The Peruvian documentary De Ollas y Sueños (Cooking Up Dreams) will premiere at the Havana Film Festival this coming Saturday and then be presented the next day in Long Island City to the Peruvian community in Queens. The film, directed by Ernesto Cabellos (who we interviewed here) asks the question: “Can a whole nation be represented in its kitchen?” and spends 75 minutes traveling along the coast of Peru, the Andes, the Amazon, and visiting Peruvian communities in Madrid, London, New York and Paris.
Where: Quad Cinema (www.quadcinema.com to buy tickets)
When: 2 pm
Where: ISES center – 30-01 Northern Boulevard, Long Island City ( just 2 blocks from the Queens Plaza Subway Station).
*After this showing director, Tito Cabellos, and the film’s producer, Susana Araujo will both share their experiences filming the documentary and will answer the questions of those assisting to the event. This is a free event, although a voluntary contribution of $8 to help with the diffusion of this important project, will be greatly appreciated. DVDs of the film will be available for sale, at a price of $15 each.
Agenda for April 18
1) Start of the Event – Introduction by film director Tito Cabellos and by the film producer Susana Araujo, from ‘Asociación Guarango’.
2) Presentation of the film ‘De Ollas y Sueños’ (75 min.), with English subtitles.
3) Film discussion.
4) Toast – Pisco Sour
5) Sampling of typical Peruvian dishes.
6) End of Event.
Writer and photographer Nicholas Gill is the editor/publisher of New World Review. He lives in Lima, Peru and Brooklyn, New York. His work has appeared in publications such as the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, CondeNast Traveler, National Geographic Traveler, Afar, and Penthouse. Visit his personal website (nicholas-gill.com) for more information.