Tuesday, April 30, 2013
|Susan Cherin and Chris Norris|
Chris' grandmother is one of the organizers of this festival, now in its sophomore year. Don't they look cute together!
The opening night film Violeta Se Fue a Los Cielos (Violeta Went To Heaven) Directed by Andrés Wood is a creatively told biopic on the life of Chilean folksinger, artist and activist Violeta Parra, who basically was so driven by her passions, she completely destroyed two marriages and woefully neglected her 3 children. Undeniably, she was a force to be reckoned with, right up until she selfishly committed suicide. Chris's piece below paints Violeta in a much better light; however, we both agreed, it's an organic and noteworthy film.
7 Boxes by filmmakers Juan Carlos Maneglia & Tana Schémbori was a hit! So original! Part crime drama, part crazy farce, part morality tale on the pitfalls of greed and need for fame.
Here's Chris Coverage of FLAFF:
This sizzling hot weekend wouldn’t have been possible without the generous support of: The Philadelphia Foundation, The University of the Arts, Greater Philadelphia Film Office, International House Philadelphia, Case de Duende, Leewawy Foundation, Congreso, Health Partners and Bread and Roses.
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