¡Cine Magnífico! Albuquerque Latino Film Festival: Historias del Canal
September 17, 2016
Directors: Abner Benaim, Carolina Borrero, Luis Franco Brantley, Pinky Mon, Pituka Ortega-Heilbron.
Actors: Lakisha May, Andre Morris, Kathleen Wise, Iván González, Carlos Eduardo Goldstein.
This historical drama chronicles five incredible stories of people who helped build the famous canal and Panama itself. Spanning a century, from 1913 to 2013, the film weaves together the tales of five remarkable characters: Clarice, a young Jamaican labourer forced to choose between love and survival at the hands her American and British bosses during the Canal’s construction; Jake, the son of an engineer who grows up in the ‘American zone’ in 1950s Panama but who really wants to be with his Panamanian friends; José, a student caught up in the 1960s political unrest and his love for a pretty American girl, Lucy; Silverio, a chauffeur for visiting U.S. politicians who is hired to spy on them by local political activists in 1977; and Clarice Jones, a jazz singer in New York City who discovers that her great-grandmother worked on the canal and decides to go to Panama to discover her to roots. Text by Canadian Film Institute
$10 w/ $2 discount for students, seniors and NHCC Members
Historias del Canal plasma, a través de la visión de 5 directores, relatos que se extienden a través de un siglo. Hombres, mujeres y niños que se ven influenciados por la existencia de Canal, el acontecimiento que cambió la historia no sólo de un país sino del mundo.
106 min – DRAMA 2014 (Panamá)
Spanish with English subtitles
SXSW Film Festival: Audience Award: 24 Beats per Second (musical genre)
Tesalonica Documentary Film Festival: Peter Wintonick Audience Award: Best Film.
¡Cine Magnífico! website HERE.