Latino stars headline the 2009 San Diego Latino film festival

Las estrellas are lining up for the 2009 San Diego Latino Film Festival
by Robert Aguilar Jr., San Diego Film Industry Examiner February 19,

Barbara Mori in Amor, Dolor, y Viceversa
around the world, the San Diego Latino Film Festival proudly announces its 16 anniversary edition. San Diego Latino Film Festival is much more than just films. Some of the Special Presentations include: 3rd Annual Cine'Mation, 4th Annual Cine Gay, 3rd Annual Borders on Film, this year's Hecho en Espana: A Celebration of Spanish Cinema, Annual Free Student Outreach Screening, tributes, Top 10 to Watch, parties, and much more!

The Festival will be held from March 12-22, 2009 at UltraStar Mission Valley Cinemas at Hazard Center (7510 Hazard Center Dr. San Diego, CA 92108). Close to 20,000 festival goers will have the opportunity to attend over 150 screenings, meet approximately 100 actors and filmmakers and attend workshops, live music events, parties and other exciting events.

Some of the movie stars that are spotlighted in this year’s films include: Angelica Aragon, Plutarco Haza, Barbara Mori, Pedro Armendanz Jr., Jaime Camil, Ana De La Reguera, Daniel Gimenez Cacho, John Leguizamo, Dagoberto Gama, Julio Bracho, Dolores Heredia, Gabriela Vergara, Javier Camara, Lazaro Ramos, Martha Higadera, Federico Luppi, Carmen Maura, Andy Garcia, Ana Serradilla, Diego Luna, Gael Garcia Bernal, and many more.

This year, San Diego Latino Film Festival 2009 once again proudly presents different categories of films including Animation, Feature Documentaries, Shorts, and Feature Narratives. Some of this year’s feature films include:

Aproposito de Alexa (Mexico, dir. Rene Bueno)
All Inclusive (Chile/Mexico, dir Rodrigo Ortuzar Lynch)
Bajo la Sal (Mexico, dir. Mario Munoz)
Cachao: Uno Mas (USA, dir. Dikayl Rimmasch)
Conozca la Cabeza de Juan Perez (Mexico, dir. Emilio Portes)
El Cuerno de la Abundancia (Cuba/ Spain, dir. Juan Carlos Tabia)
Desierto Adentro (Mexico, dir. Rodrigo Pla)
Empty Nest (Argentina, dir Daniel Burman)
Euforia (Mexico, dir. Alfonso Corona)
Fados (Protugal, dir. Carlos Saura)
From Mexico with Love (USA, dir. Jimmy Nickerson)
Fuera de Carta (Spain, dir. Nacho G. Velilla)
Oscar nominated The Garden (USA, dir. Scott Hamilton Kennedy)
GB 2525 (USA, dir. Jojo Henrickson and Kieron Estrada)
Lake Tahoe (Mexico, dir. Fernando Eimbcke)
Lluvia (Argentina, dir. Paula Hernandez)
Lokas (Mexico/Chile, dir. Gonzalo Justiniano)
Mancora (Peru, dir. Ricardo de Montreuil)
Nesio (Mexico, dir. Alan Coton)
O Pai O (Brazil, dir. Monique Gardenberg)
Paraiso Travel (Colombia, dir. Simon Bran)
Que Parezca un Accidente (Spain, dir. Gerardo Herrero)
Rabioso Sol, Rabioso Cielo (Mexico, dir. Julian Hernandez)
El Raton Perez 2 (Spain, dir. Andres G. Schaer)
The Missing Lynx (Spain, dir. Raul Garica and dir. Manuel Sicilia)
La Ronda (Argentina, dir. Ines Braun)
Rudo y Cursi (Mexico, dir. Carlos Cuaron)
Santos (Chile, dir. Nicolas Lopez)
Silent Light (Mexico, dir. Carlos Reygadas)
SleepDealer (U.S.A., dir. Alex Rivera)
Te Amo Ana Elisa (Colombia, dir. Antonio Dorado and Robinson Diaz)
El Ultimo Truco (Mexico, dir. Sigfrid Monleon)
La Ventana (Argentina/Spain, dir. Carlos Sorin)
Sultanes Del Sur (Mexico, dir. Alejandro Lozano)
Amor, Dolor, y Viceversa (Spain/Mexico, dir. Alfonso Pineda Ulloa)
Voy a Explotar (Mexico, dir. Gerardo Naranjo)
Walt & El Grupo (USA, Brazil, Chile and Argentina, dir Theodore Thomas)

Countries being represented in this 16th annual event include: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, Peru, Spain, USA and Venezuela.

Tickets are $9.50, for general audience, and $7.50 for Students, Seniors, Military & MEDIA ARTS CENTER SAN DIEGO Members (ID Required). 2009 Film or Festival Passes are also available. Film Pass is $90, which includes entrance to 11 films, no waiting in lines and VIP seating and the Festival Pass, which is $180 and includes OVER 100 programs, no waiting in lines, VIP seating, 4 workshops, 1 year FREE MEDIA ARTS CENTER SAN DIEGO Amigo membership, and entrance into all three Festival Galas. Click here to purchase a PASS today!

For more info: For additional information about the film festival, group rates, festival schedule, festival passes or the MEDIA ARTS CENTER SAN DIEGO please call (619) 230-1938 or visit the SDLFF website at www.sdlatinofilm.com.

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