• Elementary Training for Actors

    2009. Argentina. Martín Rejtman, Federico León. 52 min.

  • Copacabana

    2007. Argentina. Martín Rejtman. 56 min.

New York premiere. Introduced by Rejtman

Friday, May 6, 2011, 8:00 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1

  • Elementary Training for Actors

    2009. Argentina. Written and directed by Martín Rejtman, Federico León. With Fabián Arenillas, Ulises Bercovich, Luca Damperat. Rejtman, a longtime Cinema Tropical favorite (the organization released his films Silvia Prieto and The Magic Gloves), is often referred to as the father of New Argentinean Cinema. In this sharp, witty featurette about a theater workshop for children lead by a fervent professor, Rejtman remains true to the deadpan minimalist humor that distinguishes his earlier work. In Spanish; English subtitles. 52 min.

  • Copacabana

    2007. Argentina. Directed by Martín Rejtman. Taking the annual celebration of the Virgin of Copacabana in a Bolivian neighborhood in Buenos Aires as its point of departure, Rejtman’s first incursion into nonfiction filmmaking is a sober, meticulous portrait of Argentina's Bolivian community. Featuring minutely detailed mise-en-scène and minimal dialogue, Rejtman’s work is playfully structured in reverse, as the film begins with the festivities, follows with the rehearsals, and ends with the immigrants' original journey from Bolivia. In Spanish; English subtitles. 56 min.

In the Film exhibition In Focus: Cinema Tropical

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