THIS JUST IN: The U.S. premier of Música Campesina will be at the Nashville Film Festival on April 17th at 5:00pm.
More details to follow.
Film Festival, which runs from April 6 through the 17th.
The film was shot right here in Nashville, with the help of Ted Fischer and the rest of the team at Vanderbilt's Center for Latin American Studies, as well as a certain translator who makes his film debut debut playing a pool hall shark in this movie.
In the film (you can see the trailer here), Alejandro Tazo (played by Pablo Cerda) follows a love interest from Santiago, Chile, to Music City USA. Here, he finds out that things are not as easy, predictable, or linear (though not necessarily in that order) as expected. Instead, he learns that being an alien involves no small amount of alienation. That admitting you're a Johnny Cash fan is like admitting you breathe air. And that speaking another person's language can be exhausting. Nevertheless, Tazo wants to work, meet new people, and make his time in Nashville worthwhile. "Musica Cámpesina" is a writer's film directed by someone who knows how to set the scene - through brilliant dialogue - for conflict and emotion. For Fuguet, the dialogue is key to establishing his voice as an independent filmmaker, with an eye for the adjective and the noun.
You can find more information on "Música Campesina" and other great indie flicks at La Tercera.