CLA2020 Virtual Showcase

CLA2020 Virtual Showcase

We are pleased to announce the film lineup for the CLA2020 Virtual Showcase presented by the Cine Las Americas International Film Festival (CLAIFF) & the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center (ESB-MACC). Taking place on consecutive weekends, July 16-19 and July 23-26, the virtual event will present 49 films (7 features, 32 shorts, and 10 music videos) hailing from 12 different countries. All films and videos presented in the CLA2020 Virtual Showcase will be offered free of charge, with prior registration, and all will be eligible for Audience Awards in their respective categories.

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LALIFF: Miguelito

LALIFF: Miguelito

Miguelito, a film by Sam Zubrycki

Friday, May 22nd, 2020, 6:30pm LA time / 8:30pm Austin
Followed by Q&A with Director

Register to Watch HERE.

Synopsis: In 1973 by pure chance, the eleven year old Miguelito was discovered singing in the San Juan airport by the legendary New York record producer Harvey Averne. Within the year he went from the slums of Manuel A Perez, to recording an album with some of the finest salsa musicians of the time, to finally performing with Eddie Palmieri at Madison Square Garden in front of 20,000 people. And then he simply disappeared.

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CineNoche: La Familia

CineNoche: La Familia

La Familia, a film by Gustavo Rondón Córdova

Wednesday, March 4th, 2020, 7:00pm
Sunday, March 8th, 2020, 11:00am

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

Synopsis: Andres (35) and his son Pedro (12) live in blue-collar neighborhood of Caracas and they hardly see each other. While Andres passes his time with his jobs, Pedro walks around the streets playing with his friends and learning from the violent place that surrounds him. Selection of the 56th Semaine de la Critique Cannes 2017.

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

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CLAIFF23 Season Launch Party

CLAIFF23 Season Launch Party

The 23rd Cine Las Americas International Film Festival is in just a few months (May 6th-10th). Come pre-party with board members, staff, volunteers, and the Cine Las Americas community. Take advantage of this exclusive one-night only opportunity to buy memberships and badges with a 10% DISCOUNT! The event is FREE and open to the public (21+), so BRING ALL YOUR AMIG@S!!!

Friday, February 21st, 2020, 7:00 - 10:00 PM
Venue: Santa Cruz Theater
1805 East 7th St., Austin, TX 78702

The event is free and open to the public (21+), so BRING ALL YOUR AMIG@S!!!

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CineClub México: El lugar sin límites (The Place without Limits)

CineClub México: El lugar sin límites (The Place without Limits)

El lugar sin límites (The Place without Limits), directed by Arturo Ripstein

Thursday, February 20th, 2020, 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 Film: EL LUGAR SIN LÍMITES (THE PLACE WITHOUT LIMITS) is a 1977 film by Mexican renowned director Arturo Ripstein. It is considered to be the first film to really address sexual diversity in Mexico. It is also considered to be one of the best film in Mexico's cinema history.

Our special guest will be Fidel García Reyes, writer, poet, and student at UT Austin.

Copresented by Cine Las Americas

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