SXSW 2013

2013 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. along with films from Latin America 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.



ElenaElena
Director: Petra Costa

Elena moves to NY with the dream of becoming a movie actress. She leaves behind Petra, her 7-year-old sister. Years later, her sister Petra goes to NY to look for Elena.
(North American Premiere)

 

Gimme the Power

Gimme the Power

Director: Olallo Rubio

A rockumentary about the Mexican band Molotov and the political, social and financial context where the band was born and developed.

 



Diario a Tres Voces / Three VoicesDiario a Tres Voces / Three Voices

Director: Otilia Portillo Padua

We are always told that love lasts forever like in children’s fairy tales, but the reality is that people change and relationships expire.
(North American Premiere)



Dog Flesh / Carne de PerroDog Flesh / Carne de Perro

Director/Screenwriter: Fernando Guzzoni

The life of Alejandro, a solitary, fragile and unpredictable man, who is crushed by the hostility of his mysterious past.
Cast : Alejandro Goic (North American Premiere)

 


Evil DeadEvil Dead

Director/Screenwriter: Fede Alvarez, Screenwriter: Rodo Sayagues

Five friends, holed up in a remote cabin, discover a Book of the Dead that unwittingly summons up dormant demons which possess the youngsters in succession until only one is left to fight for survival.
Cast : Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci, Jessica Lucas, Elizabeth Blackmore
(World Premiere)

 

Go For SistersGo For Sisters

Director/Screenwriter: John Sayles

Bernice and Fontayne grew up so tight they could ‘go for sisters’. After twenty years apart, they are reunited when Bernice is assigned to be Fontayne’s parole officer- just when she needs help on the wrong side of the law.
Cast : Edward James Olmos, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Yolonda Ross
(North American Premiere)

 

BurmaBurma

Director/Screenwriter: Carlos Puga

On the eve of an annual sibling reunion, a troubled young writer is sent reeling with the arrival of an unexpected guest.
Cast : Christopher Abbott, Gaby Hoffmann, Chris McCann, Dan Bittner, Emily Fleischer
(World Premiere)

 

 

The RetrievalThe Retrieval

Director/Screenwriter: Chris Eska

On the outskirts of the Civil War, a boy is sent north by a bounty hunter gang to retrieve a wanted man.
Cast : Ashton Sanders, Tishuan Scott, Keston John, Bill Oberst, Jr., Christine Horn, Alfonso Freeman
(World Premiere)

 

Los Wild OnesLos Wild Ones

Director: Elise Salomon

Wild Records is an indie label reminiscent of the early days of Sun Records. The label is based in LA and run by Reb Kennedy aka Mr. Wild Records and is comprised of young Latin musicians who write and perform 50s Rock n Roll.
(World Premiere)

 

ImagineImagine

Director/Screenwriter: Andrzej Jakimowski

Ian, a special instructor for the visually impaired, has been hired by a Lisbon school to help blind children and young adults. However, his unusual teaching methods are not only challenging, but also dangerous…
Cast : Edward Hogg, Alexandra Maria Lara, Melchior Derouet, Francis Frappat

 

 

Getting Back to AbnormalGetting Back to Abnormal

Director: Louis Alvarez, Andrew Kolker, Peter Odabashian, Paul Stekler

A polarizing white politician becomes a lightning rod for racial strife in New Orleans.
(World Premiere)

 


 

 

Snap

Snap

Directors: Youssef Delara, Victor Teran, Screenwriter: Victor Teran

A stylish psychological thriller set against the underground dubstep DJ scene that takes the audience on a dark and terrifying journey into the depths of the psychopathic mind as it threatens to explode into horrific violence.
Cast : Jake Hoffman, Nikki Reed, Thomas Dekker, Scott Bakula, Jason Priestley
(World Premiere)

Milius

MILIUS

Directors: Zak Knutson, Joey Figueroa

The life story of ‘Zen Anarchist’ filmmaker John Milius, one of the most influential storytellers of his generation.
(World Premiere)

 


The Other ShoreThe Other Shore

Director: Timothy Wheeler

The film tracks legendary swimmer Diana Nyad’s lifetime vision and four harrowing attempts to swim non-stop from Cuba to Florida. An abusive past collides with an obsessive present over a dangerous 60-hour feat never before accomplished.
(World Premiere)

 

 

Big Ass Spider!Big Ass Spider!

Director: Mike Mendez, Screenwriter: Gregory Gieras

When a giant alien spider escapes from a military lab and rampages across the city of Los Angeles, it is up to one clever exterminator and his security guard sidekick to kill the creature before the city is destroyed.
Cast: Greg Grunberg, Lombardo Boyar, Clare Kramer, Ray Wise, Lin Shaye, Patrick Bauchau
(World Premiere)

The VillageThe Village

Director: Liliana Sulzbach

The daily life of the dwellers of a microtown in the the south of Brazil which is about to vanish.




Boy FriendsBoy Friends
Director: Hugo Vargas-Zesati

A man disturbed by a dream awakens to realize his unconscious has called his self-awareness into question. When confronting himself, misfortune brings the temporal world into perspective.



NativesNatives
Director: Jeremy Hersh

Rachel, a young Manhattanite, is so in love with her girlfriend’s Native American roots that she begin to lose sight of their relationship.




Si Nos DejanSi Nos Dejan
Director: Celia Rowlson-Hall

If they let us, we will love each other all our lives.





#PostModem#PostModem
Directors: Jillian Mayer, Lucas Leyva

/#PostModem is a comedic satirical sci-fi pop-musical based on the theories of Ray Kurzweil and other futurists. It’s the story of two Miami girls and how they deal with the technological singularity, told in a series of cinematic tweets.



The Places Where We LivedThe Places Where We Lived
Director: Bernardo Britto

A man wakes up with a weird feeling. His parents are selling his childhood home.

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