- Posted April 6, 2012 by
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The 2012 Rincon Film Festival
1. Official Selections
Rincón International Film Festival this year will be showcasing 91 films and 16 Music Videos from 19 different countries including 33 World Premieres and 43 Puerto Rican films to be screened this year.
2. Filmmakers attending the Festival
Dozens of Filmmakers confirmed to be attending from Canada, UK, Australia, Haiti, US/Stateside - (NY, LA), and Puerto Rico.
3. Partnership with HBO
A new partnership with HBO will bring a Puerto Rico Premiere presentation of the hit Sundance 2012 Documentary – “Ethel”. This documentary is about the Kennedy matriarch and widow of Robert F. Kennedy – Will screen during : Documentary Night - Thursday, April 12th, at Casa Islena.
4. Multi-million dollar hit Australian film / Puerto Rico Premiere
An exciting Puerto Rico Premiere presentation of the multi-million dollar hit Australian film – Will screen during : Red Dog - Feature Film Night - Wednesday, April 11th, at Villa Cofresi.
5. Puerto Rico Highlights include:
RIFF 12 proudly presents a total of 43 Puerto Rican films – including 24 World Premieres
• No Gano documentary - The Puerto Rico Premiere of the controversial documentary No Gano - (which premiered at the acclaimed Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, Utah in January 2012.) - This documentary gives a rare glimpse at an ancient bloodsport which has endured for centuries and since has become illegal in many countries. This is an unflinching portrait of cockfighting on the island of Puerto Rico. Will screen during :
Daytime Films - Friday, April 13th at 4:50 pm at Villa Cofresi.
• Aguirre - The World Premiere of the documentary Aguirre - This historical documentary tells the story of a Company Town called Aguirre located in southern Puerto Rico between Salinas and Guayama. Will screen during:
- Puerto Rico Day Films - Thursday, April 12th, at 10:25am at Villa Cofresi.
• La Otra Educación - The World Premiere of the documentary La Otra Educación - The class action suit of Rosa Lydia Vélez v The Education Department is the story line that documents the 30 year struggle of families with disabled children in Puerto Rico. Their only demand is the right to an education for their sons and daughters with special needs. – Will screen during Student Day - Wednesday, April 11th, 4:00 pm at Villa Cofresi.
• 17 -The World Premiere of the documentary 17 - After failing national tests for almost a decade, a school in Maricao is at risk of closing its doors. Can the students change this disastrous course? It all started with 17... Puerto Rico Short Film Night - Saturday, April 14th at Rincon Beach Resort.
• Compañeros de Lucha - The World Premiere of the controversial documentary Compañeros de Lucha - which explores the protest against urban development at Isla Verde Beach.- Will Screen during: Daytime Films - Friday, April 13th at 12pm at Villa Cofresi.
• Misión Comida Local - The World Premiere of the documentary Misión Comida Local - a film that explores the importation of food into Puerto Rico – Student Day - Wednesday, April 11th, 1:45 pm at Villa Cofresi.
• Meme - The World Premiere of the documentary Meme - A story about women in Namibia, Africa.- Will screen during : Student Day - Wednesday, April 11th, 2:15 pm at Villa Cofresi.
• Semitostado - The Puerto Rican documentary Semitostado - When a plague of beetles descend upon the coffee plantations of Puerto Rico, the local farmers struggle to continue growing. - Will screen during : Student Day - Wednesday, April 11th, 3:00 pm at Villa Cofresi.
b. Puerto Rican Shortfilms & Feature Films
Puerto Rican Short Film Night –Saturday April 14th at Rincon Beach Resort at 6pm will feature 9 Puerto Rican short films, 5 of which are World Premieres.
Puerto Rican Feature Film Luncheon / Awards - Sunday April 15th at Rincon of the Seas at 12pm will feature 2 World Premiere Puerto Rican films - 1 Short