Beloved Mexican actor Pedro Armendariz, Jr. died on December 26, 2011 at the age of 71 after a battle with cancer. He was undergoing treatment in a New York city hospital .
Armendariz had a long career in Mexico and in the US on both television and film. He appeared in more than 100 films including westerns, dramas, comedies, and action films. Some of the more recent titles include “Un Mundo Maravilloso” and “La Ley de Herodes” by director Luis Estrada; “Once Upon a Time in Mexico”; “Original Sin”; zorro films “The Mask of Zorro” and “The Legend of Zorro” alongside Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta-Jones. He appeared in tele-novela “La Fuerza del Destino”, carried on Univision, which just aired the final episode this past Monday to an audience of nearly 8 million viewers.
We will have a chance to see him once again in a yet to be released film, ” Casa De Mi Padre”, a Spanish language comedy starring Will Ferrell along with Diego Luna and Gael Garcia Bernal.
Biutifuldirected by Alejandro González Iñárritu from Mexico is among the five nominated for Best Foreign Language Film.
Javier Bardem is nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role by the Academy and we are elated. This was a power performance by the veteran Spanish actor.
Bardem said in a statement: “I am truly honored for this nomination and deeply thankful to the Academy members for their trust and support. … It’s really a huge honor to have been nominated in a non-English speaking performance and in the name of all my colleagues in Spain and mine I want to show my gratitude to the Academy for support and a recognition in this nomination.”
Saludos Cybergente. Award season is here and we’re on the verge of hearing official Oscar nominations. However we already know nominees for the Foreign reign Language Film category. Here is a trailer for Costa Rica’s Official Selection.
Hello Cyberlandia, hope you’re all enjoying a lazy Sunday. We’re featuring a video interview of Gregory Nava at an event celebrating the 25th anniversary of the making of El Norte at Azucar Mojito Bar in Downtown San Jose, 2008.
El Norte, a film about two Guatemalan natives’ journey to the states, garnered Nava an Oscar nod for Best Original Screenplay – the first independent filmmaker to have been nominated.
The film is also protected by the United States National Film Registry Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”
Here’s a trailer of the film, which we highly recommend watching.
Snag Films an online distribution network for documentaries struck a $10 million dollar deal Monday to expand its digital network which includes a division for foreign produced independent films.
Bingham Ray, former president of United Artists, will help shape the group into this new market.
High five Snag Films, we can’t wait to see more Latino film online.
Reminder: the San Francisco Latino Film Festival’s call for film entries is now live and open to films made by or about Latinos from the U.S. and abroad. To qualify, films must be made between 2008 and now. Short and feature films are welcome. Deadline to submit is June 1, 2011. Click here for our PDF entry form. Good luck.
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If you’re a fan of fine art, this show should not be missed:
“Foundation” an exhibition of new art works by Francisco Franco and Poesia at Old Crow Tattoo & Gallery 362 Grand Ave Oakland, CA.
January 15 at 8 PM – Sunday at 12 AM.
Don’t forget, the San Francisco Latino Film Festival’s call for film entries is now live and open to films made by or about Latinos from the U.S. and abroad. To qualify, films must be made between 2008 and now. Short and feature films are welcome. Deadline to submit is June 1, 2011.
The programming team looks forward to seeing your work. The call to enter is open to films made by or about Latinos from the U.S. and abroad. To qualify, films must be made between 2008 and now and short and feature films are welcome. Deadline to submit is June 1, 2011. Good luck.
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