Cine Las Americas is an Austin based non-profit organization that promotes cross-cultural understanding and growth by educating, entertaining and challenging diverse audiences through film and media arts. Aside from their yearly film festival, the organization stays active in the community by partnering with local schools to create media art programs to serve the minority youth in Austin and supporting Latin American filmmakers by screening films throughout the year.
As part of the organization’s signature series at the Alamo Drafthouse, Cine Las Americas will screen Los Colores de la Montaña (The Colors of the Mountain) on Sunday. The Colombian/Panamanian drama directed by Carlos César Arbeláez gives a glimpse of the dangers of being caught in the power struggle between the army, guerrilla groups and paramilitary groups through the eyes of a nine-year-old who only has one thing on his mind: to play with his soccer ball. For his ninth birthday, Manuel receives a ball from his dad, but his playtime is cut short when his ball lands in a minefield. Despite the growing violence in his town, Manuel and his friends are determined to get the ball back, yet they soon realize it’s a perilous mission.
Los Colores de la Montaña will be screened at 7 p.m. on Sunday Nov. 6 at the Alamo Drafthouse Village located at 2700 West Anderson Lane. For tickets and more information click here.
Watch Los Colores de la Montaña trailer below: