Natalia Almada‘s Sundance Award-winning film, El General, makes its New York City theatrical premiere next week at Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theater. Presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, El General will screen as part of the Latinbeat 2009 series. The premiere on Tuesday, September 15 will be followed by a reception with the filmmaker. Visit Lincoln Center’s website for more information about the screening.
Natalia, a POV alum (Al Otro Lado, 2006), won the Documentary Director Award at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. El General will be broadcast as a part of POV’s 23rd season in 2010.
Natalia will also be participating in a panel discussion titled Latin-O-America tonight, Thursday, September 10, at Walter Reade. The panel features established and emerging directors from across the Latino/Latin American diaspora.
Yance works closely with POV's executive director and programming director to evaluate films submitted to POV She is instrumental in curating the series, a showcase of acclaimed documentary film on PBS. Yance frequently represents POV | American Documentary at conferences, festivals and markets, procuring work from filmmakers both nationally and internationally. Yance also oversees POV's annual call for entries, which yields upwards of one thousand entries, and coordinates POV's annual programming advisory board. Yance is a Programming Consultant and Pre- Screener for film festivals around the country, including the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, the Black Maria Film Festival, the Newport International Film Festival, Latino Public Broadcasting, Creative Capital and the Sundance Film Festival. She has served on festival juries at Full Frame and Silverdocs, appeared on panels at Sunny Side of the Doc and DocuClub and served on the IFP Advisory Committee. A graduate of Hamilton College and the production workshop at Third World Newsreel, Yance is a former Production Stage Manager for the Girls Choir of Harlem and has worked as a Production Manager on numerous independent productions for the Discovery Health and History channels. Ford has also worked in various capacities on the documentaries The Favorite Poem Project, Juanita Anderson, Executive Producer, Brian Lanker's They Drew Fire (PBS), and Barry Levinson's Yesterday's Tomorrows (Showtime).Yance's favorite documentaries include:1. Hands on a Hard Body
2. Tongues Untied
3. Harlan County, USA
4. Cul de Sac
5. When We Were Kings
6. The Thin Blue Line
7. Night and Fog