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Abelardo

José Antônio da Silva Ballestero has been a projectionist for 53 years at cinemas on the west border of the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. José Antônio learned how to do the work with his father, who encouraged him to work in the projection room since he was a boy.

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The film tells the journey of a humble man showing his simple passionate view of the cinema. The memories, the films and opinions are revealed through a very spontaneous and amusing language. Abelardo captivates people with his sincerity and friendliness. This is a nice story of the difficult job of a projectionist.
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Copyright © 2012 Anelise Riesinger De Siderman

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Previous screenings

2012
3 Aug – 10 Aug | Toluca, Mexico
17 Aug – 31 Aug | Potlatch, Mexico
1 Sep – 9 Sep | Cabo Frio, Brazil
Festival de Cine de Ituzaingó | 2012
7 Sep – 9 Sep | Ituzaingó, Argentina
Fecico: Festival de Cine del Conurbano | 2012
11 Sep – 15 Sep | Banfield, Argentina
14 Sep – 14 Oct | Buga, Colombia
14 Sep – 16 Sep | Arouca, Portugal
Cineseptiembre: Muestra Internacional de Cine Independiente | 2012
17 Sep – 23 Sep | Mazatlán - Sinaloa, Mexico
25 Sep – 29 Sep | Salvador, Brazil
Unsam Festival Latinoamericano de Cine | 2012
26 Sep – 30 Sep | San Martin, Argentina
10 Oct – 18 Oct | Bogotá, Colombia
Visión Ribereña Festival Cinematográfico | 2012
11 Oct – 14 Oct | Villa Constitución, Argentina
15 Oct – 18 Oct | Ilhéus, Brazil
Festival Latinoamericano de Cine Independiente de Bahia Blanca | 2012
19 Oct – 21 Oct | Bahia Blanca, Argentina
Mostra do Cinema Popular Brasileiro | 2012
1 Nov – 12 Nov | Rio das Ostras, Brazil
7 Nov – 11 Nov | Punta del Este, Uruguay
Mictabscoob Muestra de Cine | 2012
13 Nov – 17 Nov | Villahermosa, Mexico
13 Nov – 18 Nov | São Gonçalo, Brazil
Festival de Cinema de Mogi Mirim | 2012
16 Nov – 18 Nov | Mogi Mirim, Brazil
17 Nov – 25 Nov | Mar del Plata, Argentina
FIDÉ Brasil | 2012
30 Nov – 2 Dec | Curitiba, Brazil
10 Dec – 15 Dec | Santa Maria, Brazil
11 Dec – 15 Dec | Hermosillo, Mexico
2013
21 Jan – 25 Jan | Caracas, Venezuela
Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente de Iquique | 2013
19 Feb – 23 Feb | Iquique, Chile
Festin: Itinerant Festival of Portuguese Language Film
3 Apr – 10 Apr | Lisboa, Portugal
11 Apr – 14 Apr | Hermosillo, Mexico
20 Jun – 23 Jun | Santorso, Italy
Muestra Latinoamericana de Cortometrajes en Casa Amèrica Catalunya | 2013
15 Jul – 16 Jul | Barcelona, Spain
Elche Independent Film Festival
19 Jul – 25 Jul | Elche, Spain
Marfici: Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente | 2013
3 Aug – 10 Aug | Mar del Plata - Buenos Aires, Argentina
11 Sep – 15 Sep | Colon, Uruguay
Fenacies | 2013
24 Sep – 29 Sep | Montevideo, Uruguay
Curta Tudo: Arraial Cine Fest | 2013
1 Dec – 7 Dec | Arraial D'Ajuda, Brazil
2014
Festival de Cinema Online | 2014
1 Oct – 15 Oct | Brazil
7 Oct – 11 Oct | Buea, Cameroon

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Information on this profile is provided by the film owners and/or compiled from available sources | Profile updated 18 Jun 2012