Hecho en Tejas

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
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After_Iraq

Mexican American Cultural Center
Fri. April 22 8:00 PM
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Gone Hollywood

Demetrius Navarro

USA, Romantic Comedy, 2011
80 min, Digital, Color
English, Spanish with English subtitles

 

Alberto Vasquez is the star of the spy TV show "Chaos Man." Shortly after losing his job on the show, his father dies and leaves Alberto his bar - The Golden Que - located in the small, south Texas town of Elsa. Alberto returns to Elsa with the intention of selling the bar, but along the way, rediscovers his hometown.

 

Austin Premiere


Demetrius_Navarro_webDemetrius Navarro was born and raised in Los Angeles to Mexican parents. Demetrius' primary focus is to produce and direct movies that portray Latinos in a positive light.

 

 

Producer: Demetrius Navarro
Production Companies: Latino Films
Screenwriter: Demetrius Navarro, David Rice
Cinematographer: Mario Ortiz
Editor: Ken Morrisey
Sound Design: Manuel R. Delgado
Music: Juan C. Zavala
Cast: Fernado Carrillo, Valente Rodríguez, Erlinda Orozco, Daniel Luján
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Gone Hollywood


Alamo South Lamar - Sun. April 24 4:00 PM
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Hands of God

Carlos Corral

USA, Drama, 2009
83 min, HDV, Color
English

 

Dr. Michael Vidal is in his final year of surgical residency and has just been named senior chief resident at his hospital. After his father's death, he slowly begins to lose touch with reality and resorts to drinking while on the job. As he begins to question his profession, a patient befriends him and offers him a second chance at understanding his father.

 

Regional Premiere

www.mindwarpentertainment.com

 

Carlos_Corral_webCarlos Fernando Corral was born in 1983 in Phoenix, AZ and raised in El Paso, TX. A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, his past films include Sobre Tu Cadaver, Breaking Borders: Cross-Dressers & Drag Queens of El Paso, TX, and Santos. Carlos and his brother Octavio currently manage MindWarp LLC in El Paso, TX.

 

 

 

Producer: Carlos Corral
Production Companies: MindWarp Entertainment
Screenwriter: Carlos Corral
Cinematographer: Benny Ontiveros
Editor: Carlos Corral
Sound Design: Carlos Corral, Christopher Robleto
Music: Neal Barenblat, Saul Irigoyen
Cast: Manny Rubio, Jim Daross, Marco Naylor, Frank Laverpool, Carlos Corral, Alyssa Sherman, Sandy Salinas, Laura Patricia Carrillo, Jose Angel Herrera, Maria Luisa Holguin, Cristina Holguin, Eduardo Holguin, Armando Beltran, Nomar Rizo, Raymond Niemira, Carlos Humberto Corral, Eduardo Valdez, Phillip Skylier Blake, Richard Thomas, Monica Chavira, Mia Villarreal, Samuel Ponzio, Esteban Guaderrama, Ivan Salcido, Felix Castaneda, Efren Lemus, Karen J. Moore
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Hands_of_God

Alamo South Lamar - Sat. April 23 1:00 PM
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Hermoso silencio
Beautiful Silence

Jorge A. Jimenez

USA, Drama, 2010
102 min, DVD, Color
Spanish, English with English subtitles

 

Cruz is a young man who has lived his entire life in the mountains of northern Mexico. Before the death of his father, he was told that he had family on the other side of the mountains in the United States. After his father's death, he takes a journey into the unknown and begins to see a world he did not know existed. Hermoso silencio is a story about family, friendship, racism, and love, all of which converge in Cruz's story.

 

World Premiere


Jorge_A._Jimenez_webJorge A. Jimenez holds a degree in Directing and Acting from Texas State University. He has worked in 13 different films as an actor over the past four years including Clemente, 2:22, Desdemon, El Pozo by Guillermo Arriaga, ¿Alguien ha visto a Lupita?, Maten a Leo Mendez, and Shades of Gray.

 

Producer: Jorge A. Jimenez
Production Companies: Ah: Raza Films
Screenwriter: Jorge A. Jimenez
Cinematographer: Philip Roy
Editor: Philip Roy
Sound Design: Luis Monterrubio
Music: David Frost
Cast: Jorge A. Jimenez, Carmen Salinas, Brad Maule, Erin Brooke
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Hermoso_Silencio

Alamo South Lamar - Sun. April 24 1:00 PM
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Kidnappeando

Norbi Zylberberg

Mexico/USA, Comedy, 2010
13 min, HD, Color
Spanish, English with English subtitles

 

Kidnappeando is an independent short film that embraces, in a sarcastic and comedic way, the streetwise attitude of a young guy in pursuit of a long-delayed dream.

 

World Premiere

www.kidnappeando.com

 

Producer: Ornella Jaramillo
Production Companies: Lost In Traducción
Screenwriter: Norbi Zylberberg
Cinematographer: Robert Smith
Editor: Alex Neuman
Sound Design: Pablo Solorzano
Music: Gustavo Farias
Cast: Francisco "Paco" Hernandez, Linda J. Carter, Nancy Lantis, Mark Hickman
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Kidnappeando

Mexican American Cultural Center
Fri. 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
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Our_Guadalupe

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

Mexican American Cultural Center
Fri. April 22 8:00 PM
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Time for a Hero

James Stevens

USA, Musical/Comedy, 2010
16 min, HDV, Color
English

 

Tate dreams of being a superhero just like his old friend, and local superhero, Hero. When Tate suddenly gets his own superpower to change back clocks, he goes to Hero, hoping to become his partner in justice. However, Hero rejects him, which prompts Tate to become Time Warp, an evil villain set on revenge.

 

Austin Premiere

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Producer: Mark Sullivan, Christine Tolson, Sarah Russell, James Stevens
Screenwriter: James Stevens and Sarah Russell
Cinematographer: Allen Ho
Editor: Sarah Russell
Sound Design: Sarah Russell
Music: Sarah Russell
Cast: Braden Hunt, Jesse Allen, Sarah Agnew
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Time_for_a_Hero

Mexican American Cultural Center
Fri. April 22 8:00 PM
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Vanilla: The Sacred Orchid

Curtis Craven

Mexico/USA, Docmentary, 2010
27 min, BetaSP, Color
Spanish with English subtitles

 

Vanilla is a New World spice originating from the state of Veracruz, Mexico. Two different groups of people are involved in its production: the indigenous people who have been growing it on small farms for centuries, and descendants of Italian immigrants who have been processing and selling the bean since the mid-1800s. Vanilla: The Sacred Orchid examines the relationship these two cultures have with the plant during its yearly cycle, from the hand-pollination of the flowers, to the harvesting and subsequent drying of the bean.

 

World Premiere

www.curtiscraven.com



Producer: Curtis Craven
Production Companies: Hecho a Mano Productions
Screenwriter: Curtis Craven
Cinematographer: Curtis Craven
Editor: Curtis Craven
Sound Design: Curtis Craven
Music: Voladores de Papantla, Curt Voelkel
Cast: Patricia Vonne, Cristina Lopez, Daniel Eduardo Hurst
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Vanilla_The_Sacred_Orchid

Mexican American Cultural Center
Fri. April 22 8:00 PM
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¿Tacos o tacos?
¿Tacos or Tacos?

Robert Lemon

USA, Documentary, 2010
14 min, Digital, Color
English, Spanish with English subtitles

 

Austin, TX is seeing a strong emergence of new food cultures, which in turn is shaping community identities throughout the city. By juxtaposing immigrant taco trucks on the East side of Austin to the new, trendy food trucks in the eclectic and eccentric neighborhood of South Austin, ¿Tacos or Tacos? shows that taco trucks are more than just a place to eat for Mexican immigrants.

 

Texas Premiere

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Producer: Robert Lemon
Screenwriter: Robert Lemon
Cinematographer: Robert Lemon, Aaron Fine
Editor: Robert Lemon, Aaron Fine
Sound Design: Robert Lemon
Music: Guy Clarke, Banda El Grullo
Cast: Sarah Courington, Robert Lemon, Jaime Malendez
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Tacos_o_Tacos_web

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