Thursday, November 18, 2010

Estoy enamorado...

El Yuma has fallen in love with La Yuma.


Not the country but the title character of this new Nicaraguan film (played by Alma Blanco pictured above).

Click here to see the trailer on You Tube!

La Yuma Boxes Her Way From Managua To Miami
Starting Sunday November 21

For info on the film and showtimes go to the Coral Gables Art Cinema site.

La Yuma paints a portrait of the heroine's violent family and community, along with her "band-of-outsider" friends, while at the same time following her affair with a university student who is from "the other side of the tracks." Unusual in its intensity and authenticity, La Yuma is Nicaragua's submission for this year's Academy Awards. Although it has played at many international festivals, broken box office records in Managua, and opened theatrically in Europe, this is its first regular theatrical release in all of North America.

A determined group of filmmakers and actors in Nicaragua have completed that country's first feature in more than two decades - La Yuma. It tells the story of a strong-willed young woman from a poor neighborhood of Managua who dreams of being a boxer, and is simultaneously a realistic and lyrical work that provides insight into today's Central Amercan reality. La Yuma, In Spanish with English subtitles, begins its exclusive U.S. theatrical engagement presented in 35mm at the Coral Gables Art Cinema on Sunday evening, November 21, and will run through Thursday, December 2.


Sunday 11/21 Opening Night - 6:00 p.m. reception, 7:00 p.m. screening
Hosted by the American Nicaraguan Chamber of Commerce with the film's director Florence Jaugey in attendance. Complimentary bar courtesy of Bacardi along with typical Nicaraguan food included in regular 7:00 p.m. ticket price.

Monday 11/22 - 6:30 & 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday 11/23 - 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday 11/24 - 6:30 & 8:30 p.m.
(Q & A with the director after all Monday through Wednesday screenings)

Thursday 11/25 - 6:30 & 8:30 p.m.
Friday 11/26 - 7:00 & 9:00 p.m.
Saturday 11/27 - 5:00, 7:00 & 9:00 p.m.
Sunday 11/28 - 3:00, 5:00, 7:00 & 9:00 p.m.
Mon 11/29 through Thursday 12/2 - 6:30 & 8:30 p.m.

"A satisfying independent film which reaches the height of true quality cinema." - Diario Las Americas (read the full review in Spanish here)

Awards for La Yuma include:
New Art Award, Guadalajara International Films Festival
Best Actress & Best Supporting Actor, Festival of Cartagena,
Best First Film & Best Actress. Guadalajara Film Festival.
Best Actress. Malaga Film Festival
Special Jury Mention for Screenwriting. Havana Film Festival

Read more about the film on the Spanish-language website http://www.la-yuma.com/.

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