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Los insólitos peces gato / The Amazing Catfish A film by Claudia Sainte-Luce

Mexico, Comedy/Drama, 201389 min, Digital, ColorIn Spanish with English subtitles

Wednesday, April 23rd 7:00PM

Marchesa Hall & TheatreBuy Tickets

La gran familia española / Family United A film by Daniel Sánchez Arévalo

Spain, Comedy/Romance/Family Drama, 2013102 min, Digital, ColorIn Spanish with English subtitles

Saturday, April 26th 10:00PM

Marchesa Hall & TheatreBuy Tickets

Germán, últimas viñetas / German, Last Vignettes A film by Cristian Bernard

Argentina, Biography/Comedy/Drama, 2013131 min, Full HD, ColorIn Spanish with English subtitles

Friday, April 25 - 9:15PM

Alamo Drafthouse Village 2

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Anina A film by Alfredo Soderguit

Uruguay/Colombia, Animation/Family Friendly/Comedy, 201380 min, HD 2K, ColorIn Spanish with English subtitles

Sunday, April 27 - 4PM

Alamo Drafthouse Village 3

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La espera desespera / Hopeful Hopeless A film by Coraly Santaliz

Puerto Rico, Comedy/Drama, 201397 min, DVCPro HD, ColorSpanish with English subtitles

Wednesday, April 23 - 3:30 PMAlamo Drafthouse Village 2Buy Tickets

Friday, April 25 - 9:45 PMAlamo Drafthouse Village 3Buy Tickets

La despedida / The Goodbye A film by Alvaro Diaz Lorenzo

Spain/USA, Comedy/Romance/Adventure, 201384 min, HDV, ColorSpanish with English subtitles

Wednesday, April 23 - 9:30 PMAlamo Drafthouse Village 2Buy TicketsFriday, April 25 - 12:30 PMAlamo Drafthouse Village 2Buy Tickets

Amaneceres oxidados / Rusted Dawns A film by Diego Cohen

Mexico, Comedy/Drama/Coming of Age, 2013101 min, RED, ColorSpanish with English subtitles

Thursday, April 24 6:30Alamo Drafthouse Village 2Buy TicketsSunday, April 27 11:30Alamo  Drafthouse Village 2Buy Tickets

Por las plumas / All About the Feathers A film by Neto Villalobos

Costa Rica, Comedy, 201385 min, Digital, ColorSpanish with English subtitles

Friday, April 25 - 7PMAlamo Drafthouse Village 3Buy Tickets

Sunday, April 27 - 11AMAlamo Drafthouse Village 3Buy Tickets

Rincón de Darwin / Darwin’s Corner A film by Diego Fernández Pujol

Uruguay/Portugal, Road Movie/Comedy/Drama, 201378 min, Digital 4K, ColorSpanish, English with English, Spanish subtitles

Thursday, April 24 - 1 PMAlamo Drafthouse Village 3Buy Tickets

Saturday, April 26 - 9 PMAlamo Drafthouse Village 3Buy Tickets

Sex, Love & Salsa A film by Adrian Manzano

USA, Comedy/Docu-Drama, 201292 min, HDV, Color/Black & WhiteSpanish, English with English subtitles

Thursday, April 24 - 7PM

Alamo Drafthouse Village 3

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Nena, salúdame al Diego / Baby, Say Hi to Diego A film by Andrea Herrera Catal

Venezuela, Comedy, 2013100 min, HD, ColorSpanish with English subtitles

Thursday, April 24 - 3:30 PM

Alamo Drafthouse Village 2

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Habla Women A film by Alberto Fererras

USA, Comedy/Drama/Documentary, 201358 min, HD, ColorEnglish, Spanish with English subtitles

Friday, April 25 - 6:30 PM

Alamo Drafthouse Village 2

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Tercera llamada / Last Call A film by Francisco Franco

Starring: Irene Azuela, Ricardo Blume, Anabel Ferreira, Kristyan Ferrer, Karina Gidi, Rebecca Jones, Fernando Luján, Jorge Poza, Cecilia Suárez, Mariana Treviño, and Silvia Pinal2013, Mexico, Comedy/Drama, 92 minIn Spanish with English subtitles

Opening Night

Tuesday, April 22, 7PMMarchesa Hall & TheatreMexican star Rebecca Jones in attendance!

6226 Middle Fiskville Rd Austin, TX 78752. Phone (512) 454-2000 [Map]

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“Last Call is the kind of character-driven comedy that recalls the early films of Almodóvar." - PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM SOCIETY

  Xico + Xana

Francisco Morgado

Austria/Portugal, Comedy/Drama/Coming of Age, 201213 min, RED, ColorPortuguese with English subtitles

 

Xico is a lonely 9 year old kid who just lost his father. He tries to cope with the loss with his mother but unfortunately a passion for an older neighbor, Xana, throws things out of balance. This is a tale about the loss of innocence we have all experienced and those unique moments that are forever engraved in our childhood memory.

 

US Premierewww.facebook.com/xicoexana 

Print Source: Francisco Morgado, fakano@gmail.com

 

 

 

   
  Porno Star

Yashim Bahamonde, Nelson Mendoza

Peru/Saint Lucia, Urban Drama, 201120 min, RED, ColorSpanish with English subtitles

 

Luca is a jobless guy forced to earn money fast when he is faced with the threat of being evicted from his house.

 

North American Premierewww.quechuafilms.com 

Print Source: Sergio García Locatelli - Quechua Films, sales@quechuafilms.com

 

 

 

   
  LuminarisLuminaries

Juan Pablo Zaramella

Argentina, Stop-motion/Fantasy, 20116 min, HD, ColorNo dialogue

 

In a world controlled and timed by light, an ordinary man has a plan that could change the natural order of things.

 

Austin Premierewww.promofest.org/films/luminaris 

Print Source: Franc Planas - PROMOFEST, info@promofest.org

 

 

 

   
  Las Mañanitas

Gabriella Moses

USA, Coming of Age/Drama/Comedy, 201219 min, 35mm, ColorEnglish, Spanish with English subtitles

 

A coming of age fairy tale set in 1960s New York City. Ana Isabel is a young lady on the cusp of womanhood, and finds herself tempted to lose her virginity on the night of her Quinceañera, until the unexpected visit from the Virgin Mary in a frying pan makes her think twice.

 

Regional Premierewww.lasmananitasfilm.com, www.facebook.com/lasmananitasfilm 

Print Source: Gabriella A. Moses, gabriella.a.moses@gmail.com

  

 

 

   
  I for NDN

Darryl Nepinak, Clint Enns

Canada, Video Art/Comedy, 20111 min, DV/Found Footage, ColorEnglish

 

Retro children’s TV takes a comical jab when one letter of the alphabet gets a new association.

 

Regional Premierewww.darrylnepinak.yolasite.com, www.clintenns.tumblr.com

Print Source: Darryl Nepinak, darryl_nepinak@hotmail.com

 

 

 

   
  Gift of Gab Diego Rico

USA, Comedy, 201324 min, HDV, ColorSpanish, English with English subtitles

 

GIFT OF GAB takes place in El Paso, Texas, a place which, although a 21st-century city, still remains an old and undiscovered frontier to many of its citizens, especially Pedro Bustamante. Pedro, unfamiliar with Spanish, taps his Friend, El Amigo, for help in trying to conquer the language so that he may have a chance to conquer his love, Elisa, a Mexican college peer. This bi-cultural love story takes 3 college friends working at the university library on a small adventure that connects them with a much richer past. It is a story that has been told and seen throughout the West, a journey that follows Pedro Bustamante as he navigates the land as a modern day cowboy. Just in the past month, the short film has recently begun to appear on the festival circuit, with successful screenings at the Chicago Latino Film Festival and at WorldFest in Houston, where it received a Remi Award.

 

Austin Premierewww.giftofgabmovie.com 

Print Source: Diego A. Rico - Rico Bueno Films, rico_bueno_films@outlook.com

Hecho en Tejas Short Film ShowcaseSunday, April 27th 11:00AMMarchesa Hall & TheatreBUY TICKETS

 

 

 
  The Good Kind

Ofelia Yanez

USA, Comedy/Drama/Coming of Age, 201313 min, RED, ColorEnglish

 Writer/director Ofelia Yanez in attendance

THE GOOD KIND is a story about new love between two young Latinas living in a repressed southern town. When Bianca and Natalia decide to skip class and head to the local gay bar, they meet a quirky drag queen bartender who is quick to pry. In the safety of this bar, the girls allow themselves to be immersed in their feelings for each other, until the dream is abruptly shattered by an unexpected incident. This everyday love story reminds us why continued dialogue and acceptance within our culture is necessary and imperative for the well-being of our youth.

 

World Premiere 

Print Source: Ofelia Yanez, thegoodkindmovie@gmail.com

Sunday, April 27th  5:00PMMarchesa Hall & TheatreScreens before the feature film MICHABUY TICKETS

 

 

 
  Life of Giorgio

Sergio Carvajal-Leoni

USA/Italy, Comedy, 201323 min, HD, ColorEnglish, Italian with English subtitles

Production assistant Claire Soto and composer Esteban Alvarez in attendance

Giorgio has lived his entire life in the "eternal city" of Rome. Lately, he has been feeling as if the entire universe is conspiring against him, pushing him to do the one thing that he hates the most: change. LIFE OF GIORGIO is a bilingual surreal comedy created between Texas and Rome by Austin-based filmmakers Sergio Carvajal-Leoni and Romina Olson as another component of their acclaimed intercultural Texan-Italian community project called ITAL.

 

World Premierewww.italchannel.tv 

Print Source: Romina Olson - ITAL, italaustin@gmail.com

Hecho en Tejas Short Film ShowcaseSunday, April 27th 11:00AMMarchesa Hall & Theatre

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  Terapia Therapy

Beatriu Vallès

Spain, Comedy/Romance, 201210 min, DCP, ColorSpanish with English subtitles

 

Emilia is an old woman who lives alone, isolated and wasting her days away. Everything changes when Miguel, a physiotherapist, suddenly appears in her life. TERAPIA has been entertaining audiences all over the world, from the International Short Film Festival of India to the Broad Humor Film Festival in the Los Angeles.

 

Regional Premierewww.cortosecam.com/catalogos/15promocion/terapia 

Print Source: Ismael Martin - ECAM, ismael@ecam.es

Thursday, April 24 - 9:30PMAlamo Drafthouse Village 2Screens before the feature filmJIRAFASBuy TicketsFriday, April 25 - 1:00PMAlamo Drafthouse Village 3Screens before the feature filmJIRAFASBuy Tickets

 

 

 
  Universal VIP

Ken White, Gyasi Ross

USA, Comedy/Satire/Drama, 2013  4 min, Digital, ColorEnglish

 

Thelma takes care of everyone’s children but can no longer have one of her own - her greatest desire. She questions why Creator has cursed her. Creator has something to say about that himself. Based on the short story UNWORTHY by Gyasi Ross, UNIVERSAL VIP is a short film written, produced, directed by Natives with an all-Native cast. It recently screened at the American Indian Film Festival and the 10th Annual Indigenous World Film Festival.

 

Regional Premiere

Print Source: Michelle Waits, michelle@cutbankcreekpress.com

Wednesday, April 23rd 7:00PM

Marchesa Hall & TheatreScreens before the feature filmLOS INSOLITOS PECES GATO

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  Electrodoméstico Home Appliance

Erik de Luna

Mexico, Animation/Comedy/Drama, 201313 min, Digital 2K, ColorNo dialogue

 

Prudencio and Esther's life reflects a civilization plunged into the maelstrom of technology. In an attempt to get their relationship back on track, the couple uses objects to substitute aspects of their own relationship. And now, the sound of the doorbell announces the arrival of a new device, after which, things will never be the same. ELECTRODOMESTICO has entertained audiences worldwide, and has recently won the Rigo Mora Prize for Best Animation Short at the Guadalajara International Film Festival. 

Regional Premierewww.facebook.com/electrodomestico.corto

Print Source: Erik de Luna, erik@electrodomestico.com.mx

Sunday, April 27 - 4:00PMAlamo Drafthouse Village 3Screens before the feature filmANINABuy Tickets

 

 

 
  Trapitos SuciosDirty Laundry

Sharon Arteaga

USA, Drama/Secret Comedy, 201210 min, HD, ColorSpanish, English with English subtitles

 

A stay-at-home wife finds a suspicious note while doing laundry.

 

World Premiere

Print Source: Sharon Arteaga, sharonaarteaga@gmail.com

  

 

 

   
¿Alguien ha visto a Lupita? Have You Seen Lupita?

Gonzalo Justiniano

Mexico/Chile/Argentina/Germany/USA, Comedy/Drama, 2011 86 min, RED, Color Spanish, English with English, Spanish subtitles

Lupita, a young Mexican girl, runs away from her family who want to commit her into a hospital. She will start a journey that will take us into a world that seems crazier than she is. With her sensuality, innocence and romanticism, Lupita invites us to think that the world can be experienced in other ways. This film, shot partially in Austin, has delighted audiences at the Los Angeles International Film Festival and the Guadalajara International Film Festival.

Regional Premiere

Gonzalo Justiniano is a director, writer and producer from Chile. He studied at the University of Paris and the Louis Lumière Film School. His work explores the world of economically marginalized characters. The festivals of Trieste, Damascus, Havana, Montevideo, Brussels, New York, Berlin and Cartagena have awarded his work.

Producer: Gonzalo Justiniano, Daniel de la VegaScreenwriter: Gonzalo Justiniano, Marina StavenhagenCinematographer: Miguel BunsterEditor: Carolina QuevedoSound Design: Zoo FilmsMusic: Jorge ArriagadaCast: Dulce María, Carmen Salinas, Cristián de La Fuente, Schlomit Baytelman, Angélica Castro

Print Source: Sahara Films, gjusti@sahara.cl, danieldelavega@sahara.cl

Tuesday, April 24 

Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar

With actress Dulce María and producer Daniel de la Vega in attendance

7:00 PM - SOLD OUT

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BonsáiBonsai

Cristián Jiménez

Chile/France/Argentina/Portugal, Drama/Comedy, 201195 min, 35mm, ColorSpanish with English subtitles

This charming debut celebrates love, literature and botany in the portrayal of a struggling writer, who, in order to keep up a lie that he has told his current lover, finds himself writing a book about his very first experience with love. Nostalgic and moving, Jiménez captures the essence of first love, and the loss of innocence that occurs when it disappears. This film has played all over the world, including in Un Certain Regard at Cannes and at the Toronto International Film Festival; winner of the FIPRESCI Prize for Best Film at Havana Film Festival, and both the Grand Jury Prize (Ibero-American Competition) and the Jordan Alexander Kressler Screenwriting Award at Miami Film Festival.

Co-presented by Austin Film Society

Austin Premiere

Cristián Jiménez was born in Valdivia, Chile in 1975. Before becoming a filmmaker, he wrote short stories and studied sociology in Santiago de Chile, Heidelberg and London. His first feature film, Ilusiones ópticas, a deadpan dramatic comedy where different lives intersect during a grey winter in Valdivia, premiered in San Sebastián in 2009. He wrote and directed several short films, among them El Tesoro de los Caracoles and XX, co-wrote the feature films 199 Recetas para ser Feliz and Los Debutantes, and worked as a TV producer in the UK during 3 years.

Producer: Bruno Bettati, Julie Gayet, Nadia TurincevScreenwriter: Cristián JiménezCinematographer: Inti BrionesEditor: Soledad SalfateSound Design: Manuel RoblesMusic: Caroline Chaspoul, Eduardo HenríquezCast: Diego Noguera, Natalia Galgani, Gabriela Arancibia, Trinidad González, Hugo Medina

Print Source: Brandon Peters - Strand Releasing, Brandon@strandreleasing.com

Thursday, April 26 - 7:00 PM

Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar

Screening followed by Skype Q&A with director Cristián Jiménez

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ExtraterrestreExtraterrestrial

Nacho Vigalondo

Spain, Comedy/Drama/Sci-Fi, 201190 min, RedOne, ColorSpanish with English subtitles

Julio wakes up with one hell of a hangover. As he gradually takes in his surroundings, it's obvious he's not in his own bed. He introduces himself to Julia, his apparent hookup from the night before, and they go through the typically awkward conversation. Julia is clearly trying to get him out of her apartment as soon as possible. But as he gathers his belongings, they realize that things are much too quiet, even for a Sunday. A quick trip to the balcony reveals absolutely no one on the street. They gaze off into the distance and see a huge spaceship looming on the horizon. While they struggle to understand what they're seeing, Julia's neighbor Angel stops by. Angel brings news of the alien invasion, and it becomes apparent that he's obsessed with Julia and maybe even spying on the apartment. When Julia's live-in boyfriend Carlos comes home, things become even more complicated. (Synopsis by Luke Mullen)

Co-presented by Fantastic Fest

Repertory Screening

www.tugg.com/extraterrestrial

Nacho Vigalondo was born in Cabezón de la Sal, Cantabria, Spain. He studied Audiovisuals at the University of the Basque Country, and is a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) and of the European Film Academy (EFA). He received an Academy Award® nomination for short film 7:35 de la Mañana (2003). His feature films are Timecrimes (2007) and Extraterrestrial (2011).

Producer: Nahikari IpiñaProduction Companies: Sayaka Producciones, Apaches Entertainment, Antena 3 FilmsScreenwriter: Nacho VigalondoCinematographer: Jon D. DomínguezEditor: Jon D. DomínguezSound Design: Roberto FernandezMusic: Jorge MagazCast: Michelle Jenner, Julián Villagrán, Carlos Areces, Miguel Noguera, Raúl Cimas

Print Source: Brian Parsons - Tugg, Inc., brianp@tugginc.com

Saturday, April 28 - 10:00 PM

Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar

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Gordo, calvo y bajitoFat, Bald, Short Man

Carlos Osuna

Colombia, Black Comedy/Drama/Animation, 201190 min, HD, ColorSpanish with English subtitles

Antonio Farfán is a middle-aged man who works in a notary's office. He has always believed he is a failure because he is bald, short and fat. Though his mind is never silent, his life goes along almost uneventfully until the new notary arrives: a fatter, balder and shorter man who, unlike Antonio, is successful and loved by others. Dazed and confused, Antonio is now thrown out to the real world where he faces his own fears and ends up living pretty unexpected situations. With an animation style all its own, playing smartly with depth of field, Gordo, calvo y bajito is an impressive cinematic debut, screening internationally and recently receiving a Special Mention at the Warsaw Film Festival.

Austin Premiere

www.maltacine.blogspot.com

Carlos Osuna was born in Bogotá, Colombia in 1980. He received a Master's degree in Visual Arts from the Javeriana University. In 2009, he was awarded a grant from the Francisco Javier Fund for Social Projects for his documentary Giving Life to Life, and in 2002, his short video, Watch TV, won the Pre-Columbian Gold Circle Award at the Bogotá Film Festival. Gordo, calvo y bajito is his first feature film.

Producer: Carlos Osuna, Juan Mauricio RuizProduction Companies: Malta CineScreenwriter: Carlos Osuna, Juan Mauricio RuizCinematographer: Yomayra Puentes, Guillermo SantosEditor: Carlos OsunaSound Design: Diego Castillo, Diego Gomez, Andrés Martínez, Juan David Quintero Music: Leonardo Bohórquez, Alejandro QuinteroCast: Álvaro Bayona, Fernando Arévalo, Jairo Camargo, Julio Medina, Ernesto Benjumea, Nicolás Montero, Juan Manuel Combariza, Sandra Reyes, Marcela Mar, Juan Diego Bernal, Elkin Díaz, Juan Felipe Ortiz, Florina Lemaitre

Print Source: Jeremy Quist - The Global Film Initiative, bookings@globalfilm.org

Saturday, April 28 - 4:30 PM

Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar

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Fat, Bald, Short Man is co-presented by the Global Film Initiative and is part of the Global Lens 2012 film series. For more information, visit www.globalfilm.org.

O PalhaçoThe Clown

Selton Mello

Brazil, Comedy/Drama, 201188 min, 35mm, ColorPortuguese with English subtitles

 

Benjamin and Waldemar, father and son, are the fabulous clown duo, Pangaré and Puro Sangue. They make their living traveling the country with a circus. They do not have a fixed address. Benjamin grows tired of the road and begins to feel he is no longer funny. Once he feels like he has lost his talent, he goes on a journey of self-discovery to claim a life he has so long dreamed of--to settle down, get a social security number, and an identity. O Palhaço, featuring the talented Brazilian actor and director Selton Mello, won Best Director at the São Paulo Association of Art Critics Awards.

 

Regional Premiere

www.opalhacofilme.com.br

 

Selton Mello was born in Passos, Brazil in 1972. He has become one of the most talented actors in Brazil, and has sustained a 30-year career. His first feature, December was awarded in several international film festivals. O Palhaço, his second feature film as director, became a box office hit in Brazil and has sold more than 1.5 million tickets.

 

 

 

 

Producer: Vania Catani, Carlos Eduardo RodriguesProduction Companies: Bananeira Filmes, Telecine, Locall, Imagem Filmes, Globo FilmesScreenwriter: Selton Mello, Marcelo VindicatoCinematographer: Adrian TejidoEditor: Selton Mello, Marilia MoraesSound Design: George SaldanhaCast: Paolo José, Selton Mello, Larissa Manoela, Giselle Motta, Teuda Bara Print Source: Bananeira Filmes, bananeira@bananeirafilmes.com.br

Sunday, April 29 - 8:00 PM

Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar

With producer Fernanda Kalume in attendance

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SalSalt

Diego Rougier

Argentina/Chile, Western/Drama/Comedy, 2011112 min, RED/Super 16mm, ColorSpanish with English subtitles

A Spanish film director obsessed with making a Western decides to go to Northern Chile in search of a story for his screenplay. Once there, he gets confused for another man, and a real adventure begins. Now he will have a good script... if he leaves alive. This is the story of a man with no history, the journey of an author becoming his own character and his impossible return. Sal has enjoyed successful festival screenings including at Stockholm Film Festival and the Viña del Mar International Film Festival, and is set for a theatrical run later this year.

Co-presented by Fantastic Fest

Texas Premiere

www.sal-lapelicula.com

Born in Buenos Aires in 1970, Diego Rougier has built a successful career as a director of music videos, soap operas, TV series, and short films. Most recently he wrote and directed the short films Demasiado joven, Debut y despedida, Escorbo and Otro Domingo, as well as the series La Colonia for three seasons. Sal, which he wrote and directed, is his first feature film.

Producer: Javiera ContadorProduction Companies: Picardía FilmsScreenwriter: Diego RougierCinematographer: David BravoEditor: Danielle FilliosSound Design: Felipe ZabalaMusic: Gonzalo ValenzuelaCast: Fele Martinez, Javiera Contador, Sergio Hernandez, Patricio Contreras, Gonzalo Valenzuela, Luis DuboPrint Source: Diego Rougier, diego.rougier@gmail.com

Thursday, April 26 - 10:00 PM

Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar

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De caravanaClubbing

Rosendo Ruiz

Argentina, Drama/Adventure/Comedy, 201196 min, 35 mm, ColorSpanish with English subtitles

Juan Cruz, a well-known photographer, gets hired to photograph a popular singer's concert. La Mona Jiménez is one of the most popular singers in Córdoba, Argentina. When Juan goes to the concert, he gets immersed in the music and culture of Cuarteto. He also meets Sara. Together they will live a love story which will lead them to a thrilling journey of adventures, and Juan will learn about what it means to be a true artist. De caravana won the CINECOLOR Audience Award at Mar del Plata International Film Festival.

Texas Premiere

www.decaravanalapeli.com.ar

Rosendo Ruiz was born in San Juan, Argentina, in 1967. He studied at the Film and TV School of Córdoba National University. In 1999, he formed the theatre company El Carro. His first short film, Una manga de negros was made in 2005. De caravana is his first feature film.

Producer: Rosendo Ruiz, Inés MoyanoProduction Companies: EL CARROScreenwriter: Rosendo RuizCinematographer: Pablo Gonzalez GalettoEditor: Agustín GoyaSound Design: Guillermo SemproniMusic: Andrés OddoneCast: Francisco Colja, Yohana Pereyra, Gustavo Almada, Rodrigo Savina, Martín RenaPrint Source: KAFilms, jkrause@kafilms.tv

Wednesday, April 25 - 9:30 PM

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Sunday, April 29 - 11:30 AM

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Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar

Música campesinaCountry Music

Alberto Fuguet

Chile/USA, Drama/Comedy, 2011105 min, HD, ColorSpanish, English with English subtitles

Alejandro Tazo, a broken-hearted Chilean in his thirties, arrives in Nashville, Tennessee, the cradle of country music. Tazo wants to meet people and make this trip worth something, but he will realize that life is unpredictable, especially in a foreign country. Música campesina, which was filmed in Nashville, premiered at BAFICI and went on to win Best National Film at Valdivia.

Regional Premiere

www.cinepata.com

Alberto Fuguet was born in Santiago and studied journalism at the University of Chile. He has developed a career as a novelist, film critic, and filmmaker, and in 2010 was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in fiction. He writes for the magazine Qué Pasa and is a resident professor of film and literature at Diego Portales University. He is currently writing a book of essays about North American film from the 1970s, among other projects.

Producer: Sarah Childress, Mauricio Varela, Ted FischerProduction Companies: CinepataScreenwriter: Alberto FugetCinematographer: Ashley ZeigerEditor: Sebastián ArriagadaSound Design: Cristián MascaróMusic: Gustavo Leon-CapedevilleCast: Pablo Cerda, James Cathcart, Karin Whitehouse, Ezra Fitz, Todd Hughes, Cole KinnearPrint Source: Silvio Canihuante, silvio@cinepata.com

Wednesday, April 25 - 12:30 PM

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Friday, April 27 - 9:30 PM

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Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar

Los teleféricosThe Cable Cars

Federico Actis

Argentina, Drama/Comedy, 201014 min, 35mm, ColorSpanish with English subtitles

Los teleféricos is a story looking for a way out, a desired but final escape. It is a story full of repetitions and symmetries, about roads that come and go but never meet, like cable cars themselves. It is the story of Lucas, who decides to help his grandfather and leaves behind a city that always shows the same grey sceneries and buildings full of little homes. Lucas' grandfather needs a cable car; he is finding it hard to keep climbing. This short has charmed audiences and juries alike, including garnering special mention from the Iberoamerican Shorts Jury at the Guadalajara International Film Festival.

Texas Premiere

www.lostelefericos.blogspot.com.ar

Federico Actis was born in Rosario, Argentina in 1981. A Social Communicator (National University of Rosario) and filmmaker (EPCTV), he was a student at the Complutense University of Madrid and the University of Guadalajara, México. His works have included the short films Todo de tí, El Otro, Shhh!! and Under and he is currently working on his feature film debut.

Producer: María Elia RodríguezProduction Companies: INCAAScreenwriter: Federico ActisCinematographer: Lucas PérezEditor: Lucio GarciaSound Design: Santiago ZeccaMusic: Alexis PerepelyciaCast: Juan Nemirovsky, Mirko Buchin, Claudia CanteroPrint Source: Federico Actis, fgactis@gmail.com

Friday, April 27 - 3:30 PM

Saturday, April 28 - 7:45 PM

Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar

Opens for La llamada

Matador on the Road

Alexis Morante

Spain, Drama/Comedy, 201116 min, HDCAM, ColorEnglish, Spanish with English subtitles

On the way to Las Vegas, a Cadillac runs over something in the middle of the desert, totaling the car. In the car is a Spanish matador, who has to get to Las Vegas to be in a bullfight. However, the new situation with the totaled car creates an unexpected ending. Glory awaits him in Las Vegas, but sometimes, glory is left behind on the road. Matador on the Road is garnering international renown including screening in competition at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival.

Texas Premiere

www.matadorontheroad.comwww.agenciafreak.com/cortometraje/MATADOR-ON-THE-ROAD/12

Producer: Alexis MoranteProduction Companies: FREAK Short Film AgencyScreenwriter: Alexis Morante, Raúl SantosCinematographer: Carlos García de DiosEditor: Alexis MoranteSound Design: Diana SagristaMusic: Enrique BunburyCast: Juan Diego, Fernando Aldaz, Tamara Arias, Miguel Ángel GonzálezPrint Source: Mónica Gallego, prints@agenciafreak.com

Wednesday, April 25 - 12:30 PM

Friday, April 27 - 9:30 PM

Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar

Opens for Música campesina

La huídaThe Runaway

Victor Carrey

Spain, Comedy/Fantasy/Urban Adventure, 201011 min, 35mm, ColorSpanish with English subtitles

Chewing gum. A dog leash. An Australia-shaped stain on the wall. A bent traffic light. Each of these elements and more has its own story, even though all of them together can create a new plot. This award-winning film has been tearing up the festival circuit, and now brings its zany style to Austin.

Texas Premiere

www.agenciafreak.com/cortometraje/LA-HUIDA/10

Producer: Sergi CasamitjanaProduction Companies: FREAK Short Film AgencyScreenwriter: Victor CarreyCinematographer: Bet RourichEditor: Israel L., Martí Escudero, RocaSound Design: Marta CunillCast: Joaquín Díaz, Guim Badia, Dani el Rojo, Hans Richter, Gori de Palma, Joan PernilPrint Source: Gisela Casas - Escándalo Films, S.L, gisela.casas@escandalofilms.com

Thursday, April 26 - 1:00 PM

Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar

Opens for La hora cero

Por que las babosas no comen sal Why Slugs Don't Like Salt

José Corral

Spain, Comedy, 2010 24 min, HD, Color Spanish with English subtitles

 

J. J. Coco, upon his manager's insistence, has to write a commercial screenplay. At the same time, his mistress asks for expensive gifts and his ex-wife, together with their child, yells furiously at him. The Hero snivels, the Policeman menaces, the Baron is obsessed with money, the Crazy Scrap Dealer dreams about dominating them all, and Leopold, the slug, is just looking for some food. Sounds like an absurd story... it is.

 

Texas Premiere

Producer: José Corral Production Companies: Rana Films Screenwriter: José Corral Cinematographer: Carlos Malder Editor: José Corral Sound Design: Gabriel Gutierrez Music: Pablo Barahona, Gonzalo Givaja Cast: Paco Obregon, Balbino Lacosta, Eduardo Antuña, Carlos Velasco, Helena Carrion, Manolo Caro Print Source: Gorka Leon - The House of Films, Gorkaleon@thehouseoffilms.com

 

Alamo South Lamar - Sun. April 24 3:30 PM

Opens for Verano de Goliat

 

Ukuku Ukuku - The Bear Man

Gastón Vizcarra

Peru, Fantastic, 2009 20 min, HDV, Color Spanish, Quechua with English subtitles

 

The Ukuku is a mythological character from the Andes whose main function is to ascend to the high snow-capped peaks and bring back the ice that many Peruvian people consider to be sacred. But when one Ukuku climbs the high peaks and does not find any ice, his journey to fufill his sacred mission takes him ever-closer to the modern Peruvian coast, where he will finally find ice and an unexpected destiny.

 

Texas Premiere

www.facebook.com/pages/Ukuku/227798254993

 

Producer: Gastón Vizcarra Production Companies: Aguardiente Producciones Screenwriter: Gastón Vizcarra Cinematographer: Rafael Vizarreta Editor: Alfredo Ferreyros Sound Design: David Romero Music: Miguel Figueroa Cast: Sergio Espinoza, Hermelinda Luján, Akinori Sato, Miguel Vergara, Christian Bjork Print Source Contact: Gastón Vizcarra - Aguardiente Producciones, gastonvizcarra@gmail.com

 

Mexican American Cultural Center Mon. April 25 3:00 PM FREE!

 

The Secret Friend

Flavio Alves

Brazil/USA, Comedy, 2010 15 min, 35mm, Color English

 

A reclusive, elderly widow, Anna Marshall (Viola Harris), lives in quiet desperation following her husband's death until she begins receiving daily phone calls from a silent stranger. At first finding the calls intrusive, Anna soon finds herself waiting for the phone to ring with growing anticipation each day. This prompts her to reach out to her silent prankster, and an odd, mysterious friendship evolves. But when the calls abruptly end, a devastated Anna is compelled to do something quite surprising to fill the unbearable void.

 

Texas Premiere

www.thesecretfriendmovie.com

 

Director: Flavio Alves Production Companies: Queens Picture Producer: Raina Oberlin Screenwriter: João Silvério Trevisan Cinematographer: Adam McDaid Editor: Chris Houghton Sound Design: Carmine Picarello Music: Jack Woodbridge Cast: Viola Harris, Siobhan Fallon, Beau Hauser, Richard Scott Print Source Contact: Queens Picture, info@queenspicture.com

 

Mexican American Cultural CenterWed. April 27 6:00 PM FREE!

 

 

The Big Deal

Lucy Rodriguez

USA, Drama/Comedy, 2011 13 min, HD, Color English

 

Find out what happens when Michele brings home her white, agnostic, vegan boyfriend to meet her Mexican, Catholic, meat-eating family. Based on a chapter from the book How to be a Chicana Role Model by Michele Serros.

 

World Premiere

myjourneythroughindiewood.blogspot.com

 

Producer: Lucy Rodriguez, Onahoua Rodriguez Production Companies: Much & Lulu Screenwriter: Lucy Rodriguez Cinematographer: Matthew Boyd Editor: Sharon Frankel Sound Design: Brian Sorbo Cast: Onahoua Rodriguez, Catalina Maynard, Carlo Alban, Daniel Zacapa Print Source: Lucy Rodriguez, lucy@lulustuff.com

 

Mexican American Cultural CenterTue. April 26 8:00 PM FREE!

 

Día de los muertos: A Day for the Living

Trina Bardusco

USA, Documentary, 2011 13 min, HDV, Color English, Spanish, Spanglish with English subtitles

 

The "Day of the Dead" is celebrated in Texas with its own unique flavor. This documentary short explores everything from the how's and why's of altar making, to what this celebration really means to a special group of San Antonio residents as they commemorate their loved ones. Featuring Rita Vidaurri-Eden (legendary singer), David Rice (writer), Carmen Tafolla (writer-performer), Jesús de la Torre (educator), Patricia S. Castillo (Family violence prevention activist), and an Aztec inspired ceremony at our Lady of the Lake University with Prof. Oswald J. Nira. A colorful and poignant mezcla of parades and events that illustrate the deeper meanings of this often misunderstood, but very popular celebration.

 

World Premiere

latinomediaworks.com

 

Producer: Trina Bardusco Production Company: HBO Latino and Latino Media Works 2010 Screenwriter: Trina Bardusco Cinematographer: Pete Simmonite Editor: Jacky Kamahji Sound Design: Jacky Kamahji Music: John Branch

 

Alamo South Lamar - Sat. April 23 4:00 PM

Opens for Habla Texas

 

Corazón de perro Dog Heart

Ismael Nava Alejos

Mexico, Drama/Comedy, 2009 11 min, 35mm, Color Spanish with English subtitles

 

Silvano is a 30 year-old alcoholic, Taibele is a young prostitute. One day they discover life is full of color and their paths merge. Nonetheless, ambition, a weapon, and the opportunity for a big break prove to be a deadly combination.

 

Regional Premiere

www.imcine.gob.mx

 

Producer: Blanca Aguirre, Janeth Aguirre Elizondo Production Companies: CONARTE, IMCINE Screenwriter: Simón Sepúlveda Torres Cinematographer: Germán de Santiago Puy Editor: Ismael Nava Alejos Sound Design: Emmanuel Castillo, Bernardo Ortiz, Miguel Molina Music: Jorge Zertuche, Gustavo Bolaños, Juan Chávez Cast: Elizabeth Cervantes, Miguel René Moreno, Antonio Craviotto Print Source: Javier Núñez - IMCINE, difuinte@imcine.gob.mx

 

Alamo South Lamar - Mon. April 25 4:00 PM

Opens for Por tu culpa

 

La noche y el universo The Night and the Universe

Gabriel Lizama

Chile, Drama/Comedy, 2010 11 min, MiniDV, Color Spanish with English subtitles

 

Apolo and Talia are watching the final results of Miss Universe 1987, the year Cecilia Bolocco wins. This creates a crisis for Talia who no longer feels as if she is beautiful enough for her husband.

 

World Premiere

Producer: Jorge Bedriñana Production Companies: Instituto Profesional ARCOS, Mira Lo Que Trajo La Diligencia Screenwriter: Gabriel Lizama, Natalia Gallegos Cinematographer: Roberto Ormazabal Editor: Gabriel Lizama Sound Design: Alberto Gajardo, Gabriel Lizama Music: Claude Debussy, Ludwig van Beethoven Cast: Camila Torres, Rodrigo Inzuza Print Source: Andrea Sarabia D. - IP ARCOS, extensioncineycav@gmail.com

 

Alamo South Lamar - Sun. April 24 12:30 PM

Opens for Gestación

 

Time for a Hero

James Stevens

USA, Musical/Comedy, 2010 16 min, HDV, Color English

 

Tate dreams of being a superhero just like his old friend, and local superhero, Hero. When Tate suddenly gets his own superpower to change back clocks, he goes to Hero, hoping to become his partner in justice. However, Hero rejects him, which prompts Tate to become Time Warp, an evil villain set on revenge.

 

Austin Premiere

jameswstevens.wordpress.com

 

Producer: Mark Sullivan, Christine Tolson, Sarah Russell, James Stevens Screenwriter: James Stevens and Sarah Russell Cinematographer: Allen Ho Editor: Sarah Russell Sound Design: Sarah Russell Music: Sarah Russell Cast: Braden Hunt, Jesse Allen, Sarah Agnew Print Source: Sarah Russell, sarah.russell.editing@gmail.com

 

Mexican American Cultural CenterFri. April 22 8:00 PM FREE!

 

Kidnappeando

Norbi Zylberberg

Mexico/USA, Comedy, 2010 13 min, HD, Color Spanish, English with English subtitles

 

Kidnappeando is an independent short film that embraces, in a sarcastic and comedic way, the streetwise attitude of a young guy in pursuit of a long-delayed dream.

 

World Premiere

www.kidnappeando.com

 

Producer: Ornella Jaramillo Production Companies: Lost In Traducción Screenwriter: Norbi Zylberberg Cinematographer: Robert Smith Editor: Alex Neuman Sound Design: Pablo Solorzano Music: Gustavo Farias Cast: Francisco "Paco" Hernandez, Linda J. Carter, Nancy Lantis, Mark Hickman Print Source: Norbi Zylberberg, norbigeorge@gmail.com

 

Mexican American Cultural CenterFri. April 22 8:00 PM FREE!

 

 

Gone Hollywood

Demetrius Navarro

USA, Romantic Comedy, 2011 80 min, Digital, Color English, Spanish with English subtitles

 

Alberto Vasquez is the star of the spy TV show "Chaos Man." Shortly after losing his job on the show, his father dies and leaves Alberto his bar - The Golden Que - located in the small, south Texas town of Elsa. Alberto returns to Elsa with the intention of selling the bar, but along the way, rediscovers his hometown.

 

Austin Premiere

Demetrius Navarro was born and raised in Los Angeles to Mexican parents. Demetrius' primary focus is to produce and direct movies that portray Latinos in a positive light.

 

 

Producer: Demetrius Navarro Production Companies: Latino Films Screenwriter: Demetrius Navarro, David Rice Cinematographer: Mario Ortiz Editor: Ken Morrisey Sound Design: Manuel R. Delgado Music: Juan C. Zavala Cast: Fernado Carrillo, Valente Rodríguez, Erlinda Orozco, Daniel Luján Print Source: David Haines, chiznal@aol.com

 

Alamo South Lamar - Sun. April 24 4:00 PM Buy Tickets

 

 

El perro del hortelano Dog in the Manger

Renzo Zanelli

Peru, Comedy/Human Rights, 2010 90 min, HD, Color Spanish, English with English subtitles

 

Co-Sponsored by the Rainforest Partnership

El perro del hortelano is a comedy about Brus, an indigenous artist, and his efforts to organize his community against the American oil company, Kenny Oil. Searching for answers, Brus joins a local NGO, only to find himself entangled in the subversive work of an American researcher, Angie. As Brus explores the surreal world of volunteers and development experts, he ultimately discovers his own way of bringing strength to his community.

 

Austin Premiere

www.perrodelhortelano.com

 

A native of Peru and the US, Renzo Zanelli has worked for nearly 10 years as a director of photography, editor, director and producer. A graduate of the University of Chicago, Renzo founded Magic Flute Films, and has incorporated youth education and media projects into his work.

 

Producer: Annika Beaulieu Production Companies: Selva Rica Screenwriters: The Selva Rica Cooperative Cinematographer: Renzo Zanelli Editor: Renzo Zanelli Sound Design: Renzo Zanelli Music: Chicha Libre, Renzo Zanelli Cast: Brus Rubio Churay, Annika Beaulieu, Kenny Luna, Rodrigo Carbajal Mas, Valbina Miguel Print Source: Selva Rica, info@selvarica.com

 

Mexican American Cultural CenterWed. April 27 6:00 PM FREE!

 

Habla Texas

Alberto Ferreras

USA, Documentary, 2010 63 min, HDV, Color English, Spanish, Spanglish with English subtitles

 

Habla Texas is the latest installment of the Habla Series produced by Latino Media Works and HBO. Sometimes funny, often poignant, always truthful, Habla is an award-winning series on HBO Latino that has put the faces of US Latinos on the screen like no show has ever done before. In the segments, Latinos from all walks of life tell their personal stories directly to the camera. Since Habla was first shot in New York in 2003, more than 200 stories have gone to air representing Latinos from across the country, both as interstitial stand-alones and as combined into eight Habla specials, including Celebrity Habla I and II. Latino Media Works and HBO are proud to have gone back in the fall of 2010 to Habla's original roots, documenting "real people" in Texas.

 

World Premiere

latinomediaworks.com, hbo.com/celebrity-habla

 

Alberto Ferreras is a New York based author, producer, songwriter, journalist and director born in Madrid and raised in Caracas. A co-developer of the animated series El Perro y El Gato for HBO Family and HBO Latino, and a partner of Latino Media Works since 2005, he is currently working on his second novel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Producer: Trina Bardusco Production Company: Latino Media Works Cinematographer: Henry Adebonojo Editor: Alberto Ferreras, Jacky Kamaji, Craft TV Music: Jose Luis Pardo Cast: Michelle Valles, Cleto Rodriguez, Julian Castro, Joaquin Castro ,Lisa Andrade, Francisco Gonima, Patricia Vonne, Gabriel Reyes, Santiago Hernandez, Carmen Tafolla, Patricia S. Castillo, Jesús de la Torre, Ramon Talavera, David Rice, Carlos Cervantes, Brian Ramos, Nora de Hoyos, Teresa Lozano Long, Amparo García Crow

 

Alamo South Lamar - Sat. April 23 4:00 PM

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El Gallo: Niño Gallo El Gallo: Pepe Kid

Sergio Carvajal

USA, Comedy/Drama, 2011 45 min, Digital, Color Spanish with English subtitles

 

Pepe Kid is a compelling story about a young boy who finds a magical rooster that helps him figure out who he really is. Pepe Kid is a stand alone short film from the El Gallo series. El Gallo is an independent, multi-channel experience taking place in Austin, TX, where different media are used to show the journey of a golden rooster, Sietecueros, and the characters he encounters.

 

World Premiere

www.iamfacundo.com

 

Sergio Carvajal is a Venezuelan-American artist, filmmaker, performer and songwriter. He has written and directed an array of narrative, documentary, and experimental shorts which have been featured in festivals such as Tribeca, SXSW, Traverse City, among many others.

 

Producer: Sergio Carvajal Production Companies: Facundo International Screenwriter: Sergio Carvajal Cinematographer: Drew Daniels Editor: Sergio Carvajal Sound Design: Sergio Carvajal Music: Esteban Alvarez Cast: Ramon Maldonado, Candelario Palma, Abel Valdez Print Source: Julie Agee, JulieeAgee@gmail.com

 

Mexican American Cultural CenterFri. April 22 6:30 PM

FREE Episode Screening!

 

Master Class - Mexican American Cultural Center - Wed. April 27 4PM - FREE Master Classes!

 

 

Prometeo deportado Deporting Prometeo

Fernando Mieles

Ecuador, Comedy/Satire, 2010 112 min, HD/RED, Color Spanish with English subtitles

 

In a European airport, members of the EU pass through immigration freely, while the "others" wait in line. A group of Ecuadorians is specifically targeted, arrested and put into a holding cell before being deported. All of them have something to hide, including Prometeo, a young Ecuadorian with some special luggage. As time passes in the waiting room, more and more Ecuadorians arrive, and conditions soon deteriorate to inhumane levels. With no exit, a new order and illusion are created, thanks in part to Prometeo.

 

North American Premiere

www.prometeodeportado.com

 

Fernando Mieles is an Ecuadorian director, screenwriter and graduate of the International School of Film and Television of San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba (EICTV). Director of numerous shorts and several feature documentaries, Prometeo Deportado is his first narrative feature.

 

Producer: Oderay Game Production Companies: Other Eye Films Screenwriter: Fernando Mieles Cinematographer: Diego Falconí Editor: Iván Mora Manzano Sound Design: Juan José Luzuriaga Music: Manuel Larrea Cast: Carlos Gallegos, Ximena Mieles, Juana Guarderas, Peky Andino, Lucho Mueckay, Henry Layana, Andrés Crespo, Penélope Lauret, Ana Miranda, Patty Naranjo, Alejandro Fajardo, Alina Ortiz Print Source: Oderay Game - Other Eye Films, oderaygame@quatropublicom.com

 

 

Alamo South Lamar - Sat. April 23 1:00 PM Buy Tickets

 

Te creís la más linda... (pero erís la más puta) You Think You Are the Prettiest... (But You Are the Sluttiest)

Ché Sandoval

Chile, Comedy, 2010 84 min, HD, Color Spanish with English subtitles

 

After a disastrous bedroom romp with Valentina, Javier wanders the streets of Santiago in search of other sexual adventures. Through the long hours of the night, he runs into all sorts of characters. He shares his romantic troubles with them, all the while suspecting that Valentina is sleeping with his best friend. Winner of the Best Film and TVN Cine en Construcción Special Prize at the Festival International de Viña del Mar, and Best Narrative Feature at FESAALP in La Plata, Argentina.

 

Austin Premiere

www.tecreislamaslinda.cl

 

Born in Santiago in 1985, Che Sandoval studied at the Escuela de Cine de Chile, where he produced his first feature, Te creís la más linda... (pero erís la más puta). Currently, he is working on Te creís la más linda... (pero me cagaste la vida), which provides another perspective to the night featured in the former film.

 

 

 

 

Producer: Karla Kri Production Companies: Escuela de Cine de Chile Screenwriter: Ché Sandoval Cinematographer: Felipe Bello Editor: Manuela Piña, Ché Sandoval Sound Design: Manuela Piña Music: Emilio Bascuñán, Adanowsky Cast: Martín Castillo, Francisco Braithwaite, Camila Le Bert, Sebastian Brahm, Grimanesa Gimenez Print Source: Ché Sandoval, chezsandoval@gmail.com

 

 

 

Alamo South Lamar - Fri. April 22 9:45 PM Buy Tickets

 

Una hora más en Canarias With or Without Love

David Serrano

Spain, Musical/Comedy, 2010 97 min, 35 mm, Color Spanish with English subtitles

 

Claudia is an attractive 35-year-old woman with a husband who worships her, a son whom she adores, and a lover whom she adores even more. Life could not get any better... but Pablo, her lover, has decided that he has had enough of being no more than just a lover and has left her for another woman. Claudia, who doesn't take "no" for an answer, is not prepared to let him slip through her fingers. With the help of her sister Mónica, and a bit of emotional and financial blackmail, she arranges what would seem to be a simple plan to get him back.

 

Regional Premiere

www.unahoramasencanarias.com

 

Born in Madrid in 1975, David Serrano has directed, written and acted in various films, including Soccer Days, the musical comedy The Other Side of the Bed, and Días de cine.

 

 

 

 

 

Producer: Tomas Cimadevilla Production Companies: Telespan, Dynamo, La Zona Screenwriter: David Serrano Cinematographer: Carlos Ferro Editor: Nacho Ruíz Capillas Sound Design: Agustín Peinado Music: Alejandro Serrano, José Ángel Sagi, Ernesto Millán Cast: Angie Cepeda, Juana Acosta, Quim Gutiérrez, Miren Ibarguren, Eduardo Blanco, Kiti Manver, Isabel Ordaz, Diego Martín Print Source: Jessica Ortiz - Vertice Sales, jortiz@verticesales.com

 

 

Alamo South Lamar - Tue. April 26 7:00 PMBuy Tickets

 

Miss Tacuarembó

Martín Sastre

Uruguay/Argentina/Spain, Musical/Comedy, 2010 94 min, Redcam, Color Spanish with English subtitles

 

Natalia is a devout Christian growing up in the small town of Tacuarembó, Uruguay in the 1980s. After being crowned Miss Tacuarembó, she realizes that her only chance to leave her boring hometown and become a star is to travel to Buenos Aires. However, once there and working at Cristo Park, a religious theme-park, she sees that her dream is not turning out the way she planned. This musical comedy is full of fantasy, pop music, and religion, which all combine in the dreams of a small-town girl.

 

North American Premiere

www.misstacuarembo.com

 

Born in Montevideo in 1976, Martín Sastre is an internationally recognized visual artist and film director whose works have been shown in various international festivals. Currently living and working in Madrid, Miss Tacuarembó is his first feature film.

 

Producer: María Zanocchi Production Companies: Oriental Films, Royal Cinema Group, Cool Shot Films Screenwriter: Martín Sastre Cinematographer: Pedro Luque Editor: Sebastián Dubé Achával Sound Design: Jorge Stavropoulos Music: Ignacio Pérez Marín, Alejandro Sergi Cast: Natalia Oreiro, Rossy de Palma, Sofía Silvera, Mike Amigorena Print Source: María Zanocchi - Oriental Films, maria@orientalfilms.tv

 

 

Alamo South Lamar - Tue. April 26 4:00 PMBuy Tickets

 

Habana Eva

Fina Torres

Cuba/Venezuela/France, Comedy, 2010 100 min, 35mm, Color Spanish with English subtitles

 

In a Havana shaken by Fidel's retirement, a young seamstress, trapped in a clothing factory, dreams of designing beautiful dresses. With no support from her adorable but lazy Cuban boyfriend, her life takes a turn when she meets a dazzling capitalist who fans her hopes. After many deceptions and surprises, Eva has to choose between the two men she loves. Hers is an unexpected decision; one which makes for a humorous metaphor of Cuba's future options.

 

Austin Premiere

www.ondamaxfilms.com

 

Fina Torres, born in Caracas in 1951, studied film at the Institut des hautes études cinématographiques in Paris. Her directorial debut, Oriana, won la Caméra d'Or award at the 1985 Cannes Film Festival. To date, she continues to work with film projects related to Latin America.

 

Producer: Delfina Catala, Marco Mundarain, Fina Torres, Camilo Vives Production Companies: Villa del Cine, ICAIC, Alter Screenwriter: Jorge Camacho, Julio Carrillo, Fina Torres Cinematographer: Héctor Ortega Editor: Robin Katz Sound Design: Erik Brena, Jesus Guevara Music: Barbara Cohen Cast: Fina Torres, Delfina Catana Print Source: Ondamax Films, info@ondamax.com

 

Alamo South Lamar - Fri. April 22 7:30 PMBuy Tickets

 

Dos hermanos Brother and Sister

Daniel Burman

Argentina, Comedy/Drama, 2010 117 min, 35mm, Color Spanish with English subtitles

 

They are both alone. They need each other but at the same time, they despise each other. After the death of their mother, siblings Marcos and Susana are unable to heal the old wounds that remain between them. When Susana sells their mother's flat, she deprives her brother of the home where he had cared for their mother his whole life. Marcos' need to start living again surfaces when his sister forces him to leave Buenos Aires for Uruguay. Featuring accomplished actors Graciela Borges and Antonio Gasalla in the lead roles, the director of El nido vacío presents Dos hermanos, a film about family, aging, and living while you're still alive.

 

Texas Premiere

www.doshermanos.bdcine.net

 

Daniel Burman is an award-winning producer, director and writer of more than 15 feature films. A veteran of international festivals, including in Berlin, San Sebastián and Venice, Dos hermanos is his seventh feature as director.

 

Producer: Diego Dubcovsky Production Companies: BD Cine Screenwriter: Daniel Burman, Sergio Dubcovsky Cinematographer: Hugo Colace Editor: Pablo Barbieri Sound Design: Jesica Suárez Music: Nicolás Cota Cast: Graciela Borges, Antonio Gasalla, Elena Lucena, Osmar Nuñez, Rita Cortese Print Source: Paul Hudson - Outsider Pictures, info@outsiderpictures.us

 

Alamo South Lamar - Wed. April 27 7:00 PM Buy Tickets

 

Des-Autorizados Un-Authorized

Elia K. Schneider

Colombia/Venezuela, Comedy/Drama/Fantasy, 2009 90 min, 35mm, Color Spanish with English subtitles

 

In the middle of a surrealist Caracas, Elia K. Schneider begins a fantastic journey into the depth of her imagination. In her story, Elias, a playwright, is conflicted between being forced to write, or facing the consequences of writing his characters into reality. In a strange twist, Elias must confront his characters and his dark side, while Elia K. also begins to see the results of her creation.

 

North American Premiere

www.desautorizados.blogspot.com

 

Elia K. Schneider is an award-winning Venezuelan director of such films as Huelepega and Punto y raya. Director of the Venezuelan production company, Unity Films, she currently gives acting workshops at the Stella Adler Academy of Acting and Theatre in Los Angeles.

 

Producer: José Ramón Novoa Production Companies: Unity Films Screenwriter: Fernando Butazzoni Cinematographer: Oscar Pérez Editor: Jerry Zottolo Sound Design: Guillermo Palacios Music: Osvaldo Montes Cast: Erich Wildpret, Samantha Dagnino, Tristán Ulloa Print Source: José Ramón Novoa - Leon Films, jrnovoa@gmail.com

 

Alamo South Lamar - Mon. April 25 7:30 PM Buy Tickets