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The Maya Indie Film Series debuts July 23 in Dallas.
The Series’ end in Los Angeles will tie in with local Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations. Each film will have a rotating screening schedule throughout the Series. Final film screening schedules to be programmed by theaters.
Founded by award winning producer Moctesuma Esparza (“Selena”, “Gettysburg”, “The Milagro Beanfield War”). Maya Entertainment is in its second year as a groundbreaking distribution company focusing on, but not limited to, the Latino market. Esparza has also opened the burgeoning theatre chain Maya Cinemas in several cities. Maya Entertainment titles include “The Line” starring Andy Garcia and Ray Liotta, “The Ministers” starring John Leguizamo (more…)
Alejandro González Iñárritu y su filme “Biutiful” son un ejemplo de la presencia latina en el festival francés
La edición número 63 del Festival de Cannes que comienza la próxima semana mira al cine latinoamericano, lo mete en competición, en las secciones paralelas y en los asientos del jurado, en lo que parece un reconocimiento de su vitalidad, diversidad y creatividad.
La lista de la competición por la Palma de Oro tiene la atención sobre los latinos centrada en el mexicano Alejandro González Iñárritu, que dirige a Javier Bardem en “Biutiful” , y quien diez años después de su laureado “Amores Perros” asciende al Olimpo cinematográfico de la ciudad de la Costa Azul para luchar con otros 17 filmes por el máximo galardón.
Es un ejemplo destacado del poderío de México en este festival pues sus filmes, en todo formato, salpican además otras secciones. (more…)
The 25th edition of the Guadalajara International Film Festival feted Colombian helmer Carlos Gaviria’s “Retratos en un mar de Mentiras” and Nicolas Pereda’s “Perpetuum Mobile” with jury grand prizes in the Ibero-American and Mexican fiction feature categories, respectively, during Friday’s festival’s awards announcement.
Speaking at the ceremony, festival director Jorge Sanchez Sosa also announced he will step down after this year’s festival, bringing with him at least some of his core staff. The topper has long described his reign as a five-year plan and is generally credited with having greatly expanded the industrial side of the festival. (more…)
American actor Matt Dillon was the star attraction at the opening of the 25th Guadalajara International Film Festival. Flash bulbs popping as he strode down the red carpet, he said all the right things, even proclaiming his love for the city. But many for cinema industry insiders, his presence was something of a sideshow.
“I’ve no idea why he was here,” Variety film critic Robert Koehler told the Reporter. “I think they just picked a Hollywood star to bring down and give him a prize.”
The star of films such as The Outsiders, Rumble Fish, You, Crash and There’s Something about Mary won the “International Prize” and admitted he wasn’t sure what the award was or why he won it.
The 46-year-old New Rochelle, New York native gave a press conference in which he called Guadalajara “the most Mexican city in the world.” Dillon also admitted last time he was in town he wandered “from cantina to cantina.” (more…)
El Festival Internacional de Cine en Guadalajara (FICG) in the state capital of Jalisco, Mexico, started today with the award of the International Guadalajara U.S. actor and director Matt Dillon, in the hands of the Mexican Diego Luna. In a brief speech that ended with a “Viva Mexico,” Dillon nominated for an Oscar for best supporting actor in 2005 for the movie Crash, and director of the film City of ghosts, said he was excited to visit this city for the second time and receive this prize. (more…)
The SDLFF may be the only chance to view some of the foreign films because many won’t be released in the U.S.
Film buffs rejoice — the 17th annual San Diego Latino Film Festival kicks off this week at Ultrastar Mission Valley Cinema. Hosted by Media Arts Center San Diego, the festival boasts 185 films honoring the best in cinema from Mexico, Spain, Cuba, Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Columbia, Peru, Venezuela and the United States. (more…)
Mexico City Film Festival in danger, PR rep says February/March event is off.
The seventh edition of the popular Mexico City Contemporary Film Festival, dubbed Ficco, has been canceled only weeks before it was set to bow, according to a PR firm that works with the fest, Burson-Marsteller Mexico.
With the capital plastered in posters promoting the event, rumors began to flurry mid-to-late last week that the festival was in hot water as staffers were quietly told they were going to be out of a job. Then last Friday, the festival contacted BM Mexico to tell them it was over and to expect an official announcement this upcoming Friday.
Los iberoamericanos se preparan para Sundance 2010
Sobre temas variados que comprenden desde las relaciones de parejas y las rupturas familiares hasta conflictos sociales de gran escala, como el fenómeno de la migración, la presencia iberoamericana en el Festival Internacional de Cine de Sundance 2010 estará compuesta por películas de México, Argentina, Bolivia, Brasil, Colombia, Cuba, Perú y España, siendo éste último el que participa con mayor número de producciones (seis), incluyendo tres cortometrajes. (more…)