AFS: La Bamba

AFS: La Bamba

La Bamba, a film by Luis Valdez

Saturday, December 22nd, 2018, 4:30 PM
AFS Cinema
6406 N I-35 Suite 3100, Austin, TX 78752

Synopsis: The life of rock & roll legend Ritchie Valens bursts across the screen in the highly celebrated music-filled biopic LA BAMBA, starring Lou Diamond Phillips (YOUNG GUNS, CHE) as the teenage sensation whose rise to fame was tragically cut short at the age of 17.

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CineClub México: Pastorela

CineClub México: Pastorela

Pastorela, directed by Emilio Portes

Thursday, December 20, 2018, 7:00 PM
Consulate General of Mexico in Austin
5202 E. Ben White Blvd., Suite 150
Austin TX 78741

FREE and open to the public!

Synopsis: Agent Jesus Juarez (Joaquín Cosio), better known in the neighborhood as “Chucho,” has always played the Devil in his town's Nativity Play. This Christmas, the local church has a new pastor, father Edmundo Posadas (Carlos Cobos). When he recasts the role, the two men engage in a battle between good and evil to recover what is theirs by tradition.

Copresented by Cine Las Americas

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AFS: Les Blank Tribute: Chulas Fronteras

AFS: Les Blank Tribute: Chulas Fronteras

Chulas Fronteras, directed by Les Blank

Sunday, December 16th, 2018, 3:00 PM
AFS Cinema
6406 N I-35 Suite 3100, Austin, TX 78752

Synopsis: Les Blank’s CHULAS FRONTERAS is a complex, insightful look at the Chicano experience as mirrored in the lives and music of the most acclaimed Norteño musicians of the Texas-Mexican border, including Flaco Jimenez and Lydia Mendoza. This film was selected by The Library Of Congress to be added to the National Film Registry list.

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CineClub México: Morir en el Golfo

CineClub México: Morir en el Golfo

Morir en el Golfo, directed by Alejandro Pelayo

Thursday, November 15, 2018, 7:00 PM
Consulate General of Mexico in Austin
5202 E. Ben White Blvd., Suite 150
Austin TX 78741

FREE and open to the public!

About the Event: MORIR EN EL GOLFO is a 1990 film, directed by Alejandro Pelayo, based on the novel of the same name by Héctor Aguilar Camín.

Our special guest will be the General Director of Mexico's Cineteca Nacional, Alejandro Pelayo, who will travel to Austin to present his film, give a brief introduction and moderate a Q&A session.

Copresented by Cine Las Americas

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CineNoche at Violet Crown Cinema: My Bolivia, Remembering What I Never Knew

CineNoche at Violet Crown Cinema: My Bolivia, Remembering What I Never Knew

My Bolivia, Remembering What I Never Knew, a film by Rick Tejada-Flores

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018, 7:00pm
Sunday, November 18th, 2018, 11:00am

Violet Crown Cinema
434 W 2nd Street, Austin, TX 78701
Tel: (512) 495-9600

Synopsis: A Latino filmmaker travels to Bolivia to to find the things his parents told him, and what they never mentioned… the family’s slave-owning past, his grandfather the President’s role in Latin America’s bloodiest war, the relative who was one of the leaders of the Revolution, and connections with a Nazi war criminal… all a far cry from growing up in California and living a life as an an activist.

The film will be preceded by the short film SIGO ACÁ (I'M STILL HERE) directed by Tana Gilbert.

CineNoche is a film series presented in partnership with Violet Crown Cinema.

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