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Cine Las Americas Announces Program Sections, Festival Line-Up and Opening and Closing Night Films,
for the 13th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival



AUSTIN, TX (April 7, 2010) - Cine Las Americas announces the full festival line-up for the 13th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival which runs April 21 - 29, 2010. This year, more than 100 films from over 13 countries will be showcased at the festival, including an unprecedented number of new releases highlighting new and prestigious productions from Latin America, Spain, Portugal and the United States; an impressive selection of narrative and feature films in competition; a great collection of short films, and youth films presented in the Emergencia Youth Film Program.

The 2010 festival will open on April 21 at 7:00 PM at the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, with a special presentation of AMOROSA SOLEDAD (Lovely Loneliness, Argentina, 2008) directed by Martín Carranza and Victoria Galardi.

As part of celebrations of the Bicentennial of the Mexican Independence, and the Centennial of the Mexican Revolution, Cine Las Americas is honored to host Mexico as the invited country of honor in 2010. The 13th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival will feature a great selection of contemporary independent Mexican cinema, including the US Premiere of LA PROFECIA DE LOS JUSTOS (2009), starring Ana Claudia Talancón, Diego Martín, Raul Méndez, Pedro Armendariz, Jr., and Federico Luppi.

Also, as part of the Mexican Bicentennial celebrations, the festival will feature a special retrospective of the works of Nicolás Pereda, one of the most notable new talents of Mexican cinema.

In addition, the festival will showcase "Crafts, Humors and Stories of the Mexican Independence and Revolution," a collection of short animated films created in honor of the bicentennial and centennial celebrations in Mexico this year.

The festival will close on Thursday, April 29, with a screening of CHAMACO (The Kid, 2009) directed by Miguel Necoechea and starring Martin Sheen, Kirk Harris, Alex Perea, Danny Perea, Gustavo Sanchez Parra, Raul Mendez, Michael Madsen.


FILMS BY PROGRAM SECTION

NEW RELEASES
Cine Las Americas presents a selection of the latest narrative and documentary features by the finest emerging and established filmmakers to audiences in Central Texas. This year's program represents thirteen countries' participation in production or co-production of the films.

Amor, dolor y viceversa (Love, Pain & Viceversa), Dir. Alfonso Pineda Ulloa,  Mexico

Amorosa Soledad (Lovely Loneliness), Dir. Martin Carranza & Victoria Galardi, Argentina

Aquele Querido Mês de Agosto (Our Beloved Month of August), Dir. Miguel Gomes, Portugal

Barking Water, Dir. Sterlin Harjo, USA

Chamaco (The Kid), Dir. Miguel Necoechea, Mexico/USA

El regalo (The Gift) Dir. Cristián Galaz & Andrea Ugalde, Chile

El vuelco del cangrejo (Crab Trap), Dir. Oscar Ruiz Navia, Colombia

La profecía de los justos, Dir. Manuel Carballo, Mexico

La vida loca (This Crazy Life), Dir. Christian Poveda, France/Spain/Mexico

Lokas, Dir. Gonzalo Justiniano, Chile/Mexico

Los viajes del viento (The Wind Journeys), Dir. Ciro Guerra, Colombia/Germany/Argentina/ the Netherlands

Miente (Lie), Dir. Rafi Mercado, Puerto Rico/Dominican Republic

Mundo Alas, Dir. Leon Gieco, Sebastian Schindel & Fernando Molnar, Argentina

Norteado (Northless), Rigoberto Perezcano, Mexico/Spain

Quanto Dura o Amor?, Paulista, Dir. Roberto Moreira, Brazil

Tres dies amb la família (Three Days with the Family), Dir. Mar Coll, Spain

Vil romance (Vile Romance), Dir. José Celestino Campusano, Argentina

Viajo Porque Preciso, Volto Porque Te Amo (I Travel Because I Have to, I Come Back Because I Love You), Dir. Marcelo Gomes & Karim Aïnouz, Brazil


SPECIAL SCREENINGS
Cine Las Americas presents a few special program sections that are separate from their traditional categories. In "Nuevo talento mexicano: Nicolás Pereda" the festival showcases the first five works of one of Mexico's rising directors.  The series "Crafts, Humors and Stories of the Mexican Independence and Revolution" collects short animated films created in honor of the bicentennial and centennial celebrations in Mexico this year. In commemoration of the bicentennial of Argentina's Independence, the festival is pleased to present a screening of The Gaucho War (Dir. Lucas Demare). Finally, to highlight new talent from all over the world, Cine Las Americas has invited a series of films from the San Antonio de los Baños International Film and Television School, Cuba (EICTV), one of the most prestigious film schools in Latin America.

Nuevo talento mexicano: Nicolás Pereda

¿Dónde están sus historias? (Where Are Their Stories?), Dir. Nicolás Pereda, Mexico

Entrevista con la tierra (Interview with the Earth), Dir. Nicolás Pereda, Mexico

Juntos (Together), Dir. Nicolás Pereda, Mexico

Perpetuum Mobile, Dir. Nicolás Pereda, Mexico/Canada/France

Todo, en fin, el silencio lo ocupaba (All Things Were Now Overtaken by Silence), Dir. Nicolás Pereda, Mexico/Canada


Bicentennial of the Mexican Independence Centennial of the Mexican Revolution

Suertes, humores y pequeñas historias de la Independencia y la Revolución (Crafts, Humors and Short Stories of the Mexican Independence and Revoution), Dir. Various, Mexico


Bicentennial of the Argentinean Independence

La guerra gaucha (The Gaucho War), Dir. Lucas Demare, Argentina


EICTV: Escuela Internacional de Cine y Televisión de San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba

El bombillo, Dir. Juan David Soto Taborda, Cuba/Colombia

El peleador, Dir. Pablo José Lozano Hernández, Cuba/Dominican Republic

La tarea, Dir. Milagro Farfan, Cuba/Peru

Memoria de los peces, Dir. Enrique Mencia Medrano, Cuba/Puerto Rico

Tierra incógnita, Dir. Rodrigo Daniel & Alves de Melo,  Cuba/Brazil

La sombra del tiempo, Dir. Teddy Barouh, Cuba/France


NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITION
Cine Las Americas presents a selection of films from emerging and promising talent. The works screened in this category represent the director's first or second narrative feature film.

Don't Let Me Drown, Dir. Cruz Angeles, USA

El acuarelista (The Watercolorist), Dir. Daniel Rodríguez, Peru

El bosque (The Forest) Dir. Pablo Siciliano & Eugenio Lasserre, Argentina

La mujer sin piano (Woman Without Piano) Dir. Javier Rebollo, Spain

Looking for Palladin, Dir. Andrzej Krakowski, USA/Guatemala

Mal día para pescar (Bad Day to Go Fishing), Dir. Alvaro Brechner, Uruguay/Spain

Memorias del desarrollo (Memories of Overdevelopment), Dir. Miguel Coyula, USA/Cuba

Muamba (Petty Smuggling), Dir. Chico Faganello, Brazil

Oveja negra (Black Sheep), Dir. Humberto Hinojosa Ozcariz, Mexico

Tercer mundo (Third World), Dir. César Caro Cruz, Chile/Costa Rica


DOCUMENTARY FEATURE COMPETITION
Cine Las Americas presents a selection of documentaries on a wide variety of topics, with the common thread of including themes and points of view that are underrepresented in popular media.

B1, Dir. Braga Felipe & Eduardo Hunter Moura, Brazil

Dzi Croquettes, Dir. Tatiana Issa & Raphael Alvarez, Brazil

El informe Toledo (The Toledo Report) Dir. Albino Álvarez G, Mexico

El poder de la palabra (The Power of Speech), Dir. Francisco Hervé, Chile

La asamblea (The Assembly), Dir. Galel Maidana, Argentina

La tierra sin mal (The Land of No Evil), Dir. Anna Recalde Miranda, Paraguay

O Areal (The Sandpit), Dir. Sebastian Sepulveda, Chile/Spain

Tom Zé: Astronauta libertado (Tom Zé: Liberated Astronaut), Dir. Igor Iglesias Gonzalez, Spain

Which Way Home, Dir. Rebecca Cammisa, USA


SHORT FILMS IN COMPETITION
The short film competition includes some of the most powerful and compelling work programmed at the festival. These films will screen in two separate short film showcases and/or they will open for features throughout the festival.

Narrative Shorts

Away, Dir. Omar Zúñiga Hidalgo, Chile/USA

El ataque de los robots de Nebulosa-5 (The Attack of the Robots from Nebula-5), Dir. Chema Garcia Ibarra, Spain

Cerro de la cruz, Dir. Constantino Escandón, Mexico

Jaulas (Cages), Juan José Medina, Mexico

Karai norte (Man from the North), Marcelo Martinessi, Paraguay

Memoria de los peces, Dir. Enrique Mencia Medrano, Cuba/Puerto Rico

Mnemosyne Rising, Dir. Miguel Alvarez, USA

My Father's Son, Dir. JorDan Fuller, USA

Payasos (Clowns), Dir. Marianela Vega Oroza, Peru/USA

Sebastian's Voodoo, Dir. Joaquin Baldwin, USA

Documentary Shorts

Artzainak: Shepherds and Sheep, Dir. Jacob Griswold & Javi Zubizarreta, USA

Ebony Goddess: Queen of Ile Aiye, Dir. Carolina Moraes-Liu, Brazil/USA

El bombillo, Dir. Juan David Soto Taborda, Cuba/Colombia

El peleador, Dir. Pablo José Lozano Hernández, Cuba/Dominican Republic

Finding D-QU: The Lonely Struggle of California's Only Tribal College, Dir. Christopher Newman, USA

Ikwé Dir. Caroline Monnet, Canada

Olhos de Ressaca (Undertow Eyes), Dir. Petra Costa, Brazil

Point of Entry, Dir. Zeus Quijano, Jr., USA

Sueños y sacrificios (Dreams and Sacrifices), Dir. Lotte Haase, The Netherlands/Peru


PANORAMA
Cine Las Americas presents a diverse array of important Narrative and Documentary features and shorts.  Collectively, the films represent strong, new and independent filmmakers; they showcase a variety of traditionally underrepresented cultures, personal experiences, new perspectives and aesthetic innovation; they raise issues about aging, disability, the environment, sexuality, policy, politics, and human rights, to name just a few, and reflect local and global perspectives on these issues.

Panorama Narrative Features

Adopción (Adoption), Dir. David Lipszyc, Argentina

Morenita, Dir. Alan Jonsson Gavica, Mexico

Sincronía (Synchronicity), Dir. Jorge Iván Morales, Mexico

Panorama Documentary Features

Cárcel de carne (Jail of Flesh), Dir. Roque Azcuaga, Mexico

De ollas y sueños (Cooking Up Dreams), Dir. Ernesto Cabellos, Peru

El Sistema, Dir. Paul Smaczny & Maria Stodtmeier, Germany

El viaje del cometa (The Journey of the Comet), Dir. Ivonne Fuentes Mendoza, Mexico

March Point, Dir. Annie Silverstein & Tracy Rector, USA

Poto Mitan: Haitian Women, Pillars of the Global Economy, Dir. Renée Bergan & Mark Schuller, Haiti/USA

Rehje, Anaís Huerta & Raúl Cuesta, Mexico

Ser y no ser (To Be and Not to Be), Oscar Serrano, Mexico

Sowing the Seeds of Justice, Dir. (Abby Ginzberg), USA

Stages, Dir. Meerkat Media Collective, USA

Panorama Narrative Shorts

Cleats, Dir. Maria Carter, USA

¿De qué color es el cielo? (What Color Is the Sky?), Dir. Juan Pablo Richter, Bolivia

El relato de Sam Brennan (Sam Brennan's Story), Dir. Manuel Tonatiuh Moreno Ramos, Mexico

Epílogo (Epilogue), Dir. Carlos Correa, Mexico

La canción de los niños muertos (The Song of the Dead Children), Dir. David Pablos, Mexico

La sombra del tiempo, Dir. Teddy Barouh, Cuba/France

Mala memoria (Bad Memory), Dir. Alfonso Esquivias Jaime, Mexico

Red Mesa, Dir. Ilana Lapid, USA

Señal de vida (Sign of Life), Dir. Diana Peñaloza, Mexico

Tierra incógnita, Dir. Rodrigo Daniel Alves de Melo, Cuba/Brazil

Panorama Documentary Shorts

(ke na de en), Dir. Marc Arellano, Canada

CuBata, Dir. Kevin McSorley, Ireland/Cuba

La tarea, Dir. Milagro Farfán, Cuba/Peru

Solidarity In Saya: An Afro-Bolivian Music Movement, Dir. Maya Jensen, USA


HECHO EN TEJAS
"Hecho en Tejas" presents a series of films Made in Texas, to showcase the wide variety of work being produced in the state by filmmakers with varied backgrounds. Two features (one narrative and one documentary) as well as a showcase of short films are scheduled during this year's festival. This year, Cine Las Americas is pleased to announce the Texas Archive of the Moving Image (TAMI) award for the best "Hecho en Tejas" film.

Amateur, Dir. Daniel Treviño, USA

Death Rattle, Dir. A.J. Garces, USA

Shades of the Border, Dir. Patrick William Smith, Dominican Republic/Haiti/USA

Son & Moon (Diario de un astronauta) Son & Moon (The Astronaut Diary), Dir. Manuel Huerga, Spain

Taco! Taco! Taco!, Dir. John Estrada, USA

The Red Queen, Dir. David Carren, USA

Whales of Gold, Dir. Lucia Duncan, USA

When I Grow Up, Dir. Sharon Arteaga, USA


EMERGENCIA
As a celebration of young filmmakers, Cine Las Americas presents the Emergencia Youth Film Competition, a special section of the festival open to filmmakers ages 19 and under.

A Crecer Como Una Persona  (To Grow as a Person), Dir. Bryan De Leon,USA

Adrift, Dir. Yesenia Deleon & Edwin Cabrera, USA

Alex Rubio, Dir. Sergio Ramos & Emileigh Potter, USA

America's Next Top Immigrant, Dir.  Chrystian Rodriguez,  USA

Dancing in the Snow, Dir. Jessica Torres & Olivia Hinojosa, USA

(Forgive) and Forget You, Dir. Tyler Mc Cardle & Emileigh Potter, USA

Give Up Now, Dir. Yoomi Park, USA

In the Footsteps of Yellow Woman, Dir. Camille Manybeads Tso, USA

Lucky, Dir. Robert Castaneda & Yvonne Hernandez, USA

My World, Dir. Zane Stearman, Daniel Riggins, Michael Hood, Shana Lombard, Michelle Lombard & Christy Foster, USA

No Safe Place, Dir. Chrystian Rodriguez, USA

Nothing At All, Dir. Christopher Perez, USA

Parasomnia, Dir. Edwin Cabrera, USA

Shadows, Dir. Julian Moreno-Peña, USA

Skye, Dir. Yoomi Park, USA


VENUES FOR THE 13TH CINE LAS AMERICAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Regal Metropolitan 14 901 Little Texas Ln., Austin, TX 78745 (512) 447-0101

Alamo Drafthouse South 1120 S. Lamar, Austin, TX 78704 (512) 476-1320

Mexican American Cultural Center (MACC) 600 River Street, Austin, TX 78701
(512) 478-6222.  All screenings at the MACC are FREE.


TICKETS AND PASSES

Cine Las Americas Film Passes are available for purchase online at www.cinelasamericas.org. The Cine Las Americas Film Pass grants access to all film festival screenings, including Opening Night and Closing Night as well as special events and after parties.

Tickets for individual screenings are available at the box office of each theater, and online at www.cinelasamericas.org

Single screening tickets are $6 for shows before 6 PM and $8 for shows after 6 PM

Opening and Closing Night Tickets are $10

Film Passes are $70


ABOUT THE FILMS

All films are subtitled in English. The films screened at the Cine Las Americas International Film Festival are not rated. Personal discretion is advised. The screening schedule is subject to change without notice.


For more information please go to www.cinelasamericas.org


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