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  The REDress REdress Project

Tina Keeper

Canada, Social Activism/Artist Documentary, 201216 min, HD, ColorEnglish

 

In Manitoba, over the past 2 decades, 75 Aboriginal women have gone missing or have been murdered. This documentary contrasts the concepts implicit in the targeted violence towards Aboriginal women - that they are faceless/voiceless/lifeless - against the courage and tenacity of Aboriginal women who raise their voices against violence and systemic failings, as mothers, daughters, sisters, aunties and warriors. The film also profiles the art installation "The REDress Project," by Metis artist Jaime Black, which was an aesthetic response to the 600 missing and murdered Aboriginal women in Canada, with the aim of drawing attention to the gendered and racialized nature of violent crimes against Aboriginal women.

 

Regional Premierewww.buffalogalpictures.com 

Print Source: Tina Keeper, tina@kistikanpictures.com

  

 

   
  La mujer rotaThe Broken Woman

Jeremias Segovia

Uruguay, Crime/Mystery, 20128 min, RED, Black & WhiteSpanish with English subtitles

 

A seriously injured woman takes a rusty elevator from the ground floor to the sixth floor in an apartment building. She is bleeding and covered in glass. What has happened to her? Why is she here?

 

Regional Premierewww.facebook.com/pages/La-Mujer-Rota-The-Broken-Woman/522562617794853 

Print Source: Jeremias Segovia, jeremiasdireccion@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

   
  A Red Girl's Reasoning

Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers

Canada, Thriller/Social Issue Drama, 201211 min, RED, Color/Black & WhiteEnglish, Cree

 

After the justice system fails, a the survivor of a brutal, racially-driven sexual assault takes matters into her own hands. She becomes a motorcycle-riding, ass-kicking vigilante who takes on attackers of other women who've suffered the same fate.

 

Texas Premierewww.facebook.com/ARedGirlsReasoning 

Print Source:  Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, maija.tailfeathers@gmail.com

  

 

 

   
  Para mi hermanoFor My Brother

Kevin Burke

USA, Drama/Crime, 20118 min, HDCAM, ColorSpanish, English with English subtitles

 

PARA MI HERMANO contrasts extreme commitment and violence with the mundane activities of everyday life. The film follows a man who makes the ultimate sacrifice for his brother. We watch as the man chooses how to live his life in the face of the consequences of his courageous choice.

 

Austin Premierewww.facebook.com/ParaMiHermano  

Print Source: Cordelaine Kline, cordelaine.kline@gmail.com

 

  

 

 

   
  Bordando la fronteraThe Border

Rene Rhi

Mexico/USA, Social Issue Drama, 201223 min, Super 16mm, ColorSpanish, English with English subtitles

 

Miguel Canales learns that his young daughter has a brain tumor and needs surgery. Running out of options, he decides that his only choice to pay for the operation is to work in the United States. After receipt of a considerable fee, a smuggler agrees to guide him through the desert. As they attempt the perilous desert crossing, they come across Tammy, a disoriented 9-year old girl. Tammy leads them to the sight of a grizzly car accident where her mother is pinned inside the vehicle. Miguel wants to help the girl and her mother, but is threatened at gunpoint by his companion. Miguel must make the choice: continue his journey or stay with the girl and lose the chance of helping his family.

 

Austin Premierewww.bordandolafrontera.com Print Source: Rene Rhi, rhi@usc.edu

 

   
Con mi corazón en YamboWith My Heart in Yambo

María Fernanda Restrepo

Ecuador, Human Rights Documentary, 2011137 min, HDCam, ColorSpanish with English subtitles

On January 8, 1988, when María Fernanda Restrepo was 10 years old, her parents went on vacation and left her in the care of her brothers Santiago and Andres. That day, she was at a friends' party and they were supposed to pick her up; they never came. A year later, her family discovered that on that day, her brothers had been tortured and assassinated by the Ecuadorian police, without any reason. Their bodies were disposed of in the Yambo lake, never to be found. This documentary is a personal journey mixed with the memory of a whole country marked by this history. This film has reached audiences internationally, including at the Guadalajara International Film Festival and the Hot Docs Film Festival.

Austin Premiere

www.conmicorazonenyambo.com

María Fernanda Restrepo Arismendi graduated from the Universidad de San Francisco de Quito. She received a Master's Degree in Direction of Documentaries from the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, and a Master's in Direction of Photography from the ESCAC (Escola Superior de Cinema i Audiovisuals de Catalunya). Currently she is the co-director of Escala Gris, a production company specialized in the making of documentaries and commercials. She has made documentaries for Ecuadorian national television.

Producer: Randi KrarupProduction Companies: Escala GrisScreenwriter: María Fernanda RestrepoCinematographer: Francoise LasoEditor: Iván MoraSound Design: Esteban BrauerMusic: Iván MoraCast: María Fernanda RestrepoPrint Source: Randi Krarup, rakrarup@hotmail.com

Thursday, April 26 - 7:00 PM

St. Edward's University

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La hora ceroThe Zero Hour

Diego Velasco

Venezuela, Drama/Action/Adventure, 2010100 min, 35mm, ColorSpanish with English subtitles

La hora cero is a fast-paced heist film set in Caracas during the 24 hours of a controversial medical strike in 1996. The film tells the story of Parca, a feared hit man that is forced to take an elite hospital hostage in an attempt to save his wounded girlfriend. A love story told in the midst of chaos, La hora cero is a timely and universal story about the mythic rise to power and the inevitable fall from grace. This award-winning film has played all over the world, having its premiere at the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival.

Texas Premiere

www.thezerohour-movie.com

Diego Velasco's five short films have screened in over 50 festivals and have garnered 26 awards, including an Academy Award consideration for Cédula ciudadano. He's worked as a Director of Photography for Discovery, NBC, FOX, ABC and others. La hora cero is his feature debut.

Producer: Carolina Paiz, Rodolfo CovaScreenwriter: Diego Velasco, Carolina PaizCinematographer: Luis Otero PradaEditor: Otto ScheurenSound Design: Freddy Sheinfeld, Gabriel VelascoMusic: José Luis Cheo Pardo, Luis LangeCast: Zapata 666, Amanda Key, Erich Wildpret, Laureano Olivarez, Alejandro FurthPrint Source: Centro Nacional Autónomo de Cinematografía (CNAC), festivalesint@cnac.gob.ve

Thursday, April 26 - 1:00 PM

Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar

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Juan y La BorregaJuan and La Borrega

J. Xavier Velasco

Mexico, Crime/Drama, 201111 min, 35mm, ColorSpanish with English subtitles

Juan works in a uniform store. He has a safe, mundane life without ambition. Until, one day, La Borrega comes along. This film has garnered international attention, including screening as part of Cannes Short Film Corner 2011.

Texas Premiere

www.imcine.gob.mx

Producer: Edgar San JuanProduction Companies: IMCINEScreenwriter: J. Xavier VelascoCinematographer: Felipe Pérez-BurchardEditor: J. Xavier VelascoSound Design: Federico González, Alejandro de IcazaMusic: Alejandro BonillaCast: Manuel Domínguez, Carlos Aragón, Édgar VivarPrint Source: Iván Gutierrez - IMCINE, difuinte@imcine.gob.mx

Friday, April 27 - 10:00 PM

Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar

Opens for Meu País

¡Una carrerita, doctor! A Doctor's Job

Julio O. Ramos

Peru/USA, Dark Comedy, 2010 10 min, Super16mm, Color Spanish with English subtitles

In Lima, Peru, a city that challenges his pride and work ethics, an ER physician, Ramon Moran, has to drive a taxicab in order to make ends meet. A Doctor's Job shows the struggle most professionals go through in third world countries.

 

World Premiere

www.unacarreritadoctor.com

 

Producer: Luisa Amanda Huaruco Production Companies: UCLA Department of Film, TV & Digital Media Screenwriter: Julio O. Ramos Cinematographer: Phil Klucsarits Editor: Julio O. Ramos Sound Design: Omar Pareja Music: Leslie Patten, Christian Saglie Cast: Miguel Iza, Luis Menezes, Christian Ojeda, Giancarlo Infante, Hortensia Priale, Gianella Solorzano Print Source: Julio O. Ramos, andinofilms@gmail.com

 

Alamo South Lamar - Fri. April 22 9:45 PM

Opens for Te creís la más linda... (pero erís la más puta)

 

Efecto dominó Domino Effect

Gabriel Gauchet

Cuba/Germany, Drama, 2010 28 min, Super16mm, Color Spanish with English subtitles

 

It is evening in a Havana neighborhood, and a group of men are playing a game of dominoes while their wives are chatting. Suddenly a young man stumbles across a young girl injured in the park nearby. It appears as if the girl has been raped. The girl is the granddaughter of Mercedes and Ramón, and soon the chauvinist tendencies of Ramón and the other neighborhood men escalate to shocking levels as they hunt unceasingly for a culprit.

 

North American Premiere

www.gabrielgauchet.com

 

Producer: Gabriel Gauchet Production Companies: Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln (Academy of Media Arts) Screenwriter: Gabriel Gauchet, Francisco García González Cinematographer: Christiane Buchmann Editor: Manuel Iglesias, Leopoldo Nakata Sound Design: Gustavo Fioravante Music: Marc Hupfeld Cast: Alina Rodríguez, Enrique Molina, Luis Alberto García, Yoset Puentes Print Source: Oliver Filser - Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln (Academy of Media Arts), filmshipper@khm.de

 

 

Alamo South Lamar - Fri. April 22 4:00 PM

Opens for El agua del fin del mundo

Complexo - Universo Paralelo Complexo - Parallel Universe

Mário Patrocínio

Portugal/Brazil, Documentary, 2010 80 min, HD, Color Portuguese with English subtitles

 

The most feared favela of Brazil, Complexo do Alemão in Rio de Janeiro, has a population of 300,000, and is the largest gun and drug depot of the city. In 2007, during a period of heightened tension and violence in Rio, the largest police operation ever was launched, and residents awoke and fell asleep to the sound of gunshots. Complexo shows the unique kind of order that resulted from apparent anarchy in this dangerous and complex system.

 

Regional Premiere

www.complexofilme.com

 

A native of Lisbon, and having lived and worked throughout the world, Mário Patrocínio moved into the Complexo do Alemão favela in 2005 to investigate and document residents' daily lives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Producer: Henrique Salgado, Mário Patrocínio, Pedro Patrocínio, Tiago Duque Production Companies: Complex Films Screenwriter: Mário Patrocínio Cinematographer: Pedro Patrocínio Editor: Cláudia Silvestre, João Monge, Sérgio Pedro Sound Design: Sérgio Duarte Music: Chico Neves Print Source: Henrique Salgado, henriquesalgado@complexfilms.eu

 

 

Alamo South Lamar - Fri. April 22 4:30 PM Buy Tickets

 

Bala mordida Bitten Bullet

Diego Muñoz Vega

Mexico, Crime/Drama, 2009 112 min, 35mm, Color Spanish with English subtitles

 

Mauro Hernández, a young policeman, becomes involved in a coke deal, and when problems arise, gives his gun away to cover the deal. Things get out of control when the media gets involved. A scandal over the bad quality of police body armor turns into an investigation of misappropriation of police funds, and Mauro is labeled as a victim of administrative corruption. Using the power that his uniform gives him and the sympathy of the media, Mauro starts to blackmail anyone who crosses his way. Mauro and his commander become involved in a dirty war inside the police force, a struggle filled with espionage, murders, and betrayal.

 

Regional Premiere

Since graduating from the CCC in Mexico, Diego Muñoz Vega has built a career in the Mexican industry in short films, documentaries, commercials and video clips. Bala mordida is his first feature film, and he's currently in post-production on the film Mordidas.

 

Producer: Rafael Cuervo, Diego Muñoz Vega, Pedro Sherer Production Companies: Tosco Films, FOPROCINE, IMCINE, Goliat Films, Renta Imagen Screenwriter: Diego Muñoz Vega Cinematographer: Carlos Hidalgo Editor: Felipe Gomez Sound Design: Isabel Muñoz Cota Music: Pablo Valero, Yamil Rezo Cast: Damián Alcázar, Miguel Rodarte, Roberto Sosa, Flor Payán, Octavio Castro, Dagoberto Gama Print Source: Paul Hudson - Outsider Pictures, info@outsiderpictures.us

 

Alamo South Lamar - Mon. April 25 9:55 PM Buy Tickets