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LatinoBuzz: Meet the Women Who Are Bringing Gael and Diego’s Ambulante Film Fest to the U.S.

  • By Vanessa Erazo
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  • July 9, 2014 9:00 AM
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A few months back, we told you that Ambulante — the traveling documentary film festival founded by Diego Luna, Gael Garcia Bernal, Elena Fortes, and Pablo Cruz — is crossing the border into the U.S. Well, now they need your help with the move to Los Angeles.

LatinoBuzz: Fenix Iberoamerican Cinema Awards Are Announced by Cinema23

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • June 4, 2014 12:47 PM
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Recently during the 67th Edition of the Cannes Film Festival, Cinema23, an association created in 2012 to promote Latin American, Spanish and Portuguese film culture, announced the Fénix Film Awards (Premio Iberoamericano de Cine Fénix). This unique event will take place for the first time in Mexico City in October 2014.

LatinoBuzz: Cannes: Helmer Pablo Fendrik Talks About Turning the Western on Its Head

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • May 14, 2014 10:00 AM
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Starring Mexican superstar Gael García Bernal, the Argentine film El Ardor (The Ardor) is set to premiere at this year's Cannes Film Festival as a Special Screening. The film by Pablo Fendrik is one of the few Latin American works present at the event and the expectations are high.

Chatting with Filmmakers: 5 Interviews on Currents Releases

  • By Carlos Aguilar
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  • May 2, 2014 12:59 PM
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Over the past week we have published 5 interview with the directors of some of the most interesting films currently playing in theaters. Check them all out here

Forgotten Hopeful Travelers: Dir. Marc Silver on "Who is Dayani Cristal?"

  • By Carlos Aguilar
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  • April 25, 2014 4:30 PM
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British documentary filmmaker Marc Silver brings a riveting and touching vision to the immigration subject in his outstanding and heartbreaking documentary "Who Is Dayani Cristal?". The story of a dead body found in the desert and the investigation to find the the man behind the mystery. Helped by Gael Garcia Bernal, who retraces his steps in a dangerous and inspiring journey across Central America and Mexico, the film is a vivid reminder of what politics usually forget. No life is insignificant, and though the law might deemed them illegal, human sacrifice is above any rules. Here is what director Marc Silver told us about his fascinating and thought provoking film.

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: 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.

LatinoBuzz: Baja International Film Festival, Los Cabos

  • By Carlos Aguilar
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  • October 16, 2013 8:31 PM
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During this year's Toronto International Film Festival a news on the latest south of the border film resort were announced, Mexico's Baja International Film Festival (November 13-16, 2013) The young festival aims become one of the region's premier industry events and will showcase films from Mexico, the U.S., Canada.

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