Weekly Sunday Matinee Movies start at 1pm at The Fènix Cafe - which is a restaurant, so please, don't bring outside food and drinks to the event. Rather, support our film series by patronizing the Cafe, and be sure to say hello to Joy Alexander, the owner of the Fénix Cafe, and Erica, her assistant. Breakfast, lunch, popcorn and desserts - as well as coffee, espresso drinks, herbal teas, lemonade, beer, wine and mixed drinks - will be available for purchase.
Early birds get the comfy sofas, but if you like, you can bring cushions for the hard restaurant chairs, or folding/camp chairs for more comfort. There is no admission charge, but we ask for voluntary donations to support the program and pay for the big-screen TV, and then to update the sound system - and those upgrades should be in place within a month.
Ivana (Julieta Diaz) runs a law firm with her ex, Diego (Mauricio Dayub). She loses her cell phone, and by the end of her first encounter with the guy on the other end, Leon (Guillermo Francella)[who found the phone], she's been bowled over in a telephonic tour de force of Latino verbal seduction. It also helps that he's obviously wealthy, and though she's mildly disconcerted by his height when they meet, she's soon howling with delight as she parachutes with him out of one of his light aircraft. To the strains of Elvis' "You Were Always on My Mind" — perhaps an odd choice to celebrate the start of something new — romance blossoms.Link to trailer
The inevitable threats to it come via Ivana's mother (Nora Carpena), a hypocrite who is rather too schematically dating a deaf mute but disapproves of Ivana's relationship, as well as from the jealous Diego — but mostly from Ivana's own inability to fully accept Leon. The reasons for this open up across several searching conversations about discrimination, and it is in the dialogue, often carefully balanced between the sentimental and the comic, that the film's at its strongest.
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