thought provoking documentaries, to emotional dramas, CineMint films will you get you thinking, discussing, and understanding more about your Latin neighbors and beyond.
Spanish with English subtitles. Authentic Latin American food and drinks provided by Gelitas Charlotte .
LA CIUDAD, the feature film debut of writer/director David Riker, is a dramatically photographed collection of stories of love, hope, and loss, and an affecting portrait of disenfranchised Latin American immigrants living in New York. Filmed over the course of six years in the 1990s, LA CIUDAD takes us inside this community of newcomers, creating a powerful and incisive drama about the loneliness, displacement, and economic hardship which they face in the new and unfamiliar world of the city.
In creating this film, director Riker strove for authenticity both in the stories he tells and in the characters he portrays. He spent five years developing the film within the Latin American community, and chose to cast non-actors in almost every role. Because most of the performers are themselves struggling immigrants, they bring a resonant understanding and realism to the film. The film began as a short film, which won the 1995 Student Academy Award for Best Dramatic Short and the Director's Guild of America Best Student Film Award. - Oscilloscope Laboratories
Director: David Riker
Writer: David Riker
Stars: Anthony Rivera, Joseph Rigano, Miguel Maldonado | See full cast & crew »
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CineMint and the Latino Initiative are kindly sponsored by the Duke Energy Foundation.