Tuesday night at 7 PM (with a reception starting at 6:15) at Enzian, don’t miss the feature film screening event of this year’s 4th annual UCF Latin American Cultural Festival of Orlando. A six week celebration (produced by the University of Central Florida) of all the cultural arts–including music, theater, dance, poetry, literature, fine art and cinema–this year’s presentation of POR SUS PROPIOS OJOS (“Proper Eyes”) follows in the footsteps of Carlos Sorin’s INTIMATE STORIES, a newly struck print of Marcel Camus’ BLACK ORPHEUS, and Francisco Vargas’ Cannes-winning THE VIOLIN.
Skillfully mixing documentary and narrative and filmed on location at the San Martin Penitentiary in Cordoba, Argentina, Liliana Paolinell’s powerful drama focuses on a couple of college students attempting to make a film about the women in the lives of prisoners at a local jail. An accomplished blend of social criticism, fear, fantasy, and reality, PROPER EYES won four awards at the Gramado Film Festival (Best Screenplay, Actress, Jury Prize and Audience Award) and its two leads shared the Best Actress Award at the Biarritz International Festival of Latin American Cinema.
So come out and support this one-of-a-kind screening and terrific local cultural event. And since the film’s only 82 minutes long, you’ll still have plenty of time to make it home for the big debate.