Películas y Palomitas

Director(s): Multiple Directors
Country: Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, Spain, United States
Language: Spanish w/ English subtitles
Multiple Film Types | 2020, 2021, 2022 | 74 min
Recommended for ages 8+ (Parental Guidance: Ages 8+)

Películas y Palomitas! (Movies and Popcorn!) – Every festival year we search for films produced in countries where Spanish is the primary language or the lingua franca. This year we travel to Colombia, Argentina, Mexico and more!

Films and film order are subject to change without notice.

THE DANCE- (El Baile) Andrés has a problem: his crush Mariana invited him to the school dance, but his shoe has a big hole in the toe! Can Andrés repair or replace his shoe in time to impress Mariana? (2021/ 15 min/ Colombia/ dir. Pedro Pablo Vega Reyes/ Spanish)

IT WAS ONLY A ROCK THAT LOOKED LIKE SOMEONE- (Era Solo Una Roca Que Se Parecía a Alguien) Astronauts Adam and Steve work at a space station meant to save Earth. But the work is boring and lonely for Steve, who starts to have visions of his mother and childhood home. Adam can’t cover Steve’s work forever – will the two find a way to keep their grip on reality while still doing their jobs? (2020/ 11.5 minutes/ Mexico/ dir. Matisse Gonzalez Jordán/ Spanish)

KERADÓ-One day, while collecting jagua fruits, a young Embera Katío girl, Chidima, is lured by a glowing, mystical toad into the forbidden zone of a hydroelectric power plant that put her village in danger, where she accidentally discovers a sacred cave. Frightened, she runs away and tells her grandfather what she saw, unexpectedly bringing a new hope for her people.(2022/ 15 min/ Colombia/ dir. Andrés Rafael Castillo, Diego Alejandro Castillo/ Embera Katío)

LA CALESITA- What goes around comes around…in a good way! When a beloved neighborhood carousel shuts down, the kind-hearted operator takes matters into his own hands, with his community ready to help. (2022/ 9.5 min/ Argentina/ dir. Augusto Schillaci/ Spanish)

PLEASE IN SPANISH- Feeling disconnected from her Dominican heritage, a young woman warms to her cultural identity after meeting a lively neighbor. (2022/ 9.5 minutes/ USA/ dir. Patricia Seely/ English)

WHAT’S UP WITH THE SKY?- (Què li passa al cel?) What starts as a few small building and farming changes in town balloons into an ultra-industrial city and all the pollution that comes with it. Can the humans work together with the sun, clouds and land around them to heal their harm and live in better balance? (2022/ 10 min/ Spain/ dir. Irene Iborra/ non-verbal)

PEDRO Y CAROLINA – The music invites Pedro and Carolina to venture on a journey through the universe, sharing and getting to know each other more and more.(2023 / 3.5 mins / Uruguay / dir. Clara Sabina Rodriguez de Almeida)