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Ambulante California Launches at Sundance

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • February 3, 2014 4:04 PM
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Recently during the latest Sundance Film Festival, Ambulante, the non-profit aimed to promote documentary as a tool for social change and cultural transformation, celebrated its upcoming U.S. launch with an Ambulante California reception.

Cuba Journal 2: U.S., Revolution and the Caribbean

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • January 9, 2014 8:00 AM
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The first day of the Havana Film Festival I was at the Hotel Nacional, registering for the festival, seeing familiar faces from Cuba and the Caribbean and old friends from the USA: Oleg Vidov and his wife Joan Borsten were there as Oleg who had starred in 3 Soviet films made in Cuba was an honored guest.

ISA of the Day: BAC Films

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • November 7, 2013 8:30 AM
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Paris-based BAC Films, one of France's most respected sales agent, production company and distributor will be showing a promo of the long awaited film, El Ardor co-produced by and starring Gael Garcia Bernal. This is the second co-production of Canana, and Participant Media's Participant Panamerica.

LatinoBuzz: FICG in LA Announces its 3rd Edition in Hollywood and Film Lineup

  • By Peter Belsito
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  • October 28, 2013 3:08 PM
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In order to promote the cinema and filmmaking talent of Mexico and Ibero-America, the Guadalajara International Film Festival (FICG), the University of Guadalajara and the University of Guadalajara Foundation in the U.S. present FICG in LA, a selection of the most outstanding films of 2013's FICG.

LatinoBuzz: Guadalajara Film Festival (FICG) In L.A. for its 3rd Year. November 1-3

  • By Carlos Aguilar
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  • October 23, 2013 3:00 PM
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Presenting its program in Los Angeles for the third consecutive year this November, the Guadalajara International Film Festival aims to highlight the best in Mexican and Latin American cinema and bring it closer to the vast Latino population in Southern California. Taking place at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood, FICG in L.A. will premier some of the most outstanding films that screened back at the festival earlier this year in Mexico and other Latino titles that have received critical acclaimed around the world.

First Participant PanAmerica Film, El Ardor, Begins Production

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • May 22, 2013 3:30 PM
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Launching earlier this year, Participant PanAmerica is an initiative to develop and finance 10-12 films over five years for and from Latin America with Mexico’s Canana (Sin Nombre, Miss Bala), Chile’s Fabula (Young and Wild, Gloria) and Colombia’s Dynamo (Undertow, The Hidden Face). Its first film will El Ardor starring Gael García Bernal and Alice Braga to shoot in Argentina.

ISA of the Day: IM Global

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • May 12, 2013 1:30 PM
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Hot Docs Today, Cannes Tomorrow

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • May 6, 2013 3:30 PM
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LatinoBuzz: How Do We Turn a Latino Film Into a Latino Blockbuster?

  • By Vanessa Erazo
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  • April 24, 2013 1:30 PM
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The internet has been buzzing about Filly Brown. The film starring Gina Rodriguez, Lou Diamond Phillips, Edward James Olmos, and Jenni Rivera hit theaters this past Friday and made close to $1.5 million over the weekend. It’s an impressive opening for an independent Latino film.

LatinoBuzz: 'NO' starring Gael García Bernal, 'Bless Me, Ultima' and 'Los Condenados' in Theaters This Week

  • By Vanessa Erazo
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  • March 6, 2013 1:00 PM
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It’s an exciting week for Latino film. There are lots of options at theaters across the country including the Oscar nominated NO (starring Gael García Bernal), the Puerto Rican thriller Los Condenados, and Bless Me, Ultima based on Rudolfo Anaya’s classic Chicano novel.

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