Founded in 1999, Melbourne Filmoteca is an independent, non-for-profit, volunteer-run group that holds monthly screenings of Latin American and Spanish films at ACMI cinemas in Federation Square, Melbourne, Australia.
Melbourne Filmoteca aims to provide a space for people with a broad range of interests and backgrounds to appreciate film, language, music and cultures from Spain and Latin America.
Film screenings are generally the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm, except for January and August, when we do not present any film.
Ruben Blades is not my Name
Yo No Me Llamo Rubén Blades
2nd April ACMI CINEMAS, 6:30 pm.
Singer, songwriter, musician, acclaimed actor, Harvard-educated lawyer, and successful politician. The life and career of Rubén Blades has taken anything but the expected well-trod path. On the cusp of retiring as a performer, and keenly aware that the number of years behind him outnumber the ones to come, salsa’s renaissance man takes an honest and unflinching look back on a life rich with triumph, heartbreak, and above all, a deep and unshakeable love for his people.
DIRECTOR: Abner Benaim — Duration: 85 mins — Countries: Panama, Argentina, Colombia — Language: Spanish and English with English subtitles – Date: 2018 — Format: DCP, Colour — Courtesy: Cinephil — Rating: Unclassified (all ages)
AWARDS / NOMINATIONS
WINNER: Audience Award, 24 Beats Per Second, SXSW 2018
Event Manager by trade who loves going to the movies and creating memorable events where people connect and new opportunities come to life.
Born and raised in Melbourne, Australia.His passion for Iberoamerican culture and language led him to join Filmoteca team in 2017.
Feels the responsibility to help build a diverse cultural environment, and facilitating opportunities to emerging projects.
Mexican passionate to participate with Filmoteca as the way to reconnect with Latin roots and share the Hispanic culture.
Elise De Romas
I love Spanish and have studied it in Madrid. I adore travelling and especially meeting people from all over the globe
Colombian Graphic Designer, passionate about art, culture and dancing. And a food lover.
Colombian, passionate about community work. I like practicing sports, watching movies, reading and traveling.
Spanish freelance Journalist and Film Programmer with experience on international TV and radio production.
Colombian, passionate about Film and Photography. I deeply enjoy connecting with different cultures, people and nature.
Film & TV producer who loves independent films and is passionate about turning powerful stories into films
English to Spanish Translator who is passionate about languages and cultures, also likes travelling, films and reading.
Mexican videographer and communicologist who loves art, in particular creating audiovisual material as a medium for storytelling.