¡Tu Cine! Showcase at 24th San Diego Latino Film Festival

 

The 2017 ¡Tu Cine! film line-up is available below.

Please arrive by 9:30am.  Screenings begin promptly at 10am.

 

High School Films

Tuesday 3/21:  Visitor’s Day  A documentary that follows Juan Carlos throughout the most transformative year of his life, as he finds the strength to return to Mexico City to overcome his sense of abandonment and forgive his father for the past. Along the way we watch other boys overcome their own obstacles with the support of the extraordinary staff at Ipoderac, a unique group home and social enterprise located in Puebla, Mexico.

 

Wednesday 3/22:  H.O.M.E.  A “love letter” to New York City woven of two stories through its subways and ethnic enclaves. One is of a missing young man with Asperger’s Syndrome who seeks refuge in the underground labyrinth of NYC. The other follows a gambling Ecuadorian taxi driver and a Chinese mother desperate to get home to her sick child. Along each of their journeys through the urban landscape, they discover the deeper understanding of communication and their intimate connections despite their barriers.

 

Thursday 3/23:  Ovarian Psycos  Single mom Xela, artist Andi, and newcomer Evie are members of Ovarian Psycos — an unapologetic bicycle brigade of young Latina misfits from East Los Angeles. By the light of the full moon they ride the streets together, seeking sisterhood as protection from the violence in their neighborhoods and broken homes.  Caution: strong language and themes.

 

Friday 3/24:  Youth Visions Showcase  Media Arts Center San Diego presents a collection of youth-produced films from young filmmakers who found their medium of expression in telling stories through film. This handpicked selection of short films features both fiction and nonfiction pieces.

 

 

Middle School Films


Tuesday 3/21:  Anida y El Circo Flotando  A young artist lives on a traveling floating circus and possesses a magnificent power: she can peer into an individual’s future through the art of palm reading. However, Anida also bears a great curse: she is unable to remember her past. An impossible love and the dream of freedom, power, and adventure will allow Anida to forge her own path in life and discover a secret that allows this story to conclude like the very best of fairy tales.

 

Wednesday 3/22:  Pasos de Heroe This film tells the story of Eduardo, a 10-year-old boy who lost his leg to a landmine, and his determination to form a soccer team and enter his town’s local tournament despite his disability and opposition from his school’s director.  Set against the backdrop of the Colombian armed conflict, Eduardo, with the help of his music teacher, leads a group of his classmates to overcome obstacles and discrimination to play their first game.

 

Thursday 3/23:  Rolling Strong  The story of the first wheelchair rugby team in Peru, a group of men and women from different cultural and socio-economic backgrounds who got together in December 2012 to play a new sport of which they knew little about. The film follows them for two years, showing their process of coming together as a team, the excitement of their first international tournaments and the goals, dreams and motivations that guide their daily struggle, both inside the court and in their personal lives.

 

Friday 3/24:  Youth Visions Showcase  Media Arts Center San Diego presents a collection of youth-produced films from young filmmakers who found their medium of expression in telling stories through film. This handpicked selection of short films features both fiction and nonfiction pieces.

 

 

There is an MTS Trolley stop conveniently located right in front of the AMC Fashion Valley 18 movie theater.  
Check out the MTS classroom day pass program.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Larry Da Silveira at larry@mediaartscenter.org, or call Media Arts Center San Diego at (619) 230-1938 x103.  We look forward to seeing you and your students at the festival!

 

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.

** Passes now available on line. Purchase today!

 

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.