DocuWeeks feature Mexican Suitcase film

August 12, 2011

The DocuWeeks festival opening today in New York and Los Angeles will feature Trisha Ziff’s Mexican Suitcase, the documentary about the recovery of 4,500 negatives from the Spanish Civil War by Robert Capa, Gerda Taro, and “Chim” (David Seymour). Friends of ALBA are entitled to a special discount for the August 27th screening at the IFC Center in New York (7:35pm), followed by a Q&A with the director. DocuWeeks gives audiences a chance to check out some of the year’s most promising independent documentaries, while giving the filmmakers the theatrical exposure necessary to qualify for an Academy Award nomination, leading to 20 nominations and seven wins in the past 14 years. More information here.