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2014 SXSW Highlights


Latino and indigenous films make an increasingly important part of the SXSW Film Festival every year. Following, you can find a list of all films made by or about Latino and Native American filmmakers working in the U.S. and abroad along with films from Latin America, Spain, and Portugal.

Click on each title to learn about screening times and tickets, and make sure to follow Cine Las Americas on twitter to stay updated on these and other SXSW events.



10,000KM

10,000KM (Spain)

Director: Carlos Marques Marcet, Screenwriters: Carlos Marques-Marcet, Clara Roquet Autonell

A year of a long distance relationship, two computers and two cities – Los Angeles and Barcelona, can love survive 6,000 miles?
Cast: Natalia Tena, David Verdaguer
(World Premiere)

American Interior

American Interior (Wales)

Directors: Dylan Goch, Gruff Rhys

Two men. Two quests. Two centuries apart. Four ways to experience the search for a lost tribe. Film. Book. Album. App.
(World Premiere)

Cesar Chavez

Cesar Chavez

Director: Diego Luna, Screenwriters: Keir Pearson, Timothy J. Sexton

Chávez chronicles the birth of a modern American movement led by famed civil rights leader and labor organizer, Cesar Chavez.
Cast: Rosario Dawson, John Malkovich, Michael Pena, America Ferrera, Gabriel Mann
(North American Premiere)

Cumbres

Cumbres / Heights (Mexico)

Director/Screenwriter: Gabriel Nuncio

Due a tragedy, two sisters abruptly escape from their hometown in Northern Mexico. Their journey creates a bittersweet relationship marked by pain, guilt and love.
Cast: Aglae Lingow, Ivanna Michel, Abdul Marcos, Sergio Quiñones, Ganzo Cepeda
(U.S. Premiere)

The Dance of Reality

The Dance of Reality (Chile / France)

Director/Screenwriter: Alejandro Jodorowsky

The Dance of Reality is a 2013 independent autobiographical film written, produced and directed by Alejandro Jodorowosky.
Cast: Brontis Jodorowsky, Pamela Flores, Jeremias Herskovits, Cristobal Jodorowsky, Bastián Bodenhöfer, Alejandro Jodorowsky
(U.S. Premiere)

The Desert

The Desert (Argentina)

Director: Christoph Behl

The failed story of a love triangle in a post-apocalyptic world.
Cast: Victoria Almeida, William Prociuk, Lautaro Delgado
(North American Premiere)

Double Play: James Benning and Richard Linklater

Double Play: James Benning and Richard Linklater (France / Portugal / US)

Director: Gabe Klinger

A documentary portrait of the friendship between the renowned filmmakers James Benning and Richard Linklater.
(U.S. Premiere)

Exists

Exists

Director: Eduardo Sánchez, Screenwriter: Jamie Nash

Five friends on a camping weekend in the woods of East Texas struggle to survive against a beast that is stronger, smarter, and more terrifying than they ever believed existed.
Cast: Chris Osborn, Dora Madison Burge, Roger Edwards, Denise Williamson, Samuel Davis
(World Premiere)

For Those About to Rock. The Story of Rodrigo y Gabriela

For Those About to Rock. The story of Rodrigo y Gabriela

Director: Alejandro Franco Fernández

The amazing and inspiring journey of Mexican guitarists ‘Rodrigo y Gabriela’ who at a very young age decided to do only what they loved the most: music.
(World Premiere)

From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series

From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series - Pilot

Director/Screenwriter: Robert Rodriguez

The Gecko Brothers are back. Based on the thrill-ride film, From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series is a supernatural crime saga from Creator, Director and EP Robert Rodriguez.
Cast: D.J. Cotrona, Zane Holtz, Eiza González, Jesse Garcia, Lane Garrison, and Wilmer Valderrama, and Don Johnson
(World Premiere)

The Frontier

The Frontier

Director/Screenwriter: Matt Rabinowitz, Screenwriter: Carlos Colungu

An estranged son travels back home to confront his overbearing father to see if there is any relationship left between them.
Cast: Max Gail, Coleman Kelly, Anastassia Sendyk, Katherine Cortez, Oliver Seitz
(World Premiere)

Halt and Catch Fire

Halt and Catch Fire

Director: Juan Jose Campanella

The series Halt and Catch Fire captures the rise of the PC era in the early 1980s, during which an unlikely trio – a visionary, an engineer and a prodigy – take personal and professional risks in the race to build a computer that will change the world as they know it.
Cast: Lee Pace, Scoot McNairy, Mackenzie Rio Davis, Kerry Bishe, Toby Huss
(World Premiere)

The Immortalists

The Immortalists

Directors: Jason Sussberg, David Alvarado

Two eccentric scientists struggle to create eternal youth in a world they call “blind to the tragedy of old age.” As they battle their own aging and suffer the losses of loved ones, their scientific journeys ultimately become personal.
(World Premiere)

Impossible Light

Impossible Light

Director: Jeremy Ambers

Impossible Light reveals the drama and the daring of artist Leo Villareal and a small team of visionaries who battle seemingly impossible challenges to turn a dream of creating the world’s largest LED light sculpture into a glimmering reality.
(World Premiere)

Late Phases

Late Phases

Director: Adrián García Bogliano Screenwriter: Eric Stolze

When deadly attacks from the forests beset a secluded retirement community, it is up to a grizzled veteran to figure what the residents are hiding.
Cast: Nick Damici, Ethan Embry, Erin Cummings, Tom Noonan, Lance Guest
(World Premiere)

The Legend of Shorty

The Legend Of Shorty (UK)

 

Directors: Angus MacQueen, Guillermo Galdos

The Legend of Shorty is the story of a man and a myth.
(World Premiere)

Mateo

Mateo

Director: Aaron I. Naar


Mateo follows America's most notorious white mariachi singer on his misadventures in Cuba.
(World Premiere)

A Night in Old Mexico

A Night In Old Mexico (USA / Spain)

Director: Emilio Aragón, Screenwriter: William D. Wittliff

Forced to give up his land and home, Texas rancher Red Bovie isn't about to retire quietly in a dismal trailer park. Instead he hits the road with his estranged grandson for one last adventure.
Cast: Robert Duvall, Jeremy Irvine, Angie Cepeda, Luis Tosar, Joaquín Cosio
(World Premiere)

Open Windows

Open Windows (Spain)

Director/Screenwriter: Nacho Vigalondo

Nick’s a lucky guy - he’s having dinner with Jill Goddard, the hottest actress on earth. Then a guy named Chord calls: dinner’s been canceled. And it’s Jill’s fault. But Chord’s got something better… A 21st Century Rear Window.
Cast: Elijah Wood, Sasha Grey, Neil Maskell, Adam Quintero, Ivan Gonzalez
(World Premiere)

Penny Dreadful

Penny Dreadful (USA / UK)

Directors: John Logan, Juan Antonio Bayona, Screenwriter: John Logan

Penny Dreadful is a psychological horror series that re-imagines literature’s most terrifying characters (Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray, and Dracula) in a whole new light.
Cast: Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, Reeve Carney, Rory Kinnear, Billie Piper, Danny Sapani, Harry Treadaway
(World Premiere)

Print the Legend

Print the Legend

Directors: Luis Lopez, Clay Tweel


The 3D Printing revolution has begun. Who will make it?
(World Premiere)

Que Caramba es la Vida

Que Caramba es la Vida (Germany)

Director: Doris Dörrie

In the macho world of Mariachi music, very few women can hold their own. Just like the songs they play, this film is a snapshot of life, death and the things in between - seen from a bird's-eye perspective.
(World Premiere)

A Wolf at the Door

A Wolf at the Door (Brazil)

Director/Screenwriter: Fernando Coimbra

A nerve-rattling tale of a kidnapped child and the distraught parents left behind that captures the darkness that ensues when panic breeds suspicion and love turns to hate.
Cast: Milhelm Cortaz, Leandra Leal, Fabiula Nascimento
(U.S. Premiere)

Yakona

Yakona

Directors: Anlo Sepulveda & Paul Collins

A river's dreams and memories told from the perspective of the water that runs through it - a visual journey from prehistoric times to the modern era along what is now known as the San Marcos River.
(World Premiere)