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LatinoBuzz: LALIFF-16TH Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival- Line Up

Festivals
by Carlos Aguilar
October 10, 2013 6:20 PM
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Shaul Schwarz's 'Narco Cultura'
Shaul Schwarz's 'Narco Cultura'

After being cancelled last year, sadly, for lack of funding, the Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF) returns stronger than ever to treat audiences to some of the best cinematic works, of all lengths and genres, created by Latino American filmmakers in their native countries or by Latino creators here in the U.S. This 16th edition of the festival will run from Thursday October 10th to Monday October 14th, and showcases a varied compilation of films from 14 Latin filmmaking countries.



"We are very excited and honored to have this record breaking number of Premieres presented at LALIFF," said Marlene Dermer, Co-founder/Executive Director/Programmer of LALIFF. "16 years and it keeps getting better because of the films." added co-founder Edward James Olmos.

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This year's diverse selection of 62 works includes 28 features, 11 documentaries, and 23 shorts, which represent an eclectic mosaic of styles, subject matters, and experiences. The festival will close with the special presentation of the Mexican box-office smash hit Nosotros los Nobles, directed by Gary Alazraki, followed by an after party sponsored by Cine Latino. The list of films include the Guatemalan feature Polvo by Julio Hernandez or the Argentinian La Paz by Santiago Loza Directorial debuts like Water & Power by Richard Montoya, based off his acclaimed play by the same name, compelling documentaries like Narco Cultura and Gimme the Power, among many others.

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This year's LALIFF films are as follows (in alphabetical order):

AMOR CRONICO , Jorge Perugorria, 83 min

Country: Cuba

Premiere: WEST COAST

A PUERTA FRÍA , Xavi Puebla, 80 min

Country: Spain

Premiere: USA

A TRUTH IN SILENCE , Jonathan Salemi, 4:23 min

Country: USA

Premiere: WORLD

BORDANDO LA FRONTERA (EMBROIDERING THE BORDER) , Rene Rhi, 27 min

Country: Mexico/ USA

CAPTIVE RADIO , Lauren Rosenfeld, 23 min

Country: USA/ Colombia

Premiere: LOS ANGELES

Carne de Perro

CARNE DE PERRO (DOG'S FLESH) , Fernando Guzzoni, 81min

Country: Chile

Premiere: LOS ANGELES

CATCH , David Henrie, 10 min

Country: USA

Premiere: WORLD

CEMENT SUITCASE , Rick Castañeda, 94 min

Country: USA

CLOSE YOUR EYES , Sonia Malfa, 14:32 min

Country: USA

CON LA PATA QUEBRADA (BAREFOOT IN THE KITCHEN) , Diego Galán, 83 min

Country: Spain

Premiere: U.S.

DEFECTUOSOS (DEFECTIVE) , Gabriela Martínez Garza & Jon Fernández López, 8 min

Country: Mexico

DENTRO DE UNO (INSIDE ONESELF) , Salvador Aguirre, 8 min

Country: Mexico

DESERT ROAD KILL , Michael Carreño, 16:57 min

Country: USA

DETAINED IN THE DESERT , Iliana Sosa, 80 min

Country: USA

Premiere: WORLD

DRAGON DAY , Jeffrey Travis, 95 min

Country:USA/MEXICO

Premiere: WORLD

Dreamer

DREAMER , Jesse Salmeron, 93 min

Country: USA

EL ALCALDE (THE MAYOR) , Emiliano Altuna, 80 min

Country: Mexico

Premiere: LOS ANGELES

EL COCODRILLO , Steve Acevedo, 15 min

Country: USA

EL DOCTOR , Heather de Michele, 11:24 min

Country: USA

EL JAZZ (JAZZ) , Andrés Peralta, 10:30 min

Country: Mexico

ESTHER EN ALGUNA PARTE (ESTHER SOMEWHERE) , Gerardo Chijona, 95 min

Country: Cuba

Premiere: WORLD

Olallu Rubio's 'Gimme the Power'
Olallu Rubio's 'Gimme the Power'

GIMME THE POWER , Olallo Rubio, 101min

Country: Mexico

GREENCARD WARRIORS , Miriam Kruishoop, 91min

Country: USA

Premiere: WORLD

HOMEBOUND , Fanny Veliz, 105 min

Country: USA

¡HUELGA! (STRIKE) , Skeets McGrew, 57:32 min

Country: USA

INTERSTATE , Camille Stochitch, 19:56 min

Country: USA

Premiere: WORLD

JARDĺN DE AMAPOLAS (FIELD OF AMAPOLAS) , Juan Carlos Melo Guevara, 86min

Country: Colombia

Premiere: WORLD

JUSTICE FOR MY SISTER , Kimberly Bautista, 69 min

Country: USA

Premiere: LOS ANGELES

KILL THE DICTATOR (EL TENIENTE AMADO) , Félix Limardo, 90 min

Country: Dominican Republic

Premiere: WEST COAST

LA CALLE ESTEREO (THE STEREO STREET) , Santiago León Cuellar, 30min

Country: Colombia

La Paz

LA PAZ , Santiago Loza, 73 min

Country: Argentina

Premiere: LOS ANGELES

LA PISCINA (THE SWIMMING POOL) , Carlos Machado Quintela, 66 min

Country: Cuba

Premiere: LOS ANGELES

LAS TARDES DE TINTICO (TINTICO'S AFTERNOONS) , Alejandro García Caballero, 8:30 min

Country: Mexico

LLEGAR A TI (TO REACH YOU) , Alejandro Torres Rezzio, 8 min

Country: USA

LO AZUL DEL CIELO , Juan Alfredo Uribe, 112min LA

Country: Colombia

Premiere: LOS ANGELES

MAESTRA , Catherine Murphy, 33 min

Country: USA/ Cuba

MEU PAIS (MY COUNTRY) , André Ristum, 84min

Country: Brazil

Premiere: LOS ANGELES

MIRADAS MÚLTIPLES (LA MÁQUINA LOCA) / (MULTIPLE PERSPECTIVES (THE CRAZY MACHINE) , Emilio Maillé, 90 min

Country: France/ Mexico

MUERTE DE UNA AMA DE CASA (DEATH OF A HOUSEWIFE) , Marisé Samitier, 27 min

Country: Spain

NARCO CULTURA , Shaul Schwarz, 102 min

Country: USA

Premiere: WEST COAST

NI UN HOMBRE MÁS (IGUANA STEW) , Martin Salinas, 83 min

Country: Argentina

Premiere: WEST COAST

Gary Alazraki's 'Nosotros los Nobles'
Gary Alazraki's 'Nosotros los Nobles'

NOSOTROS LOS NOBLES (THE NOBLE FAMILY) , Gaz Alazraki, 95 min

Country: Mexico

Premiere: LOS ANGELES

O AFINADOR (THE TUNER) , Fernando Camargo & Matheus Parizi, 15 min

Country: Brazil

Premiere: LOS ANGELES

OUR BOYS , Leonardo Ricagni, 88 min

Country: USA

Premiere: WORLD

PABLO , Richard Goldgewicht, 93 min

Country: USA / Brazil

Premiere: LOS ANGELES

PHOENIX , Stefano Capuzzi Lapietra, 13 min

Country: Brazil

Premiere: WEST COAST

POLVO (DUST) , Julio Hernández Cordón, 80 min

Country: Guatemala/Spain/Chile/Germany

Premiere: LOS ANGELES

PONCHAO , Josh Crook, 85 min

Country: Dominican Republic

Premiere: WORLD

POTOSÍ , Alfredo Castruita, 120min

Country: Mexico

Premiere: USA

PRINCESAS ROJAS (RED PRINCESSES) , Laura Astorga Carrera, 100 min

Country: Costa Ria/ Venezuela/ Nicaragua

Premiere: LOS ANGELES

REBEL , Maria Agui Carter, 75 min

Country: USA

Premiere: LOS ANGELES

SLEEPING WITH THE FISHES , Nicole Gómez Fisher, 101 min

Country: USA

Stand and Deliver

STAND & DELIVER , Ramón Menéndez, 102 min SPECIAL SCREENING - 25TH ANNIVERSARY

TANTA AGUA , Ana Guevara & Leticia Jorge, 102 min

Country: Urugua/ Mexico/ Netherlands/ Germany

Premiere: WEST COAST

TIERRA DE SANGRE , James Katz, 106 min

Country: Chile

Premiere: NORTH AMERICAN

THE GRADUATES (LOS GRADUADOS) , Bernardo Ruiz, 60 minYOUTH PROGRAM

Country: USA

THE PRICE WE PAY , Jesse Garcia, 7:24 min

Country: USA

Premiere: WORLD PREMIERE

THE SHOOTING STAR SALESMAN , Kico Velarde, 20 min

Country: USA

WATER & POWER , Richard Montoya, 87 minOpera Prima

Country: USA

WE WOMEN WARRIORS (TEJIENDO SABIDURIA) , Nicole Karsin, 82 min

Country:USA/Colombia

YOUR FATHER'S DAUGHTER , Carlos Bernard, 15:20 min

Country: USA

Premiere: WORLD

ZERO HOUR , Dan Carillo Levy, 7:20 min

Country: USA/Mexico


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