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    Cine Las Americas 2012

    By | April 11, 2012

    Cine Las Americas announced today the full and final lineup for the 15th Annual Cine Las Americas International Film Festival, which runs April 24-29, 2012. This year’s lineup presents over 100 films ranging from independent and big budget features, documentaries and short films from all over the world including Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Spain, Portugal, Canada and the U.S.

    Gonzalo Justiniano’s ¿Alguien Ha Visto A Lupita? (Have You Seen Lupita?) will open the fest on Tuesday, April 24 at the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar in Austin.Partially shot in Austin, the film stars Dulce María, Carmen Salinas and Cristián de la Fuente. The film follows the story of a young Mexican girl (Dulce Maria) who runs away from her family when they try to send her to a mental hospital, starting a journey through which she will discover a world that seems much crazier than she is. Scheduled to attend the opening night film is actress Dulce María.

    Closing the festival is Selton Mello’s O Palhaço (The Clown) on Sunday, April 29 also at the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar. Actor and director Selton Mello’s sophomore feature follows the life of Benjamin (Selton Mello), who along with his father Waldemar (Paulo José) form the clown duo Thoroughbred and Mongrel, the main attraction of Circo Esperanza, a circus that travels through the dirt roads of the Brazilian inlands. Scheduled to attend the closing night film is Producer Fernanda Kalume.

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    Following are all the feature films screening at the festival:

    NEW RELEASES
    ¿Alguien ha visto a Lupita? (Have You Seen Lupita?) – Gonzalo Justiniano (Director), Mexico/Chile/Argentina/Germany/USA
    Aquí entre nos (Between Us) – Patricia Martínez de Velasco (Director), Mexico
    Baby Shower – Pablo Illanes (Director), Chile
    Bonsái (Bonsai) – Cristián Jiménez (Director), Chile/France/Argentina/Portugal
    El estudiante (The Student) – Santiago Mitre (Director), Argentina
    Extraterrestre (Extraterrestrial) –Nacho Vigalondo (Director), Spain
    Gordo, calvo y bajito (Fat, Bald, Short Man) – Carlos Osuna (Director), Colombia
    José e Pilar (Jose and Pilar) – Miguel Gonçalves Mendes (Director), Spain/Portugal
    Los viejos (The Parents) – Martín Boulocq (Director), Bolivia
    Meu País (My Country) – Andre Ristum (Director), Brazil
    Mosquita y Mari – Aurora Guerrero (Director), USA
    O Palhaço (The Clown) – Selton Mello (Director), Brazil
    Sal (Salt) – Diego Rougier (Director) – Argentina/Chile
    Sangue do Meu Sangue (Blood of My Blood) – João Canijo (Director), Portugal
    Without a Net – Kelly Richardson (Director), Brazil/USA

    NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITION
    Camera obscura – Maru Solores (Director), Spain
    Cápsulas (Capsules) – Verónica Riedel (Director), Guatemala
    De caravana (Clubbing) – Rosendo Ruiz (Director), Argentina
    Dia de Preto (Day of Black) – Marcial Renato, Marcos Felipe Delfino, Daniel Mattos (Directors), Brazil
    El lenguaje de los machetes (Machete Language) – Kyzza Terrazas (Director), Mexico
    Every Emotion Costs – Darlene Naponse (Director), Canada
    La llamada (The Call) – Stefano Pasetto (Director), Italy/Argentina
    Las malas intenciones (The Bad Intentions) – Rosario Garcia-Montero (Director), Peru/Argentina/Germany
    Música campesina (Country Music) – Alberto Fuguet (Director), Chile/USA
    Under My Nails – Arí Maniel Cruz (Director), Puerto Rico/USA

    DOCUMENTARY FEATURE COMPETITION
    El árbol de las fresas (The Strawberry Tree) – Simone Rapisarda Casanova (Director), Canada/Cuba
    Hit Me with Music – Miquel Galofré (Director), Jamaica/Spain
    La maleta Mexicana (The Mexican Suitcase) – Trisha Ziff (Director), Mexico/Spain
    La mudanza (The Move) – Tatiana Lorca (Director), Chile
    La palabra en el bosque (The Word in the Woods) – Jeffrey Gould, Carlos Henriquez (Directors), El Salvador/USA
    Morir de pie (Die Standing Up) – Jacaranda Correa (Director), Mexico
    Nikkei – Kaori Flores Yonekura (Director), Venezuela
    Olhe Pra Mim de Novo (Look at Me Again) – Claudia Priscilla, Kiko Goifman (Directors), Brazil
    Up Heartbreak Hill – Erica Scharf (Director), USA
    Yakuaya / La esencia del agua (Water Essence) – Marcelo Castillo (Director), Ecuador

    PANORAMA FEATURE FILMS
    Burros (Donkeys) – Odín Salazar Flores (Director), Mexico
    Cerro Rico Tierra Rica – Juan Vallejo (Director), Colombia/Bolivia/USA
    Con mi corazón en Yambo (With My Heart in Yambo) – María Fernanda Restrepo (Director), Ecuador
    El destello (The Flicker) – Gabriel Szollosy (Director), Uruguay
    El invierno de los raros (The Winter of the Odd Ones Out) – Rodrigo Guerrero (Director), Argentina
    La hora cero (The Zero Hour) – Diego Velasco (Director), Venezuela
    Madres 0,15 el minute (Mothers, 15 Cents a Minute) – Marina Seresesky (Director). Spain
    Precious Knowledge – Ari Palos (Director), USA
    Robert’s Paintings – Shelly Niro (Director), Canada
    The Renaissance of Mata Ortiz – Scott Petersen (Director) USA
    The Thick Dark Fog – Randy Vasquez (Director), USA
    Vou Rifar Meu Coração (I Will Raffle off My Heart) – Ana Rieper (Director), Brazil

    HECHO EN TEJAS
    All She Can – Amy Wendel (Director), USA
    Canción del cuerpo (Song of the Body) – Andrew Segovia, Gabriela Alcalá (Directors), USA
    Hombre y tierra (Man and Earth) – Christian Cisneros (Director), USA
    In the Shadow – Nicole Elmer (Director), USA/Puerto Rico

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    The film festival will take place at the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar and the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center (MACC), with additional screenings at St. Edward’s University. All screenings presented at the MACC and at St. Edward’s University are free and open to the public. All films are subtitled in English.

    Film badges are $75 each and are available for purchase online at www.cinelasamericas.org. Badges will also be available for purchase at the festival Registration Desk starting April 23. The film badge grants access to all festival screenings as well as special events and parties.

    Tickets for opening night are $15 and are on sale at the box office at the Alamo Drafthouse and online at www.cinelasamericas.org. Single tickets are $8 for screenings before 6pm and $10 for all other screenings, with the exception for opening and closing night films. Starting April 20, tickets for individual screenings will be available online at www.cinelasamericas.org. The festival box office will be located in the lobby of the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar and will be open every day of the festival.

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