Frontera Filmmakers Showcase at 24th San Diego Latino Film Festival

 

This indispensable showcase celebrates the triumphant cinematic accomplishments of local San Diego / Tijuana filmmakers. The films featured in this showcase have never been more ambitious, artistic, and astounding. It is a distinct privilege to be able to share these films with you.

 

BEYOND THE CROSSFIRE

Matt Simon and the documentary on Gun Violence

Dirs. Sabrina Cremascoli, Ciera Ybarra, Gabe Garcia, Karen Villalbazo, Eduardo Bimbela, Joanne Collazo, Shayne Cole, Michael Berry
(USA, 60 min., 2016, English, Documentary)

A group of students from High Tech High Chula Vista worked on this documentary about the effects of gun violence in our country. Viewers will follow the journey of these students as they travel the across the country to capture the stories of leaders in brain health, youth mentor programs, peer-peer counseling and juvenile justice reform, all working towards reducing gun violence.

 

SLAP WORTHY

Dir. Luis Martinez
(USA, 57 min., 2016, English, Comedy)

Local filmmaker Luis Martinez’s latest project is a hilarious comedy about a man who enlists the help of his friend to win over the girl of his dreams. Things get complicated when he realizes getting what he wants is much more difficult than he could have ever anticipated.

 

RUTA MADRE

Locally produced road trip comedy, featuring Carmen Salinas, Paul Rodriguez, Angelica María

Dir. Agustin Castaneda
(Mexico/USA, 97 min., 2016, English, Spanish w/ English subtitles, Drama / Comedy)

After his first love breaks his heart, a young American singer reluctantly leaves his home in San Diego, California and embarks on an epic road trip through Baja with his uncle in order to reconnect with his Mexican roots and find himself. Featuring performances from Carmen Salinas, Paul Rodriguez, Paulina Gaitan, and Angélica María.

 

Y LOS TAMALES?

Dir. Tomas Chi
(Honduras, 70 min., 2016, English w/ Spanish subtitles, Comedy)

In this hilarious Honduran comedy produced by local producer Monika Tuncbilek, a cab driver is tasked with picking up the Christmas Eve tamales by his wife. En route, he picks up a diverse array of characters, including a “Bad Santa” and a thief, resulting in an evening unlike any other.

 

MEXTASY

Dir. Osiris Luciano
(Mexico / USA, 41 min., 2015, Spanish w/ English subtitles, Documentary)

Mextasy is a new TV series. TV that rewrites televised borders, rethinks televisual borders or fronteras, revealing the pulsing, growing body of Latin America alive and thriving within and outside of Uncle Sam’s unknowing body. Travel with our host William ‘Bill’ Nericcio as he celebrates the Latino experience throughout the world. Frontera Filmmakers.

 

Individual tickets go on sale after March 1st.

For now, you can still also get a special deals on our 5-Movie Ticket Pack, Film Pass, & Festival Pass.

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Check back in February for a complete list of films.

 

Every year, the San Diego Latino Film Festival screens more than 160 films from Latin America, Spain, the United States, Mexico and other parts of the world in celebration of Latino film, art, and culture. The event also features after parties, filmmaker workshops and guest Latino celebrities from the hottest TV shows and feature films. For additional information and to purchase tickets visit www.sdlatinofilm.com.

For screening links and interview inquiries, contact Laura Castañeda, Press Coordinator for the Media Arts Center San Diego: PresspassLC@gmail.com / 619-855-4140.

Media Arts Center San Diego, 2921 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego, CA 92104
Tel (619) 230-1938, Fax (619) 230-1937, www.mediaartscenter.org.