Venezuela in Motion: Two Days of New Venezuelan Cinema Vancity Theatre – July 25 & 26, 2014 .

Vancouver film fans will have a new opportunity, next Saturday November 21st, to take a glance at the broad spectrum of New Venezuelan Cinema during the second edition of the yearly cinematic event hosted by the Consulate General of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in Canada’s West Coast.

With documentary films under the limelight in this occasion, Venezuela in Motion 2015 will be held at the Vancity Theatre, Vancouver. It will feature two documentaries and a similar number of animated shorts. Admission is free, like all cultural events organized by the Bolivarian Government, and all four films include English subtitles

Featured Films

Diario de Bucaramanga

Directed by Carlos Fung.

Friday July 25 | 6:00 PM .

  • Friday July 25 | 6:00 PM Followed by Gala. Venezuelan music, food and drinks will complete the appealing experience of plunging into two full days of the latest cinema from this vibrant and resourceful nation. Please come on in, everyone’s gladly invited! Vancity Theatre, Vancouver.

Azul y no tan Rosa (My Straight Son)

Directed by Miguel Ferrari.

Friday July 25 | 9:30 PM.

  • Diego is a young and successful photographer who lives in the glamorous world of fashion, shallowness and excess. A tragic accident turns his world around: his partner is now in a coma. Unexpectedly, and right amidst these terrible events, Diego must take care of his son, Armando. Now, both of them have to adapt to each other: Armando to the unknown, homosexual world of his father, and Diego to the closed-minded attitude of his teenage son.

Tambores de Agua, un encuentro ancestral (Water Drums, an Ancestral Encounte)

Directed by Clarissa Duque.

Saturday July 26 | 4:00 PM.

  • This documentary attests for the permanence of African roots in Afro-Venezuelan musical expressions. The plot kicks off when the central character discovers the ‘water drums’, a stunning musical manifestation of Barlovento –north central Venezuela. The aquatic chimes of the water drums will call for the crossing of the Atlantic Ocean to retrace the voyage of a people’s cultural traits and bring Africa and America together. Long distances come closer when the roots are strong enough to stumble upon time.


Directed by Diego Rísquez.

Saturday July 26 | 6:00 PM

  • This film tells the story of classically trained Venezuelan painter Armando Reverón (1889-1954) who lived on the Caribbean coast with his partner and muse Juanita, from 1924 onwards. There, he erected a primitive, magical realm he called home: El Castillete (little castle), where he alternately engaged in games, ceremonies, and delusions in the ludic, sensitive and painful universe he inhabited.

Taita Boves

Directed by Luis Alberto Lamata

Saturday July 26 | 9:00 PM

  • The film chronicles a thirst for revenge that devastated a country. This is the true story of José Tomás Boves, a merciless man who became a legend during the Venezuelan War of Independence, the most violent in the Americas. He went from seafarer to pirate, horse smuggler to prosperous merchant, prisoner to military chief. Spanish by birth, Boves spearheaded a grassroots troop of slaves, mulattoes, Amerindians and mestizos that crushed Simón Bolívar and his patriot army.