Support Local Journalism, Join the SA Current Press Club.

CineFestival Announces Opening Night, Final Lineup 

click to enlarge Esai Morales - one of the celebrities in attendance - in 'Mi Familia' - COURTESY
  • Courtesy
  • Esai Morales - one of the celebrities in attendance - in 'Mi Familia'

To celebrate the underrepresented Latino film industry, the 38th Annual CineFestival announces their final lineup, including their opening night special event. Taking place at the Guadalupe Theater, which also acts as a cultural and artistic hub, the festival, unique to San Antonio, will feature eight days of films – regional, national and international – filmmaker Q&A sessions and panels. 

Taking place on February 19, the festival's inaugural event will combat the current #OscarsSoWhite issue with the Mi Familia Family Reunion, the 1995 film about a Mexican-American family who emigrated from Mexico to Los Angeles. The critically acclaimed film will be screened and followed by a Q&A with Esai Morales, Jacob Vargas and Elpidia Carillo, stars of the movie, and moderated by SA-born actor Jesse Borrego.

The screening of the lauded Los Punks: We Are All We Have on Friday, February 26th will be the second time the film about LA's underground Latino punk scene has been shown to the public. 

The times and dates for the additional lineup are listed below. The full schedule of events can be found here.

Friday, February 19 at 7pm
Mi Familia Family Reunion

Thursday, February 25 at 8:30pm
Washington Heights with director in attendance.

Friday, February 26

7:30pm - 600 Miles

Los Punks: We Are All We Have

Saturday, February 27 at 1pm
Shorts Films

Support Local Journalism.
Join the San Antonio Current Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the San Antonio Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Read the Digital Print Issue

January 12, 2022

View more issues


Join SA Current Newsletters

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.


© 2022 San Antonio Current

Website powered by Foundation