BAFICI - 11th Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema

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The eleventh edition of Buenos Aires Independent Film Festival (BAFICI) organized by the Ministry of Culture of the city of Buenos Aires, and directed by Sergio Wolf, will take place between March 25th and April 5th, 2009, with screenings at various venues around the city, featuring a total of 350 movies and short films.
Some of the titles that make up this year's program are: 35 shots of rhum, by renowned French director Claire Denis (Chocolat, Nénette et Boni, Beau travail); Filmefobia (Brazil, 2008) a movie about fears by filmmaker Kiko Goifman, who last year presented Handerson e as horas; Examined Life (Canada, 2008) by Astra Taylor, about present existence on a tour along the 5th Avenue; Shirin (Iran, 2008) by Abbas Kiarostami (Through the Olive Trees, A Taste of Cherry, Y The Wind Will Carry Us) presented at the 65th Venice Film Festival, a homage to Iranian women; the second film by Chilean director Sebastián Silva, La nana (Chile-Mexico, 2009) winner as best International Drama Film at the Sundance Festival; Une autre homme (2008) by Swiss director Lionel Baier , about the relation between a famous film critic and a novice in the medium; Milestones (United States, 1975) the documentary by Robert Kramer (Guns, À toute allure, Notre nazi) about writer Grace Paley and her particular vision on Vietnam war; Awaydays (United Kingdom, 2008) by Pat Holden based on the novel by Sampson's; Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea (Japan, 2008) by animation master Hayao Miyazaki (Sen and the Mysterious Disappearance of Chihiro, Princess Mononoke, Howl's Moving Castle); and 16 memorias (Colombia, 2008) by Camilo Botero Jaramillo, a movie about the family films of the Posada Saldarriagas in Medellín, among many other titles. Some of these filmmakers will be present at Festival.

Venues:
Aliance Francaise: Av. Cordoba 946
Arteplex Duplex Caballito: Av. Rivadavia 5050
Atlas Santa Fe: Av. Santa Fe 2015
Open Air Screenings: Pasaje Carlos Gardel 3100 / Plaza San Martín de Tours (Schiaffino & Posadas)
Espacio BAFICI: Guardia Vieja 3332
Hoyts Abasto: Av. Corrientes 3247
Malba Cine: Av. Figueroa Alcorta 3415
Teatro 25 de Mayo: Av. Triunvirato 4444
Teatro Gral. San Martín: Av. Corrientes 1530 Piso 10º - Sala Leopoldo Lugones.

Tickets: AR $8.
From March 18th to March 25th, 10 AM to 10 PM:
Online at www.bafici.gov.ar
Casa de La Cultura: Av. De Mayo 575
Hoyts Abasto: Av. Corrientes 3247
Hard Rock Café: Pueyrredón 2501
During the festival: Online at www.bafici.gov.ar, or at all the venues of the festival.
There will be some special activities with free entrance at Hoyts Abasto and free concerts at Teatro 25 de Mayo. Free tickets must be picked up on the day of the performances.
For more information, schedules and programs, visit BAFICi 2009 official website.

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