The fall film festival season is in full swing, and El Andalón has been invited to screen at two excellent festivals in October, on this country’s right and left coasts.
The first is NEFIAC, the New England Festival of Ibero-American Cinema. El Andalón will play with other shorts in a program called “Facing Fears,” a loosely themed set of films that show how people take action under extreme circumstances. Our protagonist Don Sergio is a certainly a perfect example of how to make the best out of the worst in life – and he’s been doing it well for over 45 years.
El Andalón screens Sunday Oct. 2 at 2pm, at the Criterion Cinemas in downtown New Haven, CT. Detailed info at the NEFIAC website. Unfortunately we won’t be able to attend, but feel free to contact us if you have any questions after seeing it.
And while you’re there, don’t miss out on some other gems in this finely-curated festival, including Miguel Coyula’s awesome “Memories of Overdevelopment,” and the powerful “Portraits in a Sea of Lies” from Colombia.
Late October brings the 14th annual United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF) to the Stanford/Palo Alto community. This year’s theme is “Education is a Human Right,” and it features no less than 70 films from around the world, including ours.
We’re very excited about this, as Sergio’s efforts building schools in Chiapas gets its moment in the spotlight. We will be in attendance at the screening on Saturday, Oct 29, at 4pm in the Cantor Arts Center (328 Lomita Dr.) on the Stanford Campus. Here is the schedule. Please note that UNAFF is using El Andalón’s title in English, “The Healer.”