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El Yaque, Town of Champions presented by Lunes Populares
Nov 30, 2013 @ 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm| Free
Inspired by the day of the week that movies are half-priced in most Venezuelan cities, LUNES POPULARES (Popular Mondays) is dedicated to showcasing recent releases of Venezuelan cinema. Screenings will include documentaries and feature films in various genres like drama, romance, comedy, action, etc. The VENEZUELAN FILM FESTIVAL IN NEW YORK is intended as a meeting place for the discussion and promotion of Venezuelan cinema currently being developed. This event is co-hosted by the Festival del Nuevo Cine Venezolano, Caracas Arepa Bar and Santa Teresa Rum.
El Yaque. Town of Champions (Documentary, 76 min, 2012)
Four windsurfers dream of winning the Windsurfing World Championship and becoming heroes. Financial problems, lack of recognition, family crisis and even the death of relatives are just some of the obstacles they must encounter on their way to success. An intimate portrait filmed throughout four years that reveals the human side of high-level athletes, from the privacy of their homes in a small fishing town in Margarita Island to the most exuberant locations in 5 countries.