Filly Brown- Opens Nationally – April 19

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Filly Brown opens on April 19 nationally. Check listings for times at a theater near you. You may recall this was our opening night film at the last edition of the Cine+Mas SF Latino Film Festival back in September.

Congratulations to the cast and crew including directors Youssef Delara and Michael D. Olmos.  The film stars Gina Rodriguez, Lou Diamond-Phillips, Edward James Olmos, and Jenni Rivera.
Maria Jose ‘Majo’ Tonorio is a tough LA street poet who spits from the heart. After meeting a talented DJ she cuts her first demo under the guidance of a small time hustler more interested in promoting Majo’s sexuality than her lyrics. Soon a major label and its strong-arm executive come calling. Convinced that a record deal will deliver much needed money for the family, Majo is suddenly faced with some stark choices. Does she accept the deal and turn her back on the friends who got her to the precipice of success or does she let a golden opportunity slip away. Nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance 2012.

Al Otro Lado – Screening Thursday May 24 8PM

Join us for this special screening & discussion this Thursday at 8PM at Artists’ Television Access 992 Valencia X 21st in San Francisco’s Mission District.
AL OTRO LADO, Dir. Natalia Almada, US/Mexico, 2005, 66 min.  In Spanish with English subtitles. 8-10PM  VIEW THE TRAILER

Discussion with Ted Lewis, Human Right Director, Global Exchange and Ethan Nadelman, Executive Director of Drug Policy Alliance, follows screening. $6 donation.

Like many in Sinaloa, the drug capital of Mexico, 23-year-old Magdiel faces two choices to better his life: trafficking drugs or crossing the border into the United States. Yet Magdiel has a special talent that could be his ticket out: composing corridos – ballads about the narcotics underworld and undocumented immigrant life. For over 200 years corridos have been Mexico’s musical underground newspaper and the voice of those rarely heard outside their communities. From Sinaloa, Mexico, to the streets of South Central and East L.A., Al Otro Lado explores the world of drug smuggling, immigration and the corrido music that chronicles it all. Featuring

Film still: Al Otro Lado

Film still: Al Otro Lado

Los Tigres del Norte, Jenni Rivera, Jessie Morales, among other acclaimed musicians, Natalia Almada’s debut feature film is ”a glimpse of art running parallel to daily life.” (The New York Times).Presented by what moves you?, Cinema Tropical and the Center for Latin American Studies (CLACS) at New York University, in partnership with Cine+Mas SF/San Francisco Latino Film Festival

Thanks to ATA for having us.