“Chamaco” (The Kid) opens in theatres tomorrow
Successful runs at several prestigious U.S. and international film festivals, Chamaco (The Kid), the latest feature film by Los Angeles-based Rogue Arts, opens theatrically July 23 in Dallas as part of the Blockbuster-sponsored Maya Entertainment Indie Film Series. A U.S. – Mexico co-production between Rogue Arts and Ivania Films, Mexico City, Chamaco is a timeless story of redemption and hope, struggle and triumph, told in the gritty world of boxing. The film tells the story of a father and son who overcome their differences to rescue a young Mexican teenager with big boxing dreams off the hard streets of Mexico City..
Shot in Mexico City and directed by noted Mexican producer Miguel Necoechea (Berlin Film Festival Winner with “Innocent Voices” and Sundance/Venice film Festivals winner with “Profundo Carmesi”), Chamaco stars Emmy/Golden Globe Winner Martin Sheen (“The Departed”, “West Wing”); The Method Fest Film Festival Breakthrough Performance Winner Kirk Harris (“Intoxicating”, “Hard Luck”); Alex Perea (“Zordo”); Mexican Ariel (Oscar) Winner/MTV Favorite Actress Danny Perea (“Duck Season”, “Hasta el viento tiene miedo”); The Method Fest Maverick Award Winner Michael Madsen (“Donnie Brasco”, “Sin City”); Mexican Ariel Winner Gustavo Sanchez Parra (“Amores Perros”, “Man on Fire”); Mexican Ariel Nominee Sofia Espinosa (“La Nina en la piedra”, “El brassier de Emma”), and Mexican Ariel nominee Raul Mendez (“Matando Cabos”, “Legend of Zorro”).
Legendary four-time world boxing champion Marco Antonio Barrera of Mexico makes a special appearance in the film, playing himself.
Chamaco was written by Rogue Arts founder and former boxing Golden Gloves champion Harris, Mexico City resident Necoechea, and celebrated Canadian filmmaker Carl Bessai (“Emile”, “Lola”). The film was produced by the team of Don Franken, Necoechea and Harris. The cinematographer is two time Mexican Ariel (Oscar) Cinematograpy Winner – Guillermo Granillo (“The Crimes of Father Amaro”, “Profundo Carmesi”).
Chamaco is part of the Maya Indie Film Series, an eight-city theatrical event that showcases eight critically acclaimed independent films in the top U.S. markets. Maya acquired U.S. distribution rights and international sales rights for Chamaco following the film’s world premiere at the Morelia (Mexico) film festival last fall.
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