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16th Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival Announces its 62 Film Program


By: Latino International Film Festival | October 7, 2013

16th Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival Announces its 62 Film Program

The Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF) has released the program for its 16th festival which will take place from Thursday, October 10th through Monday, October 14th. The 5-day event will highlight the best films and showcase both the auters and amatuers from 14 different Latin filmmaking countries. See www.latinofilm.org for the detailed program.

"We are very excited and honored to have this record breaking number of Premieres presented at LALIFF," said Marlene Dermer, Co-founder/Executive Director/Programmer of LALIFF. "16 years and it keeps getting better because of the films." added co-founder Edward James Olmos.

The Closing Night Presentation (Monday, October 14th) of Gary Alazraki's NOSOTROS LOS NOBLES will serve as the capstone for an impressive lineup that will feature 62 films, including 28 features, 11 documentaries and 23 shorts. In addition to the film screenings, the festival will host filmmaker panels on Saturday, October 12th and Sunday, October 13th. The Closing Night Gala will include an after-party presented by Cine Latino.

A diverse selection of award-winning films make up this year's program. The featured titles include LA PISCINA by Carlos Machado; TANTA AGUA by Ana Guevara and Leticia Jorge; LA PAZ by Santiago Loza and CARNE DE PERRO by Fernando Guzzoni. Directorial debuts like WATER & POWER by Richard Montoya, based off his acclaimed play by the same name; American films dealing with community issues such as DREAMER by Jesse Salmeron; GREENCARD WARRIOR by Miriam Kruishoop and OUR BOYS by Ricagni are also a part of the lineup. Emerging cinema from Latin America including POLVO by Julio Hernandez, PRINCESAS ROJAS by Laura Astorga and MEU PAIS by Andre Ristum, featuring Rodrigo Sartoro will be showcased as well. Powerful documentaries such as NARCO CULTURA by Shaul Schwarz and EL ALCALDE by Emiliano Altuna are also on the list. Lastly, notable Cuban actor/director Jorge Perugurria's tribute to Cuban cinema, AMOR CRONICO, will make its west coast premiere, and Xavi Puebla will debut his film, A PUERTA FRIA, starring renowned actor Nick Nolte.

This year's LALIFF films are as follows (in alphabetical order):

AMOR CRONICO, Jorge Perugorria, 83 min
Country: Cuba
Premiere: WEST COAST

A PUERTA FRIA, Xavi Puebla, 80 min
Country: Spain
Premiere: USA

A TRUTH IN SILENCE, Jonathan Salemi, 4:23 min
Country: USA
Premiere: WORLD

BORDANDO LA FRONTERA (EMBROIDERING THE BORDER), Rene Rhi, 27 min
Country: Mexico/ USA

CAPTIVE RADIO, Lauren Rosenfeld, 23 min
Country: USA/ Colombia
Premiere: LOS ANGELES

CARNE DE PERRO (DOG'S FLESH), Fernando Guzzoni, 81min
Country: Chile
Premiere: LOS ANGELES

CATCH, David Henrie, 10 min
Country: USA
Premiere: WORLD

CEMENT SUITCASE, Rick Castañeda, 94 min
Country: USA

CLOSE YOUR EYES, Sonia Malfa, 14:32 min
Country: USA

CON LA PATA QUEBRADA (BAREFOOT IN THE KITCHEN), Diego Galán, 83 min
Country: Spain
Premiere: U.S.

DEFECTUOSOS (DEFECTIVE), Gabriela Martínez Garza & Jon Fernández López, 8 min
Country: Mexico

DENTRO DE UNO (INSIDE ONESELF), Salvador Aguirre, 8 min
Country: Mexico

DESERT ROAD KILL, Michael Carreño, 16:57 min
Country: USA

DETAINED IN THE DESERT, Iliana Sosa, 80 min
Country: USA
Premiere: WORLD

DRAGON DAY, Jeffrey Travis, 95 min
Country: USA/MEXICO
Premiere: WORLD

DREAMER, Jesse Salmeron, 93 min
Country: USA

EL ALCALDE (THE MAYOR), Emiliano Altuna, 80 min
Country: Mexico
Premiere: LOS ANGELES

EL COCODRILLO, Steve Acevedo, 15 min
Country: USA

EL DOCTOR, Heather de Michele, 11:24 min
Country: USA

EL JAZZ (JAZZ), Andrés Peralta, 10:30 min
Country: Mexico

ESTHER EN ALGUNA PARTE (ESTHER SOMEWHERE), Gerardo Chijona, 95 min
Country: Cuba
Premiere: WORLD

GIMME THE POWER, Olallo Rubio, 101min
Country: Mexico

GREENCARD WARRIORS, Miriam Kruishoop, 91min
Country: USA
Premiere: WORLD

HOMEBOUND, Fanny Veliz, 105 min
Country: USA

¡HUELGA! (STRIKE), Skeets McGrew, 57:32 min
Country: USA

INTERSTATE, Camille Stochitch, 19:56 min
Country: USA
Premiere: WORLD

JARDĺN DE AMAPOLAS (FIELD OF AMAPOLAS), Juan Carlos Melo Guevara, 86min
Country: Colombia
Premiere: WORLD

JUSTICE FOR MY SISTER, Kimberly Bautista, 69 min
Country: USA
Premiere: LOS ANGELES

KILL THE DICTATOR (EL TENIENTE AMADO), Félix Limardo, 90 min
Country: Dominican Republic
Premiere: WEST COAST

LA CALLE ESTEREO (THE STEREO STREET), Santiago León Cuellar, 30min
Country: Colombia

LA PAZ, Santiago Loza, 73 min
Country: Argentina
Premiere: LOS ANGELES

LA PISCINA (THE SWIMMING POOL), Carlos Machado Quintela, 66 min
Country: Cuba
Premiere: LOS ANGELES

LAS TARDES DE TINTICO (TINTICO'S AFTERNOONS), Alejandro García Caballero, 8:30 min
Country: Mexico

LLEGAR A TI (TO REACH YOU), Alejandro Torres Rezzio, 8 min
Country: USA

LO AZUL DEL CIELO, Juan Alfredo Uribe, 112min LA
Country: Colombia
Premiere: LOS ANGELES

MAESTRA, Catherine Murphy, 33 min
Country: USA/ Cuba

MEU PAIS (MY COUNTRY), André Ristum, 84min
Country: Brazil
Premiere: LOS ANGELES

MIRADAS MÚLTIPLES (LA MÁQUINA LOCA) / (MULTIPLE PERSPECTIVES (THE CRAZY MACHINE), Emilio Maillé, 90 min
Country: France/ Mexico

MUERTE DE UNA AMA DE CASA (DEATH OF A HOUSEWIFE), Marisé Samitier, 27 min
Country: Spain

NARCO CULTURA, Shaul Schwarz, 102 min
Country: USA
Premiere: WEST COAST

NI UN HOMBRE MÁS (IGUANA STEW), Martin Salinas, 83 min
Country: Argentina
Premiere: WEST COAST

NOSOTROS LOS NOBLES (THE NOBLE FAMILY), Gaz Alazraki, 95 min
Country: Mexico
Premiere: LOS ANGELES

O AFINADOR (THE TUNER), Fernando Camargo & Matheus Parizi, 15 min
Country: Brazil
Premiere: LOS ANGELES

OUR BOYS, Leonardo Ricagni, 88 min
Country: USA
Premiere: WORLD

PABLO, Richard Goldgewicht, 93 min
Country: USA / Brazil
Premiere: LOS ANGELES

PHOENIX, Stefano Capuzzi Lapietra, 13 min
Country: Brazil
Premiere: WEST COAST

POLVO (DUST), Julio Hernández Cordón, 80 min
Country: Guatemala/Spain/Chile/Germany
Premiere: LOS ANGELES

PONCHAO, Josh Crook, 85 min
Country: Dominican Republic
Premiere: WORLD

POTOSÍ, Alfredo Castruita, 120min
Country: Mexico
Premiere: USA

PRINCESAS ROJAS (RED PRINCESSES), Laura Astorga Carrera, 100 min
Country: Costa Ria/ Venezuela/ Nicaragua
Premiere: LOS ANGELES

REBEL, Maria Agui Carter, 75 min
Country: USA
Premiere: LOS ANGELES

SLEEPING WITH THE FISHES, Nicole Gómez Fisher, 101 min
Country: USA

STAND & DELIVER, Ramón Menéndez, 102 min SPECIAL SCREENING - 25TH ANNIVERSARY

TANTA AGUA, Ana Guevara & Leticia Jorge, 102 min
Country: Urugua/ Mexico/ Netherlands/ Germany
Premiere: WEST COAST

TIERRA DE SANGRE, James Katz, 106 min
Country: Chile
Premiere: NORTH AMERICAN

THE GRADUATES (LOS GRADUADOS), Bernardo Ruiz, 60 minYOUTH PROGRAM
Country: USA

THE PRICE WE PAY, Jesse Garcia, 7:24 min
Country: USA
Premiere: WORLD PREMIERE

THE SHOOTING STAR SALESMAN, Kico Velarde, 20 min
Country: USA

WATER & POWER, Richard Montoya, 87 minOpera Prima
Country: USA

WE WOMEN WARRIORS (TEJIENDO SABIDURIA), Nicole Karsin, 82 min
Country:USA/Colombia

YOUR FATHER'S DAUGHTER, Carlos Bernard, 15:20 min
Country: USA
Premiere: WORLD

ZERO HOUR, Dan Carillo Levy, 7:20 min
Country: USA/Mexico

Visit www.latinofilm.org/festival for more information and festival passes.

VIP PASS $450 (grants admission to all films, panels, nightly receptions, filmmakers café, galas and a copy of the festival catalog)
ALL MOVIE PASS $350 (with admission to all regular screenings except galas and allows access to all panels, workshops and a copy of the festival catalog)
INDUSTRY PASS $250 (Executive pass working in the entertainment industry; industry affiliation verification required. The pass grants admission to all regular films excluding galas, panels and the filmmakers café)
STUDENT PASS $75 (with access to all regular screenings, excluding galas. Current student status verification required)
A limited number of tickets for LALIFF's Closing Night Gala on October 14th, 2013 will be available for sale at the price of $75 at www.latinofilm.org/festival

The admission ticket includes: the Awards Ceremony, Special Film Screening and the Gala Celebration.
Admission tickets to regular screenings are also available online at $13 with a $2 discount to LALIFF members. Metro riders may purchase general admission tickets with a $1 discount at the festival's box office.
For more information, to purchase tickets and to see the list of films and countries represented, please visit www.latinofilm.org/festival



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