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NORTH CAROLINA LATIN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL
THIS IS A FREE EVENT
HEALTH CHECK: The Carolina Theatre of Durham is requiring all fans to provide PRINTED proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours OR full vaccination for entry. The City of Durham is requiring face coverings to be worn while at the theater except while eating or drinking. Additional policies may apply on a show-by-show basis and are subject to change. More details available at our Health & Safety Policies page.
THIS IS A FREE EVENT
Rubén Blades is Not My Name | Rubén Blades no es mi nombre
Dir. by Abner Benaim. Panama. 2018. 85 minutes.
Latin American icon Ruben Blades, whose “thinking man’s salsa” has earned him praise as the Bob Dylan of Latin America, was at the center of the New York Salsa revolution in the 1970’s. His socially charged lyrics and explosive rhythms brought Salsa music to an international audience. Blades has won 17 Grammys, acted in Hollywood, earned a law degree from Harvard and even run for President of his native Panama. Featuring electrifying footage from his final tour, a lively and candid walk through his Chelsea, New York home and neighborhood, plus testimonials from such icons as Paul Simon, Sting, Francisco “Bush” Buckley, and Junot Díaz, Rubén Blades is Not My Name is a testament to a rare talent whose restless heart has indeed helped change the world.
In Spanish with English subtitles.
Preceded By the Short Film:
Heroes of the Pandemic: “When the world is burning, I feel I must help put out the fire”
Dir. by Andrea Patiño, Victoria Bouloubasis. Durham. 2021. 15:38 min.
At the peak of the pandemic, nearly half of positive covid-19 cases in North Carolina were among Latinos, despite just being 9.6% of the population. In the absence of adequate state or federal support, a group of Latina doctors and activists is taking the community’s health into their own hands.