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PICHUCO

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A teacher of the School of Popular Music in Avellaneda, together with his students, is digitizing around 500 original handwritten arrangements that are kept from Aníbal “Pichuco” Troilo orchestra. Through interviews to musicians from different generations and styles, this documentary makes a musical tour through the work of one of the most fundamental characters in the history of Tango and Argentine music.

The Rio de la Plata is the place where all music converges. It is the region where very different genres such as Tango, Rock, Candombe, Murga, Cumbia and Milonga first met, giving birth to our own unique music. Pablo Dacal, music and troubadour, sets out to find the origins of our song, meeting up with fundamental characters of the Argentinean and Uruguayan music scene. From Gustavo Santaolalla, Jorge Drexler or Fito Páez to almost unknown yet equally great artists, this film features them all in a profound look into the Rioplatense Song.

CULTURE PORT

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Puerto Cultura is a TV series aimed at exploring the life, work and thoughts of outstanding personalities of various intellectual, artistic and social fields.
Only one person is interviewed in each program; this allows for a more thorough conversation and for delving further into certain concepts which are worth highlighting.
The show is shot live with an audience composed of members of several universities, educational organizations specialized in different areas, schools of journalism, schools of art, and organizations of other types. In the last segment of each episode, the audience takes an active part by asking questions to the interviewed personality, thus creating an environment of interaction among all the people present in the T.V. studio.

In 1976, the year that started the last ferocious Argentina’s military dictatorship, for still unexplained reasons, a young policeman is accused of belonging to the ERP- Montoneros, a guerrilla group that operated at the time. He is tortured by his former teammates and is detained for two years as a political prisoner. After survive the brutal prison conditions and gets parole, he manages to escape to Brazil; Denmark grants him asylum and he lives fifteen years in Conpenhagen.

This coming-of-age drama stars Diana García (SIN NOMBRE) as Lupe, a young Mexican woman struggling to make ends meet and pay for her dying mother’s heath care when she meets Benny (Noah Segan of BRICK and LOOPER), a handsome but troubled young man who gains her trust and leads Lupe into a scheme that targets her boss, Simon, a successful, prima-donna actor.