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    INTERVIEW: Guatemala’s Jayro Bustamante Discusses ‘La Llorona,’ Women, Racism in LatAm Cinema

    Earlier this month we attended the TIFF screening of and reviewed “La Llorona” (“The Weeping Woman”), the third feature length film by acclaimed Guatemalan director Jayro Bustamante. The film, which we viewed as a topsy turvy re-imagining of an old Latin American film, powerfully showcases themes of motherhood, corruption, ethnic discrimination, and unaccounted-for crimes against […] More

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    ‘Harriet’ Set to Mount Big Awards Push with Focus Features Launching Awards Site, Netflix Lists Docs and Early Year Releases

    Focus Features launched their 2019 awards site, with their contender listings and their respective categories.  They include “The Mustang” from Laure De Clermont-Tonnerre, “Downton Abbey” from Michael Engler, and “Harriet” from Kasi Lemmons, which just premiered last night at the Toronto International Film Festival.  More films are likely to be added throughout the first phase […] More