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"We Are Mari Pepa" - Singular Trip Into Adulthood Via Adolescent Grunge

  • By Carlos Aguilar
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  • August 16, 2014 9:00 AM
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Mexican helmer Samuel Kishi’s teenage portrait "We Are Mari Pepa" (Somos Mari Pepa) has a certain kind of street-smart charm that is at once despicably dirty-minded, as is expected of boys of that age, and also rather endearing.

LatinoBuzz: Chilean Cinema at Locarno 2014

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • August 13, 2014 9:00 AM
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Continuing with the recent output of successful films in the international scene, Chilean Cinema is present at this year's Locarno Film Festival with several offerings.

LatinoBuzz:'Wild Tales' Press Conference

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • August 5, 2014 8:30 AM
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The Argentine film "Wild Tales" (Relatos Salvajes) was part of this year's Cannes Official Selection. Here is piece on the film's recent press conference in its home country published by Filming in Argentina.

LatinoBuzz: Interview with 'Underwater Dreams' Filmmaker Mary Mazzio

  • By Juan Caceres
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  • August 1, 2014 11:20 AM
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LatinoBuzz got to see “Underwater Dreams” written and directed by Mary Mazzio, and narrated by Michael Peña. It is a beautiful story of how the sons of undocumented Mexican immigrants learned how to build an underwater robot from Home Depot parts. And then go on to defeat engineering powerhouse MIT in the process.

LatinoBuzz: Winston Baker's TV and Film Finance Forum in Rio 2014 Includes Canana, HBO, RT Features, Televisa and more

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • July 31, 2014 10:31 AM
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Winston Baker inaugural event last year was a great success with over 200 high-level financiers, filmmakers, agents, distributors, and industry advisers in attendance. The goal at this year’s event is to bring together pioneers who are paving the way for the audiovisual industry of Latin America for both the TV and Film.

LatinoBuzz: Actress Gina Rodriguez On Her New Show 'Jane the Virgin'

  • By Vanessa Erazo
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  • July 30, 2014 1:00 PM
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Back in 2012, a small indie film called "Filly Brown" premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Instantly it was a breakout hit. In Park City, on the internet, in trade publications, and on blogs people could not stop talking about the talented newcomer Gina Rodriguez. Her dazzling performance in Filly Brown as a tough, young rapper from East Los Angeles put her and the film, directed by Youssef Delara and Michael D. Olmos, on the map.

LatinoBuzz: Ventana Sur Opens Call for Entries 2014

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • July 30, 2014 9:00 AM
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The inscriptions to participate in the sixth edition of Ventana Sur are open. The market will be held from December 1st to 5th in the city of Buenos Aires. Ventana Sur is an initiative of INCAA and Marché du Film/ Festival de Cannes, being the most important market in the region. A place where industry professionals can hold meetings and have complete access to the latest Latin American films.

LatinoBuzz: Call for Mexican Projects in Development and Post

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • July 23, 2014 10:30 AM
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As part of its commitment to support national cinematography production Gabriel Figueroa Film Fund offers on its second year in a row a grand total of USD $138,240 to Mexican projects.

LatinoBuzz: Strategic Partners Welcomes Esteemed Keynote Speakers Mariela Besuievsky of Tornasol Films and Vimeo’s Peter Gerard

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • July 22, 2014 8:30 AM
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Strategic Partners, a presentation of the Atlantic Film Festival, will host a visionary line-up of speakers including keynote addresses presented by Tornasol Films Producer Mariela Besuievsky and Vimeo Director of Audience Development and Content Operations, Peter Gerard.

LatinoBuzz: 17 Years Later, Latinbeat Goes On: Film Programmer Marcela Goglio On How It All Started

  • By Vanessa Erazo
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  • July 16, 2014 8:30 AM
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As a film fan, self-professed cinenerd, and an ex-film programmer at the New York International Latino Film Festival, the closure of the long-running fest last year was soul crushing. There are very few spaces dedicated to exhibiting Latino cinema and a lot of the remaining ones are on shaky ground.

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