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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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Madres 0,15 el minutoMothers, 15 Cents a Minute

Marina Seresesky

Spain, Human Rights Documentary, 201152 min, Digibeta, ColorSpanish with English subtitles

Is it possible to be a mother at a distance? Is it possible to educate from a telephone booth? Women who travel thousands of miles to work in Spain to give a better future to their children, tell us how they live through the reality of being mothers across a telephone or a computer, making the telephone booth their second home and transforming their voices into their most valuable resource. This film has been recognized for its affirmation of women's rights, winning a Biznaga de Plata at the Festival de Málaga.

Texas Premiere

www.promofest.org/films/madres-015-el-minuto

Marina Seresesky was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is an actress and director of cinema and theater. Her latest short film, The cortége, has been selected in more than 200 national and international film festivals, receiving more than 50 prizes.

Producer: Teatro Meridional S.L.Production Companies: Teatro Meridional S.L.Screenwriter: Marina Seresesky, Julio SalvatierraCinematographer: Roberto FernandezEditor: Julio SalvatierraSound Design: Oscar Barros, MilciclosMusic: Mariano Marin, Chani MartinPrint Source: Marina Seresesky, info@promofest.org

Wednesday, April 25 - 4:00 PM

MACC (Mexican American Cultural Center)

Free

The Renaissance of Mata Ortiz

Scott Petersen

USA, Documentary, 201174 min, MiniDV/8mm/Super16mm, ColorSpanish, English with English subtitles

Mata Ortiz, a small community located in the Chihuahuan Desert, is an unlikely place for an artistic renaissance. In the 1960s, resident Juan Quezada found some pottery created by the Paquimé Indians while searching for firewood in the mountains. Quezada began to experiment with local clay, pigments and firing techniques. Without any sort of training, he relied on a painstaking trial-and-error method. In 1976, anthropologist Spencer MacCallum found a few of Quezada's pots in a second-hand store in New Mexico. Fascinated by Quezada's skill and unique talent, MacCallum decided to track down the artist. He finally located Quezada in Mata Ortiz and convinced him that his pottery could be sold in the US. What began as a hobby for Quezada has turned into a phenomenon that is recognized worldwide. The Renaissance of Mata Ortiz recently won the Directors' Choice Award for Best Arts Film at the Sedona Film Festival.

Texas Premiere

www.helpfundmymovie.com

Armed with degrees in film and economics from the University of Michigan, Scott Petersen began his career on the feature film, Zebrahead. Along with working in John Hughes' office, his résumé includes work on Antiques Roadshow, Rescue 911, Unsolved Mysteries, Fox News, BBC, VH1, the Food Network, MGM Home Entertainment and several feature films and commercials. The Renaissance of Mata Ortiz is his third long-form documentary. He lives in Southern California.

Producer: Scott PetersenScreenwriter: Scott PetersenCinematographer: Pete BiagiEditor: Scott PetersenSound Design: Bobby GarzaMusic: Patrick KirstCast: Spencer MacCallum, Juan Quezada, Diego Valles, Nicolas Quezada, Walter ParksPrint Source: Scott Petersen, mataortizmovie@gmail.com

Friday, April 27 - 2:00 PM

MACC (Mexican American Cultural Center)

Free

Child of the Desert

Iliana Sosa

USA, Social Drama, 201119 min, RED, ColorEnglish, Spanish with English subtitles

 

Child of the Desert is a contemporary short film that follows Elia, a working class mother, on her journey across the Southwest to see the final resting site of her military son. Fearless and free-spirited, Elia meets Jorge, an undocumented immigrant, at a gas station and befriends him despite the fact that she does not speak Spanish. Set against the backdrop of the Texas desert, Elia believes that her son has returned in the form of Jorge's presence in order to assuage her pain and allow her to forgive herself for not being able to "save" him. Child of the Desert has been screening around the country, including at San Diego Latino Film Festival, and Iliana was presented with the "Best Director" Award at the 2012 BHLIFE Film Festival in Boyle Heights.

 

Austin Premiere

www.facebook.com/ChildoftheDesertMovie ,www.ilianasosa.com/?page_id=23

 

Iliana Sosa is a filmmaker and writer from El Paso, Texas born to Mexican immigrant parents and currently based in Los Angeles. She holds an MFA in film directing from UCLA and is the recipient of numerous scholarships and awards including the prestigious Steven Bochco Fellowship. With Child of the Desert she aims to honor the mothers of deceased military men and women who must deal with the consequences of a senseless war in very tangible and personal ways.

Producer: Iliana Sosa, Carlos CorralScreenwriter: Iliana SosaCinematographer: Judy PhuEditor: Alex DeMilleSound Design: Eric HoehnMusic: Claire HolleyCast: Dale Dickey, Victor BonevaPrint Source: Iliana Sosa, sosa.iliana@gmail.com

Friday, April 27 - 12:30 PM

Sunday, April 29 - 5:00 PM

Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar

Opens for Camera obscura

 

 

El pescadorThe Fisherman

Samantha Pineda Sierra

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

On the Day of the Dead, Leni, an old fisherman, uses photographs to fish his best memories out of the sea. El pescador has enjoyed success in its homeland at prestigious festivals including Guanajuato International Film Festival, and also receiving a Special Mention for Mexican Short Film at the Festival Internacional de Cine de Morelia.

Texas Premiere

www.imcine.gob.mx

Producer: Edgar San JuanProduction Companies: IMCINEScreenwriter: Samantha Pineda, Davy GiorgiCinematographer: Santiago NavarreteEditor: Mario SandovalSound Design: Pablo Tamez, Alejandro de IcazaMusic: Alejandro de IcazaCast: Rubén Pablos, Cassandra Ciangherotti, Edgar ValadézPrint Source: Iván Gutierrez - IMCINE, difuinte@imcine.gob.mx

Thursday, April 26 - 12:30 PM

Saturday, April 28 - 5:00 PM

Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar

Opens for Cápsulas

Los teleféricosThe Cable Cars

Federico Actis

Argentina, Drama/Comedy, 201014 min, 35mm, ColorSpanish with English subtitles

Los teleféricos is a story looking for a way out, a desired but final escape. It is a story full of repetitions and symmetries, about roads that come and go but never meet, like cable cars themselves. It is the story of Lucas, who decides to help his grandfather and leaves behind a city that always shows the same grey sceneries and buildings full of little homes. Lucas' grandfather needs a cable car; he is finding it hard to keep climbing. This short has charmed audiences and juries alike, including garnering special mention from the Iberoamerican Shorts Jury at the Guadalajara International Film Festival.

Texas Premiere

www.lostelefericos.blogspot.com.ar

Federico Actis was born in Rosario, Argentina in 1981. A Social Communicator (National University of Rosario) and filmmaker (EPCTV), he was a student at the Complutense University of Madrid and the University of Guadalajara, México. His works have included the short films Todo de tí, El Otro, Shhh!! and Under and he is currently working on his feature film debut.

Producer: María Elia RodríguezProduction Companies: INCAAScreenwriter: Federico ActisCinematographer: Lucas PérezEditor: Lucio GarciaSound Design: Santiago ZeccaMusic: Alexis PerepelyciaCast: Juan Nemirovsky, Mirko Buchin, Claudia CanteroPrint Source: Federico Actis, fgactis@gmail.com

Friday, April 27 - 3:30 PM

Saturday, April 28 - 7:45 PM

Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar

Opens for La llamada

Mar blindadoShielded Sea

Gerard Uzcátegui

Venezuela, Drama/Fantasy, 201011 min, 35mm, ColorSpanish with English subtitles

A sentry box in a bank holds within its walls a man and his story. Inside that dark and reduced space, reality is wasted away by the surge of time. Layer by layer, new sensations, situations and visions are unveiled. The closer we get, the more we realize in truth how far away we are from discovering the contradictions of this man, held in the shadow of this shelter-turned-prison. Mar blindado premiered at Vancouver Latin American Film Festival.

Texas Premiere

www.gerarduzcategui.com

Gerard Uzcátegui has a Bachelor’s Degree in Audiovisual Media from The University of The Andes and attended the New York Film Academy. He is a director and cinematographer. His works have received numerous Venezuelan film festival awards and have competed in internationally renowned film festivals such as Mar del Plata. 

Producer: Patricia Fonseca Screenwriter: Gerard UzcáteguiCinematographer: Gerard UzcáteguiEditor: Gerard Uzcátegui, Dayana GauthierSound Design: Lino Ocanto Colmenares Cast: Irina Dendiouk, Luigi Sciamanna, Keiner Semeco, Juvel VielmaPrint Source: Gerard Uzcátegui, gwuc@yahoo.com

Wednesday, April 25 - 6:30 PM

Saturday, April 28 - 11:30 AM

Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar

Opens for Las malas intenciones

Matador on the Road

Alexis Morante

Spain, Drama/Comedy, 201116 min, HDCAM, ColorEnglish, Spanish with English subtitles

On the way to Las Vegas, a Cadillac runs over something in the middle of the desert, totaling the car. In the car is a Spanish matador, who has to get to Las Vegas to be in a bullfight. However, the new situation with the totaled car creates an unexpected ending. Glory awaits him in Las Vegas, but sometimes, glory is left behind on the road. Matador on the Road is garnering international renown including screening in competition at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival.

Texas Premiere

www.matadorontheroad.comwww.agenciafreak.com/cortometraje/MATADOR-ON-THE-ROAD/12

Producer: Alexis MoranteProduction Companies: FREAK Short Film AgencyScreenwriter: Alexis Morante, Raúl SantosCinematographer: Carlos García de DiosEditor: Alexis MoranteSound Design: Diana SagristaMusic: Enrique BunburyCast: Juan Diego, Fernando Aldaz, Tamara Arias, Miguel Ángel GonzálezPrint Source: Mónica Gallego, prints@agenciafreak.com

Wednesday, April 25 - 12:30 PM

Friday, April 27 - 9:30 PM

Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar

Opens for Música campesina

PescadoraFisherwoman

Daniel Enrique García

Peru/USA, Drama, 201124 min, RED, ColorSpanish with English subtitles

Late one night, Dora meets her boyfriend Steven, a young fisherman, under an upturned boat. A relative mentions that fishermen recently made a big catch nearby. Dora visits Steven again, hoping he will take her out on a boat. Steven tells Dora to choose between marrying him or following her dream of becoming a fisherman. Pescadora had its world premiere at Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes del Cusco.

Regional Premiere

www.pescadorafilm.com

Producer: Daniel Enrique GarcíaScreenwriter: Daniel Enrique GarcíaCinematographer: Chad TerpstraEditor: Daniel Enrique García, Chad TerpstraSound Design: Edgar LostenauMusic: Miguel FloresCast: Jazmine Zapata Morante, Orieta Foy, Flor Castillo Alma, Steven Salgado, Cesar Panta Fiestas, Narciso Anton Vilela, Clemencio Sanchez Quiroga, Eder Junior Fiestas GalanPrint Source: Daniel E. García, danieliyo99@gmail.com

Thursday, April 26 - 9:30 PM

With director Daniel García in attendance

Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar

Sunday, April 29 - 2:15 PM

Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar

Opens for El lenguaje de los machetes

A Wild Idea

Veronica Moscoso

Ecuador/USA, Activism/Documentary, 201127 min, HDV, ColorEnglish, Spanish with English subtitles

A Wild Idea is a documentary about the Yasuní-ITT Initiative, Ecuador's unprecedented proposal for fighting global climate change. In exchange for payments from the world community, the country will leave untouched its largest oil reserves. The film takes the viewer to the Ecuadorian Amazon, capturing the rain forest's stunning biodiversity. The film also focuses on the millions of barrels of oil lying beneath a place known as the ITT Block. A Wild Idea has been sharing its point of view with audiences world-wide, and recently won Best Short Film at the Colorado Environmental Film Festival.

Texas Premiere

www.awildidea-movie.com

Producer: Veronica MoscosoProduction Companies: UC Berkeley Graduate School of JournalismEditor: Veronica MoscosoSound Design: Dan OlmstedMusic: Max LohPrint Source: Veronica Moscoso, vero@veromundo.com

Friday, April 27 - 4:00 PM

MACC (Mexican American Cultural Center)

Free

Brigada intramurosIntra-Walls Brigade

Cláudia Alves Vasconcelos

Cuba/Portugal, Performance/Political Documentary, 201018 min, HD, ColorSpanish with English subtitles

A group of college students from the EICTV plan an art performance piece in which they will prohibit the entrance of tourists to a Havana square. The art performance is being performed to bring awareness of the injustices that Cubans go through when they are "blocked" from going to places where only foreigners are allowed. In this documentary, we see the meetings that they have to plan the art piece, the actual performance, and the afterthoughts. The students are from a film school and are planning on filming people's reactions. From beginning to end they all discuss together the purpose of the performance and its implications as a political work of art. Cláudia Alves and her work have been recognized by the Berlinale Talent Campus.

North American Premiere

www.eictv.org

Producer: Ivette LiangScreenwriter: Cláudia Alves VasconsuelosCinematographer: María Isabel Aris AlonsoEditor: María Alejandra Briganti LozanoPrint Source: Promoción Internacional - EICTV, promocioninternacional@eictv.org.cu

Saturday, April 28 - 8:00 PM

MACC (Mexican American Cultural Center)

Free

Esas voces que curanVoices that Heal

Delia Ackerman, Heather Greer

Peru, Documentary, 201146 min, HDV, ColorSpanish, Shipibo with English subtitles

The Shipibo-Conibo people have lived in the Peruvian Amazon for over 4,000 years, passing on their knowledge of plants and sacred songs from one generation to the next. Esas voces que curan tells the story of a Shipibo shaman and her family, and of their struggle to keep their traditions alive while facing the challenges of the modern world. Esas voces que curan has screened in official selection at Festival de Cine de Lima, The Oaxaca International Independent Film and Video Festival, and the London Latin American Film Festival.

North American Premiere

Lima, Peru native Delia Ackerman received her Bachelor’s in Communication Sciences at the University of Lima in 1986 and a Masters in Journalism from New York’s Columbia University. She has worked as a journalist for Caretas and América Televisión and has collaborated on projects with Time

Magazine and National Geographic. Her other films include Senor de Pachacamac (1993), The Medicine of Forgiveness (2001), Seeking the Light (2006) and The King of the Desert is Dying (2008).Heather Greer is an award-winning filmmaker and multimedia artist based in New York. She has been an adjunct professor at the Interactive Telecommunications Programs at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts for the past nine years. Her past works have included the documentary The Gentleman from Shanghai and The F Word for which she was the cinematographer and was an official selection at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Producer: Delia Ackerman, Heather Greer, Douglass SimsProduction Companies: FilFilms, BlackTartanCinematographer: Heather GreerEditor: Javier ArciniegaSound Design: Guillermo PalaciosMusic: Augustin-Fernandez FamilyPrint Source: Heather Greer, amazi@earthlink.net

Saturday, April 28 - 4:00 PM

MACC (Mexican American Cultural Center)

Free

Los nueve infiernosNine Hells

Abril Schmucler

Mexico, Experimental Documentary, 201125 min, Video, ColorSpanish with English subtitles

A baby's bath in a dirty public space. Angry rebel young people running through the streets. A man crawling in pursuit of divine forgiveness. The brother who cannot buy a small car. The eternal wait of a musician on a long night.... A lover sings, beside him a hobo complains. Millions of people whose eyes will never meet. This city is silence. This documentary was honored in its home country with an Honorary Mention from the Sociedad Mexicana de Autores de Fotografía at DOCSDF.

American Premiere

Abril Schmucler was born in Mexico City in 1982. In 2003 she joined the CCC, where she currently specializes in documentary filmmaking.

Producer: Abril SchmuclerProduction Companies: Centro de Capacitación CinematográficoScreenwriter: Abril SchmuclerCinematographer: José de la Torre, Damián Aguilar, Abril SchmuclerEditor: Alfredo MendozaSound Design: Federico SchmuclerMusic: Federico SchmuclerPrint Source: Boris Miramontes - CCC, boris@elccc.com.mx

Wednesday, April 25 - 6:30 PM

MACC (Mexican American Cultural Center)

Free

EspectadoresSpectators

Roger Villarroya

Spain, Social Issue Documentary, 201215 min, HDV, ColorSpanish with English subtitles

Those who attend a public spectacle.

World Premiere

www.mailukifilms.blogspot.com

Roger Villarroya was born in Barcelona, Spain in 1985. He graduated from ITES (Spain) as an audiovisual director and studied filmmaking in Los Angeles. His debut short film Capicúa (Palindrome) played at over sixty festivals worldwide, gaining numerous awards along the way.

Producer: Roger VillarroyaProduction Companies: Mailuki FilmsScreenwriter: Roger VillarroyaCinematographer: Eladio SánchezEditor: Roger VillarroyaSound Design: David RomeroMusic: Pablo LaspraPrint Source: Roger Villarroya, mailukifilms@gmail.com

Friday, April 27 - 8:00 PM

MACC (Mexican American Cultural Center)

Free

Memorias del vientoGuiding Sight

Katherina Harder Sacre

Chile, Biographical Documentary, 201118 min, Mini DV, ColorSpanish with English subtitles

Rafael Egaña is going blind. With us, he goes through the images that his father, a passionate photographer, has collected over the past 50 years. Each image represents a particular memory, but what happens with them when losing sight? Do they disintegrate together with the visible world or do they become clearer when being unable to generate new ones? Memorias del viento screened in Official Competition at the Guadalajara International Film Festival.

US Premiere

www.facebook.com/memoriasdelviento

Katherina Harder Sacre was born in Iquique in 1988. She graduated from the University of Chile with a degree in Film and Television and is the founder of the Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente de Iquique (FICIIQQ). Recently, Katherina won the Fondo de Fomento Audiovisual 2012 award to attend a screenwriting workshop at the EICTV in Cuba.

Producer: Catalina DonosoScreenwriter: Katherina Harder Sacre, Catalina Donoso, Natalia Cabrera, Isabel OrellanaCinematographer: Catalina DonosoSound Design: Roberto Carlos CollioMusic: Roberto Arancibia Cast: Rafael Egaña, Javier Luis Egaña, Pilar Vial Beatriz BarajaPrint Source: Katherina Harder Sacre, katherina.harder@gmail.com

Wednesday, April 25 - 8:15 PM

MACC (Mexican American Cultural Center)

Free

Paraíso

Nadav Kurtz

USA, Documentary, 201210 min, HD, ColorSpanish with English subtitles

Three immigrant window cleaners risk their lives every day rappelling down some of Chicago's tallest sky-scrapers. Paraíso reveals the danger of their job and what they see on the way down. This short has been enjoying a whirlwind festival run, including Tribeca and True/False Film Festivals, prior to coming to Austin.

Texas Premiere

www.paraisofilm.com

Nadav Kurtz was born in 1978 in Tel Aviv, Israel and lived in England and Switzerland before moving to the United States at the age of nine. He began his career as an award-winning commercial and film editor. Most recently, he co-edited Bolden, a not yet released feature film by Vilmos Zsigmund, and edited and co-produced Street Thief which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Production Companies: Dictionary FilmsCinematographer: Nadav KurtzEditor: Nadav Kurtz, Tony GannonSound Design: Adam Biagianti, Zach Goheen, Jose RivasMusic: Ronen LandaCast: Sergio Polanco, Jaime Polanco, Cruz GuzmanPrint Source: Nadav Kurtz, nadavkurtz@hotmail.com

Friday, April 27 - 6:00 PM

MACC (Mexican American Cultural Center)

Free

pt.es

Pedro Sena Nunes

Portugal, Documentary, 201123 min, HD, ColorPortuguese, Spanish with English subtitles

This documentary short explores the culture clash among two countries along their borders. pt.es takes a "slice of life" approach, as a documentary examining the small amount of land that connects Spain and Portugal. The film utilizes anecdotes from people on both sides of the border to illustrate how the two nationalities, which had been slowly integrating, are rapidly coming together in the modern age. pt.es recently screened in the Semana del Cine de Medina del Campo.

International Premiere

pedrosenanunes.blogspot.com

Pedro Sena Nunes was born in Lisbon in 1968. He completed his degree in Cinema in 1992 at the Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema after attending the Lisbon Engineering Institute in 1989. Over the years, he has produced over 100 radio and TV publicity spots and currently works as Artistic Director at the Vo'Arte Association and coordinates projects with young emergent artists.

Producer: Pedro Sena Nunes, Ana Rita BarataProduction Companies: Associação Vo'ArteScreenwriter: Pedro Sena NunesCinematographer: Pedro Sena NunesEditor: Maribel Espinal, Cristina BrumSound Design: Filipe Chagas, Vando EnesMusic: Nuno CostaPrint Source: Associação Vo'Arte, cinemalerta@voarte.com

Thursday, April 26 - 6:30 PM

MACC (Mexican American Cultural Center)

Free

En la ciudad (Xoco)In the City (Xoco)

Raúl Sanabria

Mexico, Drama, 201017 min, Video, ColorSpanish with English subtitles

Three friends find a film reel. They begin an exciting adventure that will end with an unexpected event. This tribute to the power of film premiered at the Festival Internacional de Cine de Morelia.

US Premiere

Raúl Sanabria Bonilla studied Architecture at the Universidad Centroamericana UCA in El Salvador, graduating in 2003. In 2007 he began work with the CCC. Among his other shorts as director are Alicia (2006) and El Humo (2008).

Producer: Tania Suárez, Atziri Ramírez, Idalia Patricia ZepedaProduction Companies: Centro de Capacitación CinematográficaScreenwriter: Raúl SanabriaCinematographer: María José GlenderEditor: Raúl SanabriaSound Design: Raúl Sanabria Music: Fabian Becerril García, Ricardo Hernández Morales, Fernando David Barrios NavasCast: Alejandro Pizano, Fabiola Delgado, Iván Skinfill, Guadalupe Barragán Chávez, Ermis CruzPrint Source: Boris Miramontes - CCC, boris@elcccc.com.mx

Saturday, April 28 - 10:00 PM

Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar

Opens for Extraterrestre

GABI

Zoé Salicrup-Junco

Puerto Rico, Drama, 201120 min, 35mm, ColorSpanish with English subtitles

A Puerto Rican saying haunts single women in their 30's: "If such a woman is not married by this time, she must be a slut, a lesbian, or a prude." This is the story of that woman... Gabi Padilla thrives in a life full of pleasure and independence. But after her mother's unexpected death, she is forced to return to her rural hometown, a place where Gabi's sensual flair is not welcome. GABI recently played at Tribeca Film Festival and won the Best Actress award at the Cinears International Film Festival.

Regional Premiere

www.gabifilm.com

Producer: Zoé Salicrup-JuncoScreenwriter: Zoé Salicrup-JuncoCinematographer: Adam Newport-BerraEditor: Frank Dale ArroyoSound Design: Anthony JonesMusic: Agatha KasprzykCast: Dalia Davi, Aris Mejias, Marisé Alvarez, Roy Sánchez-VahamondePrint Source: Zoé Salicrup-Junco, zoesalicrup@gmail.com

Sunday, April 29 - 4:30 PM

Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar

Opens for Los viejos

Guañape Sur

János Richter

Italy/Peru, Documentary, 201023 min, HDCAM, ColorSpanish with English subtitles

Guañape Sur is a barren rock island off the coast of Peru. No soil, no water. Nothing grows there. Around its shores, a restricted area has been established. The island serves hundreds of thousands of sea birds as a breeding ground. A war has been fought over guano. And even during peacetime, harvesting it from the sharp rock is a brutal fight. Everything on the island is done by hand. The beautiful cinematography contrasts with its subject matter, and leaves the viewer impressed by the landscape and the workers' experiences. Guañape Sur has previously screened around the world, including at the prestigious Hot Docs and IDFA.

Regional Premiere

Producer: János RichterProduction Companies: ZeLIGScreenwriter: János RichterCinematographer: Jakob StarkEditor: János RichterSound Design: János RichterPrint Source: Georg Zeller, zeller@zeligfilm.it

Wednesday, April 25 - 4:00 PM

MACC (Mexican American Cultural Center)

Free

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

La huídaThe Runaway

Victor Carrey

Spain, Comedy/Fantasy/Urban Adventure, 201011 min, 35mm, ColorSpanish with English subtitles

Chewing gum. A dog leash. An Australia-shaped stain on the wall. A bent traffic light. Each of these elements and more has its own story, even though all of them together can create a new plot. This award-winning film has been tearing up the festival circuit, and now brings its zany style to Austin.

Texas Premiere

www.agenciafreak.com/cortometraje/LA-HUIDA/10

Producer: Sergi CasamitjanaProduction Companies: FREAK Short Film AgencyScreenwriter: Victor CarreyCinematographer: Bet RourichEditor: Israel L., Martí Escudero, RocaSound Design: Marta CunillCast: Joaquín Díaz, Guim Badia, Dani el Rojo, Hans Richter, Gori de Palma, Joan PernilPrint Source: Gisela Casas - Escándalo Films, S.L, gisela.casas@escandalofilms.com

Thursday, April 26 - 1:00 PM

Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar

Opens for La hora cero

La siestaThe Nap

Kate Hartnoll

Cuba/UK, Narrative, 201111 min, 35mm, ColorSpanish with English subtitles

Raimundo, a senile old man living alone in an over-crowded Havana apartment block, is only too happy to look after his young neighbor's baby for the afternoon. But, when another friend comes for a visit, he begins to realize that Raimundo might not be all there. The old man is reluctant to accept the reality of the baby that was left with him. This film was Kate Hartnoll's thesis film at EICTV.

North American Premiere

www.eictv.org

Producer: Ivette Liang, Leticia Brea CalderónScreenwriter: Carlos Machado, Kate HartnollCinematographer: Luis Joan Mirabal RodríguezEditor: Sergio Caraballo MalaveSound Design: Rafael Bobadilla BáezMusic: Tony TañoCast: Mario Balmaceda, Osvaldo Doimeadiós, Lynn CruzPrint Source: Promoción Internacional - EICTV, promocioninternacional@eictv.org.cu

Saturday, April 28 - 4:30 PM

Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar

Opens for Gordo, calvo y bajito

Por fin parió PaulaIt's About Time, Paula

Patricia Alvarez Astacio, Christopher Newman

Peru, Music Documentary, 20118 min, HD, ColorSpanish with English subtitles

In the urban music scene of Lima, Peru's capital city, only five percent of musicians are women. Traditionally Peruvian families do not encourage their daughters to seriously pursue music because they consider it to be unfeminine and unstable. Amidst this male-dominated musical environment, a group of professional women have come together to create an all-women percussion ensemble called Parió Paula. Por fin parió Paula reveals how these women are discovering power and creativity through percussion. As they overcome their insecurities about playing music they develop a strong community of women unlike anything they have experienced before.

World Premiere

www.pacificlineproductions.com/pariopaula

Producer: Adele FournetProduction Companies: Pacific Line ProductionsCinematographer: Christopher Newman, Patricia Alvarez AstacioEditor: Christopher Newman, Patricia Alvarez AstacioMusic: Adele Fournet and Parió PaulaPrint Source: Christopher Newman, newmanfilm@gmail.com

Friday, April 27 - 12:00 PM

MACC (Mexican American Cultural Center)

Free

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

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El Cantante

León Ichaso

USA, Biographical Drama, 2006 106 min, 35mm, Color Spanish, English

 

Spanning the 1960s to the 1980s, EL CANTANTE charts Hector Lavoe's rapid rise to success and fame as an artist whose music combined Puerto Rican tradition with streetwise modernity, unabashed emotion with straightforward realism. It reveals the singer not only as an architect of salsa but as its soul; the kind of artist, like Billie Holliday, Edith Piaf or La Lupe, who forges an uncanny emotional bond with his audience. Love, pain, joy, pride, sorrow, endurance: Hector Lavoe's singing contained the raw stuff of life as ordinary people - and he himself - knew it.

 

Leon Ichaso was born in Havana, Cuba. He left the island for exile in the United States with his mother and sister at age 14; his father joined them 5 years later having stayed behind to support the Cuban Revolution. Ichaso is known as "an actor's director," as a writer and director who does not compromise as he tells his tales, and as a filmmaker who specializes in gritty urban realism.

 

Producer: Julio Caro, Simon Fields, Jennifer Lopez, David Maldonado Production Companies: Nuyorican Productions, R-Caro Productions Screenwriter: Leon Ichaso, David Darmstaeder, Todd Bello Cinematographer: Claudio Chea Editor: David Tedeschi Sound Design: Sandy Berman Music: Willie Colón, Andrés Levin Cast: Marc Anthony, Jennifer Lopez, John Ortiz, Manny Perez, Vincent Laresca, Federico Castellucio, Nelson Vasquez

 

 

Mexican American Cultural CenterBlack Box TheaterWed. April 27 9:00 PM

Free

 

Paraíso Paraiso

León Ichaso

USA, Thriller/Drama, 2009 100, HD, Color/Black & White Spanish, English with English subtitles

The monotonous life of Miami radio personality Remigio Gallegos changes abruptly when he answers the phone to find out that a son he has never met is waiting for him at the immigration office. Along with his mother's cross, the young man brings with him a haunted past. Paraiso explores generational and class divides within the Cuban exile community in southern Florida. Part thriller, drama, and existential romance, the film explodes with heart, color, music, and a desperate tale.

Regional Premiere

www.paraisothefilm.blogspot.com

Leon Ichaso was born in Havana, Cuba. He left the island for exile in the United States with his mother and sister at age 14; his father joined them 5 years later having stayed behind to support the Cuban Revolution. Ichaso is known as "an actor's director," as a writer and director who does not compromise as he tells his tales, and as a filmmaker who specializes in gritty urban realism.

Producer: León Ichaso, Lisa Rhoden Boyd Production Companies: Camino Verde Films Screenwriter: León Ichaso Cinematographer: Henry Vargas, Henry Lynk Editor: Juan Carlos Garza, Sebastián Jiménez Sound Design: Bruno Canale Music: Alfredo Triff Cast: Miguel Gutiérrez, Adrián Más, Tamara Melián, Lili Rentería, Ariel Texido, Juan David Ferrer, Aliani Sánchez, Larry Villanueva, Sandra García, Rosie Iguanzo, Roberto Poveda Print Source: León Ichaso, Lichaso1@aol.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mexican American Cultural Center Black Box Theater Tuesday, April 26, 9pm Free!

 

Por que las babosas no comen sal Why Slugs Don't Like Salt

José Corral

Spain, Comedy, 2010 24 min, HD, Color Spanish with English subtitles

 

J. J. Coco, upon his manager's insistence, has to write a commercial screenplay. At the same time, his mistress asks for expensive gifts and his ex-wife, together with their child, yells furiously at him. The Hero snivels, the Policeman menaces, the Baron is obsessed with money, the Crazy Scrap Dealer dreams about dominating them all, and Leopold, the slug, is just looking for some food. Sounds like an absurd story... it is.

 

Texas Premiere

Producer: José Corral Production Companies: Rana Films Screenwriter: José Corral Cinematographer: Carlos Malder Editor: José Corral Sound Design: Gabriel Gutierrez Music: Pablo Barahona, Gonzalo Givaja Cast: Paco Obregon, Balbino Lacosta, Eduardo Antuña, Carlos Velasco, Helena Carrion, Manolo Caro Print Source: Gorka Leon - The House of Films, Gorkaleon@thehouseoffilms.com

 

Alamo South Lamar - Sun. April 24 3:30 PM

Opens for Verano de Goliat

 

Ukuku Ukuku - The Bear Man

Gastón Vizcarra

Peru, Fantastic, 2009 20 min, HDV, Color Spanish, Quechua with English subtitles

 

The Ukuku is a mythological character from the Andes whose main function is to ascend to the high snow-capped peaks and bring back the ice that many Peruvian people consider to be sacred. But when one Ukuku climbs the high peaks and does not find any ice, his journey to fufill his sacred mission takes him ever-closer to the modern Peruvian coast, where he will finally find ice and an unexpected destiny.

 

Texas Premiere

www.facebook.com/pages/Ukuku/227798254993

 

Producer: Gastón Vizcarra Production Companies: Aguardiente Producciones Screenwriter: Gastón Vizcarra Cinematographer: Rafael Vizarreta Editor: Alfredo Ferreyros Sound Design: David Romero Music: Miguel Figueroa Cast: Sergio Espinoza, Hermelinda Luján, Akinori Sato, Miguel Vergara, Christian Bjork Print Source Contact: Gastón Vizcarra - Aguardiente Producciones, gastonvizcarra@gmail.com

 

Mexican American Cultural Center Mon. April 25 3:00 PM FREE!

 

Red Casas del Migrante Scalabrini Network of Scalbrini Migrant Houses

Marcela Morán

Guatemala/Mexico, Social Issue Documentary, 2010 14 min, MiniDV, Color/Black & White Spanish with English subtitles

 

Red Casas del Migrante Scalabrini deals with a network of five immigrant shelters in Mexico and Guatemala run by Scalabrini missionaries. Through interviews with immigrants, the film explores the causes of migration, as well as connects their local experiences to larger world issues.

 

World Premiere

www.migrante.com.mx

 

Producer: Alejandra Moran Production Companies: Morán Production Screenwriter: Marcela Morán Cinematographer: Fernando Silva Editor: Marcela Morán Sound Design: Marcela Morán Cast: Ademar Barilli, Luiz Kendzierski, Francisco Pellizzari, Mauro Verzelitti, Abraham Ochoa Rios Print Source: Marcela Morán, moranmarcela@hotmail.com

 

Mexican American Cultural Center Mon. April 25 6:00 PM FREE!

 

Periferias interiores Internal Outskirts

Sergio García Locatelli

Spain/Peru, Documentary, 2009 19 min, DVCAM, Color Spanish with English subtitles

 

Seen through the eyes of an exile, the large, Latin American city of Lima, Peru provides a sense of nostalgia and yearning for director Sergio García Locatelli. Filming the city during a grey, misty winter, the historic heart of the city, in all its reconstruction and restructuring, shows the coexistence of two worlds: that of an aristocratic past and of the current inhabitants who emigrated in search of the "Lima dream." The film takes audiences on a panoramic tour of Lima and its outskirts - a place where poverty exists visibly within the margins of wealth.

 

North American Premiere

www.quechuafilms.com

 

Producer: Marino León Production Companies: Quechua Films Screenwriter: Karla Villavicencio, Eva Hurtado, Sergio García Cinematographer: Rodrigo Morcos, Hugo Carmona Editor: Sergio García Locatelli Sound Design: Omar Pareja, José Balado Music: Alonso Acosta performing Beethoven Print Source: Sergio García Locatelli - Quechua Films, sergiogarcia@quechuafilms.com

 

Mexican American Cultural Center Thur. April 28 1:00 PM FREE!

 

 

Pantocrator: El Cristo Emperador Pantocrator: The Christ Emperor

Mauricio Grez Traverso

Chile, Drama, 2009 10 min, HD XDCAM, Color Spanish with English subtitles

 

17 year-old Lucas is a student at a very religious Catholic high school. Though planning on becoming a priest, when he finds out that his girlfriend is pregnant with his child, he is forced to choose between her and his career.

 

World Premiere

Producer: Michelle Bossy, Alejandro Urzúa Production Companies: Instituto Profesional ARCOS Screenwriter: Mauricio Grez Traverso Cinematographer: Christián Inostroza Editor: Franco Celis Sound Design: Sebastián León, Daniel Pacheco Music: Claude Debussy, Ludwig Van Beethoven Cast: Franco Toledo, Paola Aravena, Christián Marambio Print Source: Andrea Sarabia D. - IP ARCOS, extensioncineycav@gmail.com

 

Alamo South Lamar - Mon. April 25 7:00 PM

Opens for La mirada invisible

 

Ofelia

Anita Sinkovic

Spain, Drama/Suspense, 2010 10 min, Red One, Color Spanish with English subtitles

 

On a stormy afternoon, while her parents are arguing, 7 year-old Ofelia runs away from home to look for her cat. Both Ofelia and her cat wander separately through the streets in the intense rain; but for Ofelia anything is better than bearing the daily hell at home.

 

International Premiere

Producer: Jacobo Rispa, Carlo D'Ursi, Sergio Rispa Production Companies: Grupo Salvaje Films, Spanish Ministry of Culture Screenwriter: Jacobo Rispa, Javier Gancedo Cinematographer: Juanjo Sánchez Editor: Silvina Soto Sound Design: Jaime Llanos, Jose Luis Canalejos Music: Julio de la Rosa Cast: Miriam Martín, Ana Turpin, Jesús Fuerte Print Source: Potenza Producciones, info@potenzaproducciones.com

 

Alamo South Lamar - Tue. April 26 4:00 PM

Opens for Miss Tacuarembó

 

Mañana Tomorrow

Felipe Holguin

Colombia, Drama, 2009 13 min, 16mm, Color Spanish with English subtitles

 

Ramon is a 10 year-old boy living with his mother, Mayi, in a poor neighborhood of Cartagena, Colombia. He dreams of becoming a great soccer player just like his father, whom he has never met. But Mayi is against this dream, believing she will end up alone and abandoned by Ramon, just as she was by Ramon's father. The situation becomes complicated in the lead-up to an important match for Ramon.

 

Austin Premiere

www.vimeo.com/cumbiafilms

 

Producer: Maria Teresa Gaviria Production Companies: Cumbia Films Screenwriter: Felipe Holguin Cinematographer: Alex Khudokon Editor: Firasz Akkach Sound Design: Juan Daniel Caro Music: Systema Solar Cast: Andres Castelar, Alberto Borja, Marta Melendez Print Source: Maria Teresa Gaviria - Cumbia Films, cumbiafilms@gmail.com

 

Mexican American Cultural CenterTue. April 26 6:00 PM FREE!

 

 

La mina de oro Gold Mine

Jacques Bonnavent

Mexico, Drama, 2009 10 min, 35mm, Color Spanish with English subtitles

 

Betina, a woman in her fifties, finds love through the internet. She decides to leave her monotonous, city life and move to the other side of the country to be with her virtual fiancé. Once she arrives she is greeted by a big surprise.

Texas Premiere

www.imcine.gob.mx

 

Producer: Hilda Soriano, Ana Graciela Ugalde Production Companies: IMCINE, Gran Angular Films Screenwriter: Jacques Bonnavent Cinematographer: Ramón Orozco Stoltenberg Editor: Alexis Rodil Sound Design: Mario Martínez Cobos, Guinduri Arroyo, Mario Martínez Cobos, Víctor Barragán Music: Marc Lejeune Cast: Paloma Woolrich, Alfonso Dosal, Cristina Michaus, Sonia Couoh, Adrián Rubio, Olga Durón, Guillermo Harrsch, Godeleva Pérez Chávez, Luis Rodríguez Leal, Eréndira Pérez Neri, Alondra Alavez Ángeles, Natalia Urquiza, Jaime Katzew Print Source: Javier Núñez - IMCINE, difuinte@imcine.gob.mx

 

Alamo South Lamar - Mon. April 25 7:30 PM

Opens for Des-Autorizados

 

Día de los muertos: A Day for the Living

Trina Bardusco

USA, Documentary, 2011 13 min, HDV, Color English, Spanish, Spanglish with English subtitles

 

The "Day of the Dead" is celebrated in Texas with its own unique flavor. This documentary short explores everything from the how's and why's of altar making, to what this celebration really means to a special group of San Antonio residents as they commemorate their loved ones. Featuring Rita Vidaurri-Eden (legendary singer), David Rice (writer), Carmen Tafolla (writer-performer), Jesús de la Torre (educator), Patricia S. Castillo (Family violence prevention activist), and an Aztec inspired ceremony at our Lady of the Lake University with Prof. Oswald J. Nira. A colorful and poignant mezcla of parades and events that illustrate the deeper meanings of this often misunderstood, but very popular celebration.

 

World Premiere

latinomediaworks.com

 

Producer: Trina Bardusco Production Company: HBO Latino and Latino Media Works 2010 Screenwriter: Trina Bardusco Cinematographer: Pete Simmonite Editor: Jacky Kamahji Sound Design: Jacky Kamahji Music: John Branch

 

Alamo South Lamar - Sat. April 23 4:00 PM

Opens for Habla Texas

 

Corazón de perro Dog Heart

Ismael Nava Alejos

Mexico, Drama/Comedy, 2009 11 min, 35mm, Color Spanish with English subtitles

 

Silvano is a 30 year-old alcoholic, Taibele is a young prostitute. One day they discover life is full of color and their paths merge. Nonetheless, ambition, a weapon, and the opportunity for a big break prove to be a deadly combination.

 

Regional Premiere

www.imcine.gob.mx

 

Producer: Blanca Aguirre, Janeth Aguirre Elizondo Production Companies: CONARTE, IMCINE Screenwriter: Simón Sepúlveda Torres Cinematographer: Germán de Santiago Puy Editor: Ismael Nava Alejos Sound Design: Emmanuel Castillo, Bernardo Ortiz, Miguel Molina Music: Jorge Zertuche, Gustavo Bolaños, Juan Chávez Cast: Elizabeth Cervantes, Miguel René Moreno, Antonio Craviotto Print Source: Javier Núñez - IMCINE, difuinte@imcine.gob.mx

 

Alamo South Lamar - Mon. April 25 4:00 PM

Opens for Por tu culpa

 

Bombito chin chin tira el pie

Alberto Gajardo Araneda

Chile, Documentary, 2009 18 min, MiniDV, Color Spanish with English subtitles

 

An 11-year-old boy just starting middle school finds himself called upon to help support his family as a "chinchinero," or street performer. This young boy is one of the last few left performing in Chile today.

 

Regional Premiere

Producer: Alberto Gajardo Araneda Production Companies: Instituto Profesional ARCOS Screenwriter: Alberto Gajardo Araneda Cinematographer: Alberto Gajardo Araneda Editor: Alberto Gajardo Araneda Sound Design: Alberto Gajardo Araneda Music: Conmoción Band Cast: Alberto Gajardo Araneda Print Source: Andrea Sarabia D. - IP ARCOS, extensioncineycav@gmail.com

 

Alamo South Lamar - Mon. April 25 4:30 PM

Opens for Seguir siendo: Café Tacvba

 

Tongues of Stone

Jason Blalock

Argentina/USA, Documentary, 2009 45 min, MiniDV/BetaSP, Color Spanish with English subtitles

 

The Rolling Stones have conceded that they are more popular in Argentina than any other country in the world, which is strange since they didn't play a single concert in Buenos Aires until 1995 - two decades into their career. But their absence didn't stop two generations of "rollingas" from sporting the Stones' trademark tongue and developing their own Stones-themed bands, bars, soccer clubs, restaurants, and fashion crazes. Through engaging and often hilarious interviews, performances, and archival footage, Tongues of Stone investigates the legendary status of the Rolling Stones in Argentina, and reveals the strange power of rock 'n' roll in the least likely of places.

 

World Premiere

www.jasonblalock.com

 

Producer: Jason Blalock Cinematographer: Jason Blalock Editor: Jason Blalock Sound Design: Karolina Knopp, Alysha Yagoda Music: Jovenes Pordioseros, Ratones Paranoicos, Viejas Locas Print Source: Jason Blalock, jcblalock@gmail.com

 

Mexican American Cultural Center Sat. April 23 5:00 PM FREE!

 

Si seguimos vivos If We Stay Alive

Juliana Fanjul Espinoza

Mexico/Cuba, Documentary, 2010 23 min, HD, Color Spanish with English subtitles

 

Si seguimos vimos offers a brief look at the life of an elderly group that lives in a shelter. Their bodies, their voices, their time, their rituals, and their obsessions all make the viewer question their sanity, their quality of life and whether it can be considered a life being lived.

 

North American Premiere

www.eictv.org

 

Producer: Miguel Iván González, Carmen Méndez Production Companies: EICTV Screenwriter: Juliana Fanjul Espinoza Cinematographer: César Zayas Editor: Fernanda Pires Gurdel Sound Design: Denis Godoy Print Source Contact: Jorge Rey - EICTV, promocioninternacional@eictv.org.cu

 

 

El ring y sus titanes The Ring and Its Titans

Miko Meloni

Bolivia/Italy, Documentary, 2010 40 min, DV CAM, Color Spanish, Italian with English subtitles

 

El ring y sus titanes tells the story of the Lucha Libre matches that take place between the cities of La Paz and El Alto, Bolivia. Cholitas, men, dwarves, superheroes and monsters are the focus of the ring, and they all reflect, in a surreal parade, the complex reality of the contemporary Bolivia. A fresco of idiosyncrasies, contaminations, bereavement and Andean cultural myths, El ring y sus titanes shows that for a "luchador," it is not the difference between reality and fiction, or the game and victory that matters, but just to keep on fighting.

 

North American Premiere

Producer: Miko Meloni Production Companies: Maravilla Tambo Screenwriter: Miko Meloni Cinematographer: Miko Meloni Editor: Diego Pascal Panarello Sound Design: Miko Meloni Music: Belkings Cast: Los Luchadors Print Source: Maravilla Tambo, maravillatambo@gmail.com

 

Mexican American Cultural Center Fri. April 22 3:00 PM FREE!

 

 

 

Dreams Awake

Kevin Gordon, Rebekah Meredith

USA, Documentary, 2010 7 min, DVCPro HD, Color Spanish, English with English subtitles

 

Doroteo Garcia, like countless Mexican immigrants, came to the United States to make a better life for his family. What was meant to be a short separation from his family has now lasted longer than a decade. To deal with his loneliness, Doroteo turned to poetry to express himself. To combat the invisibility of immigrant workers, he also became a union activist. This film explores the many layers of this charismatic man by juxtaposing his poetry and storytelling with scenes of his life both inside and outside the art museum where he works.

 

Texas Premiere

www.kevingordonfilms.com

 

Producer: Kevin Gordon, Rebekah Meredith Cinematographer: Kevin Gordon, Rebekah Meredith Editor: Rebekah Meredith, Kevin Gordon Sound Design: Kevin Gordon, Rebekah Meredith Print Source: Rebekah Meredith, rebekah_meredith@yahoo.com

 

Mexican American Cultural Center Fri. April 22 3:00 PM FREE!

 

Canción de toquilla A Song of Toquilla You Decide

Javier Andrade

Ecuador, Documentary, 2010 24 min, HD Cam, Color Spanish with English subtitles

 

The famous Toquilla straw hats, commonly known as Panama Hats, are not actually made in Panama. Instead, they are made in a rural community called Pile on the coast of Ecuador. The artisans here are the last who still possess the 250 year-old knowledge of making fine, handmade hats. But due to a falling dollar and younger generations choosing paths other than hat-making, this art is disappearing. As elders explain the process of making the hats, and how they are actively teaching the craft to the youth in the community, it is also evident that the artisans of Pile could quietly, suddenly disappear.

 

World Premiere

Producer: Maria de Los Angeles Palacios Production Companies: PUNK Cinematographer: Olivier Auverlau Editor: Javier Andrade Sound Design: Cristina Arias Music: Kathiuska Lopera, Paco del Castillo, Filemon Macias Cast: Domingo Carranza, Pascuala Delgado, Idolo Espinal, Geronimo Carranza, Maribel de Carranza Print Source: Mariangeles Palacios, mariangelespb@gmail.com

 

Mexican American Cultural CenterFri. April 22 1:00 PM FREE!

 

¡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)

 

Lupano Leyva

Felipe Gómez

Mexico, Surrealist Drama, 2009 14 min, 35mm, Black & White Spanish with English subtitles

 

Lupano Leyva, a federal soldier, is injured in one of the battles of the Mexican Revolution. After Death imprisons him, he is forced to confront his inevitable demise.

 

Regional Premiere

www.imcine.gob.mx

 

Producer: Claudia Valdez Production Companies: IMCINE Screenwriter: Felipe Gómez, Alejandro Valle Cinematographer: Javier Morón Editor: Felipe Gómez Sound Design: Isabel Muñoz Cota, Pablo Fernández, Miguel Molina Music: Alfonso Figueroa Cast: Roberto Sosa, Gerardo Taracena, Ángeles Cruz, Mario Zaragoza, Rubén Cristani, Alejandro Felipe, Horacio García Rojas Print Source: Javier Núñez - IMCINE, difuinte@imcine.gob.mx

 

 

Luna Moon

Raúl Cárdenas, Rafael Cárdenas

Mexico, Animation, 2010 8 min, 35mm, Color Spanish with English subtitles

 

In a busy city full of motorized beings controlled by time, a little girl named Zoe will discover a beautiful moon in the middle of the chaos.

 

Texas Premiere

www.imcine.gob.mx

 

Producer: Raúl Cárdenas, Rafael Cárdenas Production Companies: IMCINE Screenwriter: Raúl Cárdenas, Rafael Cárdenas Cinematographer: Raúl Cárdenas, Rafael Cárdenas Editor: Raúl Cárdenas, Rafael Cárdenas Sound Design: Daniel Hidalgo, Jerónimo Gorráez, Adolfo Hernández, Víctor Barragán, Eduardo Gaytán Music: Daniel Hidalgo, Tomás Barreiro Cast: Raúl Cárdenas, Rafael Cárdenas, Mauricio Solís, Maribel Valdés Print Source: Javier Núñez - IMCINE, difuinte@imcine.gob.mx

 

Alamo South Lamar - Fri. April 22 7:30 PM

Opens for Habana Eva

 

La pelota de fútbol The Soccer Ball

Laura González Fernández

Spain/Uruguay, Drama, 2009 11 min, DVCPro HD, Color Spanish, Moroccan with English subtitles

 

A Latino boy, a Spanish girl, and a Moroccan boy want to play soccer together, but their parents are opposed to the interaction.

 

North American Premiere

lapelotadefutbol.blogspot.com

 

Producer: Laura González Fernández Production Companies: La Uruguaya Films Screenwriter: Laura González Fernández Cinematographer: David Avila Editor: Thomas Prinzivalli Sound Design: Manuel Manzano, Martín Gamarra Music: Batuseira y Bitxo Malo Cast: Brandon Lastra, Mohamed El Kadmiri, Andrea Parada, Cecilia Voter Print Source: Laura González Fernández - La Uruguaya Films, lauruguayafilms@hotmail.com

 

Alamo South Lamar - Sun. April 24 7:00 PM

Opens for Jean Gentil

 

La noche y el universo The Night and the Universe

Gabriel Lizama

Chile, Drama/Comedy, 2010 11 min, MiniDV, Color Spanish with English subtitles

 

Apolo and Talia are watching the final results of Miss Universe 1987, the year Cecilia Bolocco wins. This creates a crisis for Talia who no longer feels as if she is beautiful enough for her husband.

 

World Premiere

Producer: Jorge Bedriñana Production Companies: Instituto Profesional ARCOS, Mira Lo Que Trajo La Diligencia Screenwriter: Gabriel Lizama, Natalia Gallegos Cinematographer: Roberto Ormazabal Editor: Gabriel Lizama Sound Design: Alberto Gajardo, Gabriel Lizama Music: Claude Debussy, Ludwig van Beethoven Cast: Camila Torres, Rodrigo Inzuza Print Source: Andrea Sarabia D. - IP ARCOS, extensioncineycav@gmail.com

 

Alamo South Lamar - Sun. April 24 12:30 PM

Opens for Gestación

 

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

Cincuenta Fifty

Manuela Montoya

Colombia/Cuba, Drama, 2010 10 min, 35mm, Color Spanish with English subtitles

 

Marina, a 50-year-old Cuban woman, is celebrating her birthday with those who have not left the country. Not only a look at loneliness and aging, Cincuenta also shows the bittersweet act of confronting one's own expectations of their life's work.

 

North American Premiere

www.eictv.org

 

Producer: Leonardo Maia Production Companies: EICTV Screenwriter: Manuela Montoya, Edgar Soberón Cinematographer: Felipe Díaz Editor: Odalie Reyes Sound Design: Denis Godoy Cast: Isabel Santos, Idalmis García, Margarita del Pozo Print Source: Jorge Rey - EICTV, promocioninternacional@eictv.org.cu

 

Alamo South Lamar - Sat. April 23 7:00 PM

Opens for Go For It!

 

Vanilla: The Sacred Orchid

Curtis Craven

Mexico/USA, Docmentary, 2010 27 min, BetaSP, Color Spanish with English subtitles

 

Vanilla is a New World spice originating from the state of Veracruz, Mexico. Two different groups of people are involved in its production: the indigenous people who have been growing it on small farms for centuries, and descendants of Italian immigrants who have been processing and selling the bean since the mid-1800s. Vanilla: The Sacred Orchid examines the relationship these two cultures have with the plant during its yearly cycle, from the hand-pollination of the flowers, to the harvesting and subsequent drying of the bean.

 

World Premiere

www.curtiscraven.com

Producer: Curtis Craven Production Companies: Hecho a Mano Productions Screenwriter: Curtis Craven Cinematographer: Curtis Craven Editor: Curtis Craven Sound Design: Curtis Craven Music: Voladores de Papantla, Curt Voelkel Cast: Patricia Vonne, Cristina Lopez, Daniel Eduardo Hurst Print Source: Curtis Craven - Hecho a Mano Productions, ccraven322@yahoo.com

 

Mexican American Cultural CenterFri. April 22 8:00 PM FREE!

 

 

¿Tacos o tacos? ¿Tacos or Tacos?

Robert Lemon

USA, Documentary, 2010 14 min, Digital, Color English, Spanish with English subtitles

 

Austin, TX is seeing a strong emergence of new food cultures, which in turn is shaping community identities throughout the city. By juxtaposing immigrant taco trucks on the East side of Austin to the new, trendy food trucks in the eclectic and eccentric neighborhood of South Austin, ¿Tacos or Tacos? shows that taco trucks are more than just a place to eat for Mexican immigrants.

 

Texas Premiere

www.facebook.com/pages/Tacos-or-Tacos/160105000713358

 

Producer: Robert Lemon Screenwriter: Robert Lemon Cinematographer: Robert Lemon, Aaron Fine Editor: Robert Lemon, Aaron Fine Sound Design: Robert Lemon Music: Guy Clarke, Banda El Grullo Cast: Sarah Courington, Robert Lemon, Jaime Malendez Print Source: Robert Lemon, rdlemon@gmail.com

 

Mexican American Cultural CenterFri. April 22 8:00 PM FREE!

 

 

Kidnappeando

Norbi Zylberberg

Mexico/USA, Comedy, 2010 13 min, HD, Color Spanish, English with English subtitles

 

Kidnappeando is an independent short film that embraces, in a sarcastic and comedic way, the streetwise attitude of a young guy in pursuit of a long-delayed dream.

 

World Premiere

www.kidnappeando.com

 

Producer: Ornella Jaramillo Production Companies: Lost In Traducción Screenwriter: Norbi Zylberberg Cinematographer: Robert Smith Editor: Alex Neuman Sound Design: Pablo Solorzano Music: Gustavo Farias Cast: Francisco "Paco" Hernandez, Linda J. Carter, Nancy Lantis, Mark Hickman Print Source: Norbi Zylberberg, norbigeorge@gmail.com

 

Mexican American Cultural CenterFri. April 22 8:00 PM FREE!

 

 

Hermoso silencio Beautiful Silence

Jorge A. Jimenez

USA, Drama, 2010 102 min, DVD, Color Spanish, English with English subtitles

 

Cruz is a young man who has lived his entire life in the mountains of northern Mexico. Before the death of his father, he was told that he had family on the other side of the mountains in the United States. After his father's death, he takes a journey into the unknown and begins to see a world he did not know existed. Hermoso silencio is a story about family, friendship, racism, and love, all of which converge in Cruz's story.

 

World Premiere

Jorge A. Jimenez holds a degree in Directing and Acting from Texas State University. He has worked in 13 different films as an actor over the past four years including Clemente, 2:22, Desdemon, El Pozo by Guillermo Arriaga, ¿Alguien ha visto a Lupita?, Maten a Leo Mendez, and Shades of Gray.

 

Producer: Jorge A. Jimenez Production Companies: Ah: Raza Films Screenwriter: Jorge A. Jimenez Cinematographer: Philip Roy Editor: Philip Roy Sound Design: Luis Monterrubio Music: David Frost Cast: Jorge A. Jimenez, Carmen Salinas, Brad Maule, Erin Brooke Print Source: Jorge A. Jimenez, jajimenezv@hotmail.com

 

Alamo South Lamar - Sun. April 24 1:00 PM Buy Tickets

 

Gone Hollywood

Demetrius Navarro

USA, Romantic Comedy, 2011 80 min, Digital, Color English, Spanish with English subtitles

 

Alberto Vasquez is the star of the spy TV show "Chaos Man." Shortly after losing his job on the show, his father dies and leaves Alberto his bar - The Golden Que - located in the small, south Texas town of Elsa. Alberto returns to Elsa with the intention of selling the bar, but along the way, rediscovers his hometown.

 

Austin Premiere

Demetrius Navarro was born and raised in Los Angeles to Mexican parents. Demetrius' primary focus is to produce and direct movies that portray Latinos in a positive light.

 

 

Producer: Demetrius Navarro Production Companies: Latino Films Screenwriter: Demetrius Navarro, David Rice Cinematographer: Mario Ortiz Editor: Ken Morrisey Sound Design: Manuel R. Delgado Music: Juan C. Zavala Cast: Fernado Carrillo, Valente Rodríguez, Erlinda Orozco, Daniel Luján Print Source: David Haines, chiznal@aol.com

 

Alamo South Lamar - Sun. April 24 4:00 PM Buy Tickets

 

 

Tin Tan

Francesco Taboada Tabone

Mexico, Biographical Documentary, 2010 90 min, HDV, Color Spanish with English subtitles

 

Germán Cipriano Gómez Valdés Castillo, better known as his famous character "Tin Tan," gained the attention of an entire continent through his "pachuco" style, use of Spanglish, and rapid, comedic improvisation. His talent as an actor, singer, dancer and comedian also helped establish the Golden Age of Mexican cinema. Through interviews with his family and members of the film industry who knew and worked with him, the story of Tin Tan is told as it never has been before.

 

Texas Premiere

www.germanvaldestintan.com

 

A graduate of the UNAM in Mexico, Francesco Taboada has directed numerous award-winning films, including Los últimos Zapatistas, Pancho Villa, La Revolución no ha terminado, and 13 pueblos en defensa del agua el aire y la tierra.

 

 

Producer: Rosalía Valdés Julián, Francesco Taboada Tabone, Mónica Cervera Production Companies: IMCINE Screenwriter: Aldo Jiménez Tabone Cinematographer: Francesco Taboada Tabone Editor: Aldo Jiménez Tabone, Francesco Taboada Tabone Sound Design: Fernanda Robinson, Atahualpa Caldera Music: Dámaso Pérez Prado, Germán Valdés Tin Tan, Don Tos Cast: Jorge Zamora "Zamorita," Yolanda Montez "Tongolele," Manuel "Loco" Valdés, Silvia Pinal, Gaspar Henaine "Capulina," Fannie Kaufman "Vitola," Rosita Fornés, Ana Luisa Peluffo, Carlos Monsivais, and many more Print Source: Javier Núñez - IMCINE, difuinte@imcine.gob.mx

 

Alamo South Lamar - Tue. April 26 3:30 PM Buy Tickets

 

 

The Myth of Time

Jaguar X

Guatemala/USA, Experimental Narrative, 2010 92 min, Super16mm/35mm, Color Spanish, English, Mayan with English subtitles

 

The unwritten chapters of the Mayan Popol Vuh are related in The Myth of Time by sharing the story of a boy, the Dark-Eyed One, and his transformation into manhood. The story takes place in a world where a holocaust has just occurred and we follow the Dark-Eyed One through his creation, experiences as a child soldier, first love, and ultimately The Revelation.

 

Regional Premiere

www.TheMythofTimeTheMovie.com

 

Jaguar X, born in Atlanta, Georgia, and a graduate of New York University, has worked as a poet, actor and director of three films: The Dinner Party; La cabra, recipient of a Kodak materials grant; and The Myth of Time, filmed over five years in Guatemala.

 

Producer: Scorpion Hernandez Production Companies: Le Rwa Entertainment Screenwriter: Jaguar X Cinematographer: Gordon Arkenberg, Steven Huber, Cesar Gutierrez Miranda, Axel Rodil Editor: Le Rwa Entertainment Sound Design: Le Rwa Entertainment Music: Scorpion Hernandez, Luis Juárez Quixtán and Ludwin Juárez Quixtan Cast: Daniel Posada, Scorpion H., Enrique Valencia, Alicia Chong, Jaguar X, David Sterne, Rob Morgan, Josue Sotomayor Print Source: Jaguar X - Le Rwa Entertainment, lerwa000@yahoo.com

 

Mexican American Cultural CenterWed. April 27 1:00 PM FREE!

 

 

La Salsa Cubana

Eric Joseph Johnson, Sarita Streng

USA/Cuba, Music/Dance Documentary, 2011 81 min, MiniDV, Color Spanish with English subtitles

 

A salsa dance group from Guanabacoa, located on the outskirts of Havana, is attempting to win the Cuban national dance competition. It is a story and event that engrosses the country. Along the group's journey to the competition, viewers can hear Cuban music, delve into the dancers' lives, learn a bit about the history of dance, and of course, see vibrant dancing.

 

Regional Premiere

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dancers and directors Eric Joseph Johnson and Sarita Streng were co-teachers and performers before filming La Salsa Cubana. Johnson currently works as a freelance engineer, and Streng runs the Community Dance Program in Albuquerque, NM.

Producer: Eric Joseph Johnson Production Companies: Me Priva Pictures Screenwriter: Eric Joseph Johnson Cinematographer: Alvaro Rangel Editor: Eric Joseph Johnson, David Leach Sound Design: Eric Joseph Johnson, David Leach, Eduardo "Tatico" Collazo Music: David Calzado y su Charanga Habanera, Beny Moré, Chucho Valdés y su Cuarteto, Orquesta Aragón, Adalberto Alvarez y su Son, Elio Revé y su Charangón, Issac Delgado y su Orquesta, Pachito Alonso y sus Kini Kini, Pupy y los que son son, Grupo Changui de Guantanamo, and many more Print Source: Eric Joseph Johnson, ericjjohnson@hotmail.com

 

Mexican American Cultural CenterMon. April 25 1:00 PM FREE!

 

 

La hija natural Love Child

Leticia Tonos

Dominican Republic/Puerto Rico, Melodrama, 2011 95 min, HD, Color Spanish with English subtitles

 

As a child, María was a simple and sensitive young girl with the strange habit of putting ladybugs in her mouth. After her mother dies in an accident, 18 year-old María decides to look for the father she has never met. She travels to a nearby town taking what few belongings she has. She finds her father, Joaquín, living in a dark, old house in the middle of an abandoned banana plantation, which the locals claim is haunted by spirits. He lives there with an enigmatic Haitian as his only companion. Having no one else in the world, she has no option but to stay with this drunken and recently widowed old man, and confront the ghosts of the past that haunt them both.

 

Regional Premiere

www.lahijanatural.com

 

A graduate of the London Film School, Leticia Tonos is more interested in posing questions than making statements, and as a result, is involved in projects that will lead to deeper reflection. Always concerned about social issues, she has also directed several videos for non-profit organizations.

 

 

 

Producer: Leticia Tonos Production Companies: Producciones Línea Espiral Screenwriter: Leticia Tonos Cinematographer: Sonnel Velazquez Editor: Raúl Marchand Sound Design: David Hernández Music: Miguel Hiraldo Cast: Julieta Rodríguez, Víctor Checo, Andrés "Velcro" Ramos, Gastner Legerme, Frank Perozo Print Source: Leticia Tonos, lety@lineaespiral.com

 

Mexican American Cultural CenterTue. April 26 8:00 PM FREE!

 

 

Incidente Incident

Mariano Cattaneo

Argentina, Horror, 2011 72 min, HD, Color Spanish with English subtitles

 

In 2001, a factory employee murdered 16 of his co-workers for no apparent reason. Two years later, after learning that the murderer practiced Enochian magic, a documentary team enters the factory with a team of investigators and a priest to uncover what really happened. The group is never heard from again. Now, in 2010, a retired police officer shows the video of what really happened in the factory that night. A horror film in the style of [REC] and Diary of the Dead, Incidente creates non-stop tension in this dark, Argentine thriller.

 

International Premiere

www.mcattaneo.blogspot.com

 

Mariano Cattaneo was born in 1979 and has directed numerous shorts appearing in festivals throughout the world, including Casa Tomada, La Carta 282, Bienvenidos al Horror, Templario and The Raven. Incidente is his first feature.

 

Producer: Ezio Massa Production Companies: MFA Films, QK Films Screenwriter: Mariano Cattaneo Cinematographer: Mariano Cattaneo Editor: Mariano Cattaneo Sound Design: Fernando Lopez Avero Music: Andres Borghi Cast: Juan Manuel Rodil, Melisa Fernandez, Diego Sampayo, Simon Ratziel, Cristian Stevenot, Paula Carruega, Galit Gurovich Print Source: Ezio Massa - MFA Films, massaezio@hotmail.com

 

Mexican American Cultural CenterWed. April 27 7:00 PM FREE!

 

 

En los pasos de Abraham In the Footsteps of Abraham

Daniel Goldberg Lerner

Mexico, Documentary, 2009 90 min, 35mm, Color Spanish with English subtitles

 

Co-sponsored by Austin Jewish Film Festival

In the Footsteps of Abraham narrates the spiritual journey of three men from Veracruz, Mexico, and the obstacles and sacrifices they must overcome in their quest to convert to Judaism and reach the Holy Land.

 

Austin Premiere

www.goldberglerner.com

 

Born and raised in Mexico City, Daniel Goldberg is a graduate of the USC School of Cinema-Television. A director and producer of various documentary films, Daniel also heads Goldberg Lerner Productions.

 

 

Producer: Daniel Goldberg Lerner Production Companies: Goldberg Lerner, FOPROCINE, IMCINE Screenwriter: Steve Littman Cinematographer: Nejemye Tenenbaum Editor: Barry Stricke, Abraham Lifshitz Sound Design: Antonino Isordia, Abraham Lifshitz Music: Peter Himmelman, Lior Kaminetsky, Mario Osuna, Alfredo Sánchez Cast: Praxcedes Carmona, Yehuda Pérez, Yehoshua Rangel, José Alberto Velázquez Print Source: Javier Núñez - IMCINE, difuinte@imcine.gob.mx

 

Alamo South Lamar - Wed. April 27 3:30 PM Buy Tickets

 

Electrodomésticos: El frío misterio Electrodomesticos: The Cold Mystery

Sergio Castro San Martín

Chile, Music Documentary, 2011 120 min, HD, Black & White Spanish with English subtitles

 

At the beginning of the 80s, two musicians from Santiago were experimenting with strange recordings, including those of a blender. In 1984 they met an ex-air-traffic controller with similar interests, and formed one of the most experimental rock bands in Chile. Electrodomésticos: El frío misterio reveals the story of a movement and artistic protest as carried out by this influential band. Winner of the jury award for Best Film at the Festival Internacional de Cine y Documental Musical INEDIT-NESCAFÉ.

 

International Premiere

www.promedia.cl/electrodomesticos

 

After a career in architecture, Sergio Castro San Martín entered the Escuela de Cine de Chile in 2005. His first film, Paseo, screened at various festivals and won the jury award for Best Chilean Film at SANFIC 5. He is currently working on his second feature, La mujer de barro.

 

Producer: Marco Martinez Production Companies: Promedia Cine Screenwriter: Sergio Castro San Martin Cinematographer: Sergio Armstrong, Diego Pequeno Editor: Sergio Castro San Martin Sound Design: Roberto Espinoza Music: Electrodomesticos, Primeros Auxilios, Carlos Cabezas, Silvio Paredes Cast: Carlos Cabezas, Silvio Paredes, Ernesto Medina Print Source: Sergio Castro San Martín - Promedia Cine, scastro@promedia.cl

 

Mexican American Cultural Center Mon. April 25 7:00 PM FREE!

 

 

El perro del hortelano Dog in the Manger

Renzo Zanelli

Peru, Comedy/Human Rights, 2010 90 min, HD, Color Spanish, English with English subtitles

 

Co-Sponsored by the Rainforest Partnership

El perro del hortelano is a comedy about Brus, an indigenous artist, and his efforts to organize his community against the American oil company, Kenny Oil. Searching for answers, Brus joins a local NGO, only to find himself entangled in the subversive work of an American researcher, Angie. As Brus explores the surreal world of volunteers and development experts, he ultimately discovers his own way of bringing strength to his community.

 

Austin Premiere

www.perrodelhortelano.com

 

A native of Peru and the US, Renzo Zanelli has worked for nearly 10 years as a director of photography, editor, director and producer. A graduate of the University of Chicago, Renzo founded Magic Flute Films, and has incorporated youth education and media projects into his work.

 

Producer: Annika Beaulieu Production Companies: Selva Rica Screenwriters: The Selva Rica Cooperative Cinematographer: Renzo Zanelli Editor: Renzo Zanelli Sound Design: Renzo Zanelli Music: Chicha Libre, Renzo Zanelli Cast: Brus Rubio Churay, Annika Beaulieu, Kenny Luna, Rodrigo Carbajal Mas, Valbina Miguel Print Source: Selva Rica, info@selvarica.com

 

Mexican American Cultural CenterWed. April 27 6:00 PM FREE!

 

El hada buena: Una fabula peronista The Good Fairy: A Peronist Tale

María Laura Casabé

Argentina, Science Fiction/Fantasy, 2010 85 min, MiniDV, Color Spanish with English subtitles

 

In a near-future Argentina where the government has returned to a Peronist benefactor model of society... siblings Esther and Horacio have adapted to this new way of living by participating in the public options of children who are up for adoption. Families flock to these auctions in hopes of buying a child who is worthy of winning the Perón Sponsorship, which provides a life-long pension to the family of the winning child. With Juan Domingo the Seventh, Esther and Horacio may have found a candidate for the prize. El hada buena shows a fantasy world where all the rules have changed, and all the hopes and dreams of Argentina's citizens lie in a false leader.

 

International Premiere

elhadabuenapelicula.blogspot.com

 

Laura Casabé, one of the founders of Horno Productions, worked as cinematographer on several of the company's shorts titled Plop videos. El hada buena: Una fabula peronista is her first feature.

 

 

Producer: Eugenia Tramezzani, Micaela Sleigh Production Companies: Horno Producciones Screenwriter: Laura Casabé Cinematographer: Laura Casabé Editor: Eugenia Tramezzani Sound Design: Mariano Suarez Music: Federico Haro Cast: Alejandro Parrilla, Rodrigo Lico Lorente, Orlando Mastropaolo, Walter Cornás, Lidia Epztein, Hernan Losicer, Rocio Rodriguez Presedo Print Source: Laura Casabé, lauracasabe@yahoo.com.ar

 

Blue Starlite Drive-In Tue. April 26 11:00 PM FREE!

 

 

Brother Towns / Pueblos Hermanos

Charles D. Thompson, Jr., Michael Davey

USA, Documentary, 2010 58 min, DigiBeta, Color Spanish, English with English subtitles

 

Brother Towns/Pueblos Hermanos is the story of two towns linked by immigration, family, and work: Jacaltenango, a highland, Maya town in Guatemala; and Jupiter, Florida, an American coastal resort where many Jacaltecos have settled. The film chronicles the reasons why people migrate across borders, how people make and remake their communities when they travel thousands of miles from home, and how people maintain families despite their travel. With immigration being such controversial topic, the film strives to include the voices of those opposed to as well as advocating for undocumented immigrants, and prompt a deeper dialogue about these issues.

 

Regional Premiere

www.brothertowns.com

 

Charles Thompson is a Lecturer in the Department of Cultural Anthropology and an adjunct professor in the Department of Religion at Duke. His other film works include The Guestworker and We Shall Not Be Moved. Michael Davey, a painter and editor, has worked in the production business for more than twenty years and during that time has edited a wide variety of programs including documentaries for PBS, the Discovery Channel, the Learning Channel, and Animal Planet.

 

Producer: Charles D. Thompson, Jr. Production Companies: Bullfrog Films Cinematographer: Michael Davey, Charles D. Thompson, Jr., Margaret Morales Editor: Michael Davey Sound Design: Michael Davey, Charles D. Thompson, Jr., Margaret Morales Music: La Tona, Santos Montejo, Musicians of Jacaltenango Cast: Filomeno Raymundo Diaz Print Source: Bullfrog Films, video@bullfrogfilms.com

 

Jones Auditorium at the Ragsdale Center, St. Edward's UniversityMon. April 25 7:00 PM FREE!

 

 

Blattángelus Blatangelus

Araceli Santana Lancón

Mexico, Documentary, 2010 70 min, HD, Color Spanish with English subtitles

 

Co-sponsored by the Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival

As a member of a traditional Catholic family, Jorge Sosa had always been immersed in schools, activities and unions, in which his homosexuality generated an unbearable ideological conflict. This ended when he decided to completely move away from the precepts and practices of his religion. Then, years later, after receiving the counsel of a priest, he reconciled himself with his identity and now leads a church whose main mission is to promote this same reconciliation of faith and sexuality for others, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. Sosa's mission involves teaching about a god who promotes in his followers responsibility and full awareness of their freedom.

 

US Premiere

www.rofilms.com.mx

 

Araceli Santana Lancón, born in Mexico City in 1976, has worked as a literary and screenwriting professor at the Universidad de las Américas and the Centro de Escritores Juan José Arreola de Casa Lamm respectively. She is currently working on her first novel and initial research for her next documentary.

 

 

 

 

Producer: Roberto Canales Production Companies: RO Films, FOPROCINE Screenwriter: Araceli Santana Lancón Cinematographer: Pepe Guevara Editor: Roberto Canales Sound Design: Manuel Montaño Music: Gustavo Reyes, Jethro Carbonell Cast: Jorge Sosa, Juan Álvarez, Mauro Zamora Print Source: Javier Núñez - IMCINE, difuinte@imcine.gob.mx

 

Mexican American Cultural CenterSat. April 23 6:30 PM FREE!

 

Arroz con leche: K Ool Utial K Kuxtal Rice Pudding: K Ool Utial K Kuxtal

Byrt Wammack Weber, Ana Rosa Duarte

Mexico, Experimental Documentary, 2009 50 min, SVHS/DV/Super8, Color/Black & White Yucatec Maya, Spanish with English subtitles

 

When faced with homogenizing forces that would have her distance herself from her past and people, a Mayan woman is incited to explore her identity and how it relates to her culture. A ten-year collaboration between five Mayan women and their families, Arroz con leche shows the diversity of being a Maya woman at the turn of the twenty-first century.

 

North American Premiere

arrozconleche.yoochel.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Byrt Wammack Weber works in film and other media to deal with questions of contemporary cultural identity, post-colonialism, autonomy, migration, and memory. Founder of several community-based and collaborative art initiatives in Mexico, his various works have been exhibited throughout the world. Ana Rosa Duarte was born in Chocholá Yucatan, a Mayan community. She has a doctorate in Social Anthropology, and is a founding member Yoochel Kaaj, which works to promote audiovisual expression through the use of technology and audiovisual media.

Producer: Ana Rosa Duarte Duarte Production Companies: Yoochel Kaaj: Cine Video Cultura Screenwriter: Byrt Wammack Weber Cinematographer: Byrt Wammack Weber Editor: Byrt Wammack Weber Sound Design: Byrt Wammack Weber Music: Juan Palacios Cast: Ana Rosa Duarte, Carmita Tamayo Pool, Sidenilda Puuc, Juana Itzá, Lucía Cocom Print Source: Ana Rosa Duarte Duarte - Yoochel Kaaj: Cine Video Cultura, dduarte@uady.mx

 

Mexican American Cultural CenterSat. April 23 4:00 PM FREE!

 

TL-2: La felicidad es una leyenda urbana Happiness is an Urban Legend

Tetsuo Lumière

Argentina, Science Fiction, 2009 85 min, HDV, Color/Black & White Spanish with English subtitles

 

Lumi has always dreamed of making the best science fiction movie of all time. In the process, he manages to fall in love with both a blind girl named Lourdes and her best friend Natasha. A passionate and secret romance plays out with both girls. At the same time, he convinces his childhood psychiatrist to take on the role of the arch-villain of his movie, which is being produced by a textile company. Lumi ends up blinded by greed and his base instincts, and nothing turns out as planned. As a result, his mother goes crazy obsessively searching for Lumi's real father. Winner of the Best Film Award in the Mar de Plata International Film Festival.

 

North American Premiere

www.TL-2.com.ar

 

Tetsuo Lumière is a film director, writer, producer and actor born in Argentina. After attending several film courses at the Buenos Aires University Rojas Center, he directed his first short comedy, The Strange Spoon-stabbed Woman Affair. His first feature, TL-1: Mi reino por un platillo volador, was well received by critics and won numerous awards. He is currently working on his new project, TL-3: Destiny is My Fate.

 

Producer: Tetsuo Lumière Production Companies: Compañía General de la Imagen Screenwriter: Tetsuo Lumière Cinematographer: Sergio Nemirovsky, Sebastián Zicarello, Paola Bellatio, Mariano Torres, Mariano Aponte Editor: Tetsuo Lumière Sound Design: Hugo Meyer Music: Peter Tchaikovsky, Ludwig Van Beethoven, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Johann Sebastian Bach, Modest Mussorgsky, Antonio Vivaldi, Edvard Grieg, Fryderyk Chopin, Claude Debussy Cast: Tetsuo Lumiere, Ana Maria Castel, Natalia Santiago, Diamela Viani, Adrian Goldberger, Daniel Cler, Gabriel Chame Buendía, Claudia Schijman, Gimena Blesa, Simon Ratziel, Leonor De Kirchmayr, Emilio Gei, Gregorio Keleshian, Ezio Massa, Natalia Miranda, Ernesto Suazo, Antu Piazza Print Source: Paul Hudson - Outsider Pictures, info@outsiderpictures.us

 

Alamo South Lamar - Wed. April 27 9:45 PM Buy Tickets

 

 

TL-1: Mi reino por un platillo volador My Kingdom for a Flying Saucer

Tetsuo Lumière

Argentina, Science Fiction, 2004 111 min, HDV, Color/Black & White Spanish with English subtitles

 

Young Lumi, born in a small town without a movie theater, fell in love with movies by watching them on TV. Inspired by his favorite, The War of the Worlds, he dreams of making a movie about flying saucers attacking Buenos Aires. Once a teenager and living in Buenos Aires, he never stopped making cheap movies and waiting for the chance to become rich and famous to finally make his dream film. But one day he faints while filming. After being taken to the hospital, he learns that he has a brain tumor and only a few months to live. Despite having no job, no money, no girlfriend and being on the verge of death, he is not discouraged. He spends his last weeks making his dream film, whatever it takes.

 

North American Premiere

www.TL-1.com.ar

 

Tetsuo Lumière is a film director, writer, producer and actor born in Argentina. After attending several film courses at the Buenos Aires University Rojas Center, he directed his first short comedy, The Strange Spoon-stabbed Woman Affair. His first feature, TL-1: Mi reino por un platillo volador, was well received by critics and won numerous awards. He is currently working on his new project, TL-3: Destiny is My Fate.

 

Producer: Tetsuo Lumière Production Companies: Compañía General de la Imagen Screenwriter: Tetsuo Lumière Cinematographer: Sergio Nemirovsky Editor: Tetsuo Lumière Sound Design: Luis Aguero, Tetsuo Lumiere, Hugo Meyer, Sergio Nemirovsky Music: Peter Tchaikovsky, Ludwig Van Beethoven, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Johann Sebastian Bach, Modest Mussorgsky, Antonio Vivaldi, Edvard Grieg, Fryderyk Chopin, Claude Debussy Cast: Anna Maria Castel, Walter Gavazzi, Facundo Estrada, Verónica Mor, Adrián Goldbergereno, Amauri Sola, María Méndez, Claudia Schijman, León Dugodni, Florencia Smayenka, Elvelyn Bliman Print Source: Paul Hudson - Outsider Pictures, info@outsiderpictures.us

 

Mexican American Cultural CenterTue. April 26 7:00 PM FREE!

 

 

New Children / New York Compilation

The film New Children/New York, in Cine Las Americas' Feature Documentaries in Competition this year, documents the process by which three Latino Youths from inner-city New York learn to pick up the camera and tell their own stories in their own ways through that medium. We are proud to present this compilation of New Children/New York youth films, representing many of the youth who participated in the workshops, beyond the three profiled in the documentary.

Desconocido Stranger Fausto el Piro 11 min, Ecuador, 2010

Fight Fight Fight! New Children/New York Youth Group 7 min, USA/Ecuador/Puerto Rico/Dominican Republic/Mexico, 2010

G-Boys Bryan Lopez 8 min, Puerto Rico, 2010

iTofu Desiree Camacho 6 min, Puerto Rico/Dominican Republic, 2010

Mojados Miriam Patricia Torres 6 min, Ecuador, 2010

My Life Kelvin Lara 6 min, Dominican Republic, 2010

Sad Churro Family Joshua Carrero 7 min, Puerto Rico/Aruba/USA, 2010

Toronjil con 12 esencias Toronjil with 12 Essences Miriam Patricia Torres 15 min, Ecuador, 2010

Un Ecuatoriano en Nueva York An Ecuadoran in New York Fausto El Piro 5 min, Ecuador, 2010

Wrong Way Michael Vasquez 8 min, Colombia, 2010

Mexican American Cultural CenterSat. April 23 2:30 PM

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Habla Texas

Alberto Ferreras

USA, Documentary, 2010 63 min, HDV, Color English, Spanish, Spanglish with English subtitles

 

Habla Texas is the latest installment of the Habla Series produced by Latino Media Works and HBO. Sometimes funny, often poignant, always truthful, Habla is an award-winning series on HBO Latino that has put the faces of US Latinos on the screen like no show has ever done before. In the segments, Latinos from all walks of life tell their personal stories directly to the camera. Since Habla was first shot in New York in 2003, more than 200 stories have gone to air representing Latinos from across the country, both as interstitial stand-alones and as combined into eight Habla specials, including Celebrity Habla I and II. Latino Media Works and HBO are proud to have gone back in the fall of 2010 to Habla's original roots, documenting "real people" in Texas.

 

World Premiere

latinomediaworks.com, hbo.com/celebrity-habla

 

Alberto Ferreras is a New York based author, producer, songwriter, journalist and director born in Madrid and raised in Caracas. A co-developer of the animated series El Perro y El Gato for HBO Family and HBO Latino, and a partner of Latino Media Works since 2005, he is currently working on his second novel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Producer: Trina Bardusco Production Company: Latino Media Works Cinematographer: Henry Adebonojo Editor: Alberto Ferreras, Jacky Kamaji, Craft TV Music: Jose Luis Pardo Cast: Michelle Valles, Cleto Rodriguez, Julian Castro, Joaquin Castro ,Lisa Andrade, Francisco Gonima, Patricia Vonne, Gabriel Reyes, Santiago Hernandez, Carmen Tafolla, Patricia S. Castillo, Jesús de la Torre, Ramon Talavera, David Rice, Carlos Cervantes, Brian Ramos, Nora de Hoyos, Teresa Lozano Long, Amparo García Crow

 

Alamo South Lamar - Sat. April 23 4:00 PM

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El Gallo: Niño Gallo El Gallo: Pepe Kid

Sergio Carvajal

USA, Comedy/Drama, 2011 45 min, Digital, Color Spanish with English subtitles

 

Pepe Kid is a compelling story about a young boy who finds a magical rooster that helps him figure out who he really is. Pepe Kid is a stand alone short film from the El Gallo series. El Gallo is an independent, multi-channel experience taking place in Austin, TX, where different media are used to show the journey of a golden rooster, Sietecueros, and the characters he encounters.

 

World Premiere

www.iamfacundo.com

 

Sergio Carvajal is a Venezuelan-American artist, filmmaker, performer and songwriter. He has written and directed an array of narrative, documentary, and experimental shorts which have been featured in festivals such as Tribeca, SXSW, Traverse City, among many others.

 

Producer: Sergio Carvajal Production Companies: Facundo International Screenwriter: Sergio Carvajal Cinematographer: Drew Daniels Editor: Sergio Carvajal Sound Design: Sergio Carvajal Music: Esteban Alvarez Cast: Ramon Maldonado, Candelario Palma, Abel Valdez Print Source: Julie Agee, JulieeAgee@gmail.com

 

Mexican American Cultural CenterFri. April 22 6:30 PM

FREE Episode Screening!

 

Master Class - Mexican American Cultural Center - Wed. April 27 4PM - FREE Master Classes!

 

 

Rosa patria Rose Homeland

Santiago Loza

Argentina, Biographical Documentary, 2009 96 min, HD, Color Spanish with English subtitles

 

Nestor Perlongher was an Argentine poet, sociologist, political activist and one of the founders of the Homosexual Liberation Front. By focusing on this important activist, a humorous and nostalgic collage of images, letters, and testimonies of members of the Homosexual Liberation Front movement help reconstruct a little-known part of Latin American history: the struggle of homosexuals during the years of change and repression in the 1970s.

 

North American Premiere

www.rosapatria.com.ar

 

Born in Córdoba, Argentina in 1971, Santiago Loza has written and directed various acclaimed films including Los labios, La invención de la carne, Cuatro mujeres descalzas, and Extraño.

 

 

Producer: Liliana Paolinelli Production Companies: Mandragora Producciones Screenwriter: Santiago Loza Cinematographer: Paula Grandio Editor: Lorena Moriconi Sound Design: Leandro de Loredo Music: Cristian Bazzo, Carlos Casella Cast: Rodolfo Fogwill, María Inés Aldaburu, Fernando Noy, Juan José Sebreli, Sara Torres Print Source: Paula Grandio - Mandragora Producciones, paula.grandio@gmail.com

 

Mexican American Cultural Center Wed. April 27 3:00 PMFREE!

 

New Children / New York

Gisela Sanders Alcántara

USA/Chile/Guatemala/Mexico/Puerto Rico, Documentary, 2010 63 min, MiniDV, Color English, Spanish with Spanish and English subtitles

 

New Children/New York is an intimate portrait of the struggles and perseverance of young immigrants coming of age in inner-city New York. Set in a community workshop in Bushwick, a low-income neighborhood of Brooklyn with many Latino immigrants, the documentary follows three young people who are studying filmmaking. Their gripping, self-exploratory films, excerpted throughout the documentary, reveal the confidential perceptions of these youth who dramatically straddle the opposing cultures of the U.S. and their homelands. They confront accounts of lost tradition, family separation, death and destitution, and ultimately are galvanized to explore their histories to understand who they are, where they come from and where they're going.

 

Regional Premiere

www.newchildren-newyork.com, www.ojo-de-agua.org

 

A graduate of The City College of New York and the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana in Mexico, the past work of Gisela Sanders Alcántara includes the dance film series Parallelos and Al borde del cuerpo. Currently she works at CUNY TV and teaches video production with the La Union community organization.

 

Producer: Lauren Mucciolo Production Companies: Ojo de Agua Arte y Producción Screenwriter: Lauren Mucciolo Cinematographer: Dan Akiba Editor: Andrea Chignoli Sound Design: Giacomo Buonafina Music: Maya Martinez, Yarimir Caban Cast: Desiree Camacho, Fausto El Piro, Miriam Patricia Torres, Lauren Mucciolo, Gisela Sanders Alcántara Print Source: Lauren Mucciolo, newchildrennewyork@gmail.com

 

 

 

Mexican American Cultural CenterSat. April 23 1:00 PMFREE!

 

María en tierra de nadie Maria in Nobody's Land

Marcela Zamora Chamorro

El Salvador/Guatemala/Mexico, Human Rights Documentary, 2010 86 min, MiniDV, Color Spanish with English subtitles

 

This documentary shows the parallel immigration stories of three Salvadoran women on a journey through Mexico. Doña Inés, a 60 year-old woman, is searching for her daughter who went missing shortly after she decided to immigrate to the US five years ago. Marta and Sandra, tired of the domestic violence they endured at home and hoping to overcome their impoverished lives, decide to make the trip through Mexico with only thirty dollars in their pockets. These women, Doña Inés' daughter, and countless other immigrant women face prostitution, human trafficking, rape, kidnap, and even death on a journey not often brought up in immigration debates.

 

North American Premiere

Marcela Zamora studied journalism in Costa Rica and went on to study film at the International School of Film and Television of San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba (EICTV). María en tierra de nadie is her first feature documentary.

 

Producer: Marcela Zamora, Oscar Martinez, Edu Ponces Production Companies: Elfaro.net, Ruido Photo, Idheas Screenwriter: Marcela Zamora Cinematographer: Keren Shayo Editor: Leopoldo Nakata Sound Design: Gina Villafañe Music: Sigried Masías, Leticia Servín Print Source: Marcela Zamora, zamora_marcela@hotmail.com

 

 

Mexican American Cultural CenterMon. April 25 6:00 PM

FREE!

 

La reina del pueblo The Queen of the People

Juan Andrés Bello

Venezuela, Documentary, 2010 65 min, DigiBeta, Color/Black & White Spanish with English subtitles

 

The first time Venezuelans went to vote, they did so in order to choose a beauty queen. In 1944, Caracas hosted the 7th Baseball Amateur World Series and the organizers decided the beauty queen of the event would be elected via popular vote. As the campaign begins, the country is divided into two factions. On one side, there are the supporters of Oly Clemente, the daughter of the President's secretary; on the other, those of Yolanda Leal, a school-teacher from a poor neighborhood in Caracas. The country was going through a transition to democracy and the newly formed political organizations understood this as a means to promote their ideas. It was an opportunity to test if the citizens were ready to choose who was going to govern.

 

US Premiere

www.produccionestriana.com/lareinadelpueblo.htm

 

Juan Andrés Bello, born in Venezuela in 1970, is a director and producer dedicated to Latin American history, culture and art topics. Director of the award-winning El Cerrito, Bello has also participated in projects for A&E and The Biography Channel.

 

 

 

 

 

Producer: Constanza Burucua Production Companies: Producciones Triana Screenwriter: Juan Andrés Bello Cinematographer: Enrique Blein Editor: Juan Andrés Bello Sound Design: Setfano Gramitto Music: Varios Authors Cast: Yolanda Leal, Olga Risquez, Nelly Blanco Yepes Print Source: Constanza Burucua - Producciones Triana, cburucua@gmail.com

 

 

Mexican American Cultural CenterFri. April 22 1:00 PMFREE!

 

La isla - Archive einer Tragödie La isla - Archives of a Tragedy

Uli Stelzner

Germany/Guatemala, Human Rights Documentary, 2010 85 min, HDV, Color/Black & White Spanish with English subtitles

 

At the end of the 20th century, members of the Guatemalan police and armed forces killed and abducted thousands of people. However this unprecedented, modern genocide goes unpunished. To this day, a system of terror and impunity relies on silence and a lack of evidence. But in July 2005 an explosion in the Guatemalan capital led to the discovery of the archive of Guatemala's National Police. "The Island," as it was known then, was the secret prison of the notorious national police squads. Millions of documents were uncovered that helped trace a story of tragedy and inconceivable atrocities, and revealed that a young generation of archive workers was willing to free their country from the suffocating grip of its own history.

 

Regional Premiere

www.laislaguatemala.com

 

Born in 1961 in Germany, Uli Stelzner is an author, director and producer living and working in Berlin and Central America. He is also co-founder of the independent media group ISKA, as well as director of the Human Rights Festival in Guatemala.

 

 

 

 

Producer: Uli Stelzner, Elke Benz, Zoran Solomun, Gabriela Melendez Production Companies: Iskacine, Ohne Gepaeck Filmproduktion, Asociación Luciérnaga Screenwriter: Uli Stelzner Cinematographer: Guillermo Escalon Editor: Alina Teodorescu Sound Design: Eduardo Cáceres Music: Nim Alae, Paulo Alvarado Print Source: Ohne Gepaeck Filmproduktion, Info@Ohnegepaeck.De

 

 

Mexican American Cultural CenterThur. April 28 3:00 PMFREE!

 

Historia de un día The Story of a Day

Rosana Matecki

Venezuela, Documentary, 2009 89 min, DV, Color Spanish with English subtitles

 

Historia de un día begins by observing the peaceful life of farmers living in a rural area in Latin America. Day breaks. A woman touches her eyebrows. A man shaves. Chickens are set loose and goats are fed. Little or nothing is said but the soundtrack gradually evolves into a rich, subtle combination of background noise and added sounds. This observation takes on a more contemplative mood, when attention is focused on the other subjects of the film.

 

Austin Premiere

www.kiiskakuna.com

 

Rosana Matecki studied communications in Caracas, Venezuela, has directed 12 documentaries, and has worked as a producer, director, researcher and/or screenwriter on various projects, including Ancestral Women and El último Don. She is the founder of Kiiskakuna Productions.

 

Producer: Rosana Matecki Production Companies: Kiiskakuna Cinematographer: John Márquez, Emil Guevara Editor: Lucas Villegas Sound Design: Cecilia Nava Music: Alejandro Rodríguez Cast: Famille Guerrero Carrizales, Avendaño Rodríguez Zabala, Hernandez Epieyú, Pushainá y Girnú Print Source: Latinofusión, latinofusion@latinofusion.com.mx

 

 

Mexican American Cultural Center Mon. April 25 8:00 PM

FREE!

 

El edificio de los chilenos The Chilean Building

Macarena Aguiló Marchi, Susana Foxley

Chile/Cuba/France/Netherlands, Autobiographical Documentary, 2010 96 min, HDV, Color Spanish with English subtitles

 

By reconstructing her past from memories, letters, childhood drawings and animation, Macarena Aguiló Marchi attempts to understand why her parents sent her abroad to be raised by strangers while they risked their lives back in Chile fighting the Pinochet regime. El edificio de los chilenos is a film about children who lost their parents under the relocation project Proyecto Hogares, as well as the parents who not only lost the Revolution, but any chance of ever seeing their children again. Winner of the Grand Prize at the FIDOCS festival in Santiago, Chile.

 

North American Premiere

www.eledificiodeloschilenos.blogspot.com

 

Macarena Aguiló Marchi was born in 1971 in Chile. El edificio de los chilenos is her first film, and after this autobiographical production, she also contributed to the work of other documentaries including Final Image and The Other Side of La Moneda.

Producer: Macarena Aguiló Marchi Production Companies: Rayo Verde Screenwriter: Macarena Aguiló Marchi Cinematographer: Arnaldo Rodríguez Editor: Catherine Mabilat, Macarena Aguiló Marchi, Ilán Stehberg, Galut Alarcón, Ismael Miranda Sound Design: Mauricio Molina Music: Elizabeth Morris Print Source: Macarena Aguiló Marchi, maguilomar@gmail.com

 

 

Alamo South Lamar - Fri. April 22 7:00 PM Buy Tickets

 

Jean Gentil

Laura Amelia Guzmán, Israel Cárdenas

Dominican Republic/Mexico/Germany, Drama, 2010 84 min, 35mm, Color Spanish/Haitian Creole with English subtitles

 

Jean, a middle-aged Haitian professor, is always on the move looking for work. Although a job on a building site is a possible option for the unemployed Haitian, Jean is looking for something more suited to the intellectual he considers himself to be. Feeling more and more unfulfilled with his prospects, he finds himself on an increasingly desperate journey to find his place in the world, or even a reason to live. He disappears into the interior of the island as both a lost soul and soul lost amongst his surroundings.

 

Texas Premiere

www.jeangentil.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laura Amelia Guzmán, born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic in 1980, is a graduate of Altos de Chavón/The School of Design and EICTV. She and husband, Israel Cárdenas Ramírez, born in Monterrey, Mexico in 1980, also co-directed the award-winning Cochochi.

 

Producer: Pablo Cruz, Barbel Mauch, Israel Cardenas, Laura A. Guzman Production Companies: Aurora Dominicana, Canana Films, Bärbel Mauch Film Screenwriter: Laura A. Guzman, Israel Cardenas, Alejandro Andujar Cinematographer: Israel Cardenas, Laura A. Guzman Editor: Israel Cardenas Sound Design: Alejandro de Icaza, Ruben Valdez Cast: Jean Remy Genty, Yanmarco King Encarnacion, Henri Presumé, Nadal Walcott, Lys Ambroise Print Source: Liz Miller - Premier PR, liz.miller@premierpr.com

 

 

Alamo South Lamar - Sun. April 24 7:00 PMBuy Tickets for Film

 

Master Class - Mexican American Cultural Center - Tues. April 26 4PM - FREE Master Classes!

 

Gestación Gestation

Esteban Ramírez

Costa Rica, Drama, 2009 91 min, HD, Color Spanish with English subtitles

 

Jessie is a happy, pretty girl living in a modest part of San José, Costa Rica. The daughter of a religious single mother, she attends a private Catholic school on a scholarship. Teo is a charismatic, mischievous only-child living in an upper middle class area with his strict mother. One mistake will put both Jessie and Teo's lives and love to test in a story based on true events. Winner of the Best Film Award at the Trieste International Film Festival.

 

Texas Premiere

www.gestacionlapelicula.com

 

A graduate of the Universidad de Costa Rica, Esteban Ramírez directed the award-winning, box-office hit Caribe. Another box-office success in Costa Rica, Gestación is his second feature.

 

 

Producer: Gabriel Gonzáles, Esteban Ramírez Production Companies: Cinetel Screenwriter: Esteban Ramírez, María Silva Cinematographer: Eduardo Flores Editor: Pablo Rojas, Felipe Lacerda Sound Design: Nano Flores Music: Bernal Villegas Cast: Adriana Álvares, Edgar Róman, María Bonilla, Natalia Arias, Abelardo Vladich Print Source: Pilar Rico - Domain Entertainment, pilar@hffny.com

 

 

Alamo South Lamar - Sun. April 24 12:30 PM Buy Tickets

 

El agua del fin del mundo The Water at the End of the World

Paula Siero

Argentina, Drama, 2010 84 min, HD Cam, Color Spanish with English subtitles

 

Laura and Adriana, two sisters who live together, decide to take one final trip together. Laura, who works at a pizzeria and also takes care of her sister, is in charge of getting the money together for the trip. The girls are not driven by a desire to travel, but rather to escape the reality Laura must ultimately return to. When Laura meets a musician, Martin, with whom she begins an intimate relationship, both sisters must confront each other, as well as their love, hatred, understanding and anger in their intense, sisterly bond.

 

North American Premiere

Paula Siero began her artistic career in the mid-90s as an actress in film, television and theater, and was featured in the feature films Lo siniestro and El último verano de la boyita. In addition to her acting training, her foray into filmmaking was supplemented by film and drama studies with great masters of theater.

 

 

 

 

 

Producer: Juan Pablo Gugliotta, Nathalia Videla Peña Production Companies: Primer Plano, MagmaCine Screenwriter: Paula Siero Cinematographer: Daniel Ortega Editor: Leandro Aste Sound Design: Martín Grignaschi, Federico Billordo Music: Chango Spaciuk Cast: Facundo Arana, Guadalupe Docampo, Diana Lamas, Graciela Stefani Print Source: Paul Hudson - Outsider Pictures, info@outsiderpictures.us

 

 

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

 

A tiro de piedra A Stone's Throw Away

Sebastián Hiriart

Mexico, Drama, 2010 118 min, 35mm, Color Spanish with English subtitles

 

Jacinto Medina is 21 years old and lives a simple, boring life as a shepherd in northern Mexico. He experiences visions, potentially of things to come, or an alternate life. When he finds a key with an engraved address in Oregon, USA, he is certain it is a sign and decides to leave. Driven by the urge to seek the meaning of his strange visions, he sets out on a journey to cross the US-Mexico border.

 

Regional Premiere

www.ondamaxfilms.com

 

Sebastián Hiriart started his film career as a child-actor. He has worked as a director, actor, photographer, and camera operator on various films and TV shows. In 2001 he attended a film workshop at New York Film Academy. A tiro de piedra is his first feature film.

 

 

Producer: Sebastián Hiriart Production Companies: Galopando Films Screenwriter: Gabino Rodríguez, Sebastián Hiriart Cinematographer: Sebastián Hiriart Editor: Pedro Gómez García Sound Design: Matias Barbieris, Gustavo Bellon Music: Emiliano Motta, Emiliano Gonzalez de Leon Cast: Jacinto Medina, Gabino Rodríguez Print Source: Ondamax Films, info@ondamax.com

 

 

Alamo South Lamar - Sun. April 24 10:00 PM Buy Tickets

 

Prometeo deportado Deporting Prometeo

Fernando Mieles

Ecuador, Comedy/Satire, 2010 112 min, HD/RED, Color Spanish with English subtitles

 

In a European airport, members of the EU pass through immigration freely, while the "others" wait in line. A group of Ecuadorians is specifically targeted, arrested and put into a holding cell before being deported. All of them have something to hide, including Prometeo, a young Ecuadorian with some special luggage. As time passes in the waiting room, more and more Ecuadorians arrive, and conditions soon deteriorate to inhumane levels. With no exit, a new order and illusion are created, thanks in part to Prometeo.

 

North American Premiere

www.prometeodeportado.com

 

Fernando Mieles is an Ecuadorian director, screenwriter and graduate of the International School of Film and Television of San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba (EICTV). Director of numerous shorts and several feature documentaries, Prometeo Deportado is his first narrative feature.

 

Producer: Oderay Game Production Companies: Other Eye Films Screenwriter: Fernando Mieles Cinematographer: Diego Falconí Editor: Iván Mora Manzano Sound Design: Juan José Luzuriaga Music: Manuel Larrea Cast: Carlos Gallegos, Ximena Mieles, Juana Guarderas, Peky Andino, Lucho Mueckay, Henry Layana, Andrés Crespo, Penélope Lauret, Ana Miranda, Patty Naranjo, Alejandro Fajardo, Alina Ortiz Print Source: Oderay Game - Other Eye Films, oderaygame@quatropublicom.com

 

 

Alamo South Lamar - Sat. April 23 1:00 PM Buy Tickets

 

Retratos en un mar de mentiras Portraits in a Sea of Lies

Carlos Gaviria

Colombia, Drama, 2009 90 min, 35mm, Color Spanish with English subtitles

 

After the death of their grandfather, Jairo, a roaming photographer, and Marina, his young, amnesiac and mute cousin, decide to try to recover the land from which Marina was displaced years ago. During the trip along the coast towards Bogotá, the story of her traumatic past begins to unfold. Upon reaching their hometown, they are kidnapped by paramilitaries, and while attempting to flee, Jairo is wounded. Marina is then faced with potentially losing Jairo along with her family's land forever, while also confronting the painful memories of her past.

 

Austin Premiere

www.retratosenunmardementiras.com

 

A native of Colombia, Gaviria is a graduate of the film department of New York University and has worked as a cinematographer and director of various award-winning films and TV series, including Minas, Rosario Tijeras, and Mujeres asesinas.

 

Producer: Erwin Goggel Production Companies: Producciones Erwin Goggel Screenwriter: Carlos Gaviria Cinematographer: Edgar Gil Editor: Carlos Gaviria Sound Design: Ricardo Escallón Music: Diana Hernández "Maria Mulata," Leonardo Gómez Cast: Paola Baldión, Julián Román, Edgardo Román, Valeria Fuentes Print Source: Latinofusión, latinofusion@latinofusion.com.mx

 

 

 

Te creís la más linda... (pero erís la más puta) You Think You Are the Prettiest... (But You Are the Sluttiest)

Ché Sandoval

Chile, Comedy, 2010 84 min, HD, Color Spanish with English subtitles

 

After a disastrous bedroom romp with Valentina, Javier wanders the streets of Santiago in search of other sexual adventures. Through the long hours of the night, he runs into all sorts of characters. He shares his romantic troubles with them, all the while suspecting that Valentina is sleeping with his best friend. Winner of the Best Film and TVN Cine en Construcción Special Prize at the Festival International de Viña del Mar, and Best Narrative Feature at FESAALP in La Plata, Argentina.

 

Austin Premiere

www.tecreislamaslinda.cl

 

Born in Santiago in 1985, Che Sandoval studied at the Escuela de Cine de Chile, where he produced his first feature, Te creís la más linda... (pero erís la más puta). Currently, he is working on Te creís la más linda... (pero me cagaste la vida), which provides another perspective to the night featured in the former film.

 

 

 

 

Producer: Karla Kri Production Companies: Escuela de Cine de Chile Screenwriter: Ché Sandoval Cinematographer: Felipe Bello Editor: Manuela Piña, Ché Sandoval Sound Design: Manuela Piña Music: Emilio Bascuñán, Adanowsky Cast: Martín Castillo, Francisco Braithwaite, Camila Le Bert, Sebastian Brahm, Grimanesa Gimenez Print Source: Ché Sandoval, chezsandoval@gmail.com

 

 

 

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

 

Verano de Goliat Summer of Goliath

Nicolás Pereda

Mexico/Canada/Netherlands, Drama/Documentary/Fiction Hybrid, 2010 76 min, HD, Color Spanish with English subtitles

 

Upon the sudden departure of her husband, Teresa embarks on a mission to find out what happened. Instead of finding answers, her mission uncovers the feelings and desires of a whole town, a town where its people have grown up with bitterness towards others. Family members desert each other, soldiers intimidate residents, stories of mysterious deaths are frequent, and the sense of abandonment hidden in everyone is constantly present. Blending fiction and documentary, Verano de Goliat depicts the feelings of the town's residents by showing moments from their daily lives.

 

Texas Premiere

www.figafilms.com

 

Nicolás Pereda was born in 1982 in Mexico City. Working with many of the same actors for most of his films, his projects have been shown in festivals such as Venice, Rotterdam, Toronto, Oberhausen, San Sebastian and others. Verano de Goliat is his fifth feature length film.

 

Producer: Andres Castaneda Screenwriter: Nicolás Pereda Cinematographer: Alejandro Coronado Editor: Nicolás Pereda Sound Design: Mauricio Villalba Cast: Teresa Sánchez, Gabino Rodríguez, Juana Rodríguez, Harold Torres, Oscar Saavedra Miranda Print Source Contact: Cristina Garza - FiGa Films, cristina@figafilms.com

 

 

Alamo South Lamar - Sun. April 24 3:30 PMBuy Tickets

 

Una hora más en Canarias With or Without Love

David Serrano

Spain, Musical/Comedy, 2010 97 min, 35 mm, Color Spanish with English subtitles

 

Claudia is an attractive 35-year-old woman with a husband who worships her, a son whom she adores, and a lover whom she adores even more. Life could not get any better... but Pablo, her lover, has decided that he has had enough of being no more than just a lover and has left her for another woman. Claudia, who doesn't take "no" for an answer, is not prepared to let him slip through her fingers. With the help of her sister Mónica, and a bit of emotional and financial blackmail, she arranges what would seem to be a simple plan to get him back.

 

Regional Premiere

www.unahoramasencanarias.com

 

Born in Madrid in 1975, David Serrano has directed, written and acted in various films, including Soccer Days, the musical comedy The Other Side of the Bed, and Días de cine.

 

 

 

 

 

Producer: Tomas Cimadevilla Production Companies: Telespan, Dynamo, La Zona Screenwriter: David Serrano Cinematographer: Carlos Ferro Editor: Nacho Ruíz Capillas Sound Design: Agustín Peinado Music: Alejandro Serrano, José Ángel Sagi, Ernesto Millán Cast: Angie Cepeda, Juana Acosta, Quim Gutiérrez, Miren Ibarguren, Eduardo Blanco, Kiti Manver, Isabel Ordaz, Diego Martín Print Source: Jessica Ortiz - Vertice Sales, jortiz@verticesales.com

 

 

Alamo South Lamar - Tue. April 26 7:00 PMBuy Tickets

 

Seguir siendo: Café Tacvba Being: Café Tacvba

Ernesto Contreras, José Manuel Craviotto

Mexico, Music Documentary, 2010 80 min, 35mm, Color/Black & White Spanish with English subtitles

Join Café Tacvba as they travel throughout the world on planes and buses, pass time in hotels and dressing rooms, and work through the creative process. This documentary offers a revelatory and intimate glimpse into the friendship and frustrations of the most important band in Mexico. Go behind-the-scenes with the individuals who compose the band, as well as create their on-stage presence, as they celebrate their 20th anniversary of being Café Tacvba.

 

US Premiere

www.seguirsiendo.com

 

Ernesto Contreras, a graduate of the CUEC-UNAM in Mexico, is director of Párpados azules, which was nominated for the Camera D'Or award in the 60th Cannes Film Festival, and won numerous awards at other festivals.

 

 

 

 

José Manuel Craviotto, also a graduate of the CUEC-UNAM, is an award-winning short film director, and recently released his first feature, Los últimos heroes de la península.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Producer: Luis Albores, Ernesto Contreras, José Manuel Craviotto, Juan De Dios Balbi Production Companies: FOPROCINE, Agencia SHA, Entertainmex, Café Tacvba Cinematographer: Tonatiuh Martínez Editor: Ernesto Contreras, J.M. Cravioto, Pedro Jiménez, Gabriel Mariño Sound Design: Enrique Ojeda, Gerardo Trigueros Music: Café Tacvba Cast: Rubén Albarrán, Emmanuel del Real, Quique Rangel, Joselo Rangel Print Source: Agencia SHA, info@agenciasha.com

 

 

Alamo South Lamar - Mon. April 25 4:30 PMBuy Tickets

 

Por tu culpa It's Your Fault

Anahí Berneri

Argentina/France, Drama, 2010 87 min, 35mm, Color Spanish with English subtitles

 

For a young mother, Julieta, who has recently been separated from her husband, it is another normal evening at home. Her two little boys are playing in their cramped apartment while she tries to get work done on a deadline, but then the youngest boy falls and hurts himself. Children in tow, Julieta heads to the hospital where help and understanding give way to criticism, mistrust, and shattering suspicions. For Julieta, the roles of victim and victimizer become one.

 

Regional Premiere

Anahí Berneri, was born in Martínez, Buenos Aires Province, in 1975. Her first feature, Un año sin amor, and second feature, Encarnación, won awards at various festivals. Por tu culpa, her third feature, competed in the Berlin, San Sebastian and Karlovy Vary festivals.

 

Producer: Diego Dubcovsky, Daniel Burman Production Companies: BD Cine SRL, Tu Vas Voir Screenwriter: Anahí Berneri, Sergio Wolf Cinematographer: Willi Behnisch Editor: Eliane Katz Sound Design: Jesica Suarez Music: Sebastian Bianchini Cast: Erica Rivas, Nicasio Galán, Zenón Galán, Rubén Viani, Marta Bianchini, Osmar Núñez, Carlos Portaluppi. Print Source: Paul Hudson - Outsider Pictures, info@outsiderpictures.us

 

 

Alamo South Lamar - Mon. April 25 4:00 PMBuy Tickets

 

Nostalgia de la luz Nostalgia for the Light

Patricio Guzmán

Chile/France/Spain/Germany, Documentary, 2010 90 min, HDCam, Color Spanish with English subtitles

 

Co-sponsored by Austin Film Society

Astronomers from all over the world gather in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile to observe the stars. Here, the transparency of the sky means that you can see to the very limits of the universe. Below the desert, the dryness of the ground keeps human remains intact forever: pre-Colombian mummies, explorers, miners, and the remains of disappeared political prisoners from Pinochet's dictatorship. Women sift the desert soil for the bones of their loved ones while archaeologists uncover traces of ancient civilizations, and astronomers examine the old and distant galaxies. Melding celestial and earthly quests, Nostalgia de la luz is a gorgeous, moving, and deeply personal odyssey. Named Best Documentary at the 2010 European Film Academy Awards.

 

Austin Premiere

www.icarusfilms.com

 

Patricio Guzmán, born in 1941 in Santiago, Chile, and current chair and founder of the International Documentary Film Festival in Santiago (FICDOCS), is known for his political and historical documentaries, including Salvador Allende, The Pinochet Case and The Battle of Chile, winner of numerous international awards.

 

Producer: Renate Sachse Production Companies: Rosa Filmes, Ad Vitam Production Screenwriter: Patricio Guzmán Cinematographer: Katell Djian Editor: Emmanuelle Joly, Patricio Guzmán Sound Design: Freddy González, Jean-Jacques Quinet, Damien Defoys Music: Luis Rossi, Hernán Muñoz, Natalia Cantillano, Julio Zapata, Celso López, Marco Álvarez, María Eugenia Villegas, José Miguel Tobar, José Miguel Miranda, Randall Ledermann Print Source: Icarus Films, mail@icarusfilms.com

 

Photo Courtesy of Icarus Films

 

Alamo South Lamar - Sat. April 23 6:30 PMBuy Tickets

 

Miss Tacuarembó

Martín Sastre

Uruguay/Argentina/Spain, Musical/Comedy, 2010 94 min, Redcam, Color Spanish with English subtitles

 

Natalia is a devout Christian growing up in the small town of Tacuarembó, Uruguay in the 1980s. After being crowned Miss Tacuarembó, she realizes that her only chance to leave her boring hometown and become a star is to travel to Buenos Aires. However, once there and working at Cristo Park, a religious theme-park, she sees that her dream is not turning out the way she planned. This musical comedy is full of fantasy, pop music, and religion, which all combine in the dreams of a small-town girl.

 

North American Premiere

www.misstacuarembo.com

 

Born in Montevideo in 1976, Martín Sastre is an internationally recognized visual artist and film director whose works have been shown in various international festivals. Currently living and working in Madrid, Miss Tacuarembó is his first feature film.

 

Producer: María Zanocchi Production Companies: Oriental Films, Royal Cinema Group, Cool Shot Films Screenwriter: Martín Sastre Cinematographer: Pedro Luque Editor: Sebastián Dubé Achával Sound Design: Jorge Stavropoulos Music: Ignacio Pérez Marín, Alejandro Sergi Cast: Natalia Oreiro, Rossy de Palma, Sofía Silvera, Mike Amigorena Print Source: María Zanocchi - Oriental Films, maria@orientalfilms.tv

 

 

Alamo South Lamar - Tue. April 26 4:00 PMBuy Tickets

 

La vida útil A Useful Life

Federico Veiroj

Uruguay, Drama, 2010 63 min, 35mm, Black & White Spanish with English subtitles

 

After twenty-five years of working at the Cinemateca Uruguaya film archive, Jorge (real-life Uruguayan critic Jorge Jellinek), still finds inspiration in caring for the films and audiences that grace the seats and screen of his beloved arthouse cinema. But when dwindling attendance and diminishing support force the theater to close its doors, Jorge, who has never worked anywhere else except in film, loses his job. Once faced with unemployment, the line between reality and fantasy becomes blurred. Winner of the award for Best Fictional Feature Film at the Havana Film Festival.

 

Texas Premiere

www.globalfilm.org

 

Federico Veiroj was born in Montevideo, Uruguay in 1976. Veiroj's first feature, Acné, participated in over 60 film festivals, including Toronto, Rotterdam, Clermont-Ferrand and Gijón. He was also involved in the Juan Pablo Rebella / Pablo Stoll feature films 25 watts and Whisky.

 

 

 

 

 

Producer: Laura Gutman, Juan José López Production Companies: Cinekdoque Screenwriter: Inés Bortagaray, Arauco Hernández, Gonzalo Delgado, Federico Veiroj Cinematographer: Arauco Hernández Editor: Arauco Hernández, Federico Veiroj Sound Design: Raúl Locatelli, Daniel Yafalián Music: Leo Masliah, Macunaíma, Eduardo Fabini Cast: Jorge Jellinek, Manuel Martínez Carril, Paola Venditto Print Source: Jeremy Quist - The Global Film Initiative, bookings@globalfilm.org

 

 

Alamo South Lamar - Tue. April 26 6:30 PMBuy Tickets

 

La mirada invisible The Invisible Eye

Diego Lerman

Argentina, Drama, 2010 95 min, 35mm, Color Spanish with English subtitles

 

María Teresa is a lonely and deeply repressed assistant teacher at an elite Buenos Aires private school. Obedient and willing, she accepts unquestioningly the school's rigid code of conduct and proud identification with the nation state. But her head professor's words about the "cancer of subversion" and need for total surveillance soon feed an unhealthy obsession with one of her students, and lead to an ensuing spiral of degradation and breakdown in discipline that parallels a popular rebellion beyond the school's ivy-covered walls.

 

Texas Premiere

www.globalfilm.org

 

Diego Lerman was born in Buenos Aires in 1976. A graduate of the University of Buenos Aires, in 2002 Lerman directed his first feature, Suddenly, which won the Silver Leopard at the Locarno International Film Festival. Co-founder of the production company Campo Cine with Nicolas Avruj, The Invisible Eye is his third feature film.

 

Producer: Nicolas Avruj, Diego Lerman Production Companies: Campo Cine Screenwriter: Diego Lerman, Maria Meira Cinematographer: Álvaro Gutiérrez Editor: Alberto Ponce Sound Design: Leandro de Loredo Music: Jose Villalobos Cast: Julieta Zylberberg, Osmar Nuñez, Marta Lubos, Gaby Ferrero, Diego Vegezzi, Pablo Sigal Print Source: Jeremy Quist - The Global Film Initiative, bookings@globalfilm.org

 

Alamo South Lamar - Mon. April 25 7:00 PMBuy Tickets

 

Hipólito Hipolito

Teodoro Ciampagna

Argentina, Drama, 2010 100 min, HD, Color Spanish with English subtitles

 

In November 1935, the gubernatorial elections in the Province of Córdoba are being held and Marcelo Frías, a young lawyer, is sent to supervise elections in the small town of Plaza de Mercedes. Once there, Marcelo learns of the police's fraudulent interference in the elections thanks to a young boy, Hipólito. When elections are postponed due to a lack of transparency, the political intrigues of Marcelo's own party begin to surface. The situation turns violent, and a disillusioned Marcelo finds refuge in his affection for Hipólito.

 

Regional Premiere

www.orugafilms.com.ar

 

Born in Buenos Aires and raised in the Province of Córdoba, Teodoro Ciampagna was executive producer and director of Apostles, as well as writer of numerous short films. Currently he is also partner and director of Oruga Films.

 

Producer: Paola Suárez Production Companies: Oruga Films Screenwriter: Teodoro Ciampagna, Javier Correa Cáceres Cinematographer: Santiago Seminara Editor: Santiago Seminara, Teodoro Ciampagna Sound Design: Atilio Sánchez Music: Gerónimo Piazza Cast: Tomás Gianola, Lucas Gamarra, Luis Brandoni, Enrique Liporace, Daniel Valenzuela, Pablo Tolosa, Analía Juan Print Source: Paola Suárez - Oruga Films, oruga@orugafilms.com.ar

 

Alamo South Lamar - Wed. April 27 4:00 PMBuy Tickets

 

Habana Eva

Fina Torres

Cuba/Venezuela/France, Comedy, 2010 100 min, 35mm, Color Spanish with English subtitles

 

In a Havana shaken by Fidel's retirement, a young seamstress, trapped in a clothing factory, dreams of designing beautiful dresses. With no support from her adorable but lazy Cuban boyfriend, her life takes a turn when she meets a dazzling capitalist who fans her hopes. After many deceptions and surprises, Eva has to choose between the two men she loves. Hers is an unexpected decision; one which makes for a humorous metaphor of Cuba's future options.

 

Austin Premiere

www.ondamaxfilms.com

 

Fina Torres, born in Caracas in 1951, studied film at the Institut des hautes études cinématographiques in Paris. Her directorial debut, Oriana, won la Caméra d'Or award at the 1985 Cannes Film Festival. To date, she continues to work with film projects related to Latin America.

 

Producer: Delfina Catala, Marco Mundarain, Fina Torres, Camilo Vives Production Companies: Villa del Cine, ICAIC, Alter Screenwriter: Jorge Camacho, Julio Carrillo, Fina Torres Cinematographer: Héctor Ortega Editor: Robin Katz Sound Design: Erik Brena, Jesus Guevara Music: Barbara Cohen Cast: Fina Torres, Delfina Catana Print Source: Ondamax Films, info@ondamax.com

 

Alamo South Lamar - Fri. April 22 7:30 PMBuy Tickets

 

Dos hermanos Brother and Sister

Daniel Burman

Argentina, Comedy/Drama, 2010 117 min, 35mm, Color Spanish with English subtitles

 

They are both alone. They need each other but at the same time, they despise each other. After the death of their mother, siblings Marcos and Susana are unable to heal the old wounds that remain between them. When Susana sells their mother's flat, she deprives her brother of the home where he had cared for their mother his whole life. Marcos' need to start living again surfaces when his sister forces him to leave Buenos Aires for Uruguay. Featuring accomplished actors Graciela Borges and Antonio Gasalla in the lead roles, the director of El nido vacío presents Dos hermanos, a film about family, aging, and living while you're still alive.

 

Texas Premiere

www.doshermanos.bdcine.net

 

Daniel Burman is an award-winning producer, director and writer of more than 15 feature films. A veteran of international festivals, including in Berlin, San Sebastián and Venice, Dos hermanos is his seventh feature as director.

 

Producer: Diego Dubcovsky Production Companies: BD Cine Screenwriter: Daniel Burman, Sergio Dubcovsky Cinematographer: Hugo Colace Editor: Pablo Barbieri Sound Design: Jesica Suárez Music: Nicolás Cota Cast: Graciela Borges, Antonio Gasalla, Elena Lucena, Osmar Nuñez, Rita Cortese Print Source: Paul Hudson - Outsider Pictures, info@outsiderpictures.us

 

Alamo South Lamar - Wed. April 27 7:00 PM Buy Tickets

 

Des-Autorizados Un-Authorized

Elia K. Schneider

Colombia/Venezuela, Comedy/Drama/Fantasy, 2009 90 min, 35mm, Color Spanish with English subtitles

 

In the middle of a surrealist Caracas, Elia K. Schneider begins a fantastic journey into the depth of her imagination. In her story, Elias, a playwright, is conflicted between being forced to write, or facing the consequences of writing his characters into reality. In a strange twist, Elias must confront his characters and his dark side, while Elia K. also begins to see the results of her creation.

 

North American Premiere

www.desautorizados.blogspot.com

 

Elia K. Schneider is an award-winning Venezuelan director of such films as Huelepega and Punto y raya. Director of the Venezuelan production company, Unity Films, she currently gives acting workshops at the Stella Adler Academy of Acting and Theatre in Los Angeles.

 

Producer: José Ramón Novoa Production Companies: Unity Films Screenwriter: Fernando Butazzoni Cinematographer: Oscar Pérez Editor: Jerry Zottolo Sound Design: Guillermo Palacios Music: Osvaldo Montes Cast: Erich Wildpret, Samantha Dagnino, Tristán Ulloa Print Source: José Ramón Novoa - Leon Films, jrnovoa@gmail.com

 

Alamo South Lamar - Mon. April 25 7:30 PM Buy Tickets

 

La vida de los peces The Life of Fish

Matías Bize

Chile, Drama, 2010 83 min, HD CAM, Color Spanish with English subtitles

 

Andrés has been living in Germany for ten years. He returns to Chile to get closure on past events before settling in Berlin for good. During his visit, he attends a friend's birthday party where he rediscovers the world he left behind, including his long-time love, Beatriz. It is a reunion that could change Andrés' life forever.

 

Texas Premiere

www.lavidadelospeces.cl

 

As the youngest director to win the Golden Spike Award at the Valladolid International Film Festival for En la cama, Matías Bize is also director of the award-winning films Sábado and Lo bueno de llorar.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Producer: Adrián Solar Production Companies: Ceneca Producciones Screenwriter: Julio Rojas, Matías Bize Cinematographer: Bárbara Álvarez Editor: Javier Estévez Sound Design: Filmosonido Music: Diego Fontecilla Cast: Santiago Cabrera, Blanca Lewin, Antonia Zegers, Víctor Montero, María Gracia Omegna, Luz Jiménez Print Source: Adrian Solar - Ceneca Producciones, adrian@ceneca.cl

 

 

Alamo South Lamar - Thur. April 28 9:45 PMBuy Tickets

 

Marimbas del infierno Marimbas from Hell

Julio Hernández Cordón

Guatemala, Comedy/Drama, 2010 73 min, HD, Color Spanish with English subtitles

 

Don Alfonso, a victim of an extortion scheme, fearfully flees his home, accompanied only by his marimba. When he loses his job as a musician due to a dwindling interest in marimba music, he decides to take drastic measures and begins to fuse traditional marimba music with heavy metal. Together with his godson Chiquilin, a street-wise kid hooked on sniffing glue, and Blacko, a medical doctor and ex-Satan-worshiper turned fundamentalist-Orthodox-Jew-born-again Christian, the trio comes together as Marimbas del Infierno, playing a new style of music never imagined nor heard before. Winner of the 16th Valdivia Film Co-production Sessions & Venture Forum, and Hubert Bals Grant for digital production at the 2011 Rotterdam Film Festival.

 

Regional Premiere

www.figafilms.com

 

Julio Hernández Cordón was born in 1975 in Raleigh, North Carolina. He began his studies in the field of Communication and Journalism at the University Rafael Landívar in Guatemala, and continued his studies at the CCC in Mexico City. Marimbas is his second feature film.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Producer: Julio Hernández Cordón, Pamela Guinea, Cyriac Auriol Production Companies: Melindrosa Films, Les Films du Requin, Axolote Cine Screenwriter: Julio Hernández Cordón Cinematographer: María Secco Editor: Lenz Claure Sound Design: Antoine Brochu, Olivier Peria Music: Guerreros del Metal, Bacteria Sound System Cast: Alfonso Tunché, Blacko González, Víctor Hugo Monterroso Print Source: Alex Garcia - FiGa Films, alex@figafilms.com

 

Alamo South Lamar - Thur. April 21 7:00 PMBuy Tickets