CLAIFF22 Season Launch Party

CLAIFF22 Season Launch Party

The 22nd Cine Las Americas International Film Festival is in just a few months (May 1st-5th). Come pre-party with staff, board members, 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!!!

Thursday, January 31st, 2019, 6:30 - 9:30 PM
Venue: Latinitas
1023 Springdale Rd Building 9E, Austin, TX 78721
(Please note that this event is stair access only.)

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

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AFS: Miss Bala

AFS: Miss Bala

Miss Bala, a film by Catherine Hardwicke

Monday, January 28th, 2019, 7:30 PM
AFS Cinema
6406 N I-35 Suite 3100, Austin, TX 78752

Synopsis: Gloria (Gina Rodriguez) finds a power she never knew she had when she is drawn into a dangerous world of cross-border crime. Surviving will require all of her cunning, inventiveness, and strength. Also starring Anthony Mackie (THE HURT LOCKER, AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR). MISS BALA opens in theaters on February 1.

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Violet Crown Presents: Hecho en Tejas Short Films

Violet Crown Presents: Hecho en Tejas Short Films

Retornados (The Returned), a short film by Sarah M Kuck and Meredith Hoffman
Hacia el sol (Towards the Sun), a short film by Monica Santis

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019, 7:00 PM

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

RETORNADOS is a short documentary about three families who have been forced to return to Honduras, and to the extremely violent conditions they fled. The film features the families’ narratives as chapters, with intimate impressions of their domestic lives and stories about their ambitions, fears, and desires for safety.

HACIA EL SOL: A 12 year old girl confronts her scarring past when she is placed at an immigrant children’s shelter for unaccompanied minors in Texas. As her future hangs in limbo, she embarks on a healing journey to recover her own sense of power through her artwork.

A special presentation of Cine Las Americas in partnership with Violet Crown Cinema.

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CineClub México: Veneno para las hadas (Poison for the Fairies)

CineClub México: Veneno para las hadas (Poison for the Fairies)

Veneno para las hadas (Poison for the Fairies), directed by Carlos Enrique Taboada

Thursday, January 17th, 2019, 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: POISON FOR THE FAIRIES is a 1984 film written and directed by Carlos Enrique Taboada. It won 5 Silver Ariel Awards, including best film, best photography, best director, best editing, and best sound mixing, as well as a Golden Bochica, from Colombia's International Film Festival. It is considered a classic of Mexico's cinema from the 80s.

Copresented by Cine Las Americas

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Violet Crown Presents: Tejano

Violet Crown Presents: Tejano

Tejano, a film by David Blue Garcia

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019, 7:30 PM & 8:00 PM
Thursday, January 17th, 2019, 7:00 PM & 9:30 PM

Sunday, January 20th, 2019, 11:00 AM
Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019, 7:30 PM

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

Synopsis: When his Grandfather suddenly becomes ill, Javi, a South Texas farmhand resorts to the extreme: he turns to a Mexican cartel to make some quick cash. But when the cartel breaks his arm and forces him to smuggle a cast made of cocaine across the Mexican border, Javi learns how far he will go for family.

A special presentation of Cine Las Americas in partnership with Violet Crown Cinema.

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