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Misawac Kâwi Na'wapamitinUntil We Meet Again

Gail Maurice

Canada, Family/Drama, 201114 min, MiniDV, ColorCree, Michif with English subtitles

Misawac Kâwi Na'wapamitin is a sensitive portrayal of a granddaughter's journey home to say her final farewell to her dying grandmother. We witness the bond that exists between grandmother and granddaughter, as visitors come and go, sharing stories and laughter. Misawac Kâwi Na'wapamitin means "Until We Meet Again" because there is no word for goodbye in Cree/Michif. Like nature, life ends and begins again. Misawac Kâwi Na'wapamitin premiered at imagineNATIVE 2011.

Regional Premiere

Producer: Gail MauriceProduction Companies: Assini ProductionsScreenwriter: Gail MauriceCinematographer: Jorge ManzanoEditor: Gordon BurkellSound Design: Jonathan WormanCast: Judith Laliberte, Maggie Maurice, Vienny Laliberte, Richard Maurice,, Pauline MauricePrint Source: Assini Productions, gailmaurice@gmail.com

Saturday, April 28 - 2:15 PM

Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar

Opens for Mosquita y Mari

Por fin parió PaulaIt's About Time, Paula

Patricia Alvarez Astacio, Christopher Newman

Peru, Music Documentary, 20118 min, HD, ColorSpanish with English subtitles

In the urban music scene of Lima, Peru's capital city, only five percent of musicians are women. Traditionally Peruvian families do not encourage their daughters to seriously pursue music because they consider it to be unfeminine and unstable. Amidst this male-dominated musical environment, a group of professional women have come together to create an all-women percussion ensemble called Parió Paula. Por fin parió Paula reveals how these women are discovering power and creativity through percussion. As they overcome their insecurities about playing music they develop a strong community of women unlike anything they have experienced before.

World Premiere

www.pacificlineproductions.com/pariopaula

Producer: Adele FournetProduction Companies: Pacific Line ProductionsCinematographer: Christopher Newman, Patricia Alvarez AstacioEditor: Christopher Newman, Patricia Alvarez AstacioMusic: Adele Fournet and Parió PaulaPrint Source: Christopher Newman, newmanfilm@gmail.com

Friday, April 27 - 12:00 PM

MACC (Mexican American Cultural Center)

Free

The Creator's Game: The Quest for Gold and the Fight for Nationhood

Candace Maracle

Canada, Civil Rights Documentary, 201143 min, HDCAM, ColorEnglish, Onandaga with English subtitles

In 2010, the Iroquois Nationals lacrosse team faced two battles, the world championships on the field and the pursuit of self-determination in the world. The team was stranded for days in New York City while they awaited clearance from officials so they could compete in the world championships. The Haudenosaunee passports, a symbol of the nation's sovereignty, were refused by England. Canadian and American officials offered the team expedited passports, which the team declined. They chose to forfeit the championship. Determined to be recognized as a sovereign nation, this timely documentary then follows the team on their quest for the 2011 FIL medal in Prague. The Creator's Game won the Documentary Pitch Prize at imagineNATIVE.

Texas Premiere

www.vtape.org

Candace Maracle (Mohawk) of the Bay of Quinte from Tyendinaga, is currently completing her Master's in Journalism at Ryerson University. She has interned at CBC Radio's "The Current" and produced a piece on Nisga'a private property ownership. She is currently working as a reporter/correspondent with APTN's National News.

Producer: Candace MaracleScreenwriter: Candace MaracleCinematographer: Candace MaracleEditor: Candace MaracleSound Design: Cam HillMusic: Cam HillPrint Source: Kaherawaks Thompson - V Tape, distribution@vtape.org

Friday, April 27 - 4:00 PM

Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar

Opens for Without A Net

The "Gift"

Terril Calder

Canada, Animation, 20112 min, HD, ColorEnglish

The "Gift" interrogates why the European settlers gave the native people blankets with diseases on them, and if they did it on purpose. This issue has been resurrected for debate in an attempt to discredit the use of smallpox blankets as a myth. The history of quite a few tribes was lost during this time because so many people fell sick and died. As a result, the woolen blanket represents all of the broken promises that are interwoven in native history. Using a very minimalist style, this animated short leaves a lasting impression. The "Gift" had its world premiere at imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival.

US Premiere

www.vtape.org

Terril Calder is a Métis artist, born in Fort Frances, Ontario. She attended the Fine Arts program at the University of Manitoba as a drawing major with a focus on performance art. After receiving additional training in computer animation, she decided to explore the fusion of various disciplines which now manifests itself in her film work.

Producer: Terril CalderScreenwriter: Terril CalderCinematographer: Terril CalderEditor: Terril Calder Cast: Terril Calder (voice)Print Source: Kaherawaks Thompson - V Tape, distribution@vtape.org

Thursday, April 26 - 10:00 PM

Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar

Opens for Sal

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!

 

Red Casas del Migrante Scalabrini Network of Scalbrini Migrant Houses

Marcela Morán

Guatemala/Mexico, Social Issue Documentary, 2010 14 min, MiniDV, Color/Black & White Spanish with English subtitles

 

Red Casas del Migrante Scalabrini deals with a network of five immigrant shelters in Mexico and Guatemala run by Scalabrini missionaries. Through interviews with immigrants, the film explores the causes of migration, as well as connects their local experiences to larger world issues.

 

World Premiere

www.migrante.com.mx

 

Producer: Alejandra Moran Production Companies: Morán Production Screenwriter: Marcela Morán Cinematographer: Fernando Silva Editor: Marcela Morán Sound Design: Marcela Morán Cast: Ademar Barilli, Luiz Kendzierski, Francisco Pellizzari, Mauro Verzelitti, Abraham Ochoa Rios Print Source: Marcela Morán, moranmarcela@hotmail.com

 

Mexican American Cultural Center Mon. April 25 6:00 PM FREE!

 

Ofelia

Anita Sinkovic

Spain, Drama/Suspense, 2010 10 min, Red One, Color Spanish with English subtitles

 

On a stormy afternoon, while her parents are arguing, 7 year-old Ofelia runs away from home to look for her cat. Both Ofelia and her cat wander separately through the streets in the intense rain; but for Ofelia anything is better than bearing the daily hell at home.

 

International Premiere

Producer: Jacobo Rispa, Carlo D'Ursi, Sergio Rispa Production Companies: Grupo Salvaje Films, Spanish Ministry of Culture Screenwriter: Jacobo Rispa, Javier Gancedo Cinematographer: Juanjo Sánchez Editor: Silvina Soto Sound Design: Jaime Llanos, Jose Luis Canalejos Music: Julio de la Rosa Cast: Miriam Martín, Ana Turpin, Jesús Fuerte Print Source: Potenza Producciones, info@potenzaproducciones.com

 

Alamo South Lamar - Tue. April 26 4:00 PM

Opens for Miss Tacuarembó

 

Entre paredes de agua Between Water Walls

Rosa Martha Fernández

Mexico, Experimental/Drama, 2010 30 min, HD, Color No dialogue

 

Flavio belongs to a species of amphibians destined to suffer an evolutionary change that will force them from the security of their habitat in the depths of the ocean. His underwater life vacilates between fear of the change and fascination of the world around him. However, after being seduced by the songs of a group of mermaids, he must balance his love and desire for them with his biological destiny.

 

US Premiere

www.imcine.gob.mx

 

Producer: Rosa Martha Fernández Production Companies: Mitologías en Producción, Rosa Martha Fernández, IMCINE, Canal 22 Screenwriter: Claudia Lavista, Rosa Martha Fernández Cinematographer: David Torres, Santiago Navarrete Editor: Rosamarta Fernández, Omar Carrum Sound Design: Rogelio Sosa, Ricardo Arzola Music: Rogelio Sosa Cast: Omar Carrum, Johnny Millán, Víctor Manuel Ruiz, Agustín Martínez, Xitlali Piña, Karen de Luna, Claudia Lavista, Eva Audelo, Juan Carlos Vázquez Print Source: Javier Núñez - IMCINE, difuinte@imcine.gob.mx

 

Mexican American Cultural CenterTue. April 26 2:00 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

 

Si seguimos vivos If We Stay Alive

Juliana Fanjul Espinoza

Mexico/Cuba, Documentary, 2010 23 min, HD, Color Spanish with English subtitles

 

Si seguimos vimos offers a brief look at the life of an elderly group that lives in a shelter. Their bodies, their voices, their time, their rituals, and their obsessions all make the viewer question their sanity, their quality of life and whether it can be considered a life being lived.

 

North American Premiere

www.eictv.org

 

Producer: Miguel Iván González, Carmen Méndez Production Companies: EICTV Screenwriter: Juliana Fanjul Espinoza Cinematographer: César Zayas Editor: Fernanda Pires Gurdel Sound Design: Denis Godoy Print Source Contact: Jorge Rey - EICTV, promocioninternacional@eictv.org.cu

 

 

Se Meu Pai Fosse de Pedra If My Father Were Made of Stone

Maria Camargo

Brazil, Biographical Documentary, 2010 19 min, 8mm/Super16mm/Digital/HD, Color Portuguese with English subtitles

 

The sculptor Sergio Camargo died 19 years ago. If the bones left in the grave are in fact his remains, would his sculptures be living remains? What is ephemeral and what is lasting? Is there a possible eternity? Seen through the eyes of his daughter, Maria, Sergio Camargo is examined both as an artist and a man.

 

North American Premiere

Producer: Maria Camargo Production Companies: CaradeCão Filmes Screenwriter: Maria Camargo Cinematographer: Tuca Moraes Editor: Leo Alves, Maria Camargo Sound Design: Bruno Fernandes Music: Tim Rescala Cast: Maria Camargo, Celso do Prado, Miguel Camargo Kubrusly, Clara Camargo Vianna, João Camargo de Souza Dantas, Nina Camargo de Souza Dantas Print Source: Maria Camargo, miacamargo@uol.com.br

 

Mexican American Cultural Center Fri. April 22 3:00 PM FREE!

 

El ring y sus titanes The Ring and Its Titans

Miko Meloni

Bolivia/Italy, Documentary, 2010 40 min, DV CAM, Color Spanish, Italian with English subtitles

 

El ring y sus titanes tells the story of the Lucha Libre matches that take place between the cities of La Paz and El Alto, Bolivia. Cholitas, men, dwarves, superheroes and monsters are the focus of the ring, and they all reflect, in a surreal parade, the complex reality of the contemporary Bolivia. A fresco of idiosyncrasies, contaminations, bereavement and Andean cultural myths, El ring y sus titanes shows that for a "luchador," it is not the difference between reality and fiction, or the game and victory that matters, but just to keep on fighting.

 

North American Premiere

Producer: Miko Meloni Production Companies: Maravilla Tambo Screenwriter: Miko Meloni Cinematographer: Miko Meloni Editor: Diego Pascal Panarello Sound Design: Miko Meloni Music: Belkings Cast: Los Luchadors Print Source: Maravilla Tambo, maravillatambo@gmail.com

 

Mexican American Cultural Center Fri. April 22 3:00 PM FREE!

 

 

 

Dreams Awake

Kevin Gordon, Rebekah Meredith

USA, Documentary, 2010 7 min, DVCPro HD, Color Spanish, English with English subtitles

 

Doroteo Garcia, like countless Mexican immigrants, came to the United States to make a better life for his family. What was meant to be a short separation from his family has now lasted longer than a decade. To deal with his loneliness, Doroteo turned to poetry to express himself. To combat the invisibility of immigrant workers, he also became a union activist. This film explores the many layers of this charismatic man by juxtaposing his poetry and storytelling with scenes of his life both inside and outside the art museum where he works.

 

Texas Premiere

www.kevingordonfilms.com

 

Producer: Kevin Gordon, Rebekah Meredith Cinematographer: Kevin Gordon, Rebekah Meredith Editor: Rebekah Meredith, Kevin Gordon Sound Design: Kevin Gordon, Rebekah Meredith Print Source: Rebekah Meredith, rebekah_meredith@yahoo.com

 

Mexican American Cultural Center Fri. April 22 3:00 PM FREE!

 

Shimásání Blackhorse Lowe

USA, Drama, 2009 15 min, 35mm, Black & White Navajo with English subtitles

 

In the late 1920s on the serene Navajo reservation, Mary Jane spends her time daydreaming and tending to her family's flock of sheep under the customs and guidance of her Másání (grandmother). When her older sister, Anne Mae, flees from boarding school, she returns to the reservation with a world geography book. The images in the book reveal new worlds that are "just over the mountain." Conflicted by her obedient nature and her curious imagination, Mary Jane must privately decide her own fate: to maintain her typical lifestyle alongside the sheep and Másání, or to depart into the exotic, unknown world shown on the pages of the book.

 

Texas Premiere

www.shimasani.com, www.blackmesaentertainment.com, www.killerwhaleprm.org

 

Producer: Chad Burris Production Companies: Másání Screenwriter: Blackhorse Lowe Cinematographer: Smokey Nelson Editor: Blackhorse Lowe Sound Design: David Stevens Cast: Brigadier Brown, Carmelita B. Lowe, Noelle Brown Print Source: Michelle Svenson - Killer Whale PR+M/Black Mesa Entertainment, MSvenson@gmail.com

 

 

 

Alamo South Lamar - Sat. April 23 9:45 PM

Opens for On the Ice

 

La pelota de fútbol The Soccer Ball

Laura González Fernández

Spain/Uruguay, Drama, 2009 11 min, DVCPro HD, Color Spanish, Moroccan with English subtitles

 

A Latino boy, a Spanish girl, and a Moroccan boy want to play soccer together, but their parents are opposed to the interaction.

 

North American Premiere

lapelotadefutbol.blogspot.com

 

Producer: Laura González Fernández Production Companies: La Uruguaya Films Screenwriter: Laura González Fernández Cinematographer: David Avila Editor: Thomas Prinzivalli Sound Design: Manuel Manzano, Martín Gamarra Music: Batuseira y Bitxo Malo Cast: Brandon Lastra, Mohamed El Kadmiri, Andrea Parada, Cecilia Voter Print Source: Laura González Fernández - La Uruguaya Films, lauruguayafilms@hotmail.com

 

Alamo South Lamar - Sun. April 24 7:00 PM

Opens for Jean Gentil

 

Cincuenta Fifty

Manuela Montoya

Colombia/Cuba, Drama, 2010 10 min, 35mm, Color Spanish with English subtitles

 

Marina, a 50-year-old Cuban woman, is celebrating her birthday with those who have not left the country. Not only a look at loneliness and aging, Cincuenta also shows the bittersweet act of confronting one's own expectations of their life's work.

 

North American Premiere

www.eictv.org

 

Producer: Leonardo Maia Production Companies: EICTV Screenwriter: Manuela Montoya, Edgar Soberón Cinematographer: Felipe Díaz Editor: Odalie Reyes Sound Design: Denis Godoy Cast: Isabel Santos, Idalmis García, Margarita del Pozo Print Source: Jorge Rey - EICTV, promocioninternacional@eictv.org.cu

 

Alamo South Lamar - Sat. April 23 7:00 PM

Opens for Go For It!

 

The Dreamers

Paloma Gonzalez, Harry Lindner

USA, Documentary, 2010 13 min, HDV, Color English

 

The Dreamers offers a look at the lives of undocumented youth, and the reality they face of not being able to pursue their dreams despite their success in school.

 

World Premiere

Producer: Paloma Gonzalez, Harry Lindner Screenwriter: Paloma Gonzalez, Harry Lindner Cinematographer: Paloma Gonzalez Editor: Paloma Gonzalez Sound Design: Paloma Gonzalez Music: Alexa Yunes Cast: Jorge Gonzalez, Rick Noriega, Carlos Cruz, Ernie Sandoval, Juan Gonzalez Print Source: Paloma Gonzalez, pgsaxju@aol.com

 

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

 

Our Guadalupe

Chelsea Hernandez, Juan Elizondo, Lacey Triplett

USA, Documentary, 2010 7 min, HD, Color English

 

From the same house where they were born and raised, three sisters invite old childhood friends over to reminisce on how the church was, and still is, a central part of their lives and the community.

 

World Premiere

www.eastaustinstories.org

Producer: Chelsea Hernandez, Juan Elizondo, Lacey Triplett Production Companies: East Austin Stories Cinematographer: Chelsea Hernandez, Juan Elizondo, Lacey Triplett Editor: Chelsea Hernandez, Juan Elizondo, Lacey Triplett Sound Design: Greg Armstrong Music: Eric Vormelker, Lisa Schneider Cast: The Salas Sisters Print Source: Chelsea Hernandez, chelseahernandez@mac.com

 

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

 

After Iraq

Sascha Weiss

USA, Documentary, 2010 16 min, HD Cam, Color English

 

With major combat operations in Iraq officially ending in August 2010, hundreds of thousands of troops are returning home. After Iraq explores the personal readjustment experiences of three Texas-based Iraq War veterans as they deal with post-traumatic stress disorder, substance abuse, separation from family, and the physical and mental scars of battle. Through intimate and sometimes humorous interviews, the diversity of their experiences is seen.

 

World Premiere

Producer: Sascha Weiss Cinematographer: Olivier Dalipagic Editor: Tat Ho Yee, Olivier Dalipagic Sound Design: Olivier Dalipagic, Sachin Shah, Michelle Mejia, Lauren Gerson Music: Michael Cozzi, Steve Hanson, Paul Lawler, Gustavo Santaolalla Print Source: Sascha Weiss, sascha.weiss@gmail.com

 

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

 

Trust: Second Acts in Young Lives

Nancy Kelly

USA, Documentary, 2010 78 min, MiniDV, Color English

 

Trust follows Marlin, a young Hondureña living in Chicago who has lived through some of the harshest cruelties imaginable: sexual abuse followed by severe depression. Propelled by her participation in the Albany Park Theater Project, a neighborhood teen theater company which makes original plays based on company members' stories, Marlin experiences a healthy movement away from identifying herself with those traumas in a documentary that is both uplifting and transformative.

 

Texas Premiere

www.trustdocumentary.org

 

Nancy Kelly, a veteran independent filmmaker of more than 25 years, is director of Smitten, Downside UP, and Thousand Pieces of Gold. Currently she is in production on Moments in Time, about how the Point Reyes National Seashore and Golden Gate National Recreation Area were saved from development.

 

Producer: Nancy Kelly Production Companies: Kelly+Yamamoto Productions Screenwriter: Nancy Kelly Cinematographer: Daniel B. Gold, Dana Kupper Editor: Kenji Yamamoto Sound Design: Phil Perkins Music: Todd Boekelheide Print Source Contact: Nancy Kelly - Kelly+Yamamoto Productions, nancy@kelly-yamamoto.com

 

Mexican American Cultural CenterWed. April 27 8:00 PM FREE!

 

La Salsa Cubana

Eric Joseph Johnson, Sarita Streng

USA/Cuba, Music/Dance Documentary, 2011 81 min, MiniDV, Color Spanish with English subtitles

 

A salsa dance group from Guanabacoa, located on the outskirts of Havana, is attempting to win the Cuban national dance competition. It is a story and event that engrosses the country. Along the group's journey to the competition, viewers can hear Cuban music, delve into the dancers' lives, learn a bit about the history of dance, and of course, see vibrant dancing.

 

Regional Premiere

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dancers and directors Eric Joseph Johnson and Sarita Streng were co-teachers and performers before filming La Salsa Cubana. Johnson currently works as a freelance engineer, and Streng runs the Community Dance Program in Albuquerque, NM.

Producer: Eric Joseph Johnson Production Companies: Me Priva Pictures Screenwriter: Eric Joseph Johnson Cinematographer: Alvaro Rangel Editor: Eric Joseph Johnson, David Leach Sound Design: Eric Joseph Johnson, David Leach, Eduardo "Tatico" Collazo Music: David Calzado y su Charanga Habanera, Beny Moré, Chucho Valdés y su Cuarteto, Orquesta Aragón, Adalberto Alvarez y su Son, Elio Revé y su Charangón, Issac Delgado y su Orquesta, Pachito Alonso y sus Kini Kini, Pupy y los que son son, Grupo Changui de Guantanamo, and many more Print Source: Eric Joseph Johnson, ericjjohnson@hotmail.com

 

Mexican American Cultural CenterMon. April 25 1:00 PM FREE!

 

 

La hija natural Love Child

Leticia Tonos

Dominican Republic/Puerto Rico, Melodrama, 2011 95 min, HD, Color Spanish with English subtitles

 

As a child, María was a simple and sensitive young girl with the strange habit of putting ladybugs in her mouth. After her mother dies in an accident, 18 year-old María decides to look for the father she has never met. She travels to a nearby town taking what few belongings she has. She finds her father, Joaquín, living in a dark, old house in the middle of an abandoned banana plantation, which the locals claim is haunted by spirits. He lives there with an enigmatic Haitian as his only companion. Having no one else in the world, she has no option but to stay with this drunken and recently widowed old man, and confront the ghosts of the past that haunt them both.

 

Regional Premiere

www.lahijanatural.com

 

A graduate of the London Film School, Leticia Tonos is more interested in posing questions than making statements, and as a result, is involved in projects that will lead to deeper reflection. Always concerned about social issues, she has also directed several videos for non-profit organizations.

 

 

 

Producer: Leticia Tonos Production Companies: Producciones Línea Espiral Screenwriter: Leticia Tonos Cinematographer: Sonnel Velazquez Editor: Raúl Marchand Sound Design: David Hernández Music: Miguel Hiraldo Cast: Julieta Rodríguez, Víctor Checo, Andrés "Velcro" Ramos, Gastner Legerme, Frank Perozo Print Source: Leticia Tonos, lety@lineaespiral.com

 

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

 

 

El hada buena: Una fabula peronista The Good Fairy: A Peronist Tale

María Laura Casabé

Argentina, Science Fiction/Fantasy, 2010 85 min, MiniDV, Color Spanish with English subtitles

 

In a near-future Argentina where the government has returned to a Peronist benefactor model of society... siblings Esther and Horacio have adapted to this new way of living by participating in the public options of children who are up for adoption. Families flock to these auctions in hopes of buying a child who is worthy of winning the Perón Sponsorship, which provides a life-long pension to the family of the winning child. With Juan Domingo the Seventh, Esther and Horacio may have found a candidate for the prize. El hada buena shows a fantasy world where all the rules have changed, and all the hopes and dreams of Argentina's citizens lie in a false leader.

 

International Premiere

elhadabuenapelicula.blogspot.com

 

Laura Casabé, one of the founders of Horno Productions, worked as cinematographer on several of the company's shorts titled Plop videos. El hada buena: Una fabula peronista is her first feature.

 

 

Producer: Eugenia Tramezzani, Micaela Sleigh Production Companies: Horno Producciones Screenwriter: Laura Casabé Cinematographer: Laura Casabé Editor: Eugenia Tramezzani Sound Design: Mariano Suarez Music: Federico Haro Cast: Alejandro Parrilla, Rodrigo Lico Lorente, Orlando Mastropaolo, Walter Cornás, Lidia Epztein, Hernan Losicer, Rocio Rodriguez Presedo Print Source: Laura Casabé, lauracasabe@yahoo.com.ar

 

Blue Starlite Drive-In Tue. April 26 11:00 PM FREE!

 

 

Blattángelus Blatangelus

Araceli Santana Lancón

Mexico, Documentary, 2010 70 min, HD, Color Spanish with English subtitles

 

Co-sponsored by the Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival

As a member of a traditional Catholic family, Jorge Sosa had always been immersed in schools, activities and unions, in which his homosexuality generated an unbearable ideological conflict. This ended when he decided to completely move away from the precepts and practices of his religion. Then, years later, after receiving the counsel of a priest, he reconciled himself with his identity and now leads a church whose main mission is to promote this same reconciliation of faith and sexuality for others, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. Sosa's mission involves teaching about a god who promotes in his followers responsibility and full awareness of their freedom.

 

US Premiere

www.rofilms.com.mx

 

Araceli Santana Lancón, born in Mexico City in 1976, has worked as a literary and screenwriting professor at the Universidad de las Américas and the Centro de Escritores Juan José Arreola de Casa Lamm respectively. She is currently working on her first novel and initial research for her next documentary.

 

 

 

 

Producer: Roberto Canales Production Companies: RO Films, FOPROCINE Screenwriter: Araceli Santana Lancón Cinematographer: Pepe Guevara Editor: Roberto Canales Sound Design: Manuel Montaño Music: Gustavo Reyes, Jethro Carbonell Cast: Jorge Sosa, Juan Álvarez, Mauro Zamora Print Source: Javier Núñez - IMCINE, difuinte@imcine.gob.mx

 

Mexican American Cultural CenterSat. April 23 6:30 PM FREE!

 

Arroz con leche: K Ool Utial K Kuxtal Rice Pudding: K Ool Utial K Kuxtal

Byrt Wammack Weber, Ana Rosa Duarte

Mexico, Experimental Documentary, 2009 50 min, SVHS/DV/Super8, Color/Black & White Yucatec Maya, Spanish with English subtitles

 

When faced with homogenizing forces that would have her distance herself from her past and people, a Mayan woman is incited to explore her identity and how it relates to her culture. A ten-year collaboration between five Mayan women and their families, Arroz con leche shows the diversity of being a Maya woman at the turn of the twenty-first century.

 

North American Premiere

arrozconleche.yoochel.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Byrt Wammack Weber works in film and other media to deal with questions of contemporary cultural identity, post-colonialism, autonomy, migration, and memory. Founder of several community-based and collaborative art initiatives in Mexico, his various works have been exhibited throughout the world. Ana Rosa Duarte was born in Chocholá Yucatan, a Mayan community. She has a doctorate in Social Anthropology, and is a founding member Yoochel Kaaj, which works to promote audiovisual expression through the use of technology and audiovisual media.

Producer: Ana Rosa Duarte Duarte Production Companies: Yoochel Kaaj: Cine Video Cultura Screenwriter: Byrt Wammack Weber Cinematographer: Byrt Wammack Weber Editor: Byrt Wammack Weber Sound Design: Byrt Wammack Weber Music: Juan Palacios Cast: Ana Rosa Duarte, Carmita Tamayo Pool, Sidenilda Puuc, Juana Itzá, Lucía Cocom Print Source: Ana Rosa Duarte Duarte - Yoochel Kaaj: Cine Video Cultura, dduarte@uady.mx

 

Mexican American Cultural CenterSat. April 23 4:00 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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New Children / New York

Gisela Sanders Alcántara

USA/Chile/Guatemala/Mexico/Puerto Rico, Documentary, 2010 63 min, MiniDV, Color English, Spanish with Spanish and English subtitles

 

New Children/New York is an intimate portrait of the struggles and perseverance of young immigrants coming of age in inner-city New York. Set in a community workshop in Bushwick, a low-income neighborhood of Brooklyn with many Latino immigrants, the documentary follows three young people who are studying filmmaking. Their gripping, self-exploratory films, excerpted throughout the documentary, reveal the confidential perceptions of these youth who dramatically straddle the opposing cultures of the U.S. and their homelands. They confront accounts of lost tradition, family separation, death and destitution, and ultimately are galvanized to explore their histories to understand who they are, where they come from and where they're going.

 

Regional Premiere

www.newchildren-newyork.com, www.ojo-de-agua.org

 

A graduate of The City College of New York and the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana in Mexico, the past work of Gisela Sanders Alcántara includes the dance film series Parallelos and Al borde del cuerpo. Currently she works at CUNY TV and teaches video production with the La Union community organization.

 

Producer: Lauren Mucciolo Production Companies: Ojo de Agua Arte y Producción Screenwriter: Lauren Mucciolo Cinematographer: Dan Akiba Editor: Andrea Chignoli Sound Design: Giacomo Buonafina Music: Maya Martinez, Yarimir Caban Cast: Desiree Camacho, Fausto El Piro, Miriam Patricia Torres, Lauren Mucciolo, Gisela Sanders Alcántara Print Source: Lauren Mucciolo, newchildrennewyork@gmail.com

 

 

 

Mexican American Cultural CenterSat. April 23 1:00 PMFREE!

 

María en tierra de nadie Maria in Nobody's Land

Marcela Zamora Chamorro

El Salvador/Guatemala/Mexico, Human Rights Documentary, 2010 86 min, MiniDV, Color Spanish with English subtitles

 

This documentary shows the parallel immigration stories of three Salvadoran women on a journey through Mexico. Doña Inés, a 60 year-old woman, is searching for her daughter who went missing shortly after she decided to immigrate to the US five years ago. Marta and Sandra, tired of the domestic violence they endured at home and hoping to overcome their impoverished lives, decide to make the trip through Mexico with only thirty dollars in their pockets. These women, Doña Inés' daughter, and countless other immigrant women face prostitution, human trafficking, rape, kidnap, and even death on a journey not often brought up in immigration debates.

 

North American Premiere

Marcela Zamora studied journalism in Costa Rica and went on to study film at the International School of Film and Television of San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba (EICTV). María en tierra de nadie is her first feature documentary.

 

Producer: Marcela Zamora, Oscar Martinez, Edu Ponces Production Companies: Elfaro.net, Ruido Photo, Idheas Screenwriter: Marcela Zamora Cinematographer: Keren Shayo Editor: Leopoldo Nakata Sound Design: Gina Villafañe Music: Sigried Masías, Leticia Servín Print Source: Marcela Zamora, zamora_marcela@hotmail.com

 

 

Mexican American Cultural CenterMon. April 25 6:00 PM

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La reina del pueblo The Queen of the People

Juan Andrés Bello

Venezuela, Documentary, 2010 65 min, DigiBeta, Color/Black & White Spanish with English subtitles

 

The first time Venezuelans went to vote, they did so in order to choose a beauty queen. In 1944, Caracas hosted the 7th Baseball Amateur World Series and the organizers decided the beauty queen of the event would be elected via popular vote. As the campaign begins, the country is divided into two factions. On one side, there are the supporters of Oly Clemente, the daughter of the President's secretary; on the other, those of Yolanda Leal, a school-teacher from a poor neighborhood in Caracas. The country was going through a transition to democracy and the newly formed political organizations understood this as a means to promote their ideas. It was an opportunity to test if the citizens were ready to choose who was going to govern.

 

US Premiere

www.produccionestriana.com/lareinadelpueblo.htm

 

Juan Andrés Bello, born in Venezuela in 1970, is a director and producer dedicated to Latin American history, culture and art topics. Director of the award-winning El Cerrito, Bello has also participated in projects for A&E and The Biography Channel.

 

 

 

 

 

Producer: Constanza Burucua Production Companies: Producciones Triana Screenwriter: Juan Andrés Bello Cinematographer: Enrique Blein Editor: Juan Andrés Bello Sound Design: Setfano Gramitto Music: Varios Authors Cast: Yolanda Leal, Olga Risquez, Nelly Blanco Yepes Print Source: Constanza Burucua - Producciones Triana, cburucua@gmail.com

 

 

Mexican American Cultural CenterFri. April 22 1:00 PMFREE!

 

Historia de un día The Story of a Day

Rosana Matecki

Venezuela, Documentary, 2009 89 min, DV, Color Spanish with English subtitles

 

Historia de un día begins by observing the peaceful life of farmers living in a rural area in Latin America. Day breaks. A woman touches her eyebrows. A man shaves. Chickens are set loose and goats are fed. Little or nothing is said but the soundtrack gradually evolves into a rich, subtle combination of background noise and added sounds. This observation takes on a more contemplative mood, when attention is focused on the other subjects of the film.

 

Austin Premiere

www.kiiskakuna.com

 

Rosana Matecki studied communications in Caracas, Venezuela, has directed 12 documentaries, and has worked as a producer, director, researcher and/or screenwriter on various projects, including Ancestral Women and El último Don. She is the founder of Kiiskakuna Productions.

 

Producer: Rosana Matecki Production Companies: Kiiskakuna Cinematographer: John Márquez, Emil Guevara Editor: Lucas Villegas Sound Design: Cecilia Nava Music: Alejandro Rodríguez Cast: Famille Guerrero Carrizales, Avendaño Rodríguez Zabala, Hernandez Epieyú, Pushainá y Girnú Print Source: Latinofusión, latinofusion@latinofusion.com.mx

 

 

Mexican American Cultural Center Mon. April 25 8:00 PM

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El edificio de los chilenos The Chilean Building

Macarena Aguiló Marchi, Susana Foxley

Chile/Cuba/France/Netherlands, Autobiographical Documentary, 2010 96 min, HDV, Color Spanish with English subtitles

 

By reconstructing her past from memories, letters, childhood drawings and animation, Macarena Aguiló Marchi attempts to understand why her parents sent her abroad to be raised by strangers while they risked their lives back in Chile fighting the Pinochet regime. El edificio de los chilenos is a film about children who lost their parents under the relocation project Proyecto Hogares, as well as the parents who not only lost the Revolution, but any chance of ever seeing their children again. Winner of the Grand Prize at the FIDOCS festival in Santiago, Chile.

 

North American Premiere

www.eledificiodeloschilenos.blogspot.com

 

Macarena Aguiló Marchi was born in 1971 in Chile. El edificio de los chilenos is her first film, and after this autobiographical production, she also contributed to the work of other documentaries including Final Image and The Other Side of La Moneda.

Producer: Macarena Aguiló Marchi Production Companies: Rayo Verde Screenwriter: Macarena Aguiló Marchi Cinematographer: Arnaldo Rodríguez Editor: Catherine Mabilat, Macarena Aguiló Marchi, Ilán Stehberg, Galut Alarcón, Ismael Miranda Sound Design: Mauricio Molina Music: Elizabeth Morris Print Source: Macarena Aguiló Marchi, maguilomar@gmail.com

 

 

Alamo South Lamar - Fri. April 22 7:00 PM Buy Tickets

 

El agua del fin del mundo The Water at the End of the World

Paula Siero

Argentina, Drama, 2010 84 min, HD Cam, Color Spanish with English subtitles

 

Laura and Adriana, two sisters who live together, decide to take one final trip together. Laura, who works at a pizzeria and also takes care of her sister, is in charge of getting the money together for the trip. The girls are not driven by a desire to travel, but rather to escape the reality Laura must ultimately return to. When Laura meets a musician, Martin, with whom she begins an intimate relationship, both sisters must confront each other, as well as their love, hatred, understanding and anger in their intense, sisterly bond.

 

North American Premiere

Paula Siero began her artistic career in the mid-90s as an actress in film, television and theater, and was featured in the feature films Lo siniestro and El último verano de la boyita. In addition to her acting training, her foray into filmmaking was supplemented by film and drama studies with great masters of theater.

 

 

 

 

 

Producer: Juan Pablo Gugliotta, Nathalia Videla Peña Production Companies: Primer Plano, MagmaCine Screenwriter: Paula Siero Cinematographer: Daniel Ortega Editor: Leandro Aste Sound Design: Martín Grignaschi, Federico Billordo Music: Chango Spaciuk Cast: Facundo Arana, Guadalupe Docampo, Diana Lamas, Graciela Stefani Print Source: Paul Hudson - Outsider Pictures, info@outsiderpictures.us

 

 

Alamo South Lamar - Fri. April 22 4:00 PM Buy Tickets

 

A Alegria The Joy

Felipe Bragança, Marina Meliande

Brazil, Drama, 2010 100 min, HD, Color Portuguese with English subtitles

 

A fairy tale about youth and courage, A Alegria tells the story of 16-year-old Luiza, a girl who is tired of hearing about the end of the world. During the Christmas holidays, her cousin João is shot in a poor neighborhood of the city and disappears into the middle of the night. Some weeks after, while Luiza is alone in her apartment, she finds a mysterious guest waiting for her in the living room: João, as a ghost, asking her to help hide him.

 

Regional Premiere

www.figafilms.com

 

Felipe Bragança and Marina Meliande, both 29 years old, are part of a new generation of Brazilian filmmakers. Together they developed the Coração no Fogo Trilogy as a way of questioning some realistic traditions in Brazilian movies. A Alegria is the second film of the trilogy.

 

 

 

 

 

Producer: Lara Frigotto, Felipe Bragança, Marina Meliande Production Companies: Duas Mariola Filmes Screenwriter: Felipe Bragança Cinematographer: Andra Capella Editor: Marina Meliande Sound Design: Felippe Mussel Music: Lucas Marcier Cast: Tainá Medina, Cesar Cardadeiro, Flora Dias, Rikle Jeová Print Source: Alex Garcia - FiGa Films, alex@figafilms.com

 

 

 

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

 

Por tu culpa It's Your Fault

Anahí Berneri

Argentina/France, Drama, 2010 87 min, 35mm, Color Spanish with English subtitles

 

For a young mother, Julieta, who has recently been separated from her husband, it is another normal evening at home. Her two little boys are playing in their cramped apartment while she tries to get work done on a deadline, but then the youngest boy falls and hurts himself. Children in tow, Julieta heads to the hospital where help and understanding give way to criticism, mistrust, and shattering suspicions. For Julieta, the roles of victim and victimizer become one.

 

Regional Premiere

Anahí Berneri, was born in Martínez, Buenos Aires Province, in 1975. Her first feature, Un año sin amor, and second feature, Encarnación, won awards at various festivals. Por tu culpa, her third feature, competed in the Berlin, San Sebastian and Karlovy Vary festivals.

 

Producer: Diego Dubcovsky, Daniel Burman Production Companies: BD Cine SRL, Tu Vas Voir Screenwriter: Anahí Berneri, Sergio Wolf Cinematographer: Willi Behnisch Editor: Eliane Katz Sound Design: Jesica Suarez Music: Sebastian Bianchini Cast: Erica Rivas, Nicasio Galán, Zenón Galán, Rubén Viani, Marta Bianchini, Osmar Núñez, Carlos Portaluppi. Print Source: Paul Hudson - Outsider Pictures, info@outsiderpictures.us

 

 

Alamo South Lamar - Mon. April 25 4:00 PMBuy Tickets

 

La mirada invisible The Invisible Eye

Diego Lerman

Argentina, Drama, 2010 95 min, 35mm, Color Spanish with English subtitles

 

María Teresa is a lonely and deeply repressed assistant teacher at an elite Buenos Aires private school. Obedient and willing, she accepts unquestioningly the school's rigid code of conduct and proud identification with the nation state. But her head professor's words about the "cancer of subversion" and need for total surveillance soon feed an unhealthy obsession with one of her students, and lead to an ensuing spiral of degradation and breakdown in discipline that parallels a popular rebellion beyond the school's ivy-covered walls.

 

Texas Premiere

www.globalfilm.org

 

Diego Lerman was born in Buenos Aires in 1976. A graduate of the University of Buenos Aires, in 2002 Lerman directed his first feature, Suddenly, which won the Silver Leopard at the Locarno International Film Festival. Co-founder of the production company Campo Cine with Nicolas Avruj, The Invisible Eye is his third feature film.

 

Producer: Nicolas Avruj, Diego Lerman Production Companies: Campo Cine Screenwriter: Diego Lerman, Maria Meira Cinematographer: Álvaro Gutiérrez Editor: Alberto Ponce Sound Design: Leandro de Loredo Music: Jose Villalobos Cast: Julieta Zylberberg, Osmar Nuñez, Marta Lubos, Gaby Ferrero, Diego Vegezzi, Pablo Sigal Print Source: Jeremy Quist - The Global Film Initiative, bookings@globalfilm.org

 

Alamo South Lamar - Mon. April 25 7:00 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

 

Down for Life

Alan Jacobs

USA, Drama/Coming-of-Age, 2011 96 min, Super16mm, Color English

 

Based on a true story, Down for Life depicts a single, fateful day in the life of a 15-year-old Latina gang leader. She discovers that leaving the gang is much more difficult than joining. The film was shot on location in South-Central Los Angeles and stars local youth in the lead roles.

 

Austin Premiere

www.downforlifemovie.com

 

A native of New York and graduate of Wesleyan University and Stanford University, Alan Jacobs has directed six feature films, including Nina Takes a Lover, American Gun, Just One Night, and co-directed Sinbad: Beyond the Veil of Mists.

 

 

 

 

 

Producer: Scott William Alvarez Production Companies: Por Vida Productions Screenwriter: Alan Jacobs, Trina Calderon Cinematographer: Dana Gonzales, Morgan Susser Editor: Clayton Halsey and Roger Marshall Sound Design: Paul Hurtubise Music: Vito A. Colapietro II, Neely Dinkins Jr. Cast: Jessica Romero, Kate del Castillo, Danny Glover, Laz Alonso, Elizabeth Peña, Emily Rios, Cesar Garcia, Nicholas Gonzalez, Snoop Dogg Print Source: Scott William Alvarez, swa@cinemarevival.com

 

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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

 

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