film clubSpeak To Me organiza un ciclo de cine cada viernes que brinda a los estudiantes la oportunidad para un acercamiento al cine y las artes audiovisuales. Se trata de una gran oportunidad para ver, discutir y revisar películas en inglés.

Se proyectará una amplia gama de corto-documentales y cortometrajes y a continuación se tendrá un debate con José Luis Arriaga, amante del cine y profesor.

José Luis Arriaga esta licenciado en Estudios de Cine por San Francisco State University y trabaja como editor de cine.

Hora: Viernes 18.00h – 19.30h

Precio: GRATIS

Lugar: Escuela Speak To Me, Martín de los Heros, 57


Friday, 18th November – Titles:

Comic KingThe Comic King of Guatemala

Directed by George Clipp & Jonathan Barnes
Running Time: 9:35

Synopsis:

For people in the United States, a comic book is as common as a barber shop. But as hard as it is to imagine, not all people have the same and equal rights and benefits. That being said, until 2013, Guatemala had no comic book shop.

And that all change when Dan and Sarah, Americans from New York decided to move to Guatemala. One day, the two went to a toy museum, where they saw a sign “Xulik”, and expected to find comics there. But the owner told him there is no way to get comics in Guatemala.

So Dan and Sarah decided to try and open a shop. With the thought that the worst thing that can happen is “run out of business and end up with a lot of comic books in your storage”, the two decided to take their chance.

This short documentary takes a look at their successful story, how their store impacted the community in Guatemala. Accepting things from other cultures is always a good option, so Dan and Sarah believed they can succeed. The documentary also features short interviews with customers, as well as with Dan and Sarah.

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Van Bo: Renaissance Man of Sausalito

Directed by: Caskey Ebeling
Running Time: 4:28

Synopsis:

He is color blind on one eye, but believes he can do colors better than any other artist. He believes he is the greatest “black” painter ever.

Before he became a painter, he worked in the porn industry for 20 years. Now at 66, this is his story. His studio at the foot of Napa Street was a popular place in the city up until 2010. It was then when “art collectors” showed up and collected his work.

He was known as the “Outsider” artist living in Sausalito. He is unique in three ways, he classifies his art as new style, an “outsider art”, he says and does what he wants, and he doesn’t live an ordinary life.

While he is painting, Bo always talks philosophy (considering himself a philosopher), history and everything else in his monologue.

And he even invented a term called “Living on Bo Time”, which literally means long pauses in local life.

Fun Fact: Bo believes porn and art are the same, in the aspect that you have to have vision to be successful in either.

 

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