By Mack Chico
Our friends over at IFC have definitely lined up 4 good movies to check out in theaters and on TV simultaneously. They are: WHERE GOD LEFT HIS SHOES, PERRO COME PERRO, LOS APARECIDOS and on January 21st CHE at home via their remote controls at the exact same time as the film is showing theatrically in New York and Los Angeles.
Films from IFC IN THEATERS and IFC FESTIVAL DIRECT are available nationwide for 90 days on cable systems and satellite TV providers such as Bright House, Cablevision, Cox, Charter, Time Warner, Comcast and Direct TV which together represent more than 50 million households. The films can be found in a special IFC IN THEATERS or IFC FESTIVAL DIRECT-branded section within each cable company’s on demand platform.
Here’s the scoop on the line-up:
WHERE GOD LEFT HIS SHOES, a wonderful new holiday-themed film which stars John Leguizamo in an exceptional performance. Directed by Salvatore Stabile, the film is both a richly moving family drama and a testament to the difficulties faced by working class Americans during these tough economic times. Cast includes: John Leguizamo, Leonor Varela, David Castro, Samantha Rose, Dave Salerno, Jerry Ferrara, Adriane Lenox and Manny Perez.
PERRO COME PERRO (Dog Eat Dog), a tale of double-crosses and retribution and Colombia’s official entry to the Academy Awards for Best Foreign-Language Film. This is the first feature from Carlos Moreno, an award-winning television and video director whose work has been featured at festivals around the world. Cast includes: Eusebio Benítez, Óscar Borda, Blas Jaramillo, Marlon Moreno, Víctor Peñarandas, Paulina Rivas y Álvaro Rodríguez.
LOS APARECIDOS (The Appeared), a road movie of terror and a trip to the dark side of the human soul. Cast includes: Ruth Díaz, Javier Pereira, Leonora Balcarce, Héctor Bidonde, Paco Cabezas, Luciano Cáceres and Pablo Cedrón.
CHE, Steven Soderbergh’s two-part film epic about the life of Ernesto “Che” Guevara, the Argentinean blue blood guerrilla leader. Cast includes: Benicio Del Toro, Santiago Santoro, Demain Bichir, Catalina sandino Moreno and Santiago Cabrera. The very talented Del Toro has already been awarded the Best Actor award at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival.
CHE – PART 1
On November 26, 1956, Fidel Castro sails to Cuba with eighty rebels. One of those rebels is Ernesto “Che” Guevara, an Argentine doctor who shares a common goal with Fidel Castro – to overthrow the corrupt dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista. Che proves indispensable as a fighter, and quickly grasps the art of guerrilla warfare. As he throws himself into the struggle, Che is embraced by his comrades and the Cuban people. the argentine tracks Che’s rise in the Cuban Revolution, from doctor to commander to revolutionary hero.
CHE – PART 2
After the Cuban Revolution, Che is at the height of his fame and power. Then he disappears, re-emerging incognito in Bolivia, where he organizes a small group of Cuban comrades and Bolivian recruits to start the great Latin American Revolution. The story of the Bolivian campaign is a tale of tenacity, sacrifice, idealism, and of guerrilla warfare that ultimately fails, bringing Che to his death. Through this story, we come to understand how Che remains a symbol of idealism and heroism that lives in the hearts of people around the world.