October 16, 2009

Drama & Intrigue - WNC Students Admitted FREE

Friday Night Films Feature South America

Mutum Airs on Friday, Oct. 16, 7 p.m., in Marlette Hall, Cedar Building at WNC Carson City.
"Mutum" Airs on Friday, Oct. 16, 7 p.m., in Marlette Hall, Cedar Building at WNC Carson City.

Western Nevada College's Friday night international film series takes a trip to South America for the next two offerings.

This week, "Mutum" portrays Thiago, a sensitive and imaginative boy living on a small, hardscrabble farm in a remote region of Brazil. His life is filled not only with curiosity and youthful discovery, but also with the reality of his parent's unhappy marriage and his father's abuse -- all of which are one day changed by a chance encounter and unexpected gift. Director Sandra Kogut focuses on minute details of rural life to tell a bittersweet story of one boy's coming-of-age amidst events both great and small.

"Mutum" plays Friday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m. at Marlette Hall, Cedar Building, on the Carson City campus. Admission: $3; WNC students with ID are free.

On Friday, Oct. 23, the festival shows a darker film, "My Time Will Come," where a predawn murder sets in motion a series of interlocking tragedies that eventually find their way to the city morgue's brooding Dr. Arturo Fernandez.

Physically and emotionally isolated from the world around him, the doctor develops an oddly intimate relationship with the personal lives of his cases, gradually forcing him to confront his connection to the living, and the dead. Director VÝctor Arregui's serpentine tale is a dark but sympathetic portrait of one man's solitude set against a richly textured rendering of Quito, Ecuador's capital city.

Designed to promote cultural awareness, the independent films have been screened and won awards at festivals around the globe. The series is supported by Nevada Humanities. Information: 445-3222.

The schedule:
MUTUM (EDU) - Oct. 16
Sandra Kogut, Brazil, 2007

MY TIME WILL COME - Oct. 23
VÝctor Arregui, Ecuador, 2008

THE PHOTOGRAPH - Nov. 6
Nan Triveni Achnas, Indonesia, 2007

THOSE THREE (EDU) - Nov. 13
Naghi Nemati, Iran, 2007

SLEEPWALKING LAND - Nov. 20
Teresa Prata, Mozambique, 2007

THOSE THREE (EDU) - Nov. 13
Naghi Nemati, Iran, 2007

WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD (EDU) - Dec. 4
Faouzi Bensa´di, Morocco, 2006

Press Release: October 14, 2009

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