Events (Off-Campus)

The Americas Film Festival of New York

By Michael Williams
July 19th, 2018 in Events Off-Campus, Events Off-Campus Summer 2018.

I would like to invite you to the Fifth Edition of The Americas Film Festival of New York (TAFFNY), which showcases feature films in fiction and documentary as well as shorts and animations that represent the rich diversity of cultures, languages and stories of the Americas. The Festival begins Thursday, June 7, 6:30pm, at the Instituto Cervantes (211 East 49th Street) with the New York premiere of Handia by Spanish directors Jon Garaño and Aitor Arregi. Handia, which means Giant in Basque language, is a touching drama about the tough life of mid-19th century traveling circus “freaks”. “An uneasy universe with complexity, subtlety, emotion and truth,” according to Carlos Boyero of the newspaper El País. All screenings are free and open to the public and foreign language films are subtitled in English.

TAFFNY is in its fifth edition and through the years it has been growing. This year, we wanted to honor the students and faculty of City College’s MFA program in Film, one of the oldest film schools in the U.S. and the only public institution in New York City to offer a BFA in film. Among the amazing list of people who studied or took classes at CCNY Film Program are Woody Allen, Judd Hirsch, Stanley Kubrick, Jackie Mason, Richard Schiff, Eli Wallach, and Ben Gazzara.

TAFFNY closes on Friday, June 15, 6:00pm, with the Awards Ceremony of The Americas Short Films Competition at the National Museum of the American Indian (1 Bowling Green), followed by the New York premiere of Out of State by Native Hawaiian filmmaker Ciara Lacy. Out of State is a character-driven documentary that chronicles the experience of two men who find their cultural identity while housed in a private prison, thousands of miles from their island home of Hawaii.

The Americas Short Film Competition is exclusively dedicated to the promotion and exhibition of short-length audiovisual works by emerging filmmakers. The Festival’s competition will showcase films with a maximum length of 20 minutes that portray contemporary concerns of filmmakers living in the region. This year, TAFFNYscreens 40 short films in competition for The Americas Award in the categories of Animation, Documentary, Experimental, and Fiction.

The Americas Panorama is an exciting program that will bring the richness of the cultures of The Americas through eight award winning, feature-length films in fiction and documentary. The films reflect the multiplicity of stories and identities that form the “American” experience, ranging from documentaries that explore the complexities of community in a globalized world to stories, both personal and social, of perseverance, memory, and love.

TAFFNY is a cultural project of the Division of Interdisciplinary Studies at the Center for Worker Education of City College of New York (CUNY), in collaboration with the National Museum of the American Indian, and Instituto Cervantes. TAFFNY is made possible with the generous support of its partners and sponsors: the CCNY President’s Office, the CCNY Division of Humanities and the Arts, the CCNY Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership, CUNY Bildner Center for Western Hemisphere Studies, Telemundo 47, Ron Barceló, Goya Foods, Consulate General of Argentina, NYU’s King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, Ines Rosales, Aceites Castillo de Canena, Begonia Sangria, Ole Imports, and Event Model Agency.

For more information and the schedule, please visit www.taffny.com or email Prof. Carlos Aguasaco at caguasaco@ccny.cuny.edu. 

Spanish-Brazilian Flamenco Night

By Michael Williams
May 25th, 2018 in Events Off-Campus, Events Off-Campus Spring 2018.

Join us at the Dorchester art project gallery for a brilliant Spanish-Brazilian flamenco night!!

Join Brazilian Guitarist and singer Tarciso Alves and Blanca Rosas Spanish-pop bossa nova singer. With ANTONIO “TIRITI” TRAN Spanish-flamenco guitarist and vocalist ANA MARÍA VILLA of Flamenco Boston.

Tickets are only $14 for general admission. To buy tickets please go to www.blancarosasmusic.com on 8/12/2018  at 7pm.

For group tickets, please feel free to contact Blanca Rosas at rosasblanca35@gmail.com.

Thank you and see you at the show.

Blanca Rosas Music
www.blancarosasmusic.com
908-344-0563

Instituto Cervantes at Harvard – Rashaping Hispanic Cultures Symposium

By Michael Williams
May 8th, 2018 in Events Off-Campus, Events Off-Campus Spring 2018.

For the third consecutive year, the Cervantes Institute at Harvard University organizes the symposium “Reshaping Hispanic Cultures” and focuses on researchers who are beginning their professional career. During the symposium, unpublished papers will be presented with topics as diverse as literature, music, cinema, politics or teaching of Spanish language. The program of the symposium includes keynote conferences by three prestigious researchers: Lorgia García Peña (Romance Languages and Literature, Harvard University), Francisco Moreno-Fernández (Observatorio del Instituto Cervantes at Harvard) and Daniel Aguirre Oteiza (Romance Languages and Literature, Harvard University).

Por segundo año consecutivo, el Instituto Cervantes en la Universidad de Harvard organiza el simposio «Reshaping Hispanic Cultures», dirigido a investigadores que están comenzando su desarrollo profesional. Durante el simposio se presentarán comunicaciones inéditas con temas tan distintos como literatura, música, cine, política o enseñanza de español. Asimismo, el programa del simposio incluye conferencias plenarias a cargo de tres prestigiosos investigadores: Lorgia García Peña (Romance Languages and Literature, Harvard University), Francisco Moreno-Fernández (Observatorio Instituto Cervantes at Harvard) y Daniel Aguirre Oteiza (Romance Languages and Literature, Harvard University).

Full program for the Symposium is available here.

Alan Smith Soto Poetry Reading

By Michael Williams
May 8th, 2018 in Events Off-Campus, Events Spring 2018.

Our very own Alan Smith Soto, Professor of Spanish, will be doing a poetry reading later this month, along with his brother, Mark Smith-Soto.

  • Date:  May 24
  • Time:  7:30 pm
  • Location:  Cambridge Public Library

Chahdortt Djavann

By Michael Williams
April 24th, 2018 in Events Off-Campus, Events Off-Campus Spring 2018.

Djavann Poster

Juste La Fin du Monde

By Michael Williams
April 23rd, 2018 in Events Off-Campus, Events Spring 2018.

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Mauricio Gastón Institute – Signature Speaker Series

By Michael Williams
April 23rd, 2018 in Events Off-Campus, Events Off-Campus Spring 2018.

I’m writing you to invite you to our signature Speaker Series, this time a very special edition to present the work of three Andrés Torres Paper Series awardees. These young scholars have been selected nationwide and awarded with $5,000 to write a scholarly manuscript focused on the experience of Latinx in the U.S.

It would be great of you could spread the word with your students, department or anybody you may think could be interested in attending the event because of the topics, but also in learning more about the program to apply for the next call for proposals.

More about the event and RSVP:

https://conta.cc/2GUwIBi

More about Andrés Torres Paper Series Award:

https://www.umb.edu/gastoninstitute/transdisciplinary_transnational_research/andres_torres_paper_series_award

all best,

Pablo Goldbarg

Research Communication and Dissemination Coordinator

The Mauricio Gastón Institute 

for Latino Community Development and Public Policy

University of Massachusetts Boston

Spanish Valencia City Cultural Day

By Michael Williams
April 23rd, 2018 in Events Off-Campus, Events Off-Campus Spring 2018.

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Brazilian Cinema Colloquium

By Michael Williams
April 19th, 2018 in Events Off-Campus, Events Off-Campus Spring 2018.

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Alicia Borinsky Poetry Reading

By Michael Williams
April 19th, 2018 in Events Off-Campus, Events Off-Campus Spring 2018.

Prof. Alicia Borinsky has an upcoming reading of her Poetry at Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop.

Date:  Saturday, April 21

Time:  4:00 – 5:00 pm

Click here for additional information.