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dancers silhouette Viva cine Argentina; Screenings April 3-5

Over the past few years, international film critics and festivals have devoted growing attention to a filmmaking renaissance in Argentina. The Virginia Film Society brings four important recent Argentine films to Charlottesville April 3-5 that were selected by Argentine and Hispanic U.Va. faculty and students, as well as community members.

Argentine director Mercedes García Guevara will present her acclaimed 1999 film “Río Escondido (Hidden River)” April 5 at 7 p.m. in Newcomb Hall Theater. A sneak preview of her latest feature, “TANGO A Strange Turn,” will be screened beforehand and accompanied by a live tango performance. Argentine film producer Ricardo Preve will join Virginia Film Festival director Richard Herskowitz in introducing “Herencia (Heritage)” at 7 p.m. April 3 at Vinegar Hill Theatre. On April 4, the film “Bolivia” will be shown at 9 p.m. at Vinegar Hill, followed by a discussion with Pablo Davis, U.Va. assistant dean of students. On April 5
at 4 p.m., “Mundo Grua (Crane World)” will be shown at Newcomb Hall Theater.

Tickets for each screening are $7 for the public, $3 forstudents and free for film society members, and will be on sale at the door. Call 982-5560 or visit


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