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Bala mordida
Bitten Bullet

Diego Muñoz Vega

Mexico, Crime/Drama, 2009
112 min, 35mm, Color
Spanish with English subtitles


Mauro Hernández, a young policeman, becomes involved in a coke deal, and when problems arise, gives his gun away to cover the deal. Things get out of control when the media gets involved. A scandal over the bad quality of police body armor turns into an investigation of misappropriation of police funds, and Mauro is labeled as a victim of administrative corruption. Using the power that his uniform gives him and the sympathy of the media, Mauro starts to blackmail anyone who crosses his way. Mauro and his commander become involved in a dirty war inside the police force, a struggle filled with espionage, murders, and betrayal.


Regional Premiere

Diego_Munoz_webSince graduating from the CCC in Mexico, Diego Muñoz Vega has built a career in the Mexican industry in short films, documentaries, commercials and video clips. Bala mordida is his first feature film, and he's currently in post-production on the film Mordidas.


Producer: Rafael Cuervo, Diego Muñoz Vega, Pedro Sherer
Production Companies: Tosco Films, FOPROCINE, IMCINE, Goliat Films, Renta Imagen
Screenwriter: Diego Muñoz Vega
Cinematographer: Carlos Hidalgo
Editor: Felipe Gomez
Sound Design: Isabel Muñoz Cota
Music: Pablo Valero, Yamil Rezo
Cast: Damián Alcázar, Miguel Rodarte, Roberto Sosa, Flor Payán, Octavio Castro, Dagoberto Gama
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Bala mordida (Bitten Bullet)


Alamo South Lamar - Mon. April 25 9:55 PM
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Elia K. Schneider

Colombia/Venezuela, Comedy/Drama/Fantasy, 2009
90 min, 35mm, Color
Spanish with English subtitles


In the middle of a surrealist Caracas, Elia K. Schneider begins a fantastic journey into the depth of her imagination. In her story, Elias, a playwright, is conflicted between being forced to write, or facing the consequences of writing his characters into reality. In a strange twist, Elias must confront his characters and his dark side, while Elia K. also begins to see the results of her creation.


North American Premiere


Elia_K_Schneider_copia_webElia K. Schneider is an award-winning Venezuelan director of such films as Huelepega and Punto y raya. Director of the Venezuelan production company, Unity Films, she currently gives acting workshops at the Stella Adler Academy of Acting and Theatre in Los Angeles.


Producer: José Ramón Novoa
Production Companies: Unity Films
Screenwriter: Fernando Butazzoni
Cinematographer: Oscar Pérez
Editor: Jerry Zottolo
Sound Design: Guillermo Palacios
Music: Osvaldo Montes
Cast: Erich Wildpret, Samantha Dagnino, Tristán Ulloa
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Alamo South Lamar - Mon. April 25 7:30 PM
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Dos hermanos
Brother and Sister

Daniel Burman

Argentina, Comedy/Drama, 2010
117 min, 35mm, Color
Spanish with English subtitles


They are both alone. They need each other but at the same time, they despise each other. After the death of their mother, siblings Marcos and Susana are unable to heal the old wounds that remain between them. When Susana sells their mother's flat, she deprives her brother of the home where he had cared for their mother his whole life. Marcos' need to start living again surfaces when his sister forces him to leave Buenos Aires for Uruguay. Featuring accomplished actors Graciela Borges and Antonio Gasalla in the lead roles, the director of El nido vacío presents Dos hermanos, a film about family, aging, and living while you're still alive.


Texas Premiere


Daniel_Burman_webDaniel Burman is an award-winning producer, director and writer of more than 15 feature films. A veteran of international festivals, including in Berlin, San Sebastián and Venice, Dos hermanos is his seventh feature as director.


Producer: Diego Dubcovsky
Production Companies: BD Cine
Screenwriter: Daniel Burman, Sergio Dubcovsky
Cinematographer: Hugo Colace
Editor: Pablo Barbieri
Sound Design: Jesica Suárez
Music: Nicolás Cota
Cast: Graciela Borges, Antonio Gasalla, Elena Lucena, Osmar Nuñez, Rita Cortese
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Dos hermanos


Alamo South Lamar - Wed. April 27 7:00 PM
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Down for Life

Alan Jacobs

USA, Drama/Coming-of-Age, 2011
96 min, Super16mm, Color


Based on a true story, Down for Life depicts a single, fateful day in the life of a 15-year-old Latina gang leader. She discovers that leaving the gang is much more difficult than joining. The film was shot on location in South-Central Los Angeles and stars local youth in the lead roles.


Austin Premiere


Alan_Jacobs_webA native of New York and graduate of Wesleyan University and Stanford University, Alan Jacobs has directed six feature films, including Nina Takes a Lover, American Gun, Just One Night, and co-directed Sinbad: Beyond the Veil of Mists.






Producer: Scott William Alvarez
Production Companies: Por Vida Productions
Screenwriter: Alan Jacobs, Trina Calderon
Cinematographer: Dana Gonzales, Morgan Susser
Editor: Clayton Halsey and Roger Marshall
Sound Design: Paul Hurtubise
Music: Vito A. Colapietro II, Neely Dinkins Jr.
Cast: Jessica Romero, Kate del Castillo, Danny Glover, Laz Alonso, Elizabeth Peña, Emily Rios, Cesar Garcia, Nicholas Gonzalez, Snoop Dogg
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Down for Life


Alamo South Lamar - Wed. April 27 6:30 PM
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Habana Eva

Fina Torres

Cuba/Venezuela/France, Comedy, 2010
100 min, 35mm, Color
Spanish with English subtitles


In a Havana shaken by Fidel's retirement, a young seamstress, trapped in a clothing factory, dreams of designing beautiful dresses. With no support from her adorable but lazy Cuban boyfriend, her life takes a turn when she meets a dazzling capitalist who fans her hopes. After many deceptions and surprises, Eva has to choose between the two men she loves. Hers is an unexpected decision; one which makes for a humorous metaphor of Cuba's future options.


Austin Premiere


Fina-Torres_webFina Torres, born in Caracas in 1951, studied film at the Institut des hautes études cinématographiques in Paris. Her directorial debut, Oriana, won la Caméra d'Or award at the 1985 Cannes Film Festival. To date, she continues to work with film projects related to Latin America.


Producer: Delfina Catala, Marco Mundarain, Fina Torres, Camilo Vives
Production Companies: Villa del Cine, ICAIC, Alter
Screenwriter: Jorge Camacho, Julio Carrillo, Fina Torres
Cinematographer: Héctor Ortega
Editor: Robin Katz
Sound Design: Erik Brena, Jesus Guevara
Music: Barbara Cohen
Cast: Fina Torres, Delfina Catana
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Habana eva


Alamo South Lamar - Fri. April 22 7:30 PM
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Teodoro Ciampagna

Argentina, Drama, 2010
100 min, HD, Color
Spanish with English subtitles


In November 1935, the gubernatorial elections in the Province of Córdoba are being held and Marcelo Frías, a young lawyer, is sent to supervise elections in the small town of Plaza de Mercedes. Once there, Marcelo learns of the police's fraudulent interference in the elections thanks to a young boy, Hipólito. When elections are postponed due to a lack of transparency, the political intrigues of Marcelo's own party begin to surface. The situation turns violent, and a disillusioned Marcelo finds refuge in his affection for Hipólito.


Regional Premiere


Teodoro_Ciampagna_webBorn in Buenos Aires and raised in the Province of Córdoba, Teodoro Ciampagna was executive producer and director of Apostles, as well as writer of numerous short films. Currently he is also partner and director of Oruga Films.


Producer: Paola Suárez
Production Companies: Oruga Films
Screenwriter: Teodoro Ciampagna, Javier Correa Cáceres
Cinematographer: Santiago Seminara
Editor: Santiago Seminara, Teodoro Ciampagna
Sound Design: Atilio Sánchez
Music: Gerónimo Piazza
Cast: Tomás Gianola, Lucas Gamarra, Luis Brandoni, Enrique Liporace, Daniel Valenzuela, Pablo Tolosa, Analía Juan
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Alamo South Lamar - Wed. April 27 4:00 PM
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La mirada invisible
The Invisible Eye

Diego Lerman

Argentina, Drama, 2010
95 min, 35mm, Color
Spanish with English subtitles


María Teresa is a lonely and deeply repressed assistant teacher at an elite Buenos Aires private school. Obedient and willing, she accepts unquestioningly the school's rigid code of conduct and proud identification with the nation state. But her head professor's words about the "cancer of subversion" and need for total surveillance soon feed an unhealthy obsession with one of her students, and lead to an ensuing spiral of degradation and breakdown in discipline that parallels a popular rebellion beyond the school's ivy-covered walls.


Texas Premiere


Diego_Lerman_webDiego Lerman was born in Buenos Aires in 1976. A graduate of the University of Buenos Aires, in 2002 Lerman directed his first feature, Suddenly, which won the Silver Leopard at the Locarno International Film Festival. Co-founder of the production company Campo Cine with Nicolas Avruj, The Invisible Eye is his third feature film.


Producer: Nicolas Avruj, Diego Lerman
Production Companies: Campo Cine
Screenwriter: Diego Lerman, Maria Meira
Cinematographer: Álvaro Gutiérrez
Editor: Alberto Ponce
Sound Design: Leandro de Loredo
Music: Jose Villalobos
Cast: Julieta Zylberberg, Osmar Nuñez, Marta Lubos, Gaby Ferrero, Diego Vegezzi, Pablo Sigal
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La mirada invisible


Alamo South Lamar - Mon. April 25 7:00 PM
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La vida de los peces
The Life of Fish

Matías Bize

Chile, Drama, 2010
83 min, HD CAM, Color
Spanish with English subtitles


Andrés has been living in Germany for ten years. He returns to Chile to get closure on past events before settling in Berlin for good. During his visit, he attends a friend's birthday party where he rediscovers the world he left behind, including his long-time love, Beatriz. It is a reunion that could change Andrés' life forever.


Texas Premiere


Matias_Bize_webAs the youngest director to win the Golden Spike Award at the Valladolid International Film Festival for En la cama, Matías Bize is also director of the award-winning films Sábado and Lo bueno de llorar.







Producer: Adrián Solar
Production Companies: Ceneca Producciones
Screenwriter: Julio Rojas, Matías Bize
Cinematographer: Bárbara Álvarez
Editor: Javier Estévez
Sound Design: Filmosonido
Music: Diego Fontecilla
Cast: Santiago Cabrera, Blanca Lewin, Antonia Zegers, Víctor Montero, María Gracia Omegna, Luz Jiménez
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La vida de los peces


Alamo South Lamar - Thur. April 28 9:45 PM
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La vida útil
A Useful Life

Federico Veiroj

Uruguay, Drama, 2010
63 min, 35mm, Black & White
Spanish with English subtitles


After twenty-five years of working at the Cinemateca Uruguaya film archive, Jorge (real-life Uruguayan critic Jorge Jellinek), still finds inspiration in caring for the films and audiences that grace the seats and screen of his beloved arthouse cinema. But when dwindling attendance and diminishing support force the theater to close its doors, Jorge, who has never worked anywhere else except in film, loses his job. Once faced with unemployment, the line between reality and fantasy becomes blurred. Winner of the award for Best Fictional Feature Film at the Havana Film Festival.


Texas Premiere


Federico_Veiroj_webFederico Veiroj was born in Montevideo, Uruguay in 1976. Veiroj's first feature, Acné, participated in over 60 film festivals, including Toronto, Rotterdam, Clermont-Ferrand and Gijón. He was also involved in the Juan Pablo Rebella / Pablo Stoll feature films 25 watts and Whisky.






Producer: Laura Gutman, Juan José López
Production Companies: Cinekdoque
Screenwriter: Inés Bortagaray, Arauco Hernández, Gonzalo Delgado, Federico Veiroj
Cinematographer: Arauco Hernández
Editor: Arauco Hernández, Federico Veiroj
Sound Design: Raúl Locatelli, Daniel Yafalián
Music: Leo Masliah, Macunaíma, Eduardo Fabini
Cast: Jorge Jellinek, Manuel Martínez Carril, Paola Venditto
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la vida util


Alamo South Lamar - Tue. April 26 6:30 PM
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Marimbas del infierno
Marimbas from Hell

Julio Hernández Cordón

Guatemala, Comedy/Drama, 2010
73 min, HD, Color
Spanish with English subtitles


Don Alfonso, a victim of an extortion scheme, fearfully flees his home, accompanied only by his marimba. When he loses his job as a musician due to a dwindling interest in marimba music, he decides to take drastic measures and begins to fuse traditional marimba music with heavy metal. Together with his godson Chiquilin, a street-wise kid hooked on sniffing glue, and Blacko, a medical doctor and ex-Satan-worshiper turned fundamentalist-Orthodox-Jew-born-again Christian, the trio comes together as Marimbas del Infierno, playing a new style of music never imagined nor heard before. Winner of the 16th Valdivia Film Co-production Sessions & Venture Forum, and Hubert Bals Grant for digital production at the 2011 Rotterdam Film Festival.


Regional Premiere


Julio-Hernandez-Cordon_wJulio Hernández Cordón was born in 1975 in Raleigh, North Carolina. He began his studies in the field of Communication and Journalism at the University Rafael Landívar in Guatemala, and continued his studies at the CCC in Mexico City. Marimbas is his second feature film.







Producer: Julio Hernández Cordón, Pamela Guinea, Cyriac Auriol
Production Companies: Melindrosa Films, Les Films du Requin, Axolote Cine
Screenwriter: Julio Hernández Cordón
Cinematographer: María Secco
Editor: Lenz Claure
Sound Design: Antoine Brochu, Olivier Peria
Music: Guerreros del Metal, Bacteria Sound System
Cast: Alfonso Tunché, Blacko González, Víctor Hugo Monterroso
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Marimbas del infierno


Alamo South Lamar - Thur. April 21 7:00 PM
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Miss Tacuarembó

Martín Sastre

Uruguay/Argentina/Spain, Musical/Comedy, 2010
94 min, Redcam, Color
Spanish with English subtitles


Natalia is a devout Christian growing up in the small town of Tacuarembó, Uruguay in the 1980s. After being crowned Miss Tacuarembó, she realizes that her only chance to leave her boring hometown and become a star is to travel to Buenos Aires. However, once there and working at Cristo Park, a religious theme-park, she sees that her dream is not turning out the way she planned. This musical comedy is full of fantasy, pop music, and religion, which all combine in the dreams of a small-town girl.


North American Premiere


Martin_Sastre_webBorn in Montevideo in 1976, Martín Sastre is an internationally recognized visual artist and film director whose works have been shown in various international festivals. Currently living and working in Madrid, Miss Tacuarembó is his first feature film.


Producer: María Zanocchi
Production Companies: Oriental Films, Royal Cinema Group, Cool Shot Films
Screenwriter: Martín Sastre
Cinematographer: Pedro Luque
Editor: Sebastián Dubé Achával
Sound Design: Jorge Stavropoulos
Music: Ignacio Pérez Marín, Alejandro Sergi
Cast: Natalia Oreiro, Rossy de Palma, Sofía Silvera, Mike Amigorena
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Miss Tacuarembo


Alamo South Lamar - Tue. April 26 4:00 PM
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Morrer Como um Homem
To Die Like a Man

João Pedro Rodrigues

Portugal/France, Drama, 2009
134 min, 35mm, Color
Portuguese with English subtitles


Co-sponsored by the Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival

Tonia is a transsexual star in the Lisbon club world. She is juggling a needy, junkie boyfriend; competition from a new black, drag sensation; her psychopathic, soldier son; and, worst of all, the physical and emotional ravages of age. Her body is rejecting the various surgical and hormonal transformations that made her famous, a fact made evident by the brutal representations of its physical deterioration. Her body seems to insist that her life lived as a woman must end in her dying like a man, but nothing is as simple as it seems. The film blends surrealism with realism to paint a complex psychological portrait. Official selection by the Cinefondation for the Atelier of Cannes Film Festival 2007 and for Un Certain Regard during Cannes 2009.


Regional Premiere


Joao_Pedro_Rodrigues__webJoão Pedro Rodrigues was born in 1966 in Lisbon, Portugal. His first short film, Parabéns! was awarded a Special Jury Mention in the 54th Venice International Film Festival. His other features include O Fantasma and Two Drifters.




Producer: Maria João Sigalho
Production Companies: Rosa Filmes, Ad Vitam Production
Screenwriter: João Pedro Rodrigues, Rui Catalão
Cinematographer: Rui Poças
Editor: João Pedro Rodrigues, Rui Mourão
Sound Design: Nuno Carvalho, Jean-Pierre Laforce
Music: Bonnie Tyler, Gonçalo Ferreira De Almeida, Alexander David, Fernando Santos, Cindy Scrash, Baby Dee
Cast: Fernando Santos, Alexander David, Gonçalo Ferreira de Almeida, Chandra Malatitch, Jenny Larrue
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Morrer como um homem


Alamo South Lamar - Sun. April 24 6:30 PM
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Nostalgia de la luz
Nostalgia for the Light

Patricio Guzmán

Chile/France/Spain/Germany, Documentary, 2010
90 min, HDCam, Color
Spanish with English subtitles


Co-sponsored by Austin Film Society

Astronomers from all over the world gather in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile to observe the stars. Here, the transparency of the sky means that you can see to the very limits of the universe. Below the desert, the dryness of the ground keeps human remains intact forever: pre-Colombian mummies, explorers, miners, and the remains of disappeared political prisoners from Pinochet's dictatorship. Women sift the desert soil for the bones of their loved ones while archaeologists uncover traces of ancient civilizations, and astronomers examine the old and distant galaxies. Melding celestial and earthly quests, Nostalgia de la luz is a gorgeous, moving, and deeply personal odyssey. Named Best Documentary at the 2010 European Film Academy Awards.


Austin Premiere


Patricio_Guzman_webPatricio Guzmán, born in 1941 in Santiago, Chile, and current chair and founder of the International Documentary Film Festival in Santiago (FICDOCS), is known for his political and historical documentaries, including Salvador Allende, The Pinochet Case and The Battle of Chile, winner of numerous international awards.


Producer: Renate Sachse
Production Companies: Rosa Filmes, Ad Vitam Production
Screenwriter: Patricio Guzmán
Cinematographer: Katell Djian
Editor: Emmanuelle Joly, Patricio Guzmán
Sound Design: Freddy González, Jean-Jacques Quinet, Damien Defoys
Music: Luis Rossi, Hernán Muñoz, Natalia Cantillano, Julio Zapata, Celso López, Marco Álvarez, María Eugenia Villegas, José Miguel Tobar, José Miguel Miranda, Randall Ledermann
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Nostalgia de la luz

Photo Courtesy of Icarus Films


Alamo South Lamar - Sat. April 23 6:30 PM
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Os Inquilinos
The Tenants

Sérgio Bianchi

Brazil, Drama/Suspense, 2009
103 min, 35mm, Color
Portuguese with English subtitles


Laborer and student Valter lives with his wife and two children in São Paulo. When three young criminals move in next door, a bunker mentality sets in as the city endures a wave of violent crime. Building tension throughout with a blend of reality and fevered imagination, this gripping domestic thriller depicts a community plagued, yet also aroused by, a permeating atmosphere of destruction.


Texas Premiere


Sergio_Bianchi_webSérgio Bianchi was born in Ponta Grossa, Brazil in 1945. He graduated from the Communications and Arts School at the University of São Paulo and began his career in 1972. His features include Romance and Chronically Unfeasible. The Tenants is his sixth feature film.


Producer: Sérgio Bianchi
Production Companies: Agravo Produções Cinematográficas
Screenwriter: Sérgio Bianchi, Beatriz Bracher
Cinematographer: Marcelo Corpanni, Gilberto Otero
Editor: André Finotti
Sound Design: Paulo Ricardo
Music: Sérgio Bianchi
Cast: Marat Descartes, Ana Carbatti, Umberto Magnani
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Os Inquilinos (The Tenants)


Alamo South Lamar - Tue. April 26 9:30 PM
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Por tu culpa
It's Your Fault

Anahí Berneri

Argentina/France, Drama, 2010
87 min, 35mm, Color
Spanish with English subtitles


For a young mother, Julieta, who has recently been separated from her husband, it is another normal evening at home. Her two little boys are playing in their cramped apartment while she tries to get work done on a deadline, but then the youngest boy falls and hurts himself. Children in tow, Julieta heads to the hospital where help and understanding give way to criticism, mistrust, and shattering suspicions. For Julieta, the roles of victim and victimizer become one.


Regional Premiere

Anahi_Berneri_webAnahí Berneri, was born in Martínez, Buenos Aires Province, in 1975. Her first feature, Un año sin amor, and second feature, Encarnación, won awards at various festivals. Por tu culpa, her third feature, competed in the Berlin, San Sebastian and Karlovy Vary festivals.


Producer: Diego Dubcovsky, Daniel Burman
Production Companies: BD Cine SRL, Tu Vas Voir
Screenwriter: Anahí Berneri, Sergio Wolf
Cinematographer: Willi Behnisch
Editor: Eliane Katz
Sound Design: Jesica Suarez
Music: Sebastian Bianchini
Cast: Erica Rivas, Nicasio Galán, Zenón Galán, Rubén Viani, Marta Bianchini, Osmar Núñez, Carlos Portaluppi.
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Alamo South Lamar - Mon. April 25 4:00 PM
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Seguir siendo: Café Tacvba
Being: Café Tacvba

Ernesto Contreras, José Manuel Craviotto

Mexico, Music Documentary, 2010
80 min, 35mm, Color/Black & White
Spanish with English subtitles

Join Café Tacvba as they travel throughout the world on planes and buses, pass time in hotels and dressing rooms, and work through the creative process. This documentary offers a revelatory and intimate glimpse into the friendship and frustrations of the most important band in Mexico. Go behind-the-scenes with the individuals who compose the band, as well as create their on-stage presence, as they celebrate their 20th anniversary of being Café Tacvba.


US Premiere


Ernesto_Contreras_webErnesto Contreras, a graduate of the CUEC-UNAM in Mexico, is director of Párpados azules, which was nominated for the Camera D'Or award in the 60th Cannes Film Festival, and won numerous awards at other festivals.






José Manuel Craviotto, also a graduate of the CUEC-UNAM, is an award-winning short film director, and recently released his first feature, Los últimos heroes de la península.








Producer: Luis Albores, Ernesto Contreras, José Manuel Craviotto, Juan De Dios Balbi
Production Companies: FOPROCINE, Agencia SHA, Entertainmex, Café Tacvba
Cinematographer: Tonatiuh Martínez
Editor: Ernesto Contreras, J.M. Cravioto, Pedro Jiménez, Gabriel Mariño
Sound Design: Enrique Ojeda, Gerardo Trigueros
Music: Café Tacvba
Cast: Rubén Albarrán, Emmanuel del Real, Quique Rangel, Joselo Rangel
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Cafe Tacvba


Alamo South Lamar - Mon. April 25 4:30 PM
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Una hora más en Canarias
With or Without Love

David Serrano

Spain, Musical/Comedy, 2010
97 min, 35 mm, Color
Spanish with English subtitles


Claudia is an attractive 35-year-old woman with a husband who worships her, a son whom she adores, and a lover whom she adores even more. Life could not get any better... but Pablo, her lover, has decided that he has had enough of being no more than just a lover and has left her for another woman. Claudia, who doesn't take "no" for an answer, is not prepared to let him slip through her fingers. With the help of her sister Mónica, and a bit of emotional and financial blackmail, she arranges what would seem to be a simple plan to get him back.


Regional Premiere


David_Serrano_webBorn in Madrid in 1975, David Serrano has directed, written and acted in various films, including Soccer Days, the musical comedy The Other Side of the Bed, and Días de cine.






Producer: Tomas Cimadevilla
Production Companies: Telespan, Dynamo, La Zona
Screenwriter: David Serrano
Cinematographer: Carlos Ferro
Editor: Nacho Ruíz Capillas
Sound Design: Agustín Peinado
Music: Alejandro Serrano, José Ángel Sagi, Ernesto Millán
Cast: Angie Cepeda, Juana Acosta, Quim Gutiérrez, Miren Ibarguren, Eduardo Blanco, Kiti Manver, Isabel Ordaz, Diego Martín
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Una hora más en Canarias (With or Without Love)


Alamo South Lamar - Tue. April 26 7:00 PM
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Verano de Goliat
Summer of Goliath

Nicolás Pereda

Mexico/Canada/Netherlands, Drama/Documentary/Fiction Hybrid, 2010
76 min, HD, Color
Spanish with English subtitles


Upon the sudden departure of her husband, Teresa embarks on a mission to find out what happened. Instead of finding answers, her mission uncovers the feelings and desires of a whole town, a town where its people have grown up with bitterness towards others. Family members desert each other, soldiers intimidate residents, stories of mysterious deaths are frequent, and the sense of abandonment hidden in everyone is constantly present. Blending fiction and documentary, Verano de Goliat depicts the feelings of the town's residents by showing moments from their daily lives.


Texas Premiere


Nicolas_Pereda_webNicolás Pereda was born in 1982 in Mexico City. Working with many of the same actors for most of his films, his projects have been shown in festivals such as Venice, Rotterdam, Toronto, Oberhausen, San Sebastian and others. Verano de Goliat is his fifth feature length film.


Producer: Andres Castaneda
Screenwriter: Nicolás Pereda
Cinematographer: Alejandro Coronado
Editor: Nicolás Pereda
Sound Design: Mauricio Villalba
Cast: Teresa Sánchez, Gabino Rodríguez, Juana Rodríguez, Harold Torres, Oscar Saavedra Miranda
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Verano de Goliat


Alamo South Lamar - Sun. April 24 3:30 PM
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