The Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center to present documentary film tribute to Cesar Chavez

The Emma S. Barrientos MACC is presenting A Tribute to Cesar Chavez 2013: Civil Rights Documentary Films on Friday and Saturday. The film screenings focus on the struggle of those, like Cesar Chavez, who fought for civil rights. Cesar E. Chavez was a prominent leader and activist in the 20th century in Latino American civil […]

Cine Las Americas announces festival dates and makes a call for entries

Based out of Austin, Cine Las Americas is multi-cultural non-profit organization’s mission is to promote cross-cultural understanding and growth by educating, entertaining and challenging diverse audiences through film and media arts. Cine Las Americas 16th annual International Film Festival will take place April 16-21 2013. The organization makes a call for entries. The submission deadline is Jan.15 at 5 p.m. and late entries need to be turned in Jan. 31 at 5 p.m.

20th Anniversary Celebration of Robert Rodriguez’s “El Mariachi”

AMD, Austin Film Society and El Rey Network celebrate the 20th anniversary of Robert Rodriguez’s El Mariachi with a special screening at the Paramount Theatre Aug. 30 at 7:30 p.m.

The drama, horror and surrealism of ‘In the Shadow’: An interview with filmmaker Nicole Elmer

Nicole Elmer is an award-winning Texas filmmaker, writer and playwright. ‘In the Shadow’ tells the story of Diego, a man living in isolation on a small island in Puerto Rico whose quiet life is disrupted when Hilary, a documentary filmmaker, arrives to continue her project on migration and identity.

A tree that’s no longer there: An interview with filmmaker Simone Rapisarda Casanova

Simone Rapisarda

Filmmaker Simone Rapisarda Casanova set out to capture what life is like in a remote fishing community and ended up chronicling life in the small village of Juan Antonio, Cuba. What he actually accomplished, however, is much more.

Interview: Cine Las Americas’ top executive, from volunteer to director

Eugenio del Bosque

The first thing Cine Las Americas’ executive director says is that he speaks fluent Spanish, because he’s Mexican—half chilango (from Mexico City), half regio (from Monterrey). He joined as a volunteer in 2002. “But I really wanted to do more,” says Eugenio del Bosque. He became the festival’s programmer the following year and its executive director in 2006.

Cine Las Americas brings the world to Austin

The Cine Las Americas International Film Festival is true to its name: it’s an events that brings the world to Austin once a year. With a combination of big budget and indie features, documentaries and short films from all across the U.S., Latin America, Europe and the Caribbean, the final lineup for the 15th edition […]