Special Guests for the 12th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival


 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Giovanna Colson-Basurto
Public Relations | Relaciones Públicas
Cine Las Americas International Film Festival
P.O. Box 1626, Austin Texas 78767 USA
Giovanna@cinelasamericas.org
Tel: +1-512-535-0765

Cine Las Americas
Announces Special Guests for the
12th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival

AUSTIN, TX (April 21, 2009) - Cine Las Americas will host over 20 international filmmakers for the 12th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival, kicking off this Wednesday, April 22 at the Paramount Theatre.

The festival will showcase more than 100 feature films, documentaries, shorts, animation, and experimental films from Argentina (10 films), Brazil (12), Canada (3), Colombia (4), Cuba (2), Ecuador (1), France (2), Guatemala (1), Italy (1), Mexico (22), Nicaragua (2), Paraguay (1), Peru (4), Spain (5), United Kingdom (1), Uruguay (2), USA (26), Venezuela (5) and a focus on the special guest country, Chile - with a 9-film retrospective of that country's films from 1994 to 2004 along with a great selection of 10 new Chilean titles.

Cine Las Americas is honored to bring these international filmmakers to Austin. Filmmakers in attendance inlcude:

Arráncame la vida (Tear This Heart Out)
Alamo South Lamar, Thursday April 30, 7 PM
Director Roberto Sneider in attendance

Cinco días sin Nora (Nora's Will)
Regal Metropolitan, Saturday April 25, 8 PM*
Director Mariana Chenillo in attendance
Regal Metropolitan, Monday April 27, 6 PM*
Director Mariana Chenillo in attendance

O Homem que Engarrafava Nuvens (The Man Who Bottled Clouds)

All audiences
Regal Metropolitan, Thursday April 23, 8 PM*
Producer Denise Dummont in attendance
Regal Metropolitan, Tuesday April 28, 4 PM

Juan Frances: Live
Regal Metropolitan, Wednesday April 29, 8 PM
Director Amy French in attendance

Unidad 25 (Unit 25)
Regal Metropolitan, Sunday April 26, 6 PM
Director Alejo Hoijman in attendance

The Music Tree
MACC, Saturday April 25, 6 PM
Producer Luciana Ferraz in attendance
Free

Ánimas perdidas (Lost Souls)
MACC, Friday April 24, 7 PM
Director Monika Navarro in attendance
Free

La danza de la pluma. Fe, sacrificio y tradición
La Danza de la Pluma. Faith, Sacrifice and Tradition

MACC, Thursday April 23, 7:15 PM
Director / Producer Armando Espinosa Prieto and Producer Craig Johnson in attendance
Free

Little Caughnawaga: To Brooklyn and Back
MACC, Thursday April 23, 7:15 PM
Director Reaghan Tarbell in attendance
Free

Casimiro
Regal Metropolitan, Sunday April 26, 8 PM [Followed by El nido vacío]
Director Sergio Rabczuk in attendance

Conversations II
Regal Metropolitan, Thursday April 23, 6 PM [Followed by El General]
Regal Metropolitan, Sunday April 26, 12 Noon [Followed by El General]*
Director Marianela Vega Oroza in attendance

Duplex
Regal Metropolitan, Saturday April 25, 2 PM [Hecho en Tejas Showcase]
Producer and Director of Photography Cristy Salinas in attendance

Exiled in America
Regal Metropolitan, Saturday April 25, 2 PM [Hecho en Tejas Showcase]
Director Angela Torres Camarena in attendance

Los ojos de Javier (The Eyes of Javier)
Regal Metropolitan, Saturday April 25, 2 PM [Hecho en Tejas Showcase]
Filmmakers Sergio Carvajal and Travis Benn in attendance

Our Lady of Guadalupe
MACC, Saturday April 25, 6 PM
Directors Andrew Larason and Mark Kendall in attendance
Free

Sangre eterna (Eternal Blood)
Regal Metropolitan, Saturday April 25, 11:59 PM
Director Jorge Olguín in attendance

Solos (Descendents)
Alamo Village, Monday April 27, 9:45 PM
Director Jorge Olguín in attendance

The Least of These
MACC, Monday April 27, 6 PM
Directors Clark Lyda and Jesse Cunningham, along with Barbara Hines (UT School of Law) and Lisa Graybill (ACLU), in attendance
Free

Hleh-pai ndé: The Light Grey People
Regal Metropolitan, Saturday April 25, 2 PM [Hecho en Tejas Showcase]
Director Daniel Hill in attendance

The Other Side of Immigration
MACC, Friday April 24, 9 PM
Director Roy Germano in attendance
Free


For more information and to purchase tickets for the festival please visitwww.cinelasamericas.org