The film Greencard Warriors is now playing in Nagua at the Nagua Regional University Center (CURNA)
Greencard Warriors inaugurated Seventh Dominican Global Film Festival in Nagua
(Santo Domingo, November 13, 2013) The Seventh Dominican Republic Global Film Festival was inaugurated on Wednesday, November 13, at 6:30 pm in the Nagua Regional University Center (CURNA), with the presence of national and international film celebrities and the screening of the film Greencard Warriors and the short La Cucaracha.
Personalities such as Miriam Kruishoop, director of the opening film, Dominican actor Juan Fernandez, Dominican actress Lia Chapman and Laura Gomez, director of the film short La Cucaracha, attended with key members of the culture in the northern city.
Greencard Warriors tells the story of a family of undocumented immigrants in Los Angeles, after having sent their eldest son to war. The cast includes Manny Pérez, Ángel Amaral, Paige Hurd and Vivica A. Fox.
For its part, the film short La Cucaracha, recounts the experience of Alicia, a girl who just had a painful breakup. In her kitchen, a cockroach bursts in, forcing her to face her fears and insecurities.
On Nov. 16 at 11 am, CURNA will also host Dominican actress Solly Durán, who will give an acting workshop.
Solly Durán is a young Dominican actress who has participated in national and internationally billed films. Last year we saw her among the cast of the Spanish film Mediterranean Blue and in the film The Truth by Andy García. Durán was also selected to play one of the main roles in the new film CabinFever: Patient Zero, which was filmed in Samaná, Dominican Republic and will be released in 2014. She also acted in the Francis Disla film The Devil’s Hole, in the film short Prisoner 614 and in international advertising campaigns for brands such as Levi’s.
Until November 20, on five of the country’s stages – Santo Domingo, Santiago, Puerto Plata, Cap Cana and Nagua – more than 90 documentaries and full-length feature films will be screened and 30 panels, workshops and advanced classes will be offered to allow the public to interact with filmmakers and actors, sharing experiences with them after the screening of the films in which they participated.