Mystico Fantástico World Premiere

Mystico Fantastico afterparty at Mezcal in San Jose

March 3 join Cine+Mas & Cinequest for the World Premiere of Mystico Fantástico.

This feature film is written and directed by Anita Doron who is known for her work on indie hits, End of Silence and Late Fragment.

Doron tells the story of a woman washed up on the shore in a remote village in the south of Mexico, revealing the true meaning of what it’s like to live on the edge.

The afterparty will follow immediately afterward at Mezcal Tequila Bar in Downtown San Jose.

Buy tickets now before they sell out! World Premiere 03/03, 7:00pm Camera 12 San Jose

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Robert Rodriguez in THE BLACK MAMBA

Filmmaker Robert Rodriguez

For the first time in our film recollection, veteran filmmaker Robert Rodriguez appears in one of his films – his short  about Kobe Bryant titled THE BLACK MAMBA.

The short film for Nike also stars Danny Trejo, Kobe Bryant, Kanye West, Bruce Willis and some wicked looking basketball beasts.

Here it is in its entirety. Enjoy!

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Will Iñárritu and Bardem win big this weekend?

Alejandro González Iñárritu

We are on the verge of finding out who the big Oscar winners are. Javier Bardem could potentially walk away with an Oscar for his performance in the exceptionally strong film, Biutiful.

The last actor to win the award for their work in a foreign film was Marion Cotillard for her portrayal of Edith Piaf in La Vie En Rose – the same year Bardem won Best Supporting Actor for No Country for Old Men.

Biutiful is also nominated for Best Foreign Language Film. We’re rooting for Iñárritu. This film is the strongest we’ve seen in years. Well done.

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Mystico Fantástico Makes World Premiere at Cinequest

SF Latino Film Co-Presents at Cinequest Film Festival

The SF Latino Film Festival is pleased to co-present the world premiere of Mystico Fantastico.

This feature film is written and directed by Anita Doron who is known for her work on indie hits, End of Silence and Late Fragment.

Doron tells the story of a woman washed up on the shore in a remote village in the south of Mexico. Accompanied by a tour guide, the story of this woman from the sea reveals the true meaning of what it means to live on the edge.

Mystico Fantastico stars Beatriz Yuste, Jean-Luc Chartier, Pablo Núñez Belmont and Jose Guadalupe Sansedo.

Click below for showtimes and tickets
03/03, 7:00pm Camera 12, San Jose, CA
03/05, 4:30pm Camera 12, San Jose, CA
03/08, 4:30pm San Jose Repertory Theatre

For more information follow Mystico Fantástico on Facebook

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Tambien La Lluvia (Even the Rain) Showtimes

Gael Garcia Bernal

Gael Garcia-Bernal’s new film, Tambien la Lluvia (Even the Rain) screens February 18-24 at Landmark’s Embarcadero Theater in San Francisco and Shattuck Cinema in Berkeley.

Don’t miss Tambien La Lluvia while it’s on the big screen. Showtimes here: http://bit.ly/eU4gaU

It only screens through February 24th, so don’t miss this highly acclaimed Spanish film. Esta pelicula abre hoy en San Francisco y Berkeley, no se lo pierdan!

Visit Tambien la Luvia (Even the Rain) on Facebook for a full synopsis. Para información en español visita: tambienlalluvia.com.

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Short film contest to be juried by Peter Bratt

Short film contest to be juried by Peter Bratt

WritersCorps announces their first-ever film event:  the Poetry Projection Project.  This contest calls on filmmakers of all ages to create short films based on poems by the kids at WritersCorps.  In keeping with WritersCorps’ mission of helping youth through creative expression, the Poetry Projection Project encourages filmmakers to explore the power of young people’s words and voices.

Entries will be juried by filmmaker Peter Bratt, and will compete for two $150 cash prizes and the opportunity to screen at two venues in San Francisco, CA April 16 and 19th, 2011. Entry deadline is March 27. Completed entries should be five minutes long or under. Enter here.

written by @EricAvilaThomas

Latino Casting Call in Oakland

Nicole Kidman

Latinos are needed for feature film ‘Hemingway and Gellhorn‘ starring Nicole Kidman & Clive Owen. The film shoots in Oakland, CA over 9 days in March, 2011.

To be considered, actors must be between the ages of  18 – 75 years old. Those interested in participating are asked to contact Beau Bonneau Casting at beaubonneaucasting.com.

Good Luck!

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Win tickets to exclusive screening of ‘Even the Rain’

Tambien la Lluvia with Gael Garcia Bernal

We’re awarding 10 lucky winners two tickets to an exclusive Feb. 8 preview screening of Tambien la Lluvia (Even the Rain) starring Gael Garcia Bernal at Landmark’s Embarcadero Theater.

This is Spain’s Official Oscar Selection which was also nominated for 13 Goya Awards – Spain’s Oscar equivalent.

(Exclusive screening will have English subtitles.)

HOW TO ENTER
Submit your full name, phone number and email address to info@sflatinofilmfestival.com and write EVEN THE RAIN in the subject line. We’ll choose 10 winners who will be contacted via email with instructions on how to pick up passes. One email per entry.

Visit Tambien la Luvia (Even the Rain) on Facebook for a full synopsis. Para informacion en espanol visita: tambienlalluvia.com.

Tambien la Luvia opens February 18 in SF Bay Area theaters and will have English subtitles. Check back for showtimes.

written by @vc29