La navaja de Don Juan

A film by Tom Sanchez

2013, Peru, Drama/Comedy, 97 min.

Cast: Juan Carlos Montoya, Rodrigo Viaggio, Irma Maury, Claudia Solis
In Spanish with English Subtitles

Writer/Director Thomas Sanchez and members of the cast in attendance

Screening as part of Austin Film Festival, co-sponsored by
Cine Las Americas

Sunday, October 27, 7:00PM
Rollins Theatre presented by Chipotle

Thursday, October 31, 9:30PM
IMAX Theatre

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The fate of an arm wrestling match leads two brothers to travel across the city to a house party, where the younger one hopes to lose his virginity, and the older one is a reluctant chaperone. As the boys spend the night crossing through the barrios of Lima, they reluctantly learn from each other what it really takes to be a man, and how valuable it is to have a brother. Inspired by the thousands of crazy stories writer/director Tom Sanchez overheard from his father and uncle while growing up in Lima, Peru, LA NAVAJA DE DON JUAN is a coming of age tale which, under the surface of its broad universal themes of sibling rivalry, examines the relationships between young Latino men and women. 

Tom SanchezTom Sanchez was born in Lima, and lived there until he was eight years old, when his family immigrated to the United States. By that time, Tom was already dead set on making movies for a living. Tom is a graduate of the Cinematic Arts Program at the University of Southern California, where he won the James Bridges Award for directing. He has made many award-winning short films and music videos. LA NAVAJA DE DON JUAN is Tom's feature film directorial debut.

Producer: Benjamin Wilkins, Julie Sifuentes Etheridge
Production Companies: 1405 Comunicaciones
Screenwriter: Tom Sanchez
Cinematographer: Nicola Marsh
Editor: Manny Martinez
Sound Design: Paul Seradarian
Music: Chanda Dancy
Cast: Juan Carlos Montoya, Rodrigo Viaggio, Antonio Arrue, Irma Maury

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La Navaja De Don Juan poster