Updates

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It’s taken us a while but here it is. You can download the schedule here with all the film notes and screening details. 2011 Festival Schedule

Tickets are available at the door for all films today except “La Salsa Cubana”. You can buy tickets online until two hours before the screening or by phone 1-800-838-3006. / Entradas disponibles para todas las peliculas salvo “La Salsa Cubana”. Puede comprar entradas por internet hasta dos horas antes de la funcion o por telefono 1-800-838-3006. Despues de eso en el cine. Gracias!

Iris Disse, director of Following the Stars, is here to present her film. Tickets are available online and at the door. She’s traveled all the way from Quito. It’s a wonderful film I hope you can come out to see!

After the screenings today, there’s a party organized by: Eric Joseph Johnson, director of “La Salsa Cubana”. Party and reception for La Salsa Cubana at ODC Dance in the Mission district, 9pm – midnight, Sept 17, after the screening of the film, with casino style salsa dancing and Cuban Music. Dance performance by the Bay Area’s RUEDA con RITMO. ODC Dance Commons, 351 Shotwell St. (between 17th and 18th streets). FREE!!

September Film Programming Update

Filmmaker

Our programming team has been screening, discussing, arguing and carefully deciding on the final few films that will makeup the official selection for our film festival, which kicks off September 15th.

If you’ve submitted a film, hold tight. You will be notified if your film has been selected. We received an amazing crop of film to choose from and we’re very excited about reporting our selections soon.

The development team has been ironing out community partnerships and will also be reporting those and exciting new additions to the festival’s dynamic.

Stay tuned to our industry shout-outs via Twitter or spark a convo with us on Facebook. We’re chatty, so feel free to voice your film thoughts with us!

Upcoming screenings – Undertow & Immigration Nation!

Undertow

Undertow/Contracorriente

June 14 –  7PM- BollyHood Cafe

Join us for an encore screening of “UNDERTOW” on June 14 at BollyHood Cafe in the Mission.

Doors open at 7PM. Film at 8PM.  Meet up with other film lovers and join us for a drink. Cash bar. Co-presented with JCE Cinema. Click on the Brown Paper Tickets below to buy tickets.

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.

written by @vc29

‘From Prada to Nada’ tops the indie box office charts

Have you seen this riches to rags story on the big screen? You probably heard the buzz online. ‘From Prada to Nada’ tops the indie box office charts, making $1,115,638 over opening weekend. Not bad for an independent Latino film, right?

While some protest it for enforcing cultural stereotypes, I say watch it. It’s a family film, written by veteran screenwriter Fina Torres and Luis Alfaro, directed by Angel Garcia. Get over the prejudgments, have a laugh and see what some Latinos are doing in film today. The movie stars Alexa Vega, Camilla Belle and Luis Rosales.

Click here for showtimes.

written by @vc29

Spain’s Official Selection for Foreign Film Oscar

Icíar Bollaín tells the story of Christopher Columbus in También la Lluvia (Even the Rain). Drama. 2009. 103 min.

Mexico’s Official Selection for Foreign Language Oscar Gets Nominated

Biutiful directed 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.”

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Argentina’s Official Selection for Foreign Film Oscar

Carancho directed by Pablo Trapero from Argentina. 107 minutes, drama.

The film was presented as Official Selection at Cannes Film Festival 2010, Pablo Trapero as Best Director and Martina Gusman as Best Actress at Fantastic Fest 2010.

Find more info about this film at IMDB.


Costa Rica’s Official Selection for Foreign Film Oscar

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.

Del Amor y Otros Demonios (Of Love and other Demons) directed by Hilda Hidalgo from Costa Rica. 2009, 97 min. Drama.




Click here for more info from IMDB. Read our new posts to see other Spanish language foreign film nominees.

A look back at “El Norte”

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.

written by @vc29