June-July: Cultural events at Bolivar Hall

Highlights this month

My Life for Sharon

Part of the Bolíwood Venezuelan Film Festival
Date: Tuesday 3 June

Doors open at: 7.00pm

Event begins at: 7.30pm
Free entry 

90 minutes * Producer: CNAC * Director: Carlos Azpúrua * 2006

Carlitos López tries to recover his stolen car, named Sharon, even if that risks his relationships with his ex-wife, girlfriend, and family.

Postcards from Leningrad

Part of the Bolíwood Venezuelan Film Festival
Date: Tuesday 10 June

Doors open at: 7.00pm

Event begins at: 7.30pm
Free entry 

93 minutes * Producer: Sudaca Films * Director: Mariana Rondón * 2007

The young narrator is born during a socialist uprising in 1960s Venezuela. She and her cousin Teo go on the run, turning survival into a game.

Death in High Contrast

Part of the Bolíwood Venezuelan Film Festival
Date: Tuesday 17 June

Doors open at: 7.00pm

Event begins at: 7.30pm
Free entry 

104 minutes * Producer: Villa del Cine * Director: César Bolívar * 2010

Gabriel was only a boy when he saw his parents being killed by an army comando during the Venezuelan guerrilla struggle of the 1970s. Twenty years later, Gabriel’s objective in life is to find the perpetrators of his parent’s death.

Diary of Bucaramanga

Part of the Bolíwood Venezuelan Film Festival
Date: Tuesday 24 June

Doors open at: 7.00pm

Event begins at: 7.30pm
Free entry 

135 minutes * Producer: Produccion independiente * Director: Carlos Fung * 2013

Set in 1828, intrigue and betrayal as Simon Bolivar fights for the unity of Gran Colombia.

Concert: Leonard Jácome

Date: Thursday 26 June

Doors open at: 7.00pm

Event begins at: 7.30pm
Entry: free   

Leonard Jácome, a multi-instrumentalist, arranger, composer and producer, is one of Venezuela’s most prolific and accomplished harpists. He has won numerous awards representing Venezuela abroad and has toured and performed throughout Latin America, South Africa, Europe, Japan and the UK. Often sharing the stage with the acclaimed Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra, he also founded and heads the Venezuelan Harp department within El Sistema and teaches at the Conservatorio Simon Bolivar.

A true innovator, Leonard designed the first prototype of an electric Venezuelan harp. Playing a range of Venezuelan sounds, accompanied by Jose Castañeda on the Cuatro, Leonard will offer a mix of both the traditional and the most innovative in harp music.

www.leonardjacome.com

Salsa class

Date: Saturday 7 June and every Saturday
Event starts: 3.00pm
Event ends: 5.00pm

With the renowned Venezuelan dancer and choreographer Denny Rivero, from the
“Mambo Inn 2” dance group.

Bolivar Hall dance group

Every Monday

Event starts: 6.30pm 

Free entry 

Weekly dance class for all those interested in joining the Bolivar Dance Group.

Classes last approximately 90 minutes.

Info: noemmi17@hotmail.com

Cheila, A House for Mum

Part of the Bolíwood Venezuelan Film Festival
Date: Tuesday 15 July

Doors open at: 7.00pm

Event begins at: 7.30pm
Free entry 

90 minutes * Producer: Villa del Cine * Director: Eduardo Barberena * 2010

Cheila comes back from Canada to spend the holidays at the house she bought for her mother ‘Maita’. She also brings big news: she has a date for her gender reassignment surgery, but she needs her family’s support. This film contains some sexual violence.

Bolivar, Eternal Citizen of Liberty

Part of the Bolíwood Venezuelan Film Festival
Date: Tuesday 22 July

Doors open at: 7.00pm

Event begins at: 7.30pm
Free entry 

47 minutes * Producer: CNAC * Director: Efterpi Charalambidis * 2006

Tells the story of Bolivar’s last visit to Venezuela, once the country was separated from Gran Colombia.

Miranda Returns

Part of the Bolíwood Venezuelan Film Festival
Date: Tuesday 29 July

Doors open at: 7.00pm

Event begins at: 7.30pm
Free entry 

145 minutes * Producer: CNAC * Director: Luis Alberto Lamata * 2007

The life story of the Venezuelan revolutionary exploring Miranda as a youth, soldier, politician and conspirator.

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