Wednesday, February 2, 2011

33rd Annual CineFestival 2011

Posted on Wed, Feb 2, 2011 at 4:00 AM

Critic's Pick Release Date: 2011-02-02

For the real nitty-gritty on CineFestival, click here. But if all you need to know is what’s happening and when, keep reading. Kicking off opening night (Thursday) is Miguel Silveira’s short Rooftop Wars (16 minutes, 8pm), followed by Pablo Veliz’s Cartonea y nopalitos (110 minutes). On Friday, seniors can catch Emilio “Indio” Fernández’s 1943 Dolores Del Rio vehicle Flor Silvestre (free, 94 minutes, 9am), before the day officially starts with an “Immigration and U.S. Latino Film Panel” (1pm; lunch available for purchase), followed by Ray Telles’ The Storm that Swept Mexico (124 minutes, 2pm), Raza Cosmica Cortometrajes, a collection of short films (4:30pm), Efrain Gutierrez’s Run, Tecato, Run (86 minutes, 8pm), Jenn Alva’s video for Girl in a Coma’s “Walkin’ After Midnight” (2:43 minutes, 9:30pm), Javier Fuentes-León’s “sexy, haunting (and gay!) love story,” Contracorriente (100 minutes), Stuart Escobedo’s El Regalo (4:40 minutes, midnight), and finally Danny Hastings’ stalker-themed The Love Potion (75 minutes). On Saturday, a free student film showcase featuring the César Chávez-inspired We March kicks thing off (11:30 minutes, 10am), followed by Esaú Meléndez’s Immigrant Nation! The Battle for the Dream (free, 90 minutes, noon), a “Screenwriters Spotlight” including the work-in-progress Love & Monster Trucks (free, 2pm), and Robert Rodriguez’s 1991 short Bedhead (8 minutes, 4pm). After the Premio Mesquite Awards Dinner (6pm), Eva Longoria jumps to the other side of the lens as director of Latinos Living the American Dream (47 minutes, 8pm), followed by Fina Torres’ Habana Eva (106 minutes, 9:30pm). A woman tries to break into the world of wrestling in Sunday’s first film — Mamachas del Ring (75 minutes, 12:30pm), followed by Ya’Ke Smith’s Katrina’s Son (15 minutes, 2pm), Brandon Keropian Olmos’ La Gloria: Contemporary Art in the Cultural Zone (46 minutes), and finally Laura Varela’s As Long as I Remember: American Veteranos focuses on three South Texas artists affected by the Vietnam War (56 minutes). $8-$110 (unless otherwise noted), 6:30-10:30pm Thu, Feb 3; 9am-midnight Fri, Feb 4; 10am-11pm Sat, Feb 5; 12:30-4pm Sun, Feb 6; Guadalupe Theater, 1301 Guadalupe, (210) 271-3151, guadalupeculturalarts.org.

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