This year’s Milwaukee Film Festival will be featuring two films on Cuba and Latin America: Secundaria and Libertador.
Secundaria Summary & Show Times
For teenagers in Cuba, enrollment in the National Ballet School (NBS), one of the very best in the entire world, is not only an irresistible means of expression but also the best chance for numerous kids to work their way out of poverty and into a better life. ‘Secundaria’ is a fly-on-the-wall document of the travels and tribulations of three students in one NBS high school class as they attempt to do just that, until third-year student Mayara Pineiro (now a member of the Milwaukee Ballet) makes a momentous decision and takes her destiny into her own hands.
Secundaria will be screened on Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 7:00 PM at the Downer Theater, as well as on Thursday, October 9th at 2:00 PM at the Fox Bay Theater.
Libertador Summary & Show Time
Integral to South America shedding the yoke of Spanish colonialism, Simón Bolívar is a hero to his people (and anyone who fights for freedom the world over). His remarkable story is brought to life in the sweeping historical epic ‘The Liberator’. Born into aristocracy and decadence only to grow a social conscience that led him to defend the downtrodden, Bolivar is a fascinatingly complex figure brought roaring to life by the charismatic Edgar Ramirez (Carlos). We follow him through personal tragedies and military triumphs as he helps to spread democracy and autonomy across the Americas.
Liberator will be screened on Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 2:00 PM at the Times Cinema in Milwaukee.