OPENING AND CLOSING NIGHT FILMS ANNOUNCED, FREE SCREENINGS AT THE MACC
The 14th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival runs April 21-28, 2011. This year’s lineup includes over 100 films, of which 62 are feature films and include many World, North American and Regional Premieres, both independent and bigger budget films from all over the world including Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Spain, Portugal.
Julio Hernandez Cordon’s Marimbas del Infierno (Marimbas from Hell) will open the fest at 7pm on Thursday, April 21 at the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar in Austin. Produced in Guatemala, this film boldly explores the boundaries of fiction and documentary. Closing the festival is Matias Bize’s La Vida de los Peces (Life of Fish) at 9:45 pm on Thursday, April 28 also at the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar. The film was Chile’s foreign-language Oscar submission in 2011 and features actors Santiago Cabrera and Blanca Lewin.
Marimbas del Infierno (Marimbas from Hell) is a comical documentary following three unlikely characters from Guatemala city as they attempt to fuse improbable music styles, marimba and heavy metal. La Vida de los Peces (Life of Fish) is a Chilean drama that follows the life of Andrés, a 30ish travel writer based in Berlin who returns home to Chile for a reunion that could change Andrés’ life forever.
In addition to a full lineup at the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, Cine Las Americas will be showcasing many free screenings at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center (MACC) as well as providing the local austin community with the opportunity to attend free Master Classes with industry professionals.
To view full lineup, please visit: www.cinelasamericas.org.