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MAY
27
3 YEARS

Jonathan Demme and Kim Cattrall to Headline Aruba Film Festival

Demme will screen his film "The Agronomist," while Cattrall's "Meet Monica Velour" will open the fest.

Meet Monica Velour will open the second annual Aruba International Film Festival June 10.

Director Jonathan Demme will also be on hand for the fest's “In Conversation With...” series June 11, when he will screen his film The Agronomist and participate in a Q&A. Velour star Kim Cattrall, costume designer Michael Kaplan and director Milcho Manchevski will also take part in the series.

In addition to Keith Bearden's Velour, which will screen at Paseo Herencia opening night, the program includes the Massimiliano Bruno-directed Italian comedy Nessuno mi può giudicare (Nobody Can Judge Me), the Mario Van Peebles-directed drama Things Fall Apart starring Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, and the Sergio Sánchez Suárez-directed Tequila.

The festival runs through June 16 under artistic director Claudio Masenza and festival founders Giuseppe Cioccarrelli and Jonathan Vieira.

Here's the full official lineup:

BEFORE THE RAIN Country: Republic of Macedonia / Director: Milcho Manchevski
BEGINNERS Country: USA / Director: Mike Mills
BIBLIOTHEQUE PASCAL Country: Hungary / Director: Szabolcs Hajdu
CIAO! Country: USA / Director: Yen Tan
EVEN THE RAIN Country: Spain / Director: Icíar Bollaín
HERMANO Country: Venezuela / Director: Marcel Rasquin
KITES Country: India / Director: Anurag Basu
MADE IN HUNGARY Country: Hungary / Director: Gergely Fonyó
MEET MONICA VELOUR Country: USA / Director: Keith Bearden
MOTHERS Country: Republic of Macedonia / Director: Milcho Manchevski
NESSUNO MI PUO’ GIUDICARE Country: Italy / Director: Massimiliano Bruno
TATANKA Country: Italy / Director: Giuseppe Gagliardi
THE SON OF NO ONE Country: USA / Director: Dito Montiel
TEQUILA Country: Mexico / Director: Sergio Sánchez Suárez
THE AGRONOMIST Country: USA / Director: Jonathan Demme
THE BIG BANG Country: USA / Director: Tony Krantz
THE GUARD Country: Ireland / Director: John Michael McDonagh
THE LIFE OF FISH Country: Chile / Director: Matías Bize
THE MILL AND THE CROSS Country: Poland / Director: Lech Majewski
THINGS FALL APART Country: USA / Director: Mario Van Peebles
 
Caribbean Spotlight Series (CSS)

In Competition

100,000 (Country: Puerto Rico/ Director: Juan Agustin Marquez)
CHILDREN OF GOD (Country: Bahamas/ Director: Kareem Mortimer)
CURACAO (Country: Netherlands/ Director: Sarah Vos and Sander Snoep)
FIRE BURN BABYLON: (Country: Montserrat/United Kingdom/ Director: Sarita Siegel)
VOICES OF MARIEL: (Country: Cuba/USA/ Director: Jim Carleton)

Not in Competition

LA FUGA: (Country: Puerto Rico/ Director: Edmundo H. Rodriguez)
RISE UP: (Country: Jamaica/ Director: Luciano Blotta)