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'Miss Tacuarembó' opens Friday at Gables Cinema; director Martín Sastre to attend and take questions

News release from Robert Rosenberg of Coral Gables Art Cinema:




*Exclusive U.S. First Run Engagement of Miss Tacuarembó in 2K Digital

*Red Carpet Opening Night for Miss Tacuarembó

*An Afternoon With Martín Sastre


*Red Carpet Opening Night Fri. 10/5 at 7:00 & 10:00 pm with reception at 9:00 pm

*Additional first-week screening times Sat. 10/6 at 2:30, 7:00 & 9:15 pm; Sun. 10/7 at 1:45, 4:00, 6:15 & 8:30 pm; Mon. 10/8 through Thu. 10/11 at 4:30, 6:45 & 9:00 pm  

*An Afternoon With Martín Sastre Sat. 10/6 at 5:00 pm 

WHERE: Coral Gables Art Cinema, 260 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, Florida 33134; parking on-site in covered garage

ADMISSION: Tickets to regular screenings are $11 and under. Special ticket prices for the Opening Night Red Carpet Event are $20 general admission and $15 for members of the Cinema. . Tickets are available at the box office and on the Cinema's website at www.gablescinema.com. "An Afternoon With Martín Sastre" is free and open to the public, no tickets 

INFO: www.gablescinema.com, www.facebook/gablescinema, info@gablescinema.com or (786) 385-9689   

The fable-like and hilarious musical journey of friendship, family and the quest for fame, Miss Tacuarembó, will start its Exclusive U.S First Run Engagement, in 2K Digital Cinema Projection, October 5 at the Coral Gables Art Cinema. A Uruguayan, Argentine and Spanish co-production, Miss Tacuarembó tells the classic story of young Natalia, from the fervently Catholic religious Uruguayan small town of Tacuarembó, and her gay best friend, with big dreams of stardom that eventually take them, all grown-up, to Buenos Aires. It mixes an ultra-campy Almodovar-like sensibility (it even co-stars Rossy de Palma, from Matador, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, and Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!), with a sweeter, break-out-in-song style that is one part South American culture and one part Hollywood tinsel. In Spanish with English subtitles, it's a perfect fit for South Florida audiences.  

On Friday, October 5 there will be a Red Carpet Opening Night event for Miss Tacuarembó with screenings at 7:00 and 10:00 pm that evening, which includes a Q&A with the director Martín Sastre in person.  Between the two screenings a reception will take place from 9:00 to 10:00 pm in the Cinema and on the outdoor plaza. The reception includes great food from area restaurants and an open bar courtesy of Bacardi. Special ticket prices for this event are $20 general admission and can be purchased in advance online at www.gablescinema.com, in person at the Cinema box office during film screening hours or on opening night. All other regular screening tickets are $11 and under.

Martín Sastre, who is from Uruguay and now based in Madrid, is also a successful media artist who works in video, sculpture and photography. On Saturday, October 6, at 5:00 pm, there will be An Afternoon with Martín Sastre program, which includes a screening of some of his earlier short works (all with English subtitles). As with his feature mine the borders of pop culture and high art, and of campy humor and serious intent. Following the films there will be an extended discussion with Sastre and Gables Cinema Director Robert Rosenberg, with an opportunity for questions and answers with the audience. This event is free and open to the public - no ticket required.

Alternating between the past and present, Miss Tacuarembó chronicles both Natalia's childhood as a rebellious outcast, and her struggles to find fame in the big city, all the while with her gay best friend Carlos at her side.  Stuck in their small town life, they practice their dance moves performing to the Flashdance soundtrack, and earn the ire of their conservative families and teachers. Grownup they toil away at day jobs at Holyland, a Bible-themed amusement park in Buenos Aires, along the way encountering a very hunky Roman soldier and a sexy Jesus. Rossy de Palma's deliriously realized talk-show host character might offer them a way out, or perhaps the solution lies with the hunky new employee at the park both friends like. Filled with bright colors, surreal dream sequences and catchy musical numbers, Miss Tacuarembó  is a terrific showcase for its first-time director. Variety calls it, "An imaginative, exuberantly kitschy musical about a hick Uruguayan girl's dreams of stardom...not only eye-catching and fun, but clever, too."

Gables Cinema Director Robert Rosenberg says, "Miss Tacuarembó is a fun Latin American film that is a home-run for our diverse audience. We are also very pleased to have Uruguyan director Martín Sastre in attendance." Tickets for all screenings are available for purchase in advance on the Cinema's website at www.gablescinema.com or in person at the box office during regular screening hours. For more information visit the website or the Cinema's Facebook page, www.facebook/gablescinema or contact the Cinema at info@gablescinema.com or 786-385-9689. 

The Coral Gables Art Cinema is South Florida's leading state-of-the-art venue for experiencing independent, alternative and international film, offering first-run, seven-day-a-week showcase presentations in both 35mm and true industry-standard theater quality digital projection. It is located at 260 Aragon Avenue, directly across the street from Books & Books, on the western end of the ground floor of the Museum Parking Garage.     

Funding for the Coral Gables Art Cinema comes in part from the City of Coral Gables; the Coral Gables Community Foundation; Steven and Myrna Krams; Bacardi; the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Mayor and Board of County Commissioners; and the many businesses, individual donors and members who have joined to make the Cinema a reality.


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