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Viola A film by Matías Piñeiro

Argentina, Adventure/Drama, 201265 min, HD, ColorSpanish with English subtitles

Sunday, April 27th 1:45PM

Alamo Drafthouse Village 3

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Uvanga A film by Marie-Hélène Cousineau, Madeline Piujuq Ivalu

Canada, Drama, 201386 min, HD, ColorInuktitut, English with English subtitles

Saturday, April 26th 4:30PM

Alamo Drafthouse Village 2

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Heli A film by Amat Escalante

Mexico/Germany/Netherlands/France, Political Drama, 2013105 min, HD, ColorIn Spanish with English subtitles

Thursday, April 24th 9:45PM

Marchesa Hall & Theatre

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Germán, últimas viñetas / German, Last Vignettes A film by Cristian Bernard

Argentina, Biography/Comedy/Drama, 2013131 min, Full HD, ColorIn Spanish with English subtitles

Friday, April 25 - 9:15PM

Alamo Village 2

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El verano de los peces voladores / The Summer of Flying Fish A film by Marcela Said

Chile/France, Coming of Age/Drama/Comedy, 201387 min, HD, ColorIn Spanish with English subtitles

Saturday, April 26 - 6:30PMAlamo Village 3

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El limpiador / The Cleaner A film by Adrián Saba

Peru, Drama, 201295 min, RED, ColorIn Spanish with English subtitles

Thursday, April 24 - 7pm

Marchesa

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Pelo malo / Bad Hair A film by Mariana Rondón

Starring: Samuel Lange, Samantha Castillo2013, Venezuela/Argentina/Peru/Germany, Drama 93 min, HD, ColorIn Spanish with English subtitles

Closing Night

Sunday, April 27, 8PMMarchesa Hall & Theatre - BUY TICKETS

6226 Middle Fiskville Rd Austin, TX 78752 (512) 454-2000 [Map]

"Mariana Rondon's impressively multilayered drama brings a powerful specificity to the story of a boy and his embittered single mother." - Jay Weissberg, VARIETY

Amor chicano es para siempre/ Chicano Love is Forever A film by Efraín Gutiérrez

USA, Drama, 1977101 min, 16mm, ColorSpanglish

Thursday, April 24 - 4PM

Marchesa

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Please, Don't Bury Me Alive! / ¡Por favor, no me entierren vivo! A film by Efraín Gutiérrez

USA, Crime/Drama, 197681 min, 16mm, ColorSpanglish

Wednesday, April 23 - 4PM

Marchesa

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Run, Tecato, Run A film by Efraín Gutiérrez

USA, Drama, 197986 min, 16mm, Black & WhiteSpanglish

Saturday, April 26 - 4PM

Marchesa

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La espera desespera / Hopeful Hopeless A film by Coraly Santaliz

Puerto Rico, Comedy/Drama, 201397 min, DVCPro HD, ColorSpanish with English subtitles

Wednesday, April 23 - 3:30 PMAlamo Village 2

Friday, April 25 - 9:45 PMAlamo Village 3

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O Menino e o Mundo / The Boy and the World A film by Alê Abreu

Brazil, Animation/Drama/Fantasy, 201380 min, Digital, ColorNo dialogue

Wednesday, April 23 - 4PMAlamo Village 3

Saturday, April 26 - 1:30 PMAlamo Village 3

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Jirafas / Giraffes A film by Kiki Álvarez

Panama/Cuba/Colombia, Drama, 201293 min, Full HD, ColorSpanish with English subtitles

Thursday 4/24/2014 at 9:30 pmat the Alamo Drafthouse 2Friday 4/25/2014 at 1:00 pmat the Alamo Drafthouse 3

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Bobô A film by Inês Oliveira

Portugal, Drama/Family Drama, 201380 min, Digital, ColorPortuguese with English subtitles

Thursday, April 24 - 4PMAlamo Village 3

Saturday, April 26 - 11:30 PMAlamo Village 2

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Las niñas Quispe / The Quispe Girls A film by Sebastián Sepúlveda

Chile/France/Argentina, Drama, 201383 min, Digital HD, ColorSpanish with English subtitles

Wednesday, April 23 - 7PMAlamo Village 3

Saturday, April 26 - 2PMAlamo Village 2

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Calloused Hands A film by Jesse Quinones

USA/UK, Drama/Coming of Age, 201395 min, RED, ColorEnglish

Friday, April 25 - 3:30 PMAlamo Village 2

Saturday, April 26 - 11AMAlamo Village 3

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Amaneceres oxidados / Rusted Dawns A film by Diego Cohen

Mexico, Comedy/Drama/Coming of Age, 2013101 min, RED, ColorSpanish with English subtitles

Thursday, April 24 6:30Alamo Village 2Sunday, April 27 11:30Alamo Village 2

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Rincón de Darwin / Darwin’s Corner A film by Diego Fernández Pujol

Uruguay/Portugal, Road Movie/Comedy/Drama, 201378 min, Digital 4K, ColorSpanish, English with English, Spanish subtitles

Thursday, April 24 - 1 PMAlamo Village 3

Saturday, April 26 - 9 PMAlamo Village 3

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Mateo A film by María Gamboa

Colombia/France, Drama/Social Issue, 201486 min, HD, ColorSpanish with English subtitles

Thursday, April 24 - 12:30PMAlamo Village 2

Saturday, April 26 - 7PMAlamo Village 2

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Micha A film by Eugene Martin

USA, Coming of Age/Drama, 201375 min, RED, ColorEnglish

Sunday, April 27th  5:00PM

Marchesa Hall & Theatre

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Sex, Love & Salsa A film by Adrian Manzano

USA, Comedy/Docu-Drama, 201292 min, HDV, Color/Black & WhiteSpanish, English with English subtitles

Thursday, April 24 - 7PM

Alamo Village 3

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Teresa la novia del Libertador / Teresa, the Liberator's Fiancée A film by Rocío Lladó

Peru, Drama/Romance, 201399 min, RED, ColorSpanish with English subtitles

Wednesday, April 23 - 9:45 PMAlamo Village 3

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Memorias de un soldado / A Soldier’s Memories A film by Caupolicán Ovalles

Venezuela, Drama/Romance/History, 201297 min, HDCAM, ColorSpanish with English subtitles

Sunday, April 27 - 2:15 PM

Alamo Village 2

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Habla Women A film by Alberto Fererras

USA, Comedy/Drama/Documentary, 201358 min, HD, ColorEnglish, Spanish with English subtitles

Friday, April 25 - 6:30 PM

Alamo Village 2

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Tercera llamada / Last Call A film by Francisco Franco

Starring: Irene Azuela, Ricardo Blume, Anabel Ferreira, Kristyan Ferrer, Karina Gidi, Rebecca Jones, Fernando Luján, Jorge Poza, Cecilia Suárez, Mariana Treviño, and Silvia Pinal2013, Mexico, Comedy/Drama, 92 minIn Spanish with English subtitles

Opening Night

Tuesday, April 22, 7PMMarchesa Hall & TheatreMexican star Rebecca Jones in attendance!

6226 Middle Fiskville Rd Austin, TX 78752. Phone (512) 454-2000 [Map]

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“Last Call is the kind of character-driven comedy that recalls the early films of Almodóvar." - PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM SOCIETY

  Xico + Xana

Francisco Morgado

Austria/Portugal, Comedy/Drama/Coming of Age, 201213 min, RED, ColorPortuguese with English subtitles

 

Xico is a lonely 9 year old kid who just lost his father. He tries to cope with the loss with his mother but unfortunately a passion for an older neighbor, Xana, throws things out of balance. This is a tale about the loss of innocence we have all experienced and those unique moments that are forever engraved in our childhood memory.

 

US Premierewww.facebook.com/xicoexana 

Print Source: Francisco Morgado, fakano@gmail.com

 

 

 

   
  Un mundo para RaúlA World for Raul

Mauro Mueller

Mexico/Switzerland/USA, Drama/Coming of Age, 201215 min, HDV/HDCAM, ColorSpanish with English subtitles

 

When thirteen-year-old Raúl is asked to entertain the local landowner's son, a game of power and pride starts between the two boys.

 

Regional Premierewww.unmundopararaul.com

Print Source: Mauro Mueller, maumueller@gmail.com

 

 

 

   
  Rodri

Franco Lolli

Colombia/France, Drama, 201224 min, VHS/RED/35mm, ColorSpanish with English subtitles

 

Rodrigo hasn't worked in eight years. Soon, he'll be forty-seven.

 

North American Premierewww.lesfilmsduworso.com 

Print Source: Christophe Barral - Les Films du Worso, cbarral@worso.com

 

 

 

   
  Quince añosFifteen years

Liliana Torres

Mexico, Drama, 20127 min, 35mm, ColorSpanish with English subtitles

 

On her fifteenth birthday, life reminds Vianney that it isn’t easy being different.

 

Regional Premierewww.imcine.gob.mx/peliculas/4429 

Print Source: Ivan Gutierrez - IMCINE, difuinte@imcine.gob.mx

 

 

 

   
  Porno Star

Yashim Bahamonde, Nelson Mendoza

Peru/Saint Lucia, Urban Drama, 201120 min, RED, ColorSpanish with English subtitles

 

Luca is a jobless guy forced to earn money fast when he is faced with the threat of being evicted from his house.

 

North American Premierewww.quechuafilms.com 

Print Source: Sergio García Locatelli - Quechua Films, sales@quechuafilms.com

 

 

 

   
  Medio minutoHalf a Minute

David Norris

Puerto Rico, Drama/Romance, 201216 min, RED, ColorSpanish with English subtitles

 

Angel and Rafaela only have one battered and burned photo of their wedding after a fire consumed most of their belongings. Angel plans to give a wonderful gift to Rafaela for their wedding anniversary but, to achieve it, he will have to ask for help from Marcela, his former lover, and a close friend of Rafaela's. Rafaela finds out about Angel's encounter with Marcela and, before the old man can explain the reason for the visit, something terrible happens. Now Rafaela will have to learn the truth about the meeting between Angel and Marcela.

 

World Premiere

Print Source: David Norris, davidnorrispr@yahoo.com

 

 

 

   
  Las Mañanitas

Gabriella Moses

USA, Coming of Age/Drama/Comedy, 201219 min, 35mm, ColorEnglish, Spanish with English subtitles

 

A coming of age fairy tale set in 1960s New York City. Ana Isabel is a young lady on the cusp of womanhood, and finds herself tempted to lose her virginity on the night of her Quinceañera, until the unexpected visit from the Virgin Mary in a frying pan makes her think twice.

 

Regional Premierewww.lasmananitasfilm.com, www.facebook.com/lasmananitasfilm 

Print Source: Gabriella A. Moses, gabriella.a.moses@gmail.com

  

 

 

   
  Don Sabás

Juan Manuel Zuñiga

Mexico, Drama, 201217 min, 35mm, ColorSpanish with English subtitles

 

Don Sabás is the story of a lonely old man waiting for his days to come to an end. Suddenly his boring routine changes when he is left to care for a young boy.

 

US Premierewww.facebook.com/donsabas.cortometraje 

Print Source: Boris Miramontes - CCC, boris@elccc.com.mx

 

 

 

   
  DespiertaWake Up

Fran Moreno

Spain, Fantasy/Drama/Horror, 201219 min, Digital, ColorSpanish with English subtitles

 

A child with a perfect life suffers a repetitive nightmare in which he recognizes neither his parents nor his own surroundings.

 

Regional Premierewww.sites.google.com/site/offecam/cortometrajes/despierta  

Print Source: OFF ecam, info@offecam.com

 

 

 

   
  Pude ver un pumaCould See a Puma

Eduardo “Teddy” Williams

Argentina, Experimental/Drama, 201217 min, 16mm, ColorSpanish with English subtitles

 

“The accident” leads a group of young boys from their neighborhood rooftops through devastation and the depths of the earth.

 

Regional Premierewww.alexan.com.ar/pudeverunpuma 

Print Source: FiGa Films, contact@figafilms.com

 

 

 

 

   
  La noche anuncia la auroraNight Announces Dawn

Gerard Uzcategui

Venezuela, Drama, 201223 min, 35mm, ColorNo dialogue

 

Over the delta of the Catatumbo river, in a structure build on stilts, a woman makes her home. Facing the death of her husband, she spends time on the water, navigating the streams of solitude. Reality intermingles with her thoughts, her dreams, her fears, her desires, her memory. Until one day, she decides to seek the unknown. She thus reveals, briefly, an intricate reality, submerging us in the inner world of that mysterious being.

 

US Premierewww.gerarduzcategui.com/aurora 

Print Source: Gerard Uzcategui, gwuc@yahoo.com

 

 

 

 

   
  El Salto de la PrincesaPrincess Falls

Joy Penroz

Chile, Fantasy/Magical Realism, 2012

20 min, HD, Color

Spanish, French with English subtitles

 

Eleonore travels to the south of Chile with her boyfriend Martin, looking for her roots. They walk into a dense forest, and begin to take pictures. Suddenly, they meet Lincoyan and he offers to guide them through the forest. The deeper they get, the stranger Eleonore begins to act. Will she make it out of the forest alive?

 

North American Premierewww.elsaltodelaprincesa.cl

Print Source: Joy Penroz, goproducciones@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

   
  CebúCebu

Pablo Belaubre

Cuba/France, Erotic Drama/Horror, 201212 min, Digital, ColorSpanish with English subtitles

 

Ivan receives a visit from Marushka in his butcher shop. He is having an affair with her. Between the back room and the freezer room, they have an erotic ritual that mixes fantasy with Siberian evocation. When they reach the climax, Susana, Ivan’s wife discovers them, unchaining a sequence of violence between them, leaving only one of the three alive.

 

North American Premierewww.eictv.org 

Print Source: Promoción Internacional - EICTV, promocioninternacional@eictv.co.cu

 

 

 

 

   
  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

  

 

 

   
  La dama y el caballo The Horse Bride

Simon Quiroz

USA, Drama/Supernatural, 201213 min, HD, ColorSpanish with English subtitles

 

After Alfredo Jimenez receives a phone call indicating that the woman he abandoned on the day of their wedding has been kidnapped, he decides to return to his hometown in Northern Mexico in hopes of finding her. Before he reaches his final destination, he will have to confront the dangers of a road dominated by drug cartels and a ghost whose own marriage never took place. Based on the myth of La Llorona, LA DAMA Y EL CABALLO was a part of the Official Selection at the 2012 Oaxaca FilmFest.

 

Texas Premierewww.facebook.com/pages/Horse-Bride-La-Dama-y-el-Caballo/187958991291377 

Print Source: Simon Quiroz, horsebrideproject@gmail.com

Saturday, April 26th 7:30PMMarchesa Hall & TheatreScreens before the feature film LAS MARTHASBUY TICKETS

 

 

 
  Almost Crimes

Diego Vega

Peru/USA, Crime/Drama, 201311 min, HDV, ColorSpanish, English with English subtitles

 

ALMOST CRIMES is the story of two young men and the decisions they are driven to make when they try to rob a South Texas cash loans office targeted towards Latino immigrants. Sam, an outsider, has nothing to lose but the haunting desire to escape his small town solitude. Jack is the town's prodigal son and Sam's closest friend, so when Sam asks him for his help with the heist, he can't refuse. Jack has other reasons for wanting to escape but he has a lot more to lose than Sam does. Ultimately both will have to face their feelings for each other as they realize that sometimes desire stands in the way of loyalty, and that there are still many miles left between the town and the city. Because, as they know, we can only play the cards we are dealt and, when push comes to shove, we take our love wherever we can find it.

 

Regional Premierewww.almostcrimesfilm.wordpress.com 

Print Source: Veronica Leon - Troublemaker Studios, prodveronica@gmail.com

Hecho en Tejas Short Film ShowcaseSunday, April 27th 11:00AMMarchesa Hall & TheatreBUY TICKETS

 

 

 
  The Good Kind

Ofelia Yanez

USA, Comedy/Drama/Coming of Age, 201313 min, RED, ColorEnglish

 

THE GOOD KIND is a story about new love between two young Latinas living in a repressed southern town. When Bianca and Natalia decide to skip class and head to the local gay bar, they meet a quirky drag queen bartender who is quick to pry. In the safety of this bar, the girls allow themselves to be immersed in their feelings for each other, until the dream is abruptly shattered by an unexpected incident. This everyday love story reminds us why continued dialogue and acceptance within our culture is necessary and imperative for the well-being of our youth.

 

World Premiere 

Print Source: Ofelia Yanez, thegoodkindmovie@gmail.com

Sunday, April 27th  5:00PMMarchesa Hall & TheatreScreens before the feature film MICHABUY TICKETS

 

 

 
  Ex-votos

Ivete Lucas

Mexico/USA, Drama, 201318 min, HDV, ColorSpanish with English subtitles

 

After a shootout in her neighborhood, Anayansi, a pregnant teenager, fears that she will lose her child. Hoping for a miracle, her mother takes her on a pilgrimage to the festival of Saint Francis. As their journey merges with thousands of travelers from across Mexico, they must face the reality of her condition and escape the confines of tradition if she is to survive.

 

World Premierewww.exvotosfilm.com 

Print Source: Ivete Lucas, ivete@huicholo.com

Hecho en Tejas Short Film ShowcaseSunday, April 27 - 11am

Marchesa Hall & Theatre

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  A Mão que AfagaThe Comforting Hand

Gabriela Amaral Almeida

Brazil, Drama/Black Comedy, 201120 min, 35mm, ColorPortuguese with English subtitles

 

For her son's bithday, Estela, a telemarketing operator, plans a party that has minimal chances of success.

 

Regional Premierewww.facebook.com/amaoqueafaga 

Print Source: ACERE FC, acere@acere.com.br

  

 

 

   
  Trapitos SuciosDirty Laundry

Sharon Arteaga

USA, Drama/Secret Comedy, 201210 min, HD, ColorSpanish, English with English subtitles

 

A stay-at-home wife finds a suspicious note while doing laundry.

 

World Premiere

Print Source: Sharon Arteaga, sharonaarteaga@gmail.com

  

 

 

   
  Route 22

Malina Panovich

USA, Drama/Coming of Age/Reality, 201210 min, HDV, ColorSpanish, English with English subtitles

 

Ana, a quiet, gay teenager, encounters resistance and acceptance from different women in her life. She tries to connect with her opinionated Hispanic mother Mercedes, Jessica, a tall blond from school, and an intriguing girl named Olive she sees at the bus station, all in the course of single day.

 

Regional Premierewww.facebook.com/pages/Route-22/337629839606883  

Print Source: Malina Panovich, mpanovich@utexas.edu

 

  

 

 

   
  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

 

  

 

 

   
  Lovelocked

Rebecca Rodriguez

USA, Drama/Fantasy, 2012 13 min, HDCAM, Color English

 

Caught up in a moment of nostalgia, a young woman recalls her fondest relationships by uncorking her collection of antique bottles. She escapes into a joyful wall of sonic memories, but slowly becomes entrapped by their illusions. When night falls, circumstances beyond her control force her to face a new reality.

 

World Premiere

Print Source: Rebecca Rodriguez, bleak.umbrella@gmail.com

 

 

   
  Flutter

Sam Lerma

USA, Drama, 20128 min, HDV/HDCAM, ColorEnglish

 

A father takes his daughter on a bike ride through the heart of the city's green space to get to a birthday party.  The day does not end as expected.

 

Austin Premiere

Print Source: Sam Lerma, samuellerma@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

 

   
¿Alguien ha visto a Lupita? Have You Seen Lupita?

Gonzalo Justiniano

Mexico/Chile/Argentina/Germany/USA, Comedy/Drama, 2011 86 min, RED, Color Spanish, English with English, Spanish subtitles

Lupita, a young Mexican girl, runs away from her family who want to commit her into a hospital. She will start a journey that will take us into a world that seems crazier than she is. With her sensuality, innocence and romanticism, Lupita invites us to think that the world can be experienced in other ways. This film, shot partially in Austin, has delighted audiences at the Los Angeles International Film Festival and the Guadalajara International Film Festival.

Regional Premiere

Gonzalo Justiniano is a director, writer and producer from Chile. He studied at the University of Paris and the Louis Lumière Film School. His work explores the world of economically marginalized characters. The festivals of Trieste, Damascus, Havana, Montevideo, Brussels, New York, Berlin and Cartagena have awarded his work.

Producer: Gonzalo Justiniano, Daniel de la VegaScreenwriter: Gonzalo Justiniano, Marina StavenhagenCinematographer: Miguel BunsterEditor: Carolina QuevedoSound Design: Zoo FilmsMusic: Jorge ArriagadaCast: Dulce María, Carmen Salinas, Cristián de La Fuente, Schlomit Baytelman, Angélica Castro

Print Source: Sahara Films, gjusti@sahara.cl, danieldelavega@sahara.cl

Tuesday, April 24 

Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar

With actress Dulce María and producer Daniel de la Vega in attendance

7:00 PM - SOLD OUT

10:00 PM Buy ticekts

Aquí entre nosBetween Us

Patricia Martínez de Velasco

Mexico, Family/Romantic Comedy, 201195 min, 16mm Super, ColorSpanish with English subtitles

Rodolfo and Miriam move into a new house, which Rodolfo gives Miriam as a token of his love. Seventeen years later, although they have three lovely daughters, their relationship completely loses its charm. Rodolfo and Miriam are inconsiderate with each other, and Rodolfo is treated solely as the provider of the family.  One day, Rodolfo decides not to go to work. During the one day when the family routine is broken, Rodolfo realizes that he is a perfect stranger in his own family. This award-winning film has captivated audiences and juries around the world.

Regional Premiere

www.aquientrenoslapelicula.com/AEN.html

Patricia Martínez de Velasco was born in Mexico City. She graduated with honors from the Universidad Iberoamericana and the Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica, where she studied film production. Patricia's first feature film, Aquí entre nos, has already won the Best Actor Award at the Guadalajara International Film Festival, Mexico; the Bronze Zenith Award for First Feature Film at the World Film Festival in Montreal, Canada; and many other awards as well.

Producer: Roberto SneiderProduction Companies: Cuévano Films, La Banda FilmsScreenwriter: Patricia Martínez de VelascoCinematographer: Paula HuidroboEditor: Óscar FigueroaSound Design: Santiago NuñezMusic: Victor Hernandez StumpfhauserCast: Jesús Ochoa, Carmen Beato, Giovana Fuentes, Diana García, Camila  Risser, Giovanna Zacarías

Print Source: La Banda Films, info@labandafilms.com

Saturday, April 28 - 7:15 PM

Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar

With director Patricia Martínez de Velasco and producer Roberto Sneider in attendance

SOLD OUT

BonsáiBonsai

Cristián Jiménez

Chile/France/Argentina/Portugal, Drama/Comedy, 201195 min, 35mm, ColorSpanish with English subtitles

This charming debut celebrates love, literature and botany in the portrayal of a struggling writer, who, in order to keep up a lie that he has told his current lover, finds himself writing a book about his very first experience with love. Nostalgic and moving, Jiménez captures the essence of first love, and the loss of innocence that occurs when it disappears. This film has played all over the world, including in Un Certain Regard at Cannes and at the Toronto International Film Festival; winner of the FIPRESCI Prize for Best Film at Havana Film Festival, and both the Grand Jury Prize (Ibero-American Competition) and the Jordan Alexander Kressler Screenwriting Award at Miami Film Festival.

Co-presented by Austin Film Society

Austin Premiere

Cristián Jiménez was born in Valdivia, Chile in 1975. Before becoming a filmmaker, he wrote short stories and studied sociology in Santiago de Chile, Heidelberg and London. His first feature film, Ilusiones ópticas, a deadpan dramatic comedy where different lives intersect during a grey winter in Valdivia, premiered in San Sebastián in 2009. He wrote and directed several short films, among them El Tesoro de los Caracoles and XX, co-wrote the feature films 199 Recetas para ser Feliz and Los Debutantes, and worked as a TV producer in the UK during 3 years.

Producer: Bruno Bettati, Julie Gayet, Nadia TurincevScreenwriter: Cristián JiménezCinematographer: Inti BrionesEditor: Soledad SalfateSound Design: Manuel RoblesMusic: Caroline Chaspoul, Eduardo HenríquezCast: Diego Noguera, Natalia Galgani, Gabriela Arancibia, Trinidad González, Hugo Medina

Print Source: Brandon Peters - Strand Releasing, Brandon@strandreleasing.com

Thursday, April 26 - 7:00 PM

Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar

Screening followed by Skype Q&A with director Cristián Jiménez

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El estudianteThe Student

Santiago Mitre

Argentina, Drama/Thriller, 2011110 min, HD, ColorSpanish with English subtitles

Roque is a handsome young Argentinian just arrived from the provinces to start his studies at the University of Buenos Aires. One of his many sexual conquests is Paola, a pretty but tough young adjunct professor who leads him into the thick of the school's vibrant political life. Soon he meets Alberto, a retired politician who becomes his mentor; Roque quickly learns the ropes and uses his charisma to rise through the ranks and become a student leader and organizer, navigating idealism and betrayals, propelled by his driving ambition. This film has enjoyed success from BAFICI to Toronto International Film Festival, and many places in between, including being honored with numerous accolades by Argentina's Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Texas Premiere

www.facebook.com/ElEstudianteArg

Santiago Mitre was born in Buenos Aires. Known for co-writing the feature films Lion's Den and Carancho with Pablo Trapero, he has also written and directed the short film El Escondite. He co-wrote and co-directed the 2010 feature El amor (primera parte). El estudiante is his solo feature debut.

Producer: Agustina Llambi Campbell, Santiago Mitre, Fernando BromScreenwriter: Santiago MitreCinematographer: Gustavo Biazzi, Soledad Rodríguez, Federico Cantini, Alejo MaglioEditor: Delfina Castagnino Music: Los NatasCast: Esteban Lamothe, Romina Paula, Ricardo Félix, Valeria Correa

Print Source: Agustina Llambi Campbell, launiondelosrios@gmail.com

Friday, April 27 - 7:00 PM

Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar

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ExtraterrestreExtraterrestrial

Nacho Vigalondo

Spain, Comedy/Drama/Sci-Fi, 201190 min, RedOne, ColorSpanish with English subtitles

Julio wakes up with one hell of a hangover. As he gradually takes in his surroundings, it's obvious he's not in his own bed. He introduces himself to Julia, his apparent hookup from the night before, and they go through the typically awkward conversation. Julia is clearly trying to get him out of her apartment as soon as possible. But as he gathers his belongings, they realize that things are much too quiet, even for a Sunday. A quick trip to the balcony reveals absolutely no one on the street. They gaze off into the distance and see a huge spaceship looming on the horizon. While they struggle to understand what they're seeing, Julia's neighbor Angel stops by. Angel brings news of the alien invasion, and it becomes apparent that he's obsessed with Julia and maybe even spying on the apartment. When Julia's live-in boyfriend Carlos comes home, things become even more complicated. (Synopsis by Luke Mullen)

Co-presented by Fantastic Fest

Repertory Screening

www.tugg.com/extraterrestrial

Nacho Vigalondo was born in Cabezón de la Sal, Cantabria, Spain. He studied Audiovisuals at the University of the Basque Country, and is a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) and of the European Film Academy (EFA). He received an Academy Award® nomination for short film 7:35 de la Mañana (2003). His feature films are Timecrimes (2007) and Extraterrestrial (2011).

Producer: Nahikari IpiñaProduction Companies: Sayaka Producciones, Apaches Entertainment, Antena 3 FilmsScreenwriter: Nacho VigalondoCinematographer: Jon D. DomínguezEditor: Jon D. DomínguezSound Design: Roberto FernandezMusic: Jorge MagazCast: Michelle Jenner, Julián Villagrán, Carlos Areces, Miguel Noguera, Raúl Cimas

Print Source: Brian Parsons - Tugg, Inc., brianp@tugginc.com

Saturday, April 28 - 10:00 PM

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Gordo, calvo y bajitoFat, Bald, Short Man

Carlos Osuna

Colombia, Black Comedy/Drama/Animation, 201190 min, HD, ColorSpanish with English subtitles

Antonio Farfán is a middle-aged man who works in a notary's office. He has always believed he is a failure because he is bald, short and fat. Though his mind is never silent, his life goes along almost uneventfully until the new notary arrives: a fatter, balder and shorter man who, unlike Antonio, is successful and loved by others. Dazed and confused, Antonio is now thrown out to the real world where he faces his own fears and ends up living pretty unexpected situations. With an animation style all its own, playing smartly with depth of field, Gordo, calvo y bajito is an impressive cinematic debut, screening internationally and recently receiving a Special Mention at the Warsaw Film Festival.

Austin Premiere

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Carlos Osuna was born in Bogotá, Colombia in 1980. He received a Master's degree in Visual Arts from the Javeriana University. In 2009, he was awarded a grant from the Francisco Javier Fund for Social Projects for his documentary Giving Life to Life, and in 2002, his short video, Watch TV, won the Pre-Columbian Gold Circle Award at the Bogotá Film Festival. Gordo, calvo y bajito is his first feature film.

Producer: Carlos Osuna, Juan Mauricio RuizProduction Companies: Malta CineScreenwriter: Carlos Osuna, Juan Mauricio RuizCinematographer: Yomayra Puentes, Guillermo SantosEditor: Carlos OsunaSound Design: Diego Castillo, Diego Gomez, Andrés Martínez, Juan David Quintero Music: Leonardo Bohórquez, Alejandro QuinteroCast: Álvaro Bayona, Fernando Arévalo, Jairo Camargo, Julio Medina, Ernesto Benjumea, Nicolás Montero, Juan Manuel Combariza, Sandra Reyes, Marcela Mar, Juan Diego Bernal, Elkin Díaz, Juan Felipe Ortiz, Florina Lemaitre

Print Source: Jeremy Quist - The Global Film Initiative, bookings@globalfilm.org

Saturday, April 28 - 4:30 PM

Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar

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Fat, Bald, Short Man is co-presented by the Global Film Initiative and is part of the Global Lens 2012 film series. For more information, visit www.globalfilm.org.

Los viejosThe Parents

Martín Boulocq

Bolivia, Drama, 201173 min, RED/HD, Color/Black & WhiteSpanish with English subtitles

Toño sets off on a long journey back to his hometown in the south of Bolivia. Many years have passed since he was kicked out of his home, where things have now changed with his family. Mario, his adopted father, suffers from a crippling disease and cannot speak. Ana, with whom he shared his childhood and who was also his first love, is now a single mother with a 9-year-old boy. With silent characters, recurring dreams, long walks through the countryside, childhood friends with almost nothing in common, Los viejos is a film about absence and loneliness, banishment and abrupt separations, and, above all, it is a story about the attempt to reconcile with the past. Los viejos enjoyed its world premiere at Busan International Film Festival and continues on a successful festival run.

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Martín Boulocq was born in 1980 in Cochabamba, Bolivia. He dropped out of his Philosophy and Social Communication studies in order to write and direct his first feature Lo más bonito y mis mejores años, which garnered awards at the Guadalajara, Havana, and Valdivia film festivals. He later founded the company CQ Films.

Producer: Alba BalderramaProduction Companies: CQ FilmsScreenwriter: Martín Boulocq, Rodrigo HasbunCinematographer: Daniela CajíasEditor: Martín Boulocq, Salvy FuentesSound Design: Martín García ServentiMusic: Ronisch, Ramiro Robles, Grillo VillegasCast: Andrea Camponovo, Fabricio Camponovo, Roberto Guihon, Julio Iglesias

Print Source: FiGa Films, contact@figafilms.com

Sunday, April 29 - 4:30 PM

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Mosquita y Mari

Aurora Guerrero

USA, Drama/Coming-of-Age, 2011

85 min, HD, Color

English, Spanish with English subtitles

Mosquita y Mari tells the story of two 15-year-old girls growing up in Los Angeles. When Yolanda meets her new neighbor, all they see in each other are differences. As an only child to her older, immigrant parents, Yolanda’s sole concern is going to college. For her part, street-smart Mari has to hustle to help her undocumented family stay above water. Despite Yolanda and Mari's contrasting approach to survival, they are soon brought together when Mari is almost expelled after saving Yolanda from an incident at school. Determined to call it even, Yolanda convinces Mari to let her tutor her to prove to the school’s principal that she’s more than a delinquent. They then forge a friendship that soon proves more complex and sensual than anticipated. Mosquita y Mari premiered earlier this year at Sundance Film Festival.

Austin Premiere

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Aurora Guerrero's short films include Pura Lengua and Viernes Girl. Mosquita y Mari participated in Tribeca All Access and the 2009 Film Independent Producers Lab. Most recently, Mosquita y Mari was awarded the 2011 SFFS/KRF Filmmaking Grant and an LG Cinema 3D Fellowship, and Guerrero was named a Time Warner Fellow. Guerrero holds degrees from the University of California, Berkeley in Psychology and Chicano Studies, and from CalArts in Directing.

Producer: Chad Burris

Production Companies: Indion Entertainment Group, Maya Entertainment

Screenwriter: Aurora Guerrero

Cinematographer: Megela Croisignani

Editor: Augie Robles

Music: Ryan Beveridge

Cast: Fenessa Pineda, Venecia Troncoso, Laura Patalano, Joaquín Garrido, Dulce Maria Solis, Omar Leyva

Print Source: Jeffrey Winter - New American Vision, jeffrey@newamericanvision.com

Saturday, April 28 - 2:15 PM

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SalSalt

Diego Rougier

Argentina/Chile, Western/Drama/Comedy, 2011112 min, RED/Super 16mm, ColorSpanish with English subtitles

A Spanish film director obsessed with making a Western decides to go to Northern Chile in search of a story for his screenplay. Once there, he gets confused for another man, and a real adventure begins. Now he will have a good script... if he leaves alive. This is the story of a man with no history, the journey of an author becoming his own character and his impossible return. Sal has enjoyed successful festival screenings including at Stockholm Film Festival and the Viña del Mar International Film Festival, and is set for a theatrical run later this year.

Co-presented by Fantastic Fest

Texas Premiere

www.sal-lapelicula.com

Born in Buenos Aires in 1970, Diego Rougier has built a successful career as a director of music videos, soap operas, TV series, and short films. Most recently he wrote and directed the short films Demasiado joven, Debut y despedida, Escorbo and Otro Domingo, as well as the series La Colonia for three seasons. Sal, which he wrote and directed, is his first feature film.

Producer: Javiera ContadorProduction Companies: Picardía FilmsScreenwriter: Diego RougierCinematographer: David BravoEditor: Danielle FilliosSound Design: Felipe ZabalaMusic: Gonzalo ValenzuelaCast: Fele Martinez, Javiera Contador, Sergio Hernandez, Patricio Contreras, Gonzalo Valenzuela, Luis DuboPrint Source: Diego Rougier, diego.rougier@gmail.com

Thursday, April 26 - 10:00 PM

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Sangue do Meu SangueBlood of My Blood

João Canijo

Portugal, Drama, 2011133 min, HD, ColorPortuguese with English subtitles

Marcia is determined to end the cycle of poverty for her family and, when she discovers that her daughter is dating an older professor, she will stop at nothing to end this unwelcome relationship. Sangue do Meu Sangue is about the harshness of life in the inner city of Lisbon and the sacrifices that two women are willing to make for their family. This critically acclaimed film with superb sound design and use of mise-en-scène has played in numerous festivals including the Toronto International Film Festival, and won the FIPRESCI Prize at San Sebastián.

Texas Premiere

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João Canijo was born in Portugal. Unlike other Portuguese filmmakers of his generation (those that made their appearance in the late 1980s and early '90s), João did not direct his first film after attending a film school. Instead, he underwent a kind of apprenticeship working as an assistant to Manoel de Oliveira, Wim Wenders, Werner Schroeter and Alain Tanner. Sangue do Meu Sangue is his seventh feature.

Producer: Pedro BorgesScreenwriter: João CanijoCinematographer: Mário CastanheiraEditor: João Braz Cast: Rita Blanco, Fernando Luís, Anabela Moreira, Beatriz Batarda, Cleia Almeida, Marcello Urgeghe, Nuno Lopes, Teresa Madruga, Rafael Morais, Francisco Tavares, Teresa TavaresPrint Source: FiGa Films, contact@figafilms.com

Wednesday, April 25 - 10:00 PM

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Camera obscura

Maru Solores

Spain, Drama/Coming of Age/Disability, 201194 min, RED, ColorSpanish with English subtitles

 

Ane, a blind girl on the verge of puberty, discovers photography and her first love at the hands of her uncle Antonio, a mysterious photographer who returns after a long time to the family home, where they spend the summer. Overprotected by her parents, who want to try another operation to restore her vision, and isolated by other teenagers, Ane spends her time capturing with her camera things that nobody wants to see, and which will shed new light on familial dynamics. Finally, disappointed by the adults in her life, Ane has to finds her own way to navigate the world as a teenager and as a blind person. Camera obscura premiered at the Valladolid International Film Festival.

 

North American Premiere

www.cameraobscura.es

 

Maru Solores (Donosti, 1968) studied at the School of Cinema and Video of Andoain, Gipuzkoa. Also, she took part in film workshops given by the scriptwriter Michel Gaztambide and the director Jose Luis Guerín. Then, she moved to Berlin and studied Film Direction at the Deutsche Film-und Fernsehakademie Berlin. She directed many short films in 16mm, 35mm and documentaries. Her short film in 35mm, Dortoka Uhartea, won many international awards. After 10 years in Berlin, she returned to the Basque Country. She has worked in television (as a producer, TV director and editor), in film editing, and teaching.

 

Producer: Carlos Juárez, Raquel PereaProduction Companies: Basque FilmsScreenwriter: Ruth Rehmet, Maru SoloresCinematographer: Frank AmannEditor: Juan OrtuosteSound Design: Martín GuridiMusic: Pablo CervantesCast: Jaqueline Duarte, Leyre Berrocal, Víctor Clavijo, Josean Bengoetxea, Pello MadariagaPrint Source: Carlos Juárez, info@basquefilms.com

Friday, April 27 - 12:30 PM

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De caravanaClubbing

Rosendo Ruiz

Argentina, Drama/Adventure/Comedy, 201196 min, 35 mm, ColorSpanish with English subtitles

Juan Cruz, a well-known photographer, gets hired to photograph a popular singer's concert. La Mona Jiménez is one of the most popular singers in Córdoba, Argentina. When Juan goes to the concert, he gets immersed in the music and culture of Cuarteto. He also meets Sara. Together they will live a love story which will lead them to a thrilling journey of adventures, and Juan will learn about what it means to be a true artist. De caravana won the CINECOLOR Audience Award at Mar del Plata International Film Festival.

Texas Premiere

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Rosendo Ruiz was born in San Juan, Argentina, in 1967. He studied at the Film and TV School of Córdoba National University. In 1999, he formed the theatre company El Carro. His first short film, Una manga de negros was made in 2005. De caravana is his first feature film.

Producer: Rosendo Ruiz, Inés MoyanoProduction Companies: EL CARROScreenwriter: Rosendo RuizCinematographer: Pablo Gonzalez GalettoEditor: Agustín GoyaSound Design: Guillermo SemproniMusic: Andrés OddoneCast: Francisco Colja, Yohana Pereyra, Gustavo Almada, Rodrigo Savina, Martín RenaPrint Source: KAFilms, jkrause@kafilms.tv

Wednesday, April 25 - 9:30 PM

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Sunday, April 29 - 11:30 AM

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Dia de PretoDay of Black

Marcial Renato, Marcos Felipe Delfino, Daniel Mattos

Brazil, Surrealist Drama/Mystery/Satire, 201190 min, DVCPro50, ColorPortuguese with English subtitles

At the time of slavery, every day was a "day of black" in Brazil. But somewhere in the past, one of the slaves became the first free Brazilian black man. This is the backdrop to the saga of a young worker today in the eternal quest for freedom. The black man is now the driver of a wealthy family, involved with the daughter of his boss in the theft of a sacred relic. Pursued by the girl's boyfriend, he spends a crazy night in a mall, facing a series of bizarre characters. After a journey of life and death, our hero learns that there are days when the night sucks, and some stories do not end ever. Dia de Preto has played at various film festivals around the world, including recently at the Chicago Latino Film Festival; this film also features an outstanding soundtrack which was honored with Best Score by the Sunset International Film Festival, LA.

Regional Premiere

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Marcos Felipe has a degree in Radio and TV from UFRJ and post graduate degrees in Screenwriting from UESA and Audiovisual Regulation from UFRJ. Since 2006, he's worked as a regulator for ANCINE in Brazil.Daniel Mattos also graduated from UFRJ and holds MA and PhD degrees in Communication from the same institution. Marcial Renato is a graduate in Communication with an MA in Literature from UFRJ. Marcial was a producer for TV Globo and currently acts as a regulator for ANCINE. Dia de Preto is the first feature written, produced and directed by these collaborators.

Producer: Marcial RenatoProduction Companies: DEMIANScreenwriter: Marcial Renato, Marcos Felipe Delfino, Daniel MattosCinematographer: Gustavo Nasr, Marcos Felipe DelfinoEditor: Marcos Felipe DelfinoSound Design: Marcos Felipe DelfinoMusic: João Vianna, Nado Zicker, Denis PortoCast: Marcelo Batista, Vanessa Galvão, Guilherme Almeida, Paulo Abreu, Ricardo Bonaverti, Raul Ferreira, Naiara Hawaii, Andrea Cassali, Heráclito Junior, Deivid AraújoPrint Source: Marcos Felipe Delfino, mafelipe@gmail.com, filme@diadepreto.com.br

Thursday, April 26 - 3:30 PM

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Saturday, April 28 - 10:30 PM

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El lenguaje de los machetesMachete Language

Kyzza Terrazas

Mexico, Romance/Music/Drama, 201184 min, HD, ColorSpanish with English subtitles

Ray and Ramona are a young couple. They hate the injustice of the social context they are part of. Each from their own niche, Ramona as a musician, Ray as an activist, tries to fight for a more just world. Devoted to self-sabotage, Ray fails in his rebellion and drags Ramona into a downward spiral that culminates in an act of poetic terrorism. This film has screened around the world, premiering at the Venice Film Festival.

Texas Premiere

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Kyzza Terrazas was born in Nairobi, Kenya in 1977. He studied Philosophy as an undergrad at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, where he graduated after completing a thesis on Melancholy and Philosophy. He is currently working for Mexico's Cineteca Nacional creating a film archive of orphan, amateur and home movies. El lenguaje de los machetes is his first feature film as a writer/director.

Producer: Rafael LeyProduction Companies: Mr. WooScreenwriter: Kyzza TerrazasCinematographer: Christian RiveraEditor: Yibran AssaudSound Design: Alejandro de IcazaMusic: Jessy Bulbo, Mariana UribeCast: Andrés Almeida, Jessy BulboPrint Source: FiGa Films, contact@figafilms.com

Thursday, April 26 - 9:30 PM

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Sunday, April 29 - 2:15 PM

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La llamadaThe Call

Stefano Pasetto

Argentina/Italy, Drama/Romance, 201093 min, Digital, ColorItalian, Spanish with English subtitles

A tale of two women from different generations and very different sensibilities. Lea, the young, free spirit, and Lucia, who longs for commitment. Unfulfilled in each of their relationships, they accept the liberating experience of a journey to Argentina's Patagonia. As the two women grow closer and closer, their journey takes them from betrayal to love as each must face the man she left behind. La llamada, which premiered at Toronto International Film Festival, has gone on to international success and accolades.

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Director Stefano Pasetto was born in Rome in 1970. After obtaining his Arts degree with a thesis on Krzysztof Kieslowski, he studied at the National Film School of Rome from 1996 to 1999. Pasetto has directed several shorts that have been screened and awarded at important international film festivals such as Cannes, Oberhausen, London, Rome and Turin. He has also directed documentaries such as Waiting in the Wings, Ancient Water, and Italian Women Rebels of the 20th Century and narrative films. He has also worked as screenwriter and editor, and is a contributor to several film magazines.

Producer: Gian Filippo Minervini, Pier Andrea NocellaProduction Companies: Iter Film, Rai Cinema, Dock SurScreenwriter: Stefano Pasetto, Veronica CascelliCinematographer: Guillermo “Bill” NietoEditor: Alessio DoglioneSound Design: Abel TortorelliMusic: Andrea FarriCast: Sandra Ceccarelli, Francesca Inaudi, César Bordón, Guillermo Pfening, Arturo Goetz, Julieta Cardinalli, Ilda Bernard

Print Source: Paul Hudson - Outsider Pictures, info@outsiderpictures.us

Friday, April 27 - 3:30 PM

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Saturday, April 28 - 7:45 PM

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Las malas intencionesThe Bad Intentions

Rosario Garcia-Montero

Peru/Argentina/Germany, Drama, 2011107 min, HD, ColorSpanish with English subtitles

Peru, 1982. Cayetana, a nine-year-old girl, grows up in a privileged household in Lima. She is raised by maids. Her mother is abroad for several months with her stepfather, studying. Finally, the couple returns and Cayetana learns that her mother is pregnant. She becomes convinced that she will have to die the day her brother is born. This film is a life-affirming and humorous journey into both the reality and imagination of a 9-year-old, as seen through the eyes of South American Magical Realism. This award-winning film has played around the world, including being honored as Best Film at the Mar del Plata Film Festival.

Texas Premiere

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Rosario Garcia-Montero has an international education in film, which ranges from her degree in Film Studies from the University of Lima, her M.A. in Film from the New School University in New York, and workshops at the Escuela Internacional de Cine y Televisión (EICTV) in Cuba, where she worked on the script for Las malas intenciones.

Producer: Benito Mueller, Wolfgang Müller, Paul TypaldosProduction Companies: Garmont Films, Barry Films, Steve AkermanScreenwriter: Rosario Garcia-MonteroCinematographer: Rodrigo PulpeiroEditor: Rosario SuárezSound Design: Guido BerenblumCast: Fátima Buntinx, Katerina D'Onofrio, Paul Vega, Kani Hart, Melchor Gorrochátegui, Jean Paul Strauss, Alberick García, Nicolás Fantinato, Carlos Vertiz, Pietro Sibille, Fernando de Soria, Claudia Dammert Print Source: Ondamax Films, info@ondamaxfilms.com

Wednesday, April 25 - 6:30 PM

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Saturday, April 28 - 11:30 AM

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Música campesinaCountry Music

Alberto Fuguet

Chile/USA, Drama/Comedy, 2011105 min, HD, ColorSpanish, English with English subtitles

Alejandro Tazo, a broken-hearted Chilean in his thirties, arrives in Nashville, Tennessee, the cradle of country music. Tazo wants to meet people and make this trip worth something, but he will realize that life is unpredictable, especially in a foreign country. Música campesina, which was filmed in Nashville, premiered at BAFICI and went on to win Best National Film at Valdivia.

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Alberto Fuguet was born in Santiago and studied journalism at the University of Chile. He has developed a career as a novelist, film critic, and filmmaker, and in 2010 was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in fiction. He writes for the magazine Qué Pasa and is a resident professor of film and literature at Diego Portales University. He is currently writing a book of essays about North American film from the 1970s, among other projects.

Producer: Sarah Childress, Mauricio Varela, Ted FischerProduction Companies: CinepataScreenwriter: Alberto FugetCinematographer: Ashley ZeigerEditor: Sebastián ArriagadaSound Design: Cristián MascaróMusic: Gustavo Leon-CapedevilleCast: Pablo Cerda, James Cathcart, Karin Whitehouse, Ezra Fitz, Todd Hughes, Cole KinnearPrint Source: Silvio Canihuante, silvio@cinepata.com

Wednesday, April 25 - 12:30 PM

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Friday, April 27 - 9:30 PM

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Under My Nails

Arí Maniel Cruz

Puerto Rico/USA, Drama/Erotic Thriller, 2011102 min, HD, ColorSpanish, English with English subtitles

In New York City, Solimar, a woman who is from Puerto Rico, works in a nail salon. She becomes obsessed with the violent sexual practices of her new neighbors, a Dominican man named Roberto and his Haitian-Dominican wife. Solimar, as a voyeur of their intimate life, one day witnesses a particularly brutal encounter. Roberto's wife disappears after that. In her absence, Solimar and Roberto develop an intense and violent sexual relationship. But the sudden appearance of an unidentified woman's dead body in the Bronx River awakens Solimar's suspicion. Solimar has fallen in love with Roberto, and what could be a threat for her has transformed into an erotic drive that she can't stop. Under My Nails recently won the Best Actress Award at the San Juan International Film Festival.

Texas Premiere

www.undermynails.com

Arí Maniel Cruz was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He attended school in Rio Piedras and college in Santurce, both districts of San Juan. After his graduation from college with a BA in Communications, because there were no film schools on the island, he moved to Mexico City and studied screenwriting. From 2007 to 2011, he worked in New York City as an executive producer and TV host in V-ME, a US National Television Network in Spanish. He is currently working on his next two films, La Tierra Prometida and Carmín.

Producer: Arí Maniel Cruz, Kisha Tikina Burgos, Andrei NemcikProduction Companies: La Teta ProductionsScreenwriter: Kisha Tikina BurgosCinematographer: Corey GegnerEditor: Andrei NemcikSound Design: José Elí PérezMusic: Omar Silva, Colectivo Electrónica IsleñaCast: Kisha Tikina Burgos, Iván Camilo, Rosie Berrido, Dolores Pedro, Antonio Pantojas, Enrique Juliá, Maite Bonilla, Miranda Purcell, Marilú AcostaPrint Source: Arí Maniel Cruz, latetaproductions@gmail.com

Wednesday, April 25 - 1:00 PM

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Thursday, April 26 - 6:30 PM

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  All She Can

Amy Wendel

USA, Drama, 201096 min, Super 16mm, ColorEnglish

 

Welcome to Benavides, Texas, where petite girls can deadlift 280 pounds, military recruiters roam high school halls, and a patriotic Mexican-American community that has been there since before it was Texas struggles with an economy literally collapsing around it. Luz Garcia wants out, and powerlifting is her ticket. It's all or nothing for her until nothing stares her in the face. This award winning film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.

 

Austin Premiere

www.benavidesborn.com

 

Amy Wendel is an alumna of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Film Program. Her previous films include the festival award-winning short films Weightless, Covered Girls, and Bodies, each of which aired nationally on either IFC or Showtime. Amy also directed the short comedy and political satire, Foreign Policy, which screened at festivals in the U.S. and Italy.

 

 

 

Producer: Daniel Miesel, Susan KirrProduction Companies: Kapok PicturesScreenwriter: Daniel Miesel, Amy WendelCinematographer: Robert HauerEditor: Andres SantamariaSound Design: Roy MachadoMusic: Kevin AfflackCast: Corina Calderon, Jeremy Ray Valdez, Joseph Julian Soria, Julia Vera, Julio César CedilloPrint Source: Maya Entertainment, christinah@maya-entertainment.com

Wednesday, April 25 - 7:00 PM

St. Edward's University

With producer Susan Kirr in attendance

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In the Shadow

Nicole Elmer

USA/Puerto Rico, Surrealism/Drama/Horror, 201197 min, Red One HD, ColorEnglish, Spanish with English subtitles

 

Exhausted from the demands of his abilities as a healer, Diego lives in isolation on a small island in his native Puerto Rico. However, his quiet life is disrupted when Hilary, a documentary filmmaker, arrives to continue her project on migration and identity. Intrigued by Diego's mystery and the local gossip about him, she tries to get closer to him. He allows her into his life, but as the two become attracted to each other, Hilary discovers Diego's "gift" also comes with a curse, an uncontrollably violent one that brings painful consequences and changes to both of their lives. In the Shadow recently had its world premiere at Anchorage International Film Festival.

 

Regional Premiere

www.intheshadowmovie.com

 

Award-winning filmmaker, writer, and playwright Nicole Elmer studied acting and film production at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University and The University of Texas at Austin where she received her degree in Radio-TV-Film. Nicole is also a fiction writer, with numerous published short stories and the Chicano/Latino Literary Prize-winning dramatic play, La fruta nunca se cae.

 

 

Producer: Jorge Sermini, Nicole ElmerProduction Companies: Blue Paper Film WorksScreenwriter: Nicole Elmer, Jorge Sermini, Jason TremblayCinematographer: Michael MorlanEditor: Nicole Elmer, Tag SimlerSound Design: Arles EstesMusic: Arles EstesCast: Jorge Sermini, Michelle Keffer, Danny TrejoPrint Source: Nicole Elmer, nicole_elmer@yahoo.com

Sunday, April 29 - 11:00 AM

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Lilia

Sam Lerma

USA, Social Issue Drama, 201118 min, HDCAM/DVCPro, ColorEnglish

 

Lilia is a story about a man's struggle to keep his family together after losing his job. He has a 5-year-old daughter named Lilia, and he's working to make her happy and keep his wife in school. Then one day the rug gets swept from beneath their feet and they find themselves fighting for all they've worked for. This is the story of the desperate measures people take, and how the very things we work so hard to accumulate can tear us apart. This San Antonio produced film premiered in the Urban Stories section of the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival 2011.

 

Austin Premiere

www.mixminusmedia.com

 

Producer: Ralph LopezProduction Companies: Mix Minus MediaScreenwriter: Sam LermaCinematographer: Yuta YamaguchiEditor: Sam LermaSound Design: Dagoberto Patlan Cast: Alfredo Lomeli, Aisa Palomares, Lauren MontemayorPrint Source: Sam Lerma, samuellerma@gmail.com

Saturday, April 28 - 1:45 PM

Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar

With producer Ralph Lopez and actor Lauren Montemayor in attendance

Opens for Hombre y tierra