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LatinoBuzz: WTF is Latino at the 2013 LA Film Festival?

  • By Christine Davila
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  • May 1, 2013 1:30 PM
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The summertime, downtown set, glitzy yet ‘cashz’ LA Film Festival, presented by Film Independent has announced their film lineup today. The verdict on the Latino rep? Compared to the last three festivals I’ve examined this year, Sundance, SXSW and Tribeca, LA Film Festival comes through with arguably the most valuable representation; there are three films representing American Latino in the narrative competition and one in documentary competition.

Berlin Diary #2

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • March 10, 2013 6:08 AM
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The Berlinale has come and gone so quickly, so intensely. Everyone was catching the flu or a cold, and I was left with the sniffles. My last two days I was lucky to be able to catch some films. Before that I only saw Don Jon’s Addiction which I was charmed by. Scarlett Johanssen played the best role of her life, she is a great comedienne. And Joseph Gordon-Levitt was delightful. Upstream Color bit off more than it could chew. The reviews express my feelings about it better than I can.

LatinoBuzz: Chile's new enfant terrible Sebastian Silva

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • February 6, 2013 5:30 PM
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Chile's new enfant terrible seems to have grown up overnight. Sebastian Silva did come to prominence with The Maid and has other films under his hat, but with two films at Sundance (Magic Magic and Crystal Fairy and the Magical Cactus), and Magic Magic in Berlin this year, he is unusually visible to all. We had a wonderful intense hour of conversation about his films during Sundance and I am playing back to my readers here.

Sundance Day 6: Last Impressions

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • January 29, 2013 9:30 AM
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Sundance is over and here my last day’s entry.

Sundance Day 4: Getting on Track

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • January 21, 2013 3:30 PM
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Sydney meets old friends, sees noteworthy international films, and talks with the director of Crystal Fairy

WTF is Latino at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival?

  • By Christine Davila
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  • December 5, 2012 3:30 PM
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Glad you asked. Now that the entire programming slate has been announced for the 2013 edition of the Sundance Film Festival, let’s take a look at the representation of Latinos in the broadest, most diverse sense, because that is what that ill-defined lump category encompasses. {Full disclosure: I work as a Programming Associate for the Festival. These are not reviews but an insider breaking-it-down preview}

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