UCLA Set to Showcase Contemporary Latin American Cinema

by Eugene Hernandez

Eight new films from Chile, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Argentina, and Cuba
will be screened at UCLA later this month, through early February, as part
of the universities' Film and Television Archive series, "Contemporary
Latin American Cinema." Four of the films are United States premieres.

Among the entries, political films remain an important aspect. The series
begins with the Los Angeles premiere of "Chile -- La Memoria Obstinada"
("Chile -- The Obstinate Memory," by Patricio Guzman. In addition, Guzman's
1975 film "La Batalla de Chile, Primera Parte" (The Battle of Chile, Part I")
and "La Batalla de Chile Segunda y Tercera Parte" ("The Battle of Chile, Parts
II and III
") from 1976 and 1979 will screen.

The other films screening in the series are the U.S. premiere of Beto
Brant's "Os Matadores" ("Belly Up") from Brazil, the U.S. premiere of
"Momentos Robados" ("Stolen Moments") from Argentina, the U.S. premiere of
Victor Saca's "En El Paradiso No Existe Dolor" ("There's No Pain in
"), the Los Angeles premiere of Djalma Limongi Batista's "Bocage O
Triunfo de Amor
" ("Bocage Triumph of Love") and the U.S. premiere of Ciro
Cappellari's "Sin Querer."

[The series runs from January 24 - February 8, 1998. For more information
call 310.206.3456.]