Austin film series pays tribute to Gabriel García Márquez

Colombia's Nobel Literature Prize laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez in 2010. (AP Photo/Miguel Tovar)
Colombia’s Nobel Literature Prize laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez in 2010. (AP Photo/Miguel Tovar)

Just as the University of Texas’ Harry Ransom Center prepares to open the archive of Gabriel García Márquez on Oct. 21 and then celebrate with a symposium in his honor on Oct. 28-30, the Austin Film Society presents its own tribute to the literary giant.

The film series “Beyond Macondo: Gabriel García Márquez and Contemporary Colombian Cinema,” includes several screenings at The Marchesa through Oct. 29 that pay homage to the influence Márquez has had on Colombian cinema. Some of the directors will be in attendance.

“Colombia is the new kid on the block in Latin American cinema,” the Austin Film Society explained on its website. “As the country dramatically increased the scope and quality of film production in recent years, a new generation of Colombian filmmakers exploded onto the world’s stage, with a wide-ranging aesthetic and political sensibility befitting the cultural, social and geographical diversity of this vibrant and complex South American nation.”

Here are trailers for the “Beyond Macondo” movies, which are all in Spanish with English subtitles. General admission tickets are $10. Click here for more information.

  • Oct. 15 at 7:30 p.m. – “Mateo”
  • Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m. – “Los Hongos” with director Oscar Ruiz Navia present.
  • Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m. – “The Wind Journeys” with director Ciro Guerra in attendance.

Author: Nancy Flores

Nancy Flores is a features writer who covers general assignments including Latino culture for the Austin American-Statesman and Austin360.

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