Return to the Andes: NYC premiere, Friday June 14, 2019, at the May Sumak Quicha Film Showcase at NYU's King Juan Carlos Center
Excited and honored to be screening the film as part of the 4th annual May Sumak Quicha Film Showcase, followed by Andean Scissors Dancers!
Where: King Juan Carlos Center, 53 Washington Square S
When: Friday, June 14
7:40 pm: Return to the Andes (Peru, 50 min)
8:45 pm: Live performance by Andean Scissor Dancers
Check out the entire lineup of films, screening throughout the weekend, at NYU (Friday), Ossinging, Westchester County (Saturday) and Corona, Queens (Sunday), and in Ecuador, at a later date to be determined!
On Tuesday we returned to Yale to screen Return to the Andes, hosted by Margherita Tortora, founder of the Latino and Iberian Film Festival at Yale - LIFFY. A great discussion followed. The tweaks we made after our screening in the Bronx went over well. On Wednesday, I visited Margherita's Latin American Cinema class. Special bonus: legendary white clam pizza at Pepe's Pizza.
"Thank for sharing your film. It is a powerful message of what could be when women in Peru obtain leadership positions — especially political power. As the son of an Ayacuchana and former labor leader in Peru, I know how difficult the process for change can be. We will continue to support your efforts always as you provide platforms that celebrate Andean women and the culture we have. Blessings." — Martin Sanchez Rojas
This is the best screening we have in long time. A great turnout...Thank you."
— Oscar Gonzalez Barreto (film series curator)
Feb 1, 7:30 • Bronx, NYC
ID Studio Theater — Bronx
311 East 140th St, Bronx
Free and Open to the Public
Thanks to Venezuelan-born filmmaker and Spanish Literature professor Oscar Gonzales for inviting us to screen as part of ID Theater's Fi'm Fiesta Series! Love the fact that our first public screening is being held in the borough where I was born – couldn't be appropriate.
Feb 27 • TCU | New Haven, CT
Thanks to John Singleton, Director of International Services at TCU, for making this happen! It's part of the The Kinomonda Global Cinema project, hich brings film and documentary from around the world to TCU, partnering with departments, faculty, community organizations and cinemas with TCU students. Emphasis is primarily on film and documentary that is not easily accessible through traditional venues. All films and documentaries are purchased with rights for continued educational access through the library. Over a twenty-year lifespan, Kinomonda has placed more than 400 documentaries and films in the TCU library, and has partnered with more than 100 organizations/departments.
Hi: Mitch Teplitsky here, founder/director of Lucuma Films, specializing in doc films about Peru and immigration, including Soy Andina (which screened on PBS and worldwide, and the forthcoming Return to the Andes, about a Peruvian woman in NYC who returns to her birthplace to help women start businesses – and ends up running for mayor.
I am seeking an intern for the distribution/outreach of Return to the Andes (or as documentary filmmakers like to call the role now, "Impact and Engagement")
Responsibilities would include:
• Communicating with/organizing screenings at universities (education market is our core market)
• Researching other potential screening venues, including film festivals, conferences and libraries
• Drafting/Updating website and social media
• Website updates (e.g. calendar, events, news, press room)
• Help manage database of key contacts, press and screenings
• This is a part-time (10-15 hours week?) unpaid position, for now (I am seeking grants and investors to fund a part-time paid position, though can't promise that)
• We are happy to provide requirements for college credit, if you're still in school.
• Location: Anywhere. Work remotely (I am splitting time between NYC and Bloomington, IN)
• You will learn a lot and have fun, working with me and a great community of supporters and fans.
You are likely:
• Passionate about documentary film....digital communication/social media.... and Latin America
• Bilingual Spanish-English (not essential, but helpful)
• Love connecting/communicating with people about projects and ideas you believe in
• Internet savvy – you like to be online, figure out new tools and methods. Experience with YouTube, Vimeo, websites, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, MailChimp or other newsletter services
• Aspiring for a career in communications, outreach, PR, documentary or Impact Producer
Drop me an email, tell me about your interest and background include resume and/or LinkedIn and any other links/samples you'd like).
Thank you! - Mitch Teplitsky
Feb 26-27 • Yale University, New Haven, CT
Thanks to Margherita Tortora, founder/director of the Latin American Film and Iberian Film Festival at Yale, we'll be bringing Return to the Andes to Yale for an evening screening on Feb 26. We'll also be visiting Margherita's students in her Introduction to New Latin American Cinema class the follow day.