El proyeccionista/The Projectionist dir. Jose Maria Cabral; Dom. Republic, 2019
All his life, Eliseo has brought the magic of movies to the small rural towns in the Dominican Republic countryside via his traveling cinema caravan. When he’s not on the road or putting on a show, Eliseo is entranced by old film reels that he never shows anyone: images of a beautiful young woman he only knows through a projected film reel. One fateful night, however, the reels are damaged. Eliseo loses the only thing he felt connected to — the projected image of the woman he loves so much — and is plunged into a search for her real identity. The film was selected as the Dominican entry for the Best International Feature Film at the 92nd Academy Awards.
Jueves de Cine is organized by the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS). The Program is free and open to the public. Seating is on first come, first served basis. Popcorn and soda will be served courtesy of CLAS.