¡VAMOS! Festival 2011 returns for its 5th year for 5 weeks between 4th June - 10th July 2011 with lively and inspiring events from Spanish and Portuguese speaking cultures with a varied programme of contemporary and traditional music, dance, films and talks across Newcastle and Gateshead.
The Star and Shadow Cinema will be showing 4 excellent films from South America as part of the Vamos Festival, never shown in Newcastle before, and from 3 different countries: Mexico, Brazil and Uruguay.
¡VAMOS! Festival is an annual festival celebrating Latin and Lusophone (Portuguese) speaking cultures with events across North East England.
This film season featured in the GUARDIAN! Here
9 Jun 2011, 7:30 p.m.
Part of the very exciting new wave from Uruguay, winner of the best first feature film and the Silver Bear awards at the very prestigious Berlin Film Festival, this is a gorgeous comedy about a security guard in a supermarket.
16 Jun 2011, 7:30 p.m.
The stunningly beautiful and moving film explores the uneasy relationships formed between the indigenous Guarani peoples and landowners in Mato Grosso Do Sul, Southern Brazil. Followed by a discussion with Fiona Watson, Campaigns Director Survival International & Jared Bowers.
25 Jun 2011, 7:30 p.m.
Ten directors at the forefront of Mexican cinema, including Gael García Bernal, join together to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Mexican revolution in 10 short films.
30 Jun 2011, 7:30 p.m.
First film from Diego Luna, actor in Y Tu Mama Tambien and Milk, this film was selected by the London Film Festival this year, and gathered incredible reviews internationally. This is a very touching comedy-drama about a young 9 year-old who lives in a fantasy world.