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Seattle, WA
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C'ERA UNA VOLTA A RIBOLLA (Italy, 19 min. 2022)
Director: Giovanni Guidelli
Genre: Drama & Historic  
Cast: Nicola Pecci, Davide De Togni, Lisa Angiolucci, Alessio Cherubini, Daniele Favill
Language: Italian w/ English subtitles

Synopsis: Luciano Bianciardi era amico di molti di quei minatori, e gli portava il cinema e i libri, come strumenti di emancipazione culturale e sociale.
A young man is awakened by noises. Some poorly dressed men are seated at the table in their kitchen. They are talking about something moving inside a cage.
This story is inspired by the tragedy in the mine of Ribolla, in 1954, May, 4th, where 43 miners lost their lives.

Sinopsis: Luciano Bianciardi era amigo de muchos mineros, y portaba el cine y los libros, como instrumentos de emancipación cultural y social.
Un joven se despierta con ruidos. Algunos hombres mal vestidos están sentados en la mesa de su cocina. Están hablando de algo que se mueve dentro de una jaula.
Esta historia está inspirada en la tragedia ocurrida en la mina de Ribolla, el 4 de mayo de 1954, donde perdieron la vida 43 mineros.

Oldtimers (Canada, 15 min. 2022)
Director: Brian Quintero
Producer:  Kirk Cooperi
Genre: Dark Comedy
Cast: Julian Richings, Conrad Coates
Language: English

Synopsis: Two associates finally get together during the holiday season to reminisce on their past glory days, hash out their differences, and rejoice by embracing a new, disturbing legacy.

Sinopsis: Dos asociados finalmente se reúnen durante la temporada navideña para recordar sus pasados días de gloria, discutir sus diferencias y alegrarse de aceptar un legado nuevo e inquietante.

Papel (Mexico, 8 min. 2022)
Directors: Gisela Carbajal Rodríguez & Felix Klee
Producer:  Facundo Umpiérrez
Genre:  Experimental, Drama,  Crime &  Human Right  
Cast: Natalia Gómez
Language: Spanish w/ English subtitles

Synopsis: Sofía is putting up search posters of her missing boyfriend Luis all over town. Copies of his picture surround her. Luis is one of the more than 80,000 missing persons in Mexico. At night Sofía faces a recurring dream: Little by little her world transforms into paper. First, the birds, then the ground, her room, until even death is made of paper. "PAPEL" tells this Mexican story of mourning and hope in black and white still images.

Sinopsis: Sofía está colocando carteles de búsqueda por toda la ciudad. Su novio Luis es uno de los más de 80,000 desaparecidos en México. Copias de su foto la rodean. Por la noche, Sofía se enfrenta al sueño recurrente de un mundo convertido en papel. Primero los pájaros, luego el suelo, su habitación, hasta que incluso la muerte es de papel.

Tapuia (Brazil, 19 min. 2023)
Note: Kay Sara is an Indigenous Filmmaker.
Directors: Kay Sara & Begê Muniz
Producer:  Elisa Telles
Genre:  Drama, Historical, Indigenous, Immigrants & Action
Cast: Anderson Kary Báya, Elisa Telles, Kay Sara, Angela Ribeiro, Hercules Morais, Francisco Gaspar, Begê Muniz
Language: Italian, Portuguese w/ English subtitles

Synopsis: Bianca, a young Italian immigrant living in the countryside of São Paulo, is working on her family's crops when she sees Arú, an enslaved indigenous woman, who was injured while escaping two goons from the farm where she was forced to work. Without thinking about the consequences, Bianca hides Arú in her house, putting everyone in danger.

Sinopsis: Bianca, una joven inmigrante italiana que vive en el campo de São Paulo, está trabajando en los cultivos de su familia cuando ve a Arú, una mujer indígena esclavizada, que resultó herida mientras escapaba de dos matones de la finca donde la obligaban a trabajar. Sin pensar en las consecuencias, Bianca esconde a Arú en su casa, poniendo a todos en peligro.

The Black Monk (USA & Guatemala, 14 min. 2023)
Directors: Jeffrey Gabriel Silva
Producer:  Kathya Archila, April Acevedo, Gillian Hadding
Genre:   Drama, Fantasy & Sci-Fiction
Cast: Marvin Coroy, Mauricio Armas, Evelyn Price, Robert Diaz-Gomar, Justo Lorenzo
Language: Spanish w/ English subtitles

Synopsis: A musician suffers a nervous breakdown and is haunted by the supernatural apparitions of a black monk.

Sinopsis: Un músico sufre una crisis nerviosa y es perseguido por las apariciones sobrenaturales de un monje negro.

Another Island (Cuba, 21 min. 2022)
Directors: José Manuel García Casado
Producer: Evelyn Mulet  
Genre:   Drama
Cast: Lola Amores
Language: Spanish w/ English subtitles

Synopsis: On a small island in southern Cuba, Flor devotes herself to caring for her father, Basilio. As dawn breaks on what would be just another day in their lives, she stumbles upon a long-lost diary. While she accompanies Basilio in his final moments, she reads aloud the pages that will lead them to a new beginning. Through the diary, she not only delves into her father's childhood life but also uncovers the secrets of a hidden island.

Sinopsis: En una pequeña isla del sur de Cuba, Flor se dedica a cuidar a su padre, Basilio. Cuando amanece en lo que sería solo un día más en sus vidas, ella se topa con un diario perdido hace mucho tiempo. Mientras acompaña a Basilio en sus momentos finales, lee en voz alta las páginas que los conducirán a un nuevo comienzo. A través del diario, no sólo profundiza en la vida infantil de su padre sino que también descubre los secretos de una isla escondida.

Before Madrid (Uruguay, 19 min. 2022)
Director: Ilén Juambeltz
Producer:  Facundo Umpiérrez
Genre:  Comedy, Drama & Romance  
Cast: Alejo Martínez, Agustina Castaña
Language: Spanish w/ English subtitles

Synopsis: Micaela and Santiago are a teenage couple living in a small town in Uruguay. They are very determined to have their first time, or at least try to

Sinopsis: Micaela y Santiago son una pareja de adolescentes que viven en un pequeño pueblo de Uruguay. Están muy decididos a tener su primera vez, o al menos intentarlo


The Beacon Cinema (View)
4405 Rainier Ave S.
Seattle, WA 98118
United States


Film > Festivals

Minimum Age: 16
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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