A film series presenting recent, internationally-acclaimed and award-winning Latin American films, specially curated for the Queen City

We’re back! The Cine Casual Film Series has gone virtual for 2021, ready to resume its inaugural edition!

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Questions? Contact the Cine Casual team at cinecasual@gmail.com.


Film Schedule

Both films will be available to watch for a 10-hour viewing window.

Temblores (Tremors)

Pablo is a 40-year-old married father of 2 wonderful children. A role model and a practicing evangelical Christian, his perfect traditional life begins to crack when he falls in love with a man. Pablo finds his feelings in conflict with beliefs. And his life becomes a hell of repressive intolerance when his family and his church decide to do whatever it takes to “cure him”, forcing Pablo to suppress his urges through therapy.

Pablo, de 40 años, es un padre casado de 2 hijos maravillosos. Un modelo a seguir y un cristiano evangélico practicante, su vida tradicional perfecta comienza a romperse cuando se enamora de un hombre. Pablo encuentra sus sentimientos en conflicto con las creencias. Y su vida se convierte en un infierno de intolerancia represiva cuando su familia y su iglesia deciden hacer lo que sea necesario para “curarlo”, obligando a Pablo a suprimir sus impulsos a través de la terapia.

Year: 2019 / Country: Guatemala 🇬🇹 / Language: Spanish with English Subtitles / Run Time: 1hr 47min

A pre-recorded Q&A with Daniel Valdez, Director of North Carolina and Mid-South Operations at the Hispanic Federation and President of Charlotte Pride’s Board of Directors, will follow.


Espero tua (re)volta (Your Turn)

When Brazil’s economic and social crisis deepened in the last decade, students protested and occupied hundreds of schools, demanding better public education and the end of austerity measures. ESPERO TUA (RE)VOLTA depicts the Brazilian student movement from the protests of 2013 until the election of the new president, Jair Bolsonaro, in 2018. Inspired by the collective voice of the movement itself, the documentary is narrated by three high school students, who represent central points of their struggle. The narrators’ jostling for space and time exposes the movement’s conflicts and demonstrates its complexity.

Cuando la crisis económica y social de Brasil se profundizó en la última década, los estudiantes protestaron y ocuparon cientos de escuelas, exigiendo una mejor educación pública y el fin de las medidas de austeridad. El documental Espero tua (re)volta / Your Turn representa el movimiento estudiantil brasileño desde las protestas de 2013 hasta la elección del nuevo presidente, Jair Bolsonaro, en el 2018. Inspirado en la voz colectiva del movimiento, el documental es narrado por tres estudiantes de secundaria, que representan puntos centrales de su lucha. La lucha de los narradores por el espacio y el tiempo expone los conflictos del movimiento y demuestra su complejidad.

Year: 2019 / Country: Brazil 🇧🇷 / Language: Portuguese with Spanish and English Subtitles / Run Time: 1hr 33min


Past Screenings from the Cine Casual Film Series


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