Friday, December 01, 2006

Evo Movie Star? ....Only in Bolivia!

Sundance announces competition lineup
Based on Kirk Honeycutt
Nov 30, 2006

In announcing the competition slate for the 2007 Sundance Film Festival, Geoffrey Gilmore, its longtime director, said he sees the beginning of a new era in independent filmmaking. "Filmmakers are undergoing a massive expansion in perspective and aesthetic qualities," he said. "Where once independence meant a detachment, a kind of navel-gazing, that doesn't exist right now. Instead, there is engagement and innovation. Filmmakers are going out and engaging the real world in terms of subject matter, vision and innovative storytelling."Old categories of films long a staple of Sundance -- the coming-of-age picture or the dysfunctional family drama -- are no longer applicable to the competition films in the upcoming festival, Gilmore insisted. These new films tend to be more optimistic about the future, both politically and personally. Where once the independent world created its films almost in reaction to Hollywood and its happy endings, the new independents are drawing on the traditions of the American independent film itself. So if one thing characterizes Sundance 2007, Gilmore said, it is "freshness."
It doesn't get fresher than this, it's just like a hot cup of coca tea early morning before a long trip in the Andes between Oruro and Cochabamba, across the "Cumbre"
This Year you can enjoy Evo Super Star! , like he needs to feed his ego more and more and more, he already has egobisity & evobisity? and Fidel & Hugo are always there to feed his self-image. Maybe in his publicity speech, this time Evo will not say that everybody want to see him dead and that many people is plotting against his life! that would be fresh!
The movie cocalero shows that only in Bolivia…… Everything is possible!! And, we as Bolivians….. are totally crazy!
COCALERO, Bolivia (Director: Alejandro Landes) -- Set against the backdrop of the Bolivian government's attempted eradication of the coca crop and oppression of the indigenous groups that cultivate it and the American war on drugs, an Aymara Indian named Evo Morales travels through the Andes and the Amazon in jeans and sneakers, leading a historic campaign to become the first indigenous president of Bolivia. World premiere.

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