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The History of Dominican Cinema from 1927 to the Present Day

     
     
  1927  
     
    – The first sound film, Lucky Boy, is screened at the Independencia in Santa Domingo. [MORE] [ADD]
     
     
     
  1930  
     
    Rafael Trujillo
     
    – A sound newsreel film is shot of the inauguration of Rafael Leonidas Trujillo, whose dictatorship ironically marks a thirty year dearth of film-making in the republic – apart from documentaries exalting Trujillo. [MORE] [ADD]
     
     
     
  1953  
     
    Rafael Augusto Sánchez Sanlley is imprisoned and tortured by the government for his series of 13 films about the 13 ministries of the government, which showed the poverty and starvation that was prevalent in the country. [MORE] [ADD]
     
     
     
  1963  
     
   

Films of Note

     
    La Silla (Franklin Domiguez) [MORE] [ADD]
     
     
     
  1966  
     
   

Films of Note

     
   

Tu Tambien  [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1975  
     
   

Films of Note

     
   

Caen los remos (Carlos Figuero)  [MORE] [ADD] 

 

 

   

Primero de mayo (Jimmy Sierra)  [MORE] [ADD] 

   

 

   

Pescadores (Edison Rivas)  [MORE] [ADD] 

     
     
     
  1979  
   
    – The National Film Library is established under the direction of Agliberto Meléndez. [MORE] [ADD]
   
     
     
  1981  
     
   

Films of Note

     
   

Carnaval y caretas (Peyi Guzmán) [MORE] [ADD]

   

 

   

Lumiantena (Martín Lopez, Max Rodriguez) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1984  
     
   

Films of Note

     
   

Pasaje de ida (Agliberto Meléndez) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1986  
     
   

– The National Film Library is closed.  [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1988  
     
    Agliberto Melendez’s Un Pasaje de Ida (One-Way Ticket) is the first feature film produced in the Dominican Republic. [MORE] [ADD]
     
     
     
  1990  
     
   

Films of Note

     
   

Abril: la trinchera del honor (René Fortunato) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1991  
     
   

Films of Note

     
   

El poder de El jefe (René Fortunato) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1994  
     
   

Films of Note

     
   

Nueva Yol (Angel Muniz) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1996  
     
   

Films of Note

     
   

Cuatro hombres y un ataúd (Four Men and a Coffin) (Pericles Mejia) [MORE] [ADD]

   

 

   

Para vivir o morir (Pepe Romay, Radel Villalona) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1997  
     
   

Films of Note

     
   

Nueba Yol 3: Bajo la nueva ley (Angel Muniz) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  2000  
     
   

The inaugural Santa Domingo film festival takes place.  [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
   

Dominican Republic 2000: Other Films of Note

   

 

   

Piñero (Claudo Chea) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  2001  
     
   

Films of Note

     
   

Washington Heights (Claudo Chea) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  2003  
     
   

Films of Note

     
   

Éxito por intercambio (Miguel Vasquez) [MORE] [ADD]

   

 

   

Perico Ripiao (Angel Muniz) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  2004  
     
   

Films of Note

     
   

La Cárcel de La Victoria: El cuarto hombre (Jose Enrique Pintor) [MORE] [ADD]

   

 

   

Negocios son negocios (Jorge de Bernardi) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  2005  
     
   

Films of Note

     
   

Andrea (Rogert Bencosme) [MORE] [ADD]

   

 

   

Los locos también piensan (Humberto Castellanos) [MORE] [ADD]

   

 

   

La maldición del padre Cardona (Felix German) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  2006  
     
   

Films of Note

     
   

Un macho de mujer (Alfonso Rodriguez) [MORE] [ADD]

 

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