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Letter From Eastie

News and other items from East Boston, Massachusetts.

Sunday, July 24, 2005

I've been a very bad blogger lately. . .

I've been shirking my normal blogging duties. Frankly, there just hasn't been anything exciting happening in this corner of the world and too much exciting in other parts of the world. However, I would like to point people to a couple of items.

First of all, I would like to introduce you to a wonderful artist named Patricia De Los Reyes. She is based in California and she happens to be the mother of one of my best friends, Rachel. Rachel has recently set up a web site to show off Patricia's paintings and I'm sure that they would love to have some feedback, so check it out if you have time. The web site is www.belovedspirits.com.

Also, if you are looking for something to do in the next couple of weeks, check out the 10th Annual IberoAmerican Film Festival which is being held at the Boston Public Library. The inauguration of the festival will be Tuesday, July 26th at 6:00 at the Rabb Hall in the BPL. The inauguration will be hosted by Roberto Escobar, the Consul General of El Salvador (whose consulate is in East Boston). Here is some information about the festival and the schedule: (I haven't the foggiest idea why the table for the shedule is displaying 20 miles further down the web page than the rest of the article. Sometimes I think I'll never understand blogger templates, so please forgive me and keep on scrolling until you get to it.)


The IberoAmerican, Spanish and Portuguese Consulates in Boston, Massachusetts, will inaugurate the Tenth IberoAmerican Film Festival of Boston, on next Tuesday July 26 at 6:00 PM in Rabb Hall of the Boston Public Library located at 700 Boylston St., Copley Square.

The event will be headed by the Consul General of El Salvador, Roberto Escobar, and will have the special participation of the Salvadoran Director Paula Heredia, whom has won many film awards including a Creative Emmy (2001) for her documentary “In Memoriam”.

During the Inauguration Act, the consular representatives will donate a series of history and literature books to the library as an act to disseminate the Iberian culture.

Over the years, many award-winning feature films have been made in Iberian countries. However, outside the countries where they have been produced and the festivals where they have won awards, these films are rarely screened. The Film Festival will start with the projection of the movie from El Salvador, “Medio Tiempo/Part Time” directed by Francisco Menéndez.

The Festival will be open to all general public and free of charge starting on July 26 and ending on August 30, 2005. The countries that will be hosting the festival and their movies´ projections are as follows:

datecountry Movie NameDirector
El SalvadorMedio Tiempo (Half Time)Francisco Menendez
27MexicoCorazon de Melon/ The Way to a Man´s HeartLuis Velez
SpainSolasBenito Zambrano
3ArgentinaUn Oso Rojo ( A Red Bear)Adrian Caetano
9ColombiaMaria Llena Eres de Gracia
( Maria Full of Grace)
Joshua Marston
10BrasilVilla-lobosZelito Viana
16PortugalJaimeAntonio Pedro Vasconzelos
17VenezuelaLa Pluma del Arcangel (The Archangel´s Feather)Luis Manzo
23Costa RicaMarasmoMauricio Mendiola
24Dominican RepublicPerico RipiaoAngel Muniz

Thanks again to Gloria Carrigg of the Eastie Artists' Group for giving me the heads-up on the film festival.


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