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CineFestival: Opening Night

click to enlarge James Dean on location for the film Giant in Marfa, Texas in 1955. - RICHARD C. MILLER
Richard C. Miller
James Dean on location for the film Giant in Marfa, Texas in 1955.

CineFestival, the nation’s longest-running Latino film festival, makes its annual return to the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center February 21-28. The eight-day festival kicks off with the world premiere of the 2015 film Childern of the Giant. Returning to the director’s chair after six years, Hector Galán transports audiences back into cinematic history with a documentary about the making of the Academy Award-winning film Giant, which was shot in Marfa, Texas during the summer of 1955. Through archive footage and interviews with authors, journalists and the like, Galán conveys the story effectively with a particular focus on how Giant became a social-issue hot button during that time. The doc is especially interesting when Galán turns the camera on the Mexican-American residents, who were cast as extras in the film as kids. Read our full CineFestival here. $15, 7pm Sat, Guadalupe Theater, 1301 Guadalupe St., 271-3151, cine.guadalupeculturalarts.org. — Kiko Martinez



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