Ruben Blades Is Not My Name

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Showings

St. Anthony Main Theatre 3 Fri, Nov 9, 2018 7:30 PM
St. Anthony Main Theatre 3 Thu, Nov 15, 2018 8:00 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$11.00
Members:$8.00
Student (Box Office Only):$5.00
Film Info
Program:Cine Latino
The Art of Living
Tags:Music
Documentary
Latino/Hispanic/Iberian
Release Year:2018
Runtime:85 min
Country/Region:Panama
Argentina
Colombia
Language:Spanish
English
Print Source:Apertura Films
Trailer:https://vimeo.com/259475573
Cast/Crew
Director:Abner Benaim
Producer:Abner Benaim
Gema Juárez Allen
Cristina Gallego
Cinematographer:Gastón Girod
Mauro Colombo
Screenwriter:Abner Benaim
Editor:Felipe Guerrero
Composer:Rubén Blades
Filmography:Invasion (2014)
Maids and Bosses (2010)
Chance (2009)
Good Vibes (2003)

Description

Original title: Yo no me llamo Rubén Blades

Singer, songwriter, musician. Acclaimed actor, Harvard educated lawyer, successful politician. The life and career of Ruben Blades has taken anything but the expected, well-trod path. On the cusp of retiring as a performer, and keenly aware that the number of years behind him outnumber the ones to come, salsa’s renaissance man takes an honest and unflinching look back on a life rich with triumph, heartbreak, and above all, a deep and unshakeable love for his people. From his childhood in Panama and a political awakening spurred by the sovereignty riots of January 9, 1964; to a redefinition of salsa music itself by bringing a social dimension and commentary to the form, Blades has followed his heart and confounded expectations at every turn, carving a unique path and consistently opening up new possibilities for those who follow.

Featuring electrifying footage from his final tour, a lively and candid walk through his Chelsea, New York home and neighborhood, as well as testimonials from such icons as Paul Simon, Sting, Francisco “Bush” Buckley, and Junot Diaz, Ruben Blades Is Not My Name is a testament to a rare talent whose restless heart has indeed helped change the world. Panama’s official entry to the 91st Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film.

Sinopsis española

Cantante, compositor y músico. Actor aclamado, abogado educado en Harvard y político exitoso. La vida y carrera de Rubén Blades ha tomado un camino que es cualquier cosa menos predecible o por muchos otros ya recorrido. En la cúspide de su retiro de los escenarios y profundamente consciente de que los años tras de sí son más de los que vienen, el hombre del renacimiento de la salsa toma una honesta e inquebrantable mirada retrospectiva hacia su vida rica en triunfos, decepciones y, sobre todo, un profundo y firme amor hacia su gente. Desde su infancia en Panamá y el despertar político incentivado por los disturbios de soberanía el 9 de enero de 1964, hasta la redefinición de la “salsa” al darle al género una dimensión social, Blades ha seguido su corazón y desafiado expectativas a cada momento, construyendo un camino único y abriendo de manera consistente nuevas posibilidades para aquellos que lo sucederían.

Esta película presenta electrizante material de archivo de su tour final, una vivaz y cándida caminata a través de su hogar y barrio en Chelsea, Nueva York, así como testimonios de íconos como Paul Simon, Sting, Francisco “Bush” Buckley y Junot Diaz. Yo no me llamo Ruben Blades es un homenaje a un raro talento cuyo corazón incansable sin duda ha ayudado a cambiar el mundo y es la candidata oficial de Panamá para la 91 edición de los Premios de la Academia en la categoría de Mejor Película Extranjera.

Screening with Short Film:

Máxima: This Land of Mine

On a remote farm deep in the Peruvian Andes, a farmer is putting a halt to the plans of one of the biggest mining companies in the world. Having endured over 5 years of court proceedings, Máxima Acuña and her family are still fighting to keep the land they have worked so hard to call their home.

Director: Mariel Sosa | Documentary | 21 min | 2017 | Peru | Spanish


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