Program by Section

The 17th Annual Cine Las Americas International Film Festival
April 22 – 27, 2014

 

Festival Program by Section

 

New Releases

Cine Las Americas presents a selection of fourteen narrative and documentary features by the finest emerging and established filmmakers to audiences in Central Texas. This year’s selections represent thirteen countries’ participation in production and co-production of the films, and highlights a diversity of themes, genres and styles characteristic of contemporary national and international cinema trends.

Original Title English Title Director Country Runtime
Anina Anina Alfredo Soderguit Uruguay / Colombia 80 min
Disruption Disruption Pamela Yates USA 84 min
El limpiador The Cleaner Adrian Saba Peru 95 min
El verano de los peces voladores The Summer of Flying Fish Marcela Said Chile/France 87 min
German, últimas viñetas German, Last Vignettes Cristian Bernard Argentina 131 min
Heli Heli Amat Escalante Mexico / Germany / Netherlands / France 105 min
La gran familia española Family United Daniel Sánchez Arévalo Spain 102 min
Los insólitos peces gato The Amazing Catfish Claudia Sainte-Luce Mexico 89 min
Mapa Map Leon Siminiaini Spain 85 min
Mujer conejo Rabbit Woman Verónica Chen Argentina 81 min
Pelo malo Bad Hair Mariana Rondón Venezuela / Argentina / Peru / Germany 93 min
Tercera llamada Last Call Francisco Franco Mexico 87 min
Uvanga Uvanga Marie-Hélène Cousineau, Madeline Piujuq Ivalu Canada 86 min
Viola Viola Matías Piñeiro Argentina 65 min

Special Screenings: Las Movies, The Films of Efraín Gutiérrez

Cine Las Americas launched Las Movies in October of 2013. The intention of this recurrent series is to challenge audiences to reconsider cultural representations and stereotypes, and to inspire young filmmakers to renew in their work themes that are relevant to Mexican-American culture. The 17th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival honors the life and work of a pioneer of Mexican American cinema in Texas with this special presentation of the films of Efraín Gutiérrez, with the director in attendance.

Read the article The Return of Chicano Film Pioneer Efrain Gutierrez written by Melissa del Bosque for the Texas Observer.

Original Title English Title Director Country Runtime
Amor chicano es para siempre Chicano Love is Forever Efraín Gutiérrez USA 101 min
La onda Chicana La onda Chicana Efraín Gutiérrez USA 18 min
Please, Don’t Bury Me Alive! ¡Por favor, no me entierren vivo! Efraín Gutiérrez USA 81 min
Run Tecato Run Run Tecato Run Efraín Gutiérrez USA 86 min

Narrative Feature Competition

Cine Las Americas presents a selection of twelve films from emerging and promising talent, including selections from all over the Americas and the Iberian Peninsula in a variety of genres and form. The works screened in this category are eligible for both a jury award and an audience award for Best Narrative Feature.

Original Title English Title Director Country Runtime
Amaneceres oxidados Rusted Dawns Diego Cohen Mexico 101 min
Barroco Baroque Estanislao Buisel Quintana Argentina 107 min
Bobô Bobô Inês Oliveira Portugal 80 min
Calloused Hands Calloused Hands Jesse Quinones USA / UK 95 min
Jirafas Giraffes Kiki Álvarez Panama / Cuba / Colombia 93 min
La despedida The Goodbye Alvaro Diaz Lorenzo Spain / USA 84 min
La espera desespera Hopeful Hopeless Coraly Santaliz Puerto Rico 97 min
Las niñas Quispe The Quispe Girls Sebastián Sepúlveda Chile / France / Argentina 83 min
Mateo Mateo María Gamboa Colombia / France 86 min
O Menino e o Mundo The Boy and the World Alê Abreu Brazil 80 min
Por las plumas All About the Feathers Neto Villalobos Costa Rica 85 min
Rincón de Darwin Darwin’s Corner Diego Fernández Pujol Uruguay / Portugal 78 min

Documentary Feature Competition

Cine Las Americas presents a selection of twelve documentaries on a wide variety of topics, representing diversity in audio design, narrative style, and formal technique, with the common thread of including themes and points of view that are underrepresented in popular media. The works screened in this category are eligible for both a jury award and an audience award for Best Documentary Feature.

Original Title English Title Director Country Runtime
Amancio Williams Amancio Williams Gerardo Panero Argentina 77 min
Beautiful Sin Beautiful Sin Gabriela Quirós Costa Rica / USA 55 min
Beneath the Blindfold Beneath the Blindfold Ines Sommer, Kathy Berger USA 55 min
Digna Guerra Digna Guerra Marcel Beltrán Cuba 57 min
El cuarto desnudo The Naked Room Nuria Ibáñez Mexico 70 min
El gran circo pobre de Timoteo Timoteo’s Fabulous Ragged Circus Lorena Giachino Chile / Argentina 75 min
O Mestre e o Divino Master and Divino Tiago Campos Brazil 85 min
Reinas Majesty Ana Endara Mislov Panama 65 min
Roque Dalton, ¡fusilemos la noche! Roque Dalton, Let’s Shoot the Night! Tina Leisch Austria / El Salvador / Cuba 87 min
Sigo siendo (Kachkaniraqmi) I’m Still Javier Corcuera Peru / Spain 120 min
The Visit The Visit Fany de la Chica Spain / UK 52 min
We Women Warriors We Women Warriors Nicole Karsin USA 83 min

Hecho en Tejas

Cine Las Americas presents “Hecho en Tejas,” a series of films shot and/or produced in Texas, to showcase the wide variety of work being produced in the state by filmmakers with varied backgrounds. Five features as well as a selection of nine short films are scheduled during this year’s festival. For a fifth consecutive year, Cine Las Americas is pleased to count on a partnership with the Texas Archive of the Moving Image (TAMI) to present a jury award to the best “Hecho en Tejas” film.

Original Title English Title Director Country Runtime
Almost Crimes Almost Crimes Diego Vega Peru / USA 11 min
Chateles del campo Country Kids Jason Outenreath Nicaragua / USA 70 min
Ex-Votos Ex-Votos Ivete Lucas Mexico / USA 18 min
Gift of Gab Gift of Gab Diego Rico USA 24 min
Hinojosa Hinojosa Juan Pablo González USA / Mexico 15 min
La cuesta: Worlding a Sidewalk La cuesta: Worlding a Sidewalk Alvaro Torres / Daniel Perera Costa Rica / Guatemala / USA 15 min
La dama y el caballo The Horse Bride Simon Quiroz USA 13 min
LaDonna Harris: Indian 101 LaDonna Harris: Indian 101 Julianna Brannum USA 65 min
Las Marthas Las Marthas Cristina Ibarra USA 69 min
Life of Giorgio Life of Giorgio Sergio Carvajal-Leoni USA / Italy 23 min
Micha Micha Eugene Martin USA 75 min
The Book of Joe The Book of Joe Mario Pena USA 9 min
The Good Kind The Good Kind Ofelia Yanez USA 13 min
Waiting for Sandoval Waiting for Sandoval David B. Carren USA 83 min

Panorama Feature Films

Cine Las Americas presents a diverse array of important narrative and documentary feature films, which we consider essential to share with Central Texas audiences. Collectively, the films represent innovative and independent filmmakers in compliment to the rest of the features program; they showcase a variety of traditionally underrepresented cultures and issues, personal experiences, new perspectives and aesthetic innovation.

Original Title English Title Director Country Runtime
3 Horas para Amar 3 Hours to Love Patrícia Nogueira Portugal 54 min
Adelante Forward Noam Osband USA 59 min
Atempa – Sueños a orillas del río Atempa: Dreams by the River Edson Jair Caballero Trujillo Mexico 86 min
Dioses y reyes Gods and Kings Robin Blotnick USA 87 min
Diplomacia secreta Secret Diplomacy Tomi Brotherus Chile / Finland / Germany 69 min
El cañaveral The Sugarcane Samuel Lopez Canada / El Salvador 58 min
Habla Women Habla Women Alberto Fererras USA 58 min
Into America – The Ancestors’ Land Into America – The Ancestors’ Land Nadine Zacharias Germany / USA 87 min
La Casa del Ritmo, A Film about Los Amigos Invisibles La Casa del Ritmo, A Film about Los Amigos Invisibles Javier Andrade Ecuador / USA 98 min
Luz, Anima, Ação Between Frames – The Art of Brazilian Animation Eduardo Calvet Brazil 99 min
Memorias de un soldado A Soldier’s Memories Caupolican Ovalles Venezuela 97 min
Miradas múltiples, la máquina loca Multiple Visions (The Crazy Machine) Emilio Maillé Mexico / France / Spain 95 min
Nena, salúdame al Diego Baby, Say Hi to Diego Andrea Herrera Catal Venezuela 100 min
Salty Dog Blues Salty Dog Blues Al Santana, Denise Belén Santiago USA 52 min
Sea la luz Let There Be Light Anna Wilking Ecuador / USA 52 min
Sex, Love & Salsa Sex, Love & Salsa Adrian Manzano USA 92 min
Teresa la novia del Libertador Teresa, the Liberator’s Fiancee Rocío Lladó Peru 99 min

Narrative Shorts Competition

The narrative short film competition at Cine Las Americas represents some of the most powerful and compelling work programmed at the festival, from the abstract to the realistic, the tragic to the comic, and everything in between. These films will open for features throughout the festival, and are eligible for a jury award for Best Narrative Short.

Original Title English Title Director Country Runtime
Alma y Esperanza Alma & Esperanza Itandehui Jansen Mexico 17 min
As Rosas Brancas The White Roses Diogo Costa Amarante USA / Portugal 20 min
Diário do Não Ver Diary of Not Seeing Cristina Maure, Joana Oliveira Brazil 21 min
Huyhuy Trade Sky Hopinka USA 5 min
Interstate Interstate Camille Stochitch USA 20 min
Padre Father Santiago ‘Bou’ Grasso Argentina / France 12 min
Rojo Red Carlos Alejandro Molina M. Venezuela 20 min
Terapia Therapy Beatriu Vallès Spain 10 min
Wakening Wakening Danis Goulet Canada 10 min
Watita Watita Alonso Llosa Peru 11 min

Documentary Shorts Competition

The documentary short film competition at Cine Las Americas includes some of the most powerful and compelling work programmed at the festival, representing individual and community topics and concerns in their contemporary contexts. These films will open for features throughout the festival, and are eligible for a jury award for Best Documentary Short.

Original Title English Title Director Country Runtime
Buenos días resistencia Good Morning Resistance Adrián Orr Spain 20 min
Buffalo Calling Buffalo Calling Tasha Hubbard Canada 12 min
Derby & Groma Derby & Groma Kara Blake Canada / Argentina 17 min
El pintor de Verónicas The Veronica’s Artist Oswaldo Toledano Mexico 26 min
Ghosts on the Mountain Ghosts on the Mountain Jared Jakins, Carly Jakins USA 26 min
Godka Cirka A Hole in the Sky Àlex Lora, Antonio Tibaldi Spain / USA 10 min
Montaje anónimo Behind the Stage Marcelo Del Campo Chile 13 min
Nadie especial Nobody Special Juan Alejandro Ramírez Peru 23 min
Piove il film di Pio Pio’s Movie Thiago B. Mendonça Brazil 15 min
Trazos en la cumbre Drawing on the Heights Alejandro Victorero, Carlos Alejandro Molina Venezuela 29 min

Panorama Short Films

Cine Las Americas presents a diverse array of important narrative and documentary short films, which we consider essential to share with Central Texas audiences. Collectively, the films represent innovative and independent filmmakers in compliment to the rest of the program; they showcase a variety of traditionally underrepresented cultures and issues, personal experiences, new perspectives and aesthetic innovation.

Original Title English Title Director Country Runtime
9546 KM My World Sergio García Locatelli Peru / Spain 4 min
Años de luz Years of Light Aldemar Matias Cuba/Brazil 13 min
Cristales Crystals Juan Ferro Spain 19 min
Efeito Casimiro Casimiro Effect Clarice Saliby Brazil 15 min
Electrodoméstico Home Appliance Erik de Luna Mexico 13 min
En la casa, la cama y la calle At Home, in Bed and in the Streets Elizabeth Miller Canada / Nicaragua 36 min
Femmes de ménage Cleaning Women Fernanda Pessoa Brazil / Portugal 9 min
Inuit Amalu Adlait Isumagijuniqatiginiiq Inuit Cree Reconciliation Zacharias Kunuk, Neil Diamond Canada 46 min
Jeuh kieh a jm hm kahun The Path of Stone Soup Arturo Juarez, Sarah Borealis Mexico / USA 24 min
Juan Night Stand Juan Night Stand Adrian Schwarz Puerto Rico 13 min
Lonche Lonche Claire Weissbluth USA 20 min
Memento mori Memento mori Daniela Wayllace Belgium / Bolivia 10 min
Milk and Honey Milk and Honey Daniel Pfeffer USA 23 min
Nanapush et la tortue Nanapush and the Turtle Melissa Mollen Dupuis Canada 4 min
Ñanz Grandfather Volcano Carlos Gomez, Geodiel Chindicue Colombia / USA 43 min
Náufrago Shipwreck Andrew Vargas Cuba / USA 15 min
No hay pan No Bread Macarena Monrós Chile 20 min
No mires ahí Don’t Look There Daniel Romero Spain 14 min
O Pacote The Package Rafael Aidar Brazil 18 min
Snare Snare Lisa Jackson Canada 4 min
The Orphan and the Polar Bear The Orphan and the Polar Bear Neil Christopher Canada 9 min
Universal VIP Universal VIP Ken White, Gyasi Ross USA 14 min
Zero Hour Zero Hour Dan Carrillo Levy Mexico / USA 7 min
Zugar Zombie Zugar Zombie Alexander Quezada Colombia 20 min

Emergencia Youth Film Day

Cine Las Americas is pleased to open the 2014 Emergencia lineup with two special presentations, in cooperation with the Austin School of Film and the Smithsonian National Museum of American Indian. Following the special programs, the Emergencia Youth Jury members will share the competition lineup with those in attendance; the films in competition are eligible for an audience award for Best Emergencia Youth Film. As a celebration of filmmakers on the rise, the Emergencia Youth Film Competition represents a special section of the festival showcasing works by filmmakers 19 years or younger. This year, the competition was curated by members representing Connelly Cougar Productions, based in Austin, Texas.

Original Title English Title Director Country Runtime
24 Dhivehi: (Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Maldives) 24 Dhivehi: (Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Maldives) Cesar Martinez USA 25 min
Beboon & Zigwaan Winter & Spring Joseph Briski, Darrin Brown, Katrina Ducheneaux, Dylan Headbird, Rain Headbird, Dinyce Howard, Devin Johnson, Eliza Kingbird USA 4 min
Bound to Forget Bound to Forget Anna Clark USA 4 min
Corriger le tableau Correcting the Chalkboard Ensemble pour le respect et la diversité, Wapikoni Mobile Canada 5 min
Demanding To Be Heard Demanding To Be Heard Manuel Bernal USA 5 min
Eddie Eddie Allison Coon-Come Canada 4 min
Friendship Friendship Zaiyah Dennie, Medina Dennie, Ocean Demuth Canada 4 min
How Agate Pass Came to Be How Agate Pass Came to Be  Longhouse Media USA 3 min
Indian Taxi Indian Taxi Abraham Côté, Kevin Papatie Canada 1 min
Injunuity: The Great Law Injunuity: The Great Law Adrian Baker USA 9 min
Injunuity: Two Spirit Injunuity: Two Spirit Adrian Baker USA 7 min
La joie de vivre The Joy of Living Jérémy Vassiliou Canada 5 min
Los paisanos Los Paisanos Miranda Whitus USA 10 min
Mundos Diferentes Mundos Diferentes Austin School of Film USA 51 min
My Name is Kobe My Name is Kobe Briana Roberts USA 8 min
People of the Water People of the Water Longhouse Media USA 5 min
Respondan a este video carta Reply to this Video Letter Guillermo Monteforte Mexico 20 min
Shadows Shadows Diesel Garcia USA 3 min
Shhh! Shhh! Steven Judd USA 1 min
Sigo: A Hunter’s Story Sigo: A Hunter’s Story Longhouse Media USA 5 min
Skatne Ronatehiarontie They Grow Together Marion Konwennenhon Delaronde Kahnawake (Mohawk Territory) / Canada 7 min
Softly Spoken Softly Spoken Aanjeni Twenish Canada 2 min
Terribly There Terribly There Gladys Hidalgo USA 7 min
The Difference The Difference Keren Rico USA 5 min
The Hearing The Hearing Russell Ratt Brascoupe Canada 4 min
The Mic The Mic Tanisha Garner USA 18 min
Zenaida Zenaida Alec Cano USA 15 min