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The Weight of Remembering

Two films that explore the crossroads where the past and present of Tampa’s Spanish community come together

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A Legacy of Smoke
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The Weight of Remembering

Two docu films by James D. Fernández & Luis Argeo.

A Legacy of Smoke

The great theater at Tampa’s Centro Asturiano is projecting a film shot in the city in 1937. The audience tries to identify the faces that appear on the screen. A day before, a centennial piano teacher imparts her weekly class with a very special score. Two elders review the long list of nicknames they have collected for years. And a woman invites her father to lunch and to remember together the life of her ancestors. Four stories of small acts of preservation, like four entangled wisp of smoke.

2014 / 50 min. / Color + B&W / 16:9 / NTSC / All Region.

Language: English and Spanish.

Subtitles: English.

The Weight of Remembering

Curiosity about a strange heirloom —an ancient 3-ounce lead fishing sinker he inherited from his Spanish immigrant grandfather— is what drives the fictionalized narrator of this documentary to travel from his New York home to Tampa, Florida. And before long, thanks to the amazing cast of Tampa old-timers he encounters there, the narrator finds himself immersed in the sights, sounds, textures, tastes and smells of a world on the verge of disappearing.

2017 / 55 min. / Color / 16:9 / NTSC / All Region.

Language: English and Spanish.

Subtitles: English / Co-produced by El Centro Español de Tampa.

$23.00

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$350.00

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Ybor City on Screen: The Weight of Remembering. On the same weekend Ben Affleck fakes Ybor City in Live by Night, the real thing gets a world premiere.

Steve Persall (Tampa Bay Times, Jan. 11, 2017)
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