Narrative Films from Latino Filmmakers
Dallas, TX, March 28 , 2013 – The Dallas International Film Festival presented by AutoNation Volkswagen Dealers announced today the films and events line-up for its annual Latino Cinema Day. Sponsored by El Creative Advertising, Colibrí and Univision 23 and MAXIMA 99.1 FM with support from the Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau, Latino Cinema Day is Sunday, April 7, 2013, with screenings and activities at Landmark Theatre’s The Magnolia in West Village Shopping Center, 3699 McKinney Ave., #100, Dallas, TX 75204.
The DIFF Latino Cinema Day features four narrative films from Latin American filmmakers that speak a cinematic language of their own : 7 BOXES, CLANDESTINE CHILDHOOD, MAN FROM THE FUTURE and POST TENEBRAS, as well as two Spanish films showcased in other sections of the Festival GIMME THE POWER and BLANCANIEVES .
Latino Cinema Day starts at noon . in Uptown’s West Village . E ncore screening s of the films play on the last weekend of the Festival.
To cap off the Latino Cinema Day celebration at DIFF, Mexican rock band, MOLOTOV’s very own Randy and Ayala will participate in a Q&A following the 5:30 p.m. screening of GIMME THE POWER. From there, Colibrí and AeroMexico will host various artists and performers with a feature performance by MOLOTOV who will create live remixes at Deep Ellum’s Club Dada, 2720 Elm Street, Dallas, TX 75226. Net proceeds from the event will benefit the Dallas Film Society. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 online at http://www.prekindle.com/
With a 16-year career, MOLOTOV is one of the main representatives of Mexican Rock Music both in their own country and worldwide. Their debut album, titled “Donde Jugarán las Niñas?” (Where Will Girls Play?), is considered one of the most important albums in the history of both Mexican and Latin Rock.
Latino Showcase films include:
7 BOXES (Paraguay)
Director: Juan Carlos Maneglia, Tana Schembori
Victor receives an unusual proposal, to carry seven boxes of unknown content through the market, but things get complicated along the way. Screens on April 7 at 5 p.m. and April 13 at 2:45 p.m. at Magnolia.
CLANDESTINE CHILDHOOD (Argentina/Spain/Brazil)
Director: Benjamin Avila
After years of political exile, 12-year old, Juan and his family come back to Argentina under fake identities in 1979. This is a story about militancy, undercover life and love. Screens on April 7 at 12 p.m. and April 12 at 7 p.m. at Magnolia.
MAN FROM THE FUTURE (Brazil)
Director: Claudio Torres
Zero is a brilliant scientist, who was publicly humiliated 20 years ago by his secret college love, Helena. An accidental experiment catapults him back in time to confront the situation. Screens on April 7 at 3 p.m. and April 12 at 4 p.m. at Magnolia.
POST TENEBRAS LUX (Mexico/France/Netherlands/
Director: Carlos Reygadas
Juan and his urban family live in the Mexican countryside, where they enjoy and suffer a world apart. Nobody knows if these two worlds are complementary or if they strive to eliminate one another. Screens on April 7 at 12:15 p.m. and April 14 at 12 p.m. at Magnolia.
Deep Ellum Sounds Latino film:
GIMME THE POWER (Mexico)
Directed by Olallo Rubio
Art usually mirrors and influences historical events, and such is the case for Mexican rock music during much of the 20th century and the new millennium. Director Olallo Rubio, a Mexican rock expert out of passion and profession, does a wonderful job chronicling the close to 70 years of political rule of the PRI, the country’s official state party, and the social upheavals it caused in Mexico, alongside the evolution and role of rock music during this time.
Through interviews with first-hand participants and expert witnesses, found footage, and rock music itself, Rubio offers an insightful narrative that crystallizes with the late 90s rise of the band MOLOTOV, who became the irreverent, foul-mouthed, and hard-rocking voice not only of a generation but of an entire nation fed up with a broken political system. GIMME THE POWER s creens on April 7 at 5:30 p.m. at Magnolia.
World Cinema Latino film :
Director: Pablo Berger
A twist on the Snow White fairy tale, set in 1920s Seville, centers on a female bullfighter. This black-and-white, silent film won 10 2013 Goya Awards, Spain’s Oscars, including Best Film. Screens on April 7 at 2:30 p.m. and on April 13 at 5:00 p.m. at Magnolia.
Passes and Tickets
DIFF Passes are now available at the online Prekindle Box Office at www.DallasFilm.org and at the Prekindle Main Box Office located on the southeast side of Mockingbird Station on the first floor, next to Urban Taco ( 469-547-1230) . Prices range from $100 for a Festival Lounge Pass to $750 for an all-access Star Pass, which includes:
· All-access pass to all screenings
· One invitation to the Opening Night Screening and Gala on April 4, 2013, subject to availability
· Admission for one person to all Centerpiece screenings and parties during the Festival
· Access for one person to the Festival Lounge (Must be 21 or over to enter the Festival Lounge or to consume alcohol)
· Admission for one person to all regular film screenings and panel discussions
· Dallas International Film Festival swag bag full of unforgettable merchandise
About the Dallas Film Society
The Dallas Film Society celebrates films and their impact on society. A 501(c)3 non-profit organization, the Dallas Film Society recognizes and honors filmmakers for their achievements in enhancing the creative community, provides educational programs to students to develop better understanding of the role of film in today’s world, and promotes the City of Dallas and its commitment to the art of filmmaking. The annual Dallas International Film Festival, scheduled for April 4-14, 2013, is a presentation of the Dallas Film Society. In addition to producing one of the largest festivals in the Southwest, the Society produces numerous year round events, screening series and partnership programs with arts organizations around the city. For more information, call (214) 720-0555, or visit www.DallasFilm.org. The offices of the Dallas Film Society are located at 3625 North Hall Street, Suite 740, Dallas, TX 75219.
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