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Filmmakers David Redmon and Ashley Sabin will be present for Q&A at the screenings.




Kamp Katrina

Kamp Katrina
7pm, Tuesday, Sept 9, 2008

Intimidad

Intimidad
7pm, Wednesday, Sept 10, 2008


River Oaks Theatre, 2009 West Gray
Free screenings; donations accepted
Suggested donation: $1 - $5. Seating is limited.



Kamp Katrina

Kamp Katrina
7pm, Tuesday, Sept 9, 2008
Free screening; donations accepted

River Oaks Theatre
2009 West Gray
Houston, Texas 77019

Kamp Katrina, an award winning cinema verite documentary, follows a small group of people who have taken refuge in a garden transformed into a tent city by an extraordinary New Orleans couple, Ms. Pearl and her husband, David. Filmed over six months in New Orleans' Bywater/Upper Ninth Ward, Kamp Katrina focuses on the dialectic between madness and hope in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. 74 mins LEARN MORE

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AWARDS INCLUDE - SXSW Emerging Visions. Jury Award - Independent Film Festival of Boston. Best Documentary - Magnolia Film Festival.

PRESS
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"Their blunt-spoken decency is inspiring. So is the movie's portrait of New Orleans after the flood, a debris-strewn ghost town where human kindness is overflowing." -New York Times

"Poignant documentary captures beautifully and unflinchingly a harrowing breakdown of social order. The result is a slight little film with a remarkable generosity of spirit." -New York Magazine



Intimidad

Intimidad
7pm, Wednesday, Sept 10, 2008
Free screening; donations accepted

River Oaks Theatre
2009 West Gray
Houston, Texas 77019

Intimidad is an in-depth poetic story of life on the Mexico-Texas border, as the filmmakers follow a family on their quest for financial security in Reynosa. Cecy and Camilo ages 21 recently moved to the border, Reynosa, Mexico, from Santa Maria, Puebla with a dream to save money, buy land, and build a home. A year later they return to their rural hometown to reunite with their two year-old daughter Loida. What seems like a satisfying reunion turns into a confusing dilemma that transforms the course of their marriage. Both the family in the film - and the directors - documented Intimidad over the course of five years, lending the story to an incredibly intimate, dream-like impression. Intimidad mixes digital verite with Super 8 and 16mm film stock. (Read an excerpt from a review in the Texas Observer)

Spanish language with English subtitles.
72 mins LEARN MORE

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AWARDS INCLUDE - Best Documentary - Magnolia Film Festival; Human Rights Award - RiverRun Film Festival

PRESS
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"It might be difficult for us to imagine those who hang back, the hundreds of thousands among a population of 100 million who start every day determined to find their footing in the flash-flooded arroyo of the Mexican middle class. But that's exactly what Intimidad does." -Austin Chronicle





ABOUT CARNIVALESQUE FILMS
Carnivalesque Films brings together stories united by a raw, startling sensibility of disruption and celebration, where excess and transgression percolate in everyday life. In carnivalesque circumstances, people often behave irrationally while losing ourselves in pursuit of dreams or slowly becoming immersed in self-destruction.

RIVER OAKS THEATRE
Located in the River Oaks Shopping Center, near the corner of West Gray and Shepherd, the River Oaks Theatre is one of Houston's last true movie palaces, having kept its beautifully ornate Art Deco interior since it opened its doors in November 1939.


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