ALUCINE 5TH TORONTO LATINO FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL
AluCine takes a different approach to South-North dialogue, pushing experimental work over more common attempts to "explain" another place to here. Wednesday's opening-night program offers left-field takes on love, and includes the surreal-romantic The Man Without A Head, which won director Juan Solanas a Jury prize at Cannes. The night concludes with Pass The Mic!, Richard Montes's Latin hiphop doc.
AluCine's spotlight artist is filmmaker/professor Naomi Uman, based in Los Angeles and Mexico City. Uman's hand-processed work uses a scratch-and-cut aesthetic to isolate telling details in celluloid. In Leche, she captures the mood and time sense of a farming family in central Mexico. In Mala Leche, she returns to the same family after they've migrated to California's agribusiness. Big difference. Uman will attend (November 14, 9 pm). (November 12-16, Innis College)