Ecuador in the Spotlight
Sometimes you just have to let things come together on their own. Films from Ecuador were a welcomed surprise. Besides being a beautiful country, there are some talented filmmakers doing wonderful work. Get a sampling at this year’s festival. For tickets, trailers, and more film details visit the ticketing page.
Opera Plaza Cinema – 09/16 9:10 PM /Roxie Theater 09/27 9:00 PM
After her mother becomes bedridden, a shy and lonely 11-year-old girl is sent to live with her estranged father. They hardly talk at first, but over time, they slowly get to know one another. Award winner at Rotterdam Film Festival (FF), Mumbai FF, and Lima FF
IF I DIE FIRST – Opera Plaza Cinema 09/19/2017 5:15 PM
A portrait of Ecuadorian musician Julio Jaramillo, who before being an idol in his country, gave himself the luxury of conquering all of America with his voice.
SUCH IS LIFE IN THE TROPICS / Sin Muerto No Hay Carnaval
Opera Plaza Cinema – 09/16 9:00 PM/ Roxie Theater 09/22/2017 7:00 PM
In Guayaquil, a populous city in Ecuador, a wealthy young man is trying to evict 250 families who have been squatting on the land he inherited from his father. The leader of the squatters is willing to negotiate, but can this tense conflict be resolved without bloodshed?
Roxie Theater 09/24/2017 6:30 PM/ La Pena Cultural Center 10/01/2017 6:00 PM
Rubén has been diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer. He has three months to live or a year-and-a-half with treatment. Rubén has decided to end his life with dignity, without loose ends.