Friday, December 01, 2006

International Latino Film Festival~ San Francisco Bay Area Wraps Up '2006 10th Edition'

The International Latino Film Festival(ILFF) Wraps Up 2006 10th Edition with 17 Days, Screenings, and Gala Events Throughout Nine Cities in the San Francisco Bay Area

San Francisco, San Jose, Redwood City, Oakland, Berkeley, San Rafael, Mill Valley, Larkspur, San Bruno

San Francisco, CA – December 1, 2006 – The International Latino Film Festival— San Francisco Bay Area, one of the largest and most prestigious international organizations of its kind, wrapped its 10th anniversary celebration and 2006 festival edition on Sunday, November 19th concluding 17 days of film screenings and gala events.

From opening night at the legendary Castro Theatre, to the first-ever Festival edition in Redwood City, San Bruno, and Oakland, to the unforgettable closing night at CineArts, Sanatana Row in San Jose where theater seats were filled and fans were elated.

This year’s Mocte de Oro Award, was presented to the acclaimed and prolific Mexican actor, Damián Alcázar, of Un Mundo Maravilloso/ A Wonderful World by internationally renowned director, Moctesuma Esparza.

The Festival’s 10th ILFF Official Competition winner was Un Franco, 14 Pesetas, the debut work by Director/Writer/Actor Carlos Iglesias of Spain. Un Franco, 14 Pesetas is humorous and tender story based on the Iglesias family‘s emigration to Switzerland when Carlos was a young boy.

The 10th ILFF Audience Award this year was a tie between O Casamento de Romeo y Julieta / Romeo and Juliet Get Married (dir. Bruno Barreto, Brazil) and East Side Story (dir. Carlos Portugal, USA). Romantic screwball comedy, “O Casamento”, retells the Bard’s tragic love story with twists, turns and lots of sports fanaticism- Brazilian-style. In his debut film, East Side Story, Carlos Portugal takes on culture clashes, sexuality and gentrification in East L.A to shake up this hilarious yet heartfelt romantic drama.

ILFF is also pleased to announce the 10th ILFF Jury Award Recipients presented at the closing night festivities on November 19, 2006 before the screening of Jose “Pepe” Bojorquez’s astonishing mystical fable ‘Mar de sueños/ Sea of Dreams (Mexico, USA) at CineArts, Santana Row, San Jose. Thank you to the Jury Award Committee, which includes international and national film industry professionals, filmmakers and scholars.


10th ILFF Official Competition AwardUn franco, 14 pesetas
dir. Carlos Iglesias, 2006, Spain, 105 min.
Sponsored by Subaru

Emerging Latino Filmmaker Jury Award
Two Birds
dir. Juan Jose Rivera, 2006, USA, 8 min.
Sponsored by Yahoo!/Telemundo

Feature Documentary Jury Award
Pancho Villa: La revolución no ha terminado
/ Pancho Villa: The Revolution Has Not Ended
dir. Francesco Taboada Tabone, 2006, Mexico, 102 min.
Sponsored by Subaru

Music Documentary Jury AwardHasta el último trago...corazón!
/ Till the Last Drink... My Heart
dir. Beto Gomez, 2005, Mexico, 90 min.
Sponsored by Continental Airlines

Human Rights Jury Award
Rosita
dir. Barbara Attie, Janet Goldwater, 2005, Nicaragua / USA, 55 min.
Sponsored by Wells Fargo Bank

LGBT Film/Filmmaker's Jury Award
Seres extravagantes / Odd People Out
dir. Manuel Zayas, 2004, Cuba / Spain, 54 min.
Sponsored by Mexicana Airlines

Short Film Jury AwardMy Backyard Was A Mountain
dir. Adam Schlachter, 2005, Puerto Rico, 24 min.
Sponsored by City of Redwood City

Student Film Jury AwardMariposa / Butterfly
dir. Elvira Carrizal, 2006, USA, 14 min.
Sponsored by Castellano Family Foundation

Women & Film Jury AwardLa última mirada / The Last Gaze
dir. Patricia Arriaga Jordan, 2006, Mexico, 124 min.
Sponsored by Macy's
The 2006 ILFF Audience Award celebrates the feature film voted best by the audience at the opening weekend of the Festival at the Castro Theatre.

Audience Award (Tie)East Side Story
dir. Carlos Portugal, 2006, USA, 88 min.

Audience Award (Tie)O casamento de Romeu e Julieta
/ Romeo and Juliet Get Married
dir. Bruno Barreto, 2005, Brazil, 90 min.


This year’s jury was made up of prominent leaders in education, arts and film organizations located in the San Francisco Bay Area and internationally. They are as follows:

Tamara Alvarado - Executive Director - MACLA
Janet Austin – Assistant Film Coordinator - Oakland Film Office
Stefanie Coyote - Executive Director - San Francisco Film Commission
Michael Fox - Film Critic and Journalist
Julien Hernandez - Write/Director/Producer
Kathy Huang - Writer/Director/Producer
Robert Koehler - Film Critic- Variety
Jorge Magaña Molina - Int'l Film Festival Coordinator- IMCINE
Jennifer Morris – Director of Programming, - San Francisco Int’l LGBT Film Festival
Silvia Nakkach - Vox Media
John Petrovsky Carvajal – Professor Language, Marin Academy
Lourdes Portillo - Writer/Director/Producer
Carlos Rodriguez - Asst. Prof. English - Dominican University of California
Cathleen Rountree – Author and Film Journalist- UC Santa Cruz
Hector Cruz Sandoval - Writer/Director/Producer
Arthur Kane Scott - Professor Int'l Studies- Dominican University of California
Bruce M. Smith - Dean Liberal Arts- City College of San Francisco
Lidia Szajko - Chair, Film Dept.- City College of San Francisco
Gustavo Vasquez - Asst. Prof. film & Digital Media- UC Santa Cruz
Hyon-Chu Yi-Baker- Director MOSIAC Cross Cultural Center - San Jose State University
Ami Zins – Film Coordinator- Oakland Film Office

The Int’l LFF San Francisco Bay Area is proud to announce: Subaru of America, Inc. as Festival Presenting Sponsor and Official Vehicle of the ILFF.

Official Sponsors: Dominican University of California, Macy’s, Castellano Family Foundation, Latino Leadership Council/City of Redwood City and Continental Airlines.

Major sponsors: VISA, Wells Fargo, Union Bank, Don Julio, Prudential of California, PruLatino, JW Marriott and Mexicana Airlines.

Supporting Foundations Sponsors: Grants for the Arts, James Irvine Foundation, Marin Community Foundation, Fullerton Family Foundation, County of Marin Board of Supervisors, Alexander M. and June L. Maisin Foundation of the Jewish Community Endowment Fund.

INTERNATIONAL LATINO FILM FESTIVAL – SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
The International Latino Film Festival was founded in 1997 by Sylvia Perel to benefit the San Francisco Bay Area and the world by promoting cinematography of significant artistic merit created by, or about Latinos, and to celebrate cultural understanding through the art of film and filmmaking. The International Latino Film Festival began in Marin County with eight films over three days in one venue and has grown to 92 films over 16 days in 17 venues and nine cities across the Greater San Francisco Bay Area. For additional information visit: www.LatinoFilmFestival.org

Contact:
Eric Thomas

International Latino Film Festival (ILFF)
(510)238-8336
pr@latinofilmfestival.org

Clara Garza
Lighthouse Media Group
(408)391-7617
cgarza@lighthousemediagroup.biz




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Friday, November 17, 2006

Closing Night "Fin de Fiesta!"- International Latino Film Festival San Francisco Bay Area

International Latino Film Festival ~ San Francisco Bay Area Closing Night Gala and SF Bay Area Premier

Mar de suenos/ Sea of Dreams
MEXICO,2006
(dir. Jose Bojorquez)


10th Year Closing Night "Fin de Fiesta!"

Acclaimed Guest Director's in SAN JOSE: Jose "Pepe" Bojorquez (Mexico), Dir. Thomas Nybo(US), Federico Crotti (Argentina), Francesco Taboada (Mexico), Janet Goldwater (US), Beto Gomez (Mexico)Invited Guest

Sunday, November 19th

CineArts at Santana Row

Film Screening: 6:30 p.m.

Gala "Fin de Fiesta!": 8 p.m.

Ticket Prices:($30/20$) General/ ILFF members, students and seniors.


After 16 days of International Latino Film, talent and guest's from Latin America and Spain, the Festival (ILFF) comes to a close with our farewell bash at
Consuelo Mexican Bistro
Santana Row
San Jose CA

http://consuelomexicanbistro.com/consHome.html

Sponsored by Castellano Family Foundation and Consuelo Mexican Bistro

Co-sponsored by Macy's
Co-presented with Consulate General of Mexico in San Jose

MORE INFO: Buy advance tickets by calling (415) 392-4400 or www.LatinoFilmFestival.org, www.cityboxoffice.com.

About International Latino Film Festival – San Francisco Bay Area The International Latino Film Festival’s mission is to promote and celebrate cultural understanding through the art of film and filmmaking. The Festival, which started in 1997 in Marin County with eight films in one location, has grown to as many as 90 film screenings annually in 17 venues throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. For additional ILFF information please visit http://www.LatinoFilmFestival.org.

Presenting and Official Automotive Sponsor:Subaru of America, Inc.

Official Sponsors:Dominican University of Ca, Macy’s, Castellano Family Foundation, The Mercury News(San Jose Mercury News), Telefutura-66, CBS-5, CW-Bay Area, Latino Leadership Council/City of Redwood City, Continental Airlines, Univision-14.

Major Sponsors:Visa, Wells Fargo, Union Bank, Don Julio, Prudential CA, Pru-Latino, JW, Marriott, Mexicana Airlines.

Foundation Support:Grants for the Arts, James Irvine Foundation, Marin Community Foundation, Fullerton Family Foundation, County of Marin Board of Supervisors, Alexander M. and June L. Maisin, Foundation of the Jewish Community Endowment Fund.

Media Sponsors:San Mateo County News, Metro News, KRCB, Univision Radio, San Jose Magazine, El Latino, Galardon, Oakland Tribune, Marcos Gutierrez.

About Subaru of America, Inc.
Subaru of America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. of Japan. Headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J., the company markets and distributes Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of nearly 600 dealers across the United States. Subaru makes the best-selling All-Wheel Drive car sold in America based on R.L. Polk & Co. new vehicle retail registration statistics calendar year-end 2005. For additional information visit http://www.subaru.com.

Contact:
Eric Thomas

Directors will be available for interviews. For additional images please contact Eric Thomas, International Latino Film Festival at 510-238-8336, pr@latinofilmfestival.org

Clara Garza
Lighthouse Media Group
cgarza@lighthousemediagroup.biz





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Friday, November 10, 2006

Marin, North Bay Edition ~ International Latino Film Festival San Francisco Bay Area

PLAYING IN MARIN, North Bay

The International Latino Film Festival -- San Francisco Bay Area comes to Marin today. (Thursday, November 9, 2006)

This Year's Films Reflect a Culture Seen Through the Eyes of Filmmakers


The movies

'Mi Mejor Enemigo/My Best Enemy (CHILE,06)' helps to kick off the 10th annual International Latino Film Festival's North Bay portion by screening on Wednesday, Nov. 8, at 8:15pm at the CineArts Sequoia.

Nov. 9 - Matinee at 10 am, To the Other Side outreach program; free. Lark Theater.

Nov. 9 - Evening at 6:30pm, The Owner of the Story; at 8:30pm, The Last Gaze. CineArts.

Nov. 10 at 6:30pm, Camaron: When Flamenco Became Legend followed by reception with live music, paella and auction. $35-$45.
Angelico Hall, Dominican University.
Nov. 11 at 5pm, Caravan; at 7:15pm, Romeo and Juliet; at 9:15pm, American Visa. Lark Theater.

Nov. 12 at 2pm, Sixty Years from the End of the Holocaust; at 4:30pm, Like a Fish out of Water; at 6:45pm, Love and Suicide followed by Noche Cubana party with live music, Cuban food and mojitos. $20-$30. Lark Theater.


Marin County venues

CineArts at Sequoia Theatre, 25 Throckmorton St., Mill Valley

Angelico Hall, Dominican University, 50 Acacia Ave., San Rafael

Lark Theater, 549 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur

The International Latino Film Festival - San Francisco Bay Area

WHEN: Through Nov.19

WHERE: Venues throughout the Bay Area

TICKETS: $10, $8 for film festival(ILFF) members, students and seniors. Matinees (before 4 pm) are $8/$6.

MORE INFO: Buy advance tickets by calling (415) 392-4400 or www.LatinoFilmFestival.org for full ILFF schedule.

About International Latino Film Festival – San Francisco Bay Area
The International Latino Film Festival’s mission is to promote and celebrate cultural understanding through the art of film and filmmaking. The Festival, which started in 1997 in Marin County with eight films in one location, has grown to as many as 90 film screenings annually in 17 venues throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

Presenting and Official Automotive Sponsor:
Subaru of America, Inc.


Official Sponsors: Dominican University of Ca, Macy’s, Castellano Family Foundation, Latino Leadership Council/City of Redwood City, Continental Airlines, Univision-14, Telefutura-66,CBS- 5, CW-Bay Area, The Mercury News.

Major Sponsors: Visa, Wells Fargo, Union Bank, Don Julio, Prudential CA, Pru-Latino, JW, Marriott, Mexicana Airlines.

Foundation Support: Grants for the Arts, James Irvine Foundation, Marin Community Foundation, Fullerton Family Foundation, County of Marin Board of Supervisors, Alexander M. and June L. Maisin, Foundation of the Jewish Community Endowment Fund.

Media Sponsors: Univision Radio, San Jose Magazine, El Latino, Metro, Galardon, Oakland Tribune, San Mateo County News, Marcos Gutierrez, KRCB.

About Subaru of America, Inc.
Subaru of America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. of Japan. Headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J., the company markets and distributes Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of nearly 600 dealers across the United States. Subaru makes the best-selling All-Wheel Drive car sold in America based on R.L. Polk & Co. new vehicle retail registration statistics calendar year-end 2005. For additional information visit http://www.subaru.com.

Contact:
Eric Thomas
For additional images and preview screenings, please contact Eric Thomas at pr@latinofilmfestival.org or 510-238-8336.





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Thursday, November 09, 2006

South Bay, SAN JOSE Edition ~ International Latino Film Festival San Francisco Bay Area

PLAYING IN SAN JOSE


The International Latino Film Festival -- San Francisco Bay Area comes to San Jose starting today. (Thursday, November 9, 2006)

This Year's Films Reflect a Culture Seen Through the Eyes of Filmmakers


The movies

``Al Otro Lado'' (``To the Other Side''). Three children in three countries must endure the absence of a loved one. 2005, Mexico. 2 p.m. Nov. 19. Santana Row.

``Amando a Maradona'' (``Loving Maradona''). A chronicle of the passionate following for Argentine soccer superstar Diego Armando Maradona. 2005, Argentina and New Zealand. 2 p.m. Nov. 18. Santana Row.

``American Visa.'' A teacher must decide between his dream of visiting his son in the United States or staying in Bolivia with the woman he loves. 2005, Bolivia and Mexico. 8:50 p.m. Nov. 18. Santana Row.

``Atlético San Pancho'' (``Never Too Young to Dream''). A group of kids and an old janitor decide to bring their hometown back to its glory on the soccer field. 2001, Mexico. 10 a.m. Thursday. Mexican Heritage Plaza.

``El Habitante Incierto'' (``The Uncertain Guest''). A stranger knocks at the door of a Barcelona mansion, home to a young architect. But then, the visitor disappears within the house. 2005, Spain. 9 p.m. Nov. 17. Santana Row.

``Hasta el último trago . . . corazán!'' (``Til the Last Drink . . . My Heart''). A chronicle of women and their influence in Mexican music. Interviews include Chavela Vargas, Lila Downs and Eugenia Leon. 2005, Mexico. 6:30 p.m. Nov. 17. Santana Row.

``Lalo Guerrero, the Original Chicano.'' Documentary about the musician who was one of the early architects of Chicano culture. Interviews with Dolores Huerta, Cheech Marin, Edward James Olmos and others. 2006, United States. 6 p.m. Friday. MACLA.

``Maquilapolis'' (``City of Factories''). The stories of a group of women who united for better conditions in Tijuana's maquiladoras. 2006, Mexico and the United States. 6 p.m. Tuesday. King library.

``Mi Mejor Enemigo'' (``My Best Enemy''). Two platoons -- one from Chile, the other from Argentina -- forge a connection, despite being on the brink of armed confrontation. 2005, Chile. 4 p.m. Nov. 19. Santana Row.

``State of Fear.'' Documentary about how Peru is carrying out its version of a ``war on terror.'' 2005, Peru and the United States. 6 p.m. Wednesday. King library.

``To the Other Side.'' A history of Mexico's corridos, which often chronicle the dangerous and seedy aspects of life at the border. 2005, Mexico and the United States. English version, 6 p.m. Thursday. King Library.

``La Última Mirada'' (``The Last Gaze''). The lives of a painter about to go blind and a young maid in a remote brothel become intertwined. 3:45 p.m. Nov. 18. Santana Row.

The venues

Mexican Heritage Plaza, 1700 Alum Rock Ave., San Jose

Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana (MACLA), Castellano Playhouse, 510 S. First St., San Jose

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library, San Jose State University, 150 E. San Fernando St.

CinéArts at Santana Row, 3088 Olsen Drive, San Jose.


The International Latino Film Festival - San Francisco Bay Area

WHEN: Through Nov.19

WHERE: Venues throughout the Bay Area

TICKETS: $10, $8 for film festival(ILFF) members, students and seniors. Matinees (before 4 pm) are $8/$6.

MORE INFO: Buy advance tickets by calling (415) 392-4400 or www.LatinoFilmFestival.org for full ILFF schedule.


About International Latino Film Festival – San Francisco Bay Area
The International Latino Film Festival’s mission is to promote and celebrate cultural understanding through the art of film and filmmaking. The Festival, which started in 1997 in Marin County with eight films in one location, has grown to as many as 90 film screenings annually in 17 venues throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

Presenting and Official Automotive Sponsor:
Subaru of America, Inc.

Official Sponsors: Dominincal University of Ca, MACY’S, Castellano Family Foundation, Latino Leadership Council in partnership with the City of Redwood City, Continental Airlines, The Mercury News, Univision-14 TV, Telefutura-66 TV, CBS-5, CW- Bay Area

Supporting Sponsors: Continental Airlines, VISA, Don Julio,

Foundation Support: Grants for the Arts, James Irvine Foundation, Marin Community Foundation, Fullerton Family Foundation, County of Marin Board of Supervisors, Alexander M. and June L. Maisin, Foundation of the Jewish Community Endowment Fund.

Media Sponsors: Univision Radio, San Jose Magazine, El Latino, Metro News, Galardon, Oakland Tribune, San Mateo County News, Marcos Gutierriz, KRCB.

About Subaru of America, Inc.
Subaru of America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. of Japan. Headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J., the company markets and distributes Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of nearly 600 dealers across the United States. Subaru makes the best-selling All-Wheel Drive car sold in America based on R.L. Polk & Co. new vehicle retail registration statistics calendar year-end 2005. For additional information visit http://www.subaru.com.

Contact:
Eric Thomas
Directors will be available for interviews. For additional images and preview screenings, please contact Eric Thomas at pr@latinofilmfestival.org or 510-238-8336.

Clara Garza
Lighthouse Media Group
cgarza@lighthousemediagroup.biz








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Saturday, October 28, 2006

Opening Night ~ 10th Anniversary Celebration * Castro Theatre

The International Latino Film Festival~ San Francisco Bay Area Announces Opening Night Film's and 10th Birthday Festivities

* U.S. PREMIER *
‘Un Franco, 14 Pesetas’ (SPAIN)
Winner of 3 Awards at Festival de Málaga 2006

Guest's Carlos Iglesias, Writer-Director-Actor of Critically Acclaimed Film and
Iñaky Guevara, Actor


Castro Theatre * Friday November 3, 2006

* 10th 'FELIZ CUMPLEAÑOS' Birthday Party to follow at Fort Mason- Golden Gate Room *


San Francisco, CA – (November 2, 2006) The 10th International Latino Film Festival~ San Francisco Bay Area is pleased to showcase 17 films in its San Francisco Edition at four venues: Castro Theatre, Galeria de la Raza, City College of SF and Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts.


The Opening Night Gala at the Castro Theatre will Screen the US Premier of
‘ Un franco, 14 pesetas’
(SPAIN). Mr. Inglesias won three awards at the Malaga Film Festival in Spain, including the Audience and Screenplay honor’s for this International success.

Castro Theatre
Friday, Nov. 3
7 pm

'East Side Story'
(U.S.A) First time Director, Carlos Portugal's hit dramatic comedy will also Screen Opening Night at the Castro Theatre. Cuban-American Mr. Portugal and lead Actress Gladys Jimenez of Puerto Rico also in attendance Friday evening.
Castro Theatre
Friday, Nov.3
9:45 pm

10th Anniversary Opening Night Gala
**Feliz CumpleaÑos **
Join us for our elegant Birthday Party hosted at historic Fort Mason’s Golden Gate Room.
Featuring the best of SF International cuisine and libations Latino style. Dance to the rhythms of Alberto Montenegro and his Salsa band. Birthday cake and fall treats included.
Sponsored by Subaru of America, Inc.
Co-sponsored by Macy’s and co-presented by the Consulate of Spain in San Francisco


Golden Gate Room, Fort Mason
Friday, Nov. 3
9 pm


A Tribute to Mexican Cinema
Damian Alcazar

A Tribute to Mexican Cinema honoring actor, Damian Alcazar

Critically Acclaimed actor of `UN MUNDO MARAVILLOSO’ (MEXICO)
Mr. Alcazar will be honored for his body of work as he is one of the most important Mexican actors in new cinema, awarded Internationally for his talent and versatility.

Sponsored by Visa
Castro Theatre
Saturday, Nov. 4
4 pm

Noche Mexicana
Following the tribute, please join us in a celebration of Mexican Cinema at Tres Agaves Mexican Kitchen & Tequila Lounge.
7 pm
Sponsored by Don Julio

Barrio Cuba
(CUBA/ SPAIN) 2005
Castro Theatre
Saturday, Nov. 4
7 pm

Dir: Humberto Solás

Potent emotions and engaging characters are the hallmarks of Barrio Cuba, the latest production from esteemed Humberto Solás (Lucía, Miel para Ochúm). This warmly human portrait of a society desperately seeking upbeat moments in relentlessly downbeat circumstances provides an invaluable cinematic record of a city that appears to be on the verge of collapse. It is the portrait of a country where preserving dignity is a difficult task, but one worth fighting for.
Winner of Audience Award at Huelva Film Festival, Spain


10th Annual Director’s Night ‘Viva Brazil’
Following the screening of the film O CASAMENTO DE ROMEO E JULIETA join us for the Director’s night reception at the Castro Theatre’s Mezzanine with live entertainment and a special selection of pan-Latino cuisine with Brazilian flavor.
Sponsored by Macy’s
Co-presented with Consulate of Brazil, San Francisco

Castro Theatre – Mezzanine
Sunday, Nov. 5
7:30 pm

This year, the ILFF is proud to screen a total of 85 films at seventeen venues from November 3 to 19. Spanning nine Bay Area cities that include San Francisco, San Rafael, Mill Valley, Larkspur and Berkeley, fans will enjoy screenings for the first time at the Grand Lake Theater in Oakland, the new Century Theater in Redwood City and at Skyline College in San Bruno.

The International Latino Film Festival – San Francisco Bay Area was created to give voice to Latino cultural expression through the powerful medium of film. The ILFF began as a grassroots organization ten years ago, presenting just 10 films at a single venue. The Festival showcases the best in new international Latino cinema, applauds emerging talent and pays tribute to celebrated Latino actors, directors and producers. From documentaries covering the issues surrounding Latino experience in the US to films that represent the Jewish experience in the Hispanic world to the Women in Film series, programs devoted to LTGB, music and human rights, the programs presented by the ILFF are a valuable cultural resource for the Bay Area community.

In 2005 the Festival hosted a tribute to actor John Leguizamo and November 4th was declared ‘International Latino Film Festival Day’ by San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom.

The Festival’s Youth in Video Program, which inspires and teaches high school students, including minorities, the art of filmmaking, has produced over 25 films over the past nine years including the award winning short film, “Silent Shadows” which was acquired by HBO and the documentary “Chavez 101” that received the Golden Gate Award at the SFIFF. As part of the Tenth Anniversary Festival in 2006, the ILFF will present the First Youth in Video Festival, showcasing the best works the students have produced since the program’s inception.

San Francisco Festival Program

Castro Theatre

OPENING NIGHT FILM I
* Un Franco, 14 Pesetas/ One Franc, 14 Pesos
SPAIN
Friday, November, 3
7 pm – 9:45 pm

OPENING NIGHT FILM II
* East Side Story
U.S.A
Friday, November 3
9:45 pm – 10:28 pm


* Amando a Maradona / Loving Maradona
ARGENTINA/ NEW ZEALAND
Saturday, November 4
12 pm – 1:45 pm

* Al otro lado/ To the Other Side
MEXICO
Saturday, November 4
2 pm – 4 pm

* Un Mundo Maravilloso/ A Wonderful World
MEXICO
Saturday, November 4
4 pm – 6 pm

* Barrio Cuba
CUBA/ SPAIN 2005
Castro Theatre
Saturday, Nov. 4
7 pm
Dir: Humberto Solás
7 pm

* El habitante incierto/ The Uncertain Guest
SPAIN
Saturday, November 4
9:30 pm – 11:30 pm

* La niña en la piedra/ The Girl in the Rock –
MEXICO
Sunday, November 5
12 pm – 2:45 pm

* Judíos en el espacio
ARGENTINA
Sunday, November 5
2:45 pm – 5:15 pm

* Mi Mejor Enemigo/ My Best Enemy
CHILE/ ARGENTINA
Sunday, November 5
5:15 pm – 8 pm

* O casamento de Romeu e Julieta/ Romeo and Juliet
BRAZIL
Sunday, November 5
8 pm – 10 pm

Galería de la Raza
* The Short Life of Jose Antonio Gutierrez: Das Kurze
GERMANY/ SWITZERLAND
Wednesday, November 8
6:30 pm – 8:45 pm

* Mental Cases
SPAIN
Wednesday, November 8
8:45 pm – 10:14 pm

City College of San Francisco, Visual Arts Building* Animation and Indigenous Shorts
ARGENTINA/ VENEZUELA
Tuesday, November 14
2 pm – 4:03 pm

City College of San Francisco, Rosenberg Library
* Art, Rap and Politics: Baghdad Rap
U.S.A./ SPAIN
Wednesday, November 15
7 pm – 9:30 pm

Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
* Pancho Villa: La Revolución no ha terminada/ Pancho Villa: The Revolution Is Not Over
MEXICO
Friday, November 17
6 pm - 8:45 pm

* Seres Extravagantes/ Odd Man Out
AUSTRALIA/ SPAIN/ CUBA/ U.S.A
Friday, November 17
8:45 pm – 10:07 pm

* Invierno en Baghdad/ Winter in Baghdad
SPAIN/ MEXICO/ U.S.A
Saturday, November 18
3:30 pm – 5:55 pm

* Rosita
U.S.A/ SPAIN/ NICARAGUA
Saturday, November 18
6 pm – 8:14 pm

* Madeinusa
PERU/ SPAIN
Saturday, November 18
8:15 pm – 10:05 pm


Tickets are $10 per person for regular shows and $8 for ILFF members, students and seniors (65 and older). Matinees are $8 /$6. To purchase tickets in advance and for Event prices visit www.LatinoFilmFestival.org or www.cityboxoffice.com. Tickets can also be purchased by calling the International Latino Film Festival Box Office at (415) 392-4400.

About International Latino Film Festival – San Francisco Bay Area
The International Latino Film Festival’s mission is to promote and celebrate cultural understanding through the art of film and filmmaking. The Festival, which started in 1997 in Marin County with eight films in one location, has grown to as many as 85 film screenings annually in 17 venues throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

The Int’l LFF San Francisco Bay Area is proud to announce our Presenting Sponsor Subaru of America, Inc.

Official Sponsors: Dominican University of Ca, Macy’s, Castellano Family Foundation, Latino Leadership Council/City of Redwood City, Continental Airlines, Univision-14, Telefutura-66,CBS- 5, CW-Bay Area, The Mercury News.

Major Sponsors: Visa, Wells Fargo, Union Bank, Don Julio, Prudential CA, Pru-Latino, JW, Marriott, Mexicana Airlines.

Foundation Support: Grants for the Arts, James Irvine Foundation, Marin Community Foundation, Fullerton Family Foundation, County of Marin Board of Supervisors, Alexander M. and June L. Maisin, Foundation of the Jewish Community Endowment Fund.

Media Sponsors: Univision Radio, San Jose Magazine, El Latino, Metro, Galardon, Oakland Tribune, San Mateo County News, Marcos Gutierrez, KRCB.

About Subaru of America, Inc.
Subaru of America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. of Japan. Headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J., the company markets and distributes Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of nearly 600 dealers across the United States. Subaru makes the best-selling All-Wheel Drive car sold in America based on R.L. Polk & Co. new vehicle retail registration statistics calendar year-end 2005. For additional information visit http://www.subaru.com.

Contact:
Directors will be available for interviews. For additional images, please contact Eric Thomas, International Latino Film Festival at (510)238-8336, pr@latinofilmfestival.org.





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Wednesday, October 18, 2006

South Bay Festival Edition Announced as ILFF Celebrates 10 Years of Independent Latino Films from Latin America, Spain and Latinos in the US

For Immediate Release


The International Latino Film Festival~ San Francisco Bay Area Announces Film Line-up for the South Bay Festival Edition as it Celebrates Ten Years of Independent Latino Films from Latin America, Spain and Latinos in the US

SAN JOSE, CA – (October 12, 2006) The 10th International Latino Film Festival – San Francisco Bay Area (ILFF) is pleased to announce the showcasing of over 23 films November 9-19th during its South Bay Festival Edition which includes three venues in San Jose CineArts at Santana Row, MACLA, Mexican Heritage Plaza and San Jose State University as well as Redwood City and San Bruno.

This year, the ILFF is proud to screen a total of 85 films at seventeen venues November 3 -19th. Spanning nine Bay Area cities that include San Francisco, San Rafael, Mill Valley, Larkspur. Oakland and Berkeley, fans will enjoy screenings for the first time at the Grand Lake Theater in Oakland, the new Century Theater in Redwood City and at Skyline College in San Bruno.

The International Latino Film Festival – San Francisco Bay Area was created to give voice to Latino cultural - expression through the powerful medium of film. The ILFF began as a grassroots organization ten years ago, presenting just 10 films at a single venue. The Festival showcases the best in new international Latino cinema, encourages emerging talent and pays tribute to celebrated Latino actors, directors and producers. ILFF programs include documentaries about the Latino experience in the US, the Jewish culture in the Hispanic world, Women & Film series and special programs devoted to LTGB, music, art and human rights themes.

In 2005 the Festival hosted a tribute to actor John Leguizamo and November 4th was declared ‘International Latino Film Festival Day’ by San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom.

The Festival’s Youth in Video Program, which inspires and teaches high school students, including minorities, the art of filmmaking, has produced over 25 films over the past nine years including the award winning short film, “Silent Shadows” which was acquired by HBO and the documentary “Chavez 101” that received the Golden Gate Award at the SFIFF. As part of the Tenth Anniversary Festival in 2006, the ILFF will present the First Youth in Video Festival, showcasing the best works the students have produced since the program’s inception.

South Bay Screening Program
SAN JOSE


Mexican Heritage Plaza
Atlético San Pancho / Never Too Young to Dream
Educational outreach for students
Dir. Gustavo Loza , 2001, Mexico, 102 min.
Once known as the birthplace of Mexican soccer, San Francisco del Monte is just a forgotten mining town. Until a group of kids with stars in their eyes and an old janitor who remembers the glory days decide to bring back the dream of victory on Mexico's most vaunted field: Estadio Azteca.
Thursday, November 9, 2006
10am

MOVIMIENTO DE ARTE Y CULTURA LATINO AMERICANA (MACLA)
CASTELLANO PLAYHOUSE

Ni muy, muy... ni tan, tan... simplemente Tin Tán
Dir. Manuel Márquez, 2005, Mexico, 100 min.
This lively documentary examines the impressive life and career of “Tin Tán”. Born in Mexico City in 1915, he became one of Mexico’s most talented multi-faceted performers. This is a visual homage to an unforgettable talent from the Golden Era of Mexican Cinema that influenced the Latino cinematic world forever.
Saturday, November 14, 2006
6:00pm-8:15pm

The Virgin of Juarez
Dir. Kevin James Dobson, 2005, USA, 90 min.
This is a glimpse into the rigorous life of sweatshop workers in Mexico. Starring Minnie Driver and Esai Morales, this film is a contemporary look into the harsh labor and poverty of female maquiladora workers who live in fear of being abducted, raped and ultimately killed.
Saturday, November 14, 2006
8:15pm-10:09

Lalo Guerrero, the Original Chicano
Dir. Nancy De Los Santos, 2006, USA, 53 min.
This is an original documentary about the genre-defying musician who inspired the emergence of Chicano culture in the 20th century with his songs. Interviews with Chicano luminaries such as Dolores Huerta, Cheech Marin and Edward James Olmos explain the impact of Lalo's music in the Chicano’s struggle for its identity and recognition.
Saturday, November 10, 2006
6:00pm-8:30pm
Madeinusa
Dir. Claudia Llosa, 2005, Peru / Spain, 100 min.
Madeinusa is an indigenous girl in a devout Peruvian village whose life is wrought with devastation until she meets Salvador, an outsider from Lima, during a debaucherous holy week celebration. Claudia Llosa’s premiere work explores the complexities that arise when modern-day values mix with small-town life.
Saturday, November 10, 2006
8:30am-10:35pm

SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY- DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. LIBRARY

MAQUILÁPOLIS, City of Factories
Dir. Sergio De La Torre, Vicky Funari, 2006, Mexico / U S A, 68 min.
This is the story of a single mother’s struggle to create a better future for her children in the midst of the environmental devastation and urban chaos of Tijuana. Through the real life experiences of women and their cameras, we see their determination to unite against multinational-owned factories in search of a better life.
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
6:00pm-7:33pm

State of Fear
Dir. Pamela Yates, 2005, Peru / U S A, 94 min.
A country faces a terrorist threat and its democracy devolves into a state of fear. The country is Peru, but the story is disturbingly familiar as the U.S. "war on terror" unfolds with startling parallels. Peru’s magnificent beauty is juxtaposed with extreme terror in this award-winning documentary.
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
6:00pm-7:39pm

Al otro lado / To the Other Side
Dir. Natalia Almada, 2005, Mexico / USA, 70 min.
Corridos are the "daily archives of Mexican life”, told through song. This beautifully filmed documentary recounts the stories of cross-border drug and human smugglers, through Mexico's traditional corrido songs and an aspiring composer, Magdiel, whose only hope is to follow in the footsteps of "The Little Tigers of the North". / Los corridos son el “archivo cotidiano de la vida mexicano” contado en canciones. Este bellísimo documental narra la historia de las drogas y el contrabando humano en la frontera a través del tradicional “corrido” mexicano relatado por Magdiel, un aspirante a compositor cuya esperanza es seguir los pasos de “Los Tigres del Norte”.
Thursday, November 16, 2006
6:00pm-7:15pm

CINEARTS, SANTANA ROW

Hasta el último trago...corazón! / Till the Last Drink... My Heart
Dir. Beto Gomez, 2005, Mexico, 90 min.
This documentary is a valentine to Mexican music and the women who have contributed to its development. Chavela Vargas, Lila Downs, Eugenia Leon, Astrid Hadid, La Negra Graciana, and Iraida Noreiga are interviewed about their music, politics, love and struggles, all cut together with powerful concert footage.
Friday, November 17, 2006
6:30pm-9:30pm

El habitante incierto / The Uncertain Guest
Dir. Guillem Morales, 2005, Spain, 90 min.
Félix is a young architect who lives in a beautiful Barcelona mansion. One night, a stranger arrives at his door asking to make a phone call. When the visitor disappears in the house without a trace, the eerie incidences that follows, cause Félix to believe that the stranger has become an "uncertain guest". Best film
at Festival de Cine Fantástico de Bilbao, Spain
Friday, November 17, 2006
9:00pm-10:40pm

Amando a Maradona / Loving Maradona
Dir. Javier Martín Vázquez, 2005, Argentina / New Zealand, 75 min.
Nicknamed "The King", Diego Armando Maradona is arguably the best soccer player of all time. This documentary is an audio-visual scrapbook of loving memories about this phenomenal athlete and politically controversial Argentine hero who is adored and honored as a religious icon. A must see for soccer fans!
Saturday, November 18, 2006
2:00pm-3:45pm

La última mirada / The Last Gaze
Dir. Patricia Arriaga Jordan, 2006, Mexico, 124 min.
Patricia Arriaga’s first feature chronicles the survival of the human spirit against all odds. A painter on the verge of blindness meets by chance a young girl hired as a maid in a remote brothel in the Mexican desert. Two different but parallel lives intertwine in surprising twists and turns. / Un pintor a punto de quedarse ciego se encuentra de manera fortuita con una joven sirvienta en un burdel en el desierto mexicano.
Saturday, November 18, 2006
3:45pm-6:30pm

Un franco, 14 pesetas/ One Franc, 14 Pesetas
Dir. Carlos Iglesias, 2006, Spain, 105 min.
Spain, 1960. The country is under the yoke of Franco and the economy is in ruins. Combining gentle comedy, social criticism and his childhood autobiography, Carlos Iglesias' debut as writer and actor (in the role of his father) is a universal tale of immigrants and their courage to succeed. Winner of Audience Award at Festival de Málaga, Spain
Saturday, November 18, 2006
6:30pm-8:50pm

American Visa
Dir. Juan Carlos Valdivia, 2005, Bolivia / Mexico, 97 min.
A touching movie about a Bolivian English teacher who wants to emigrate to the US to meet his son but becomes suddenly involved in a risky adventure to get his 'visa' and must decide between his dream to live in the US or stay in Bolivia with the woman he loves.
Saturday, November 18, 2006
8:50pm-10:37

Al otro lado / To the Other Side
Dir. Gustavo Loza, 2005, Mexico, 80 min.
Al otro lado follows the complexities of migration through the eyes of family members who have been left behind. Three countries, three cultures, and three realities serve as the stage to delve into the lives of three children, each of whom must endure the absence of a loved one, each wanting to bring them home.
Sunday, November 19, 2006
2:00pm-4pm

Mi mejor enemigo / My Best Enemy
Dir. Alex Bowen, 2005, Chile, 105 min.
December 1978. Chile and Argentina are about to engage in an armed confrontation in Patagonia. Acclaimed at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival, the film tells a deeply human story with humor and dignity and is a timely message about the futility of war. Chile’s 2005 selection for the Oscars and Goyas.
Sunday, November 19, 2006
4:00pm-6:25

Closing Night “FIN DE FIESTA” Sponsored by the CASTELLANO FAMILY FOUNDATION

Closing Night Celebration following Mar de sueños / Sea of Dreams presentation @ CinéArts, Santana Row.
Where: Consuelo Mexican Bistro, Santana Row
Ticket Cost: $30 / $20
Co-sponsored by Macy’s, Consulate General of Mexico in San Jose and Consuelo Mexican Bistro


Mar de sueños / Sea of Dreams
Dir. Jose Bojorquez, 2005, Mexico / USA, 99 min.
After the unfortunate death of her young suitor at sea, beautiful Grecian is targeted as a bad omen to any man that falls in love with her. But the long-standing myth is tested when visitor Marcelo arrives and falls in love with Grecia, despite the local villagers' warnings.
Sunday, November 19, 2006
6:30pm-8:40pm

REDWOOD CITY , Century 20 Theaters

Inaugural Premier Gala Presented by the Latino Leadership Council and the City of Redwood City with PruLatino. Gala Celebration is scheduled for 5:00pm, prior to the screening presentation of Sólo dios sabe / Only God Knows at the San Mateo Historic Museum.

The Latino Leadership Council in association with the City of Redwood City presents the inaugural gala for the ILFF in Redwood City in the beautifully restored San Mateo County History Museum / Old County Courthouse. This red carpet affair takes place in the building’s dramatic rotunda, under the magnificent stained glass dome that is the pride of the peninsula. Join us for Latino delicacies, wonderful beverages and an artistic stroll through the rotunda while enjoying live Latin American music.

Sólo Dios sabe / Only God Knows
Dir. Carlos Bolado, 2005, Brazil / Mexico, 114 min.
Award-winning director Carlos Bolado’s most recent film tells of a budding romance between two “orphaned” souls as they zigzag through the US, Mexico and Brazil guided by the enigmatic hand of fate. This sensual romantic comedy is an unpredictable journey full of surprises that seem inexplicable, except for divine design.
Thursday, November 16, 2006
7:30pm-10:15

A dona da história / The Owner of the History (her way)
Dir. Daniel Filho, 2004, Brasil / Brazil, 87 min.
Her friend from college is a famous actress and all Carolina has to show for her life is a devoted husband and four kids. As she prepares to sell her apartment in Rio, Carolina revisits her past and engages in a Borgian conversation with the Carolina of college days. Will the Carolinas decide to change their destiny?
Friday, November 17, 2006
6:30pm-8:30pm

Un franco, 14 pesetas/ One Franc, 14 Pesetas
Dir. Carlos Iglesias, 2006, Spain, 105 min.
Spain, 1960. The country is under the yoke of Franco and the economy is in ruins. Combining gentle comedy, social criticism and his childhood autobiography, Carlos Iglesias' debut as writer and actor (in the role of his father) is a universal tale of immigrants and their courage to succeed.
Friday, November 17, 2006
8:30pm-10:30pm

Un mundo maravilloso / A Wonderful World
Dir. Luis Estrada, 2006, Mexico, 90 min.
This controversial satire tells of poor Juan Perez who shoots to fame by accident when attempting suicide to protest his living conditions. His fame and subsequent wealth are truncated when the political climate changes, and he is jailed. This is an ironic fairy tale about social inequalities.
Saturday, November 18, 2006
5:30pm-7:30pm

Mi mejor enemigo / My Best Enemy
Dir. Alex Bowen, 2005, Argentina / Chile, 105 min.
December 1978. Chile and Argentina are about to engage in an armed confrontation in Patagonia. Acclaimed at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival, the film tells a deeply human story with humor and dignity and is a timely message about the futility of war. Chile’s 2005 selection for the Oscars and Goyas.
Saturday, November 18, 2006
7:30pm-9:45pm

El lobo / The Wolf
Dir. Miguel Courtois, 2004, Spain, 120 min.
A captivating thriller based on the true story of a young Basque hired by Franco’s secret service to infiltrate the Basque terrorist group ETA. Set against the backdrop of Spain’s turbulent transition to democracy in the mid 70’s, El Lobo provides an intriguing glimpse of the political struggle of the government and ETA.
Saturday, November 18, 2006
9:45pm-11:50pm

SAN BRUNO, SKYLINE COLLEGE

Tatuado / Tatooed
Dir. Eduardo Raspo, 2005, Argentina, 90 min.
Winner of the Grand Prix at the Biarritz Film Festival, Tatuado is an observant family drama about a teenaged boy who embarks on a journey with his father to discover the fate of his barely-remembered mother, whose only legacy is the tattoo she left on the boy's arm.
Wednesday, November 8, 2006
7:00pm – 8:50pm

Lalo Guerrero, the Original Chicano
Dir. Nancy De Los Santos, 2006, USA, 53 min.
This is an original documentary about the genre-defying musician who inspired the emergence of Chicano culture in the 20th century with his songs. Interviews with Chicano luminaries such as Dolores Huerta, Cheech Marin and Edward James Olmos explain the impact of Lalo's music in the Chicano’s struggle for its identity and recognition.

Tickets are $10 per person for regular shows and $8 for ILFF members, students and seniors (65 and older). Matinees are $8 /$6. To purchase tickets in advance visit www.LatinoFilmFestival.org or www.cityboxoffice.com. Tickets can also be purchased by calling the International Latino Film Festival Box Office at (415) 392-4400
Visit our web site for all Festival information www.LatinoFilmFestival.org.

The Int’l LFF San Francisco Bay Area is proud to announce Subaru of America Inc., as Festival Presenting Sponsor.

Official Sponsors: Dominican University of California, Macy’s, Castellano Family Foundation, Latino Leadership Council/City of Redwood City and Continental Airlines.

Major sponsors: Visa, Wells Fargo, Union Bank, Don Julio, Prudential of California, Pru-Latino, JW Marriott and Mexicana Airlines.

Supporting Foundations Sponsors: Grants for the Arts, James Irvine Foundation, Marin Community Foundation, Fullerton Family Foundation, County of Marin Board of Supervisors, Alexander M. and June L. Maisin Foundation of the Jewish Community Endowment Fund.

INTERNATIONAL LATINO FILM FESTIVAL – SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
The International Latino Film Festival was founded in 1997 by Sylvia Perel to benefit the San Francisco Bay Area and the world by promoting cinematography of significant artistic merit created by, or about Latinos, and to celebrating cultural understanding through the art of film and filmmaking. The International Latino Film Festival began in Marin County with eight films over three days in one venue and has grown to 85 films over 16 days in 17 venues and nine cities across the Greater San Francisco Bay Area.

Contact:
Clara Garza
Lighthouse Media Group
(408) 391-7617
cgarza@lighthousemediagroup.biz

Eric Thomas
International Latino Film Festival
pr@latinofilmfestival.org



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Thursday, October 12, 2006

Opening Night Film and 10th Birthday Festivities ~ Castro Theatre ~Friday, Nov.3

The International Latino Film Festival San Francisco Bay Area Announces Opening Night Film and 10th Birthday Festivities

* U.S. PREMIER *
‘Un Franco, 14 Pesetas’ (SPAIN)
Winner of 3 Awards at Festival de Málaga 2006

Guest Carlos Iglesias, Writer-Director-Actor of Critically Acclaimed Film and
Iñaky Guevara, actor Guest

Castro Theatre Friday November 3, 2006


* 10th “FELIZ CUMPLEAÑOS “ birthday party to follow at Fort Mason *



San Francisco, CA – (October 12, 2006) The 10th International Latino Film Festival – San Francisco Bay Area is pleased to showcase 17 films in its San Francisco Edition at four venues: Castro Theatre, Galeria de la Raza, City College of SF and Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts.


The Opening Night Gala at the Castro Theatre will Screen the US Premier of ‘ Un franco, 14 pesetas’
(SPAIN). Mr. Inglesias won three awards at the Malaga Film Festival in Spain, including the Audience and Screenplay honor’s for this International success.
Castro Theatre
Friday, Nov. 3
7 pm


10th Anniversary Opening Night Gala
**Feliz CumpleaÑos **
Join us for our elegant Birthday Party hosted at historic Fort Mason’s Golden Gate Room. Featuring the best of SF International cuisine and libations Latino style. Dance to the fabulous rhythms of Alberto Montenegro and his Salsa band. Birthday cake and fall treats included.
Sponsored by Subaru of America, Inc.
Co-sponsored by Macy’s and co-presented by the Consulate of Spain in San Francisco

Golden Gate Room, Fort Mason
Friday, Nov. 3
9 pm

A Tribute to Mexican Cinema
DAMIAN ALCAZAR


A Tribute to Mexican Cinema honoring actor, DAMIAN ALCAZAR

Critically Acclaimed actor of `UN MUNDO MARAVILLOSO’ (MEXICO)
Mr. Alcazar will be honored for his body of work as he is one of the most important Mexican actors in new cinema, awarded Internationally for his talent and versatility.
Sponsored by Visa
Castro Theatre
Saturday, Nov. 4
4 pm


Noche Mexicana
Following the tribute, please join us in a celebration of Mexican Cinema at Tres Agaves Mexican Kitchen & Tequila Lounge.
Sponsored by Don Julio

Barrio Cuba
(CUBA/ SPAIN) 2005
Castro Theatre
Saturday, Nov. 4
7 pm

Dir: Humberto Solás

Potent emotions and engaging characters are the hallmarks of Barrio Cuba, the latest production from esteemed Humberto Solás (Lucía, Miel para Ochúm). This warmly human portrait of a society desperately seeking upbeat moments in relentlessly downbeat circumstances provides an invaluable cinematic record of a city that appears to be on the verge of collapse. It is the portrait of a country where preserving dignity is a difficult task, but one worth fighting for.
Winner of Audience Award at Huelva Film Festival, Spain


10th Annual Director’s Night ‘Viva Brazil’
Following the screening of the film O CASAMENTO DE ROMEO E JULIETA join us for the Director’s night reception at the Castro Theatre’s Mezzanine with live entertainment and a special selection of pan-Latino cuisine with Brazilian flavor.
Sponsored by Macy’s
Co-presented with Consulate of Brazil, San Francisco

Castro Theatre – Mezzanine
Sunday, Nov. 5
7:30
--Party following Film screening--


This year, the ILFF is proud to screen a total of 85 films at seventeen venues from November 3 to 19. Spanning nine Bay Area cities that include San Francisco, San Rafael, Mill Valley, Larkspur and Berkeley, fans will enjoy screenings for the first time at the Grand Lake Theater in Oakland, the new Century Theater in Redwood City and at Skyline College in San Bruno.

The International Latino Film Festival – San Francisco Bay Area was created to give voice to Latino cultural expression through the powerful medium of film. The ILFF began as a grassroots organization ten years ago, presenting just 10 films at a single venue. The Festival showcases the best in new international Latino cinema, applauds emerging talent and pays tribute to celebrated Latino actors, directors and producers. From documentaries covering the issues surrounding Latino experience in the US to films that represent the Jewish experience in the Hispanic world to the Women in Film series, programs devoted to LTGB, music and human rights, the programs presented by the ILFF are a valuable cultural resource for the Bay Area community.

In 2005 the Festival hosted a tribute to actor John Leguizamo and November 4th was declared ‘International Latino Film Festival Day’ by San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom.

The Festival’s Youth in Video Program, which inspires and teaches high school students, including minorities, the art of filmmaking, has produced over 25 films over the past nine years including the award winning short film, “Silent Shadows” which was acquired by HBO and the documentary “Chavez 101” that received the Golden Gate Award at the SFIFF. As part of the Tenth Anniversary Festival in 2006, the ILFF will present the First Youth in Video Festival, showcasing the best works the students have produced since the program’s inception.

San Francisco Festival Program

Castro Theatre
* Un Franco, 14 Pesetas/ One Franc, 14 Pesos
SPAIN
Friday, November, 3
7 pm – 9:45 pm

* East Side Story
U.S.A
Friday, November 3
9:45 pm – 10:28 pm

* Amando a Maradona / Loving Maradona
ARGENTINA/ NEW ZEALAND
Saturday, November 4
12 pm – 1:45 pm

* Al otro lado/ To the Other Side
MEXICO
Saturday, November 4
2 pm – 4 pm

* Un Mundo Maravilloso/ A Wonderful World
MEXICO
Saturday, November 4
4 pm – 6 pm

* Barrio Cuba
CUBA/ SPAIN 2005
Castro Theatre
Saturday, Nov. 4
7 pm

Dir: Humberto Solás
7 pm

* El habitante incierto/ The Uncertain Guest
SPAIN
Saturday, November 4
9:30 pm – 11:30 pm

* La niña en la piedra/ The Girl in the Rock –
MEXICO
Sunday, November 5
12 pm – 2:45 pm

* Judíos en el espacio
ARGENTINA
Sunday, November 5
2:45 pm – 5:15 pm

* Mi Mejor Enemigo/ My Best Enemy
CHILE/ ARGENTINA
Sunday, November 5
5:15 pm – 8 pm

* O casamento de Romeu e Julieta/ Romeo and Juliet
BRAZIL
Sunday, November 5
8 pm – 10 pm

Galería de la Raza
* The Short Life of Jose Antonio Gutierrez: Das Kurze
GERMANY/ SWITZERLAND
Wednesday, November 8
6:30 pm – 8:45 pm

* Mental Cases
SPAIN
Wednesday, November 8
8:45 pm – 10:14 pm

City College of San Francisco, Visual Arts Building* Animation and Indigenous Shorts
ARGENTINA/ VENEZUELA
Tuesday, November 14
2 pm – 4:03 pm

City College of San Francisco, Rosenberg Library
* Art, Rap and Politics: Baghdad Rap
U.S.A./ SPAIN
Wednesday, November 15
7 pm – 9:30 pm

Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
* Pancho Villa: La Revolución no ha terminada/ Pancho Villa: The Revolution Is Not Over
MEXICO
Friday, November 17
6 pm - 8:45 pm

* Seres Extravagantes/ Odd Man Out
AUSTRALIA/ SPAIN/ CUBA/ U.S.A
Friday, November 17
8:45 pm – 10:07 pm

* Invierno en Baghdad/ Winter in Baghdad
SPAIN/ MEXICO/ U.S.A
Saturday, November 18
3:30 pm – 5:55 pm

* Rosita
U.S.A/ SPAIN/ NICARAGUA
Saturday, November 18
6 pm – 8:14 pm

* Madeinusa
PERU/ SPAIN
Saturday, November 18
8:15 pm – 10:05 pm


Tickets are $10 per person for regular shows and $8 for ILFF members, students and seniors (65 and older). Matinees are $8 /$6. To purchase tickets in advance visit www.LatinoFilmFestival.org or www.cityboxoffice.com. Tickets can also be purchased by calling the International Latino Film Festival Box Office at (415) 392-4400.

About International Latino Film Festival – San Francisco Bay Area
The International Latino Film Festival’s mission is to promote and celebrate cultural understanding through the art of film and filmmaking. The Festival, which started in 1997 in Marin County with eight films in one location, has grown to as many as 85 film screenings annually in 17 venues throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

The Int’l LFF San Francisco Bay Area is proud to announce our Presenting Sponsor: Subaru of America, Inc.

Official Sponsors: Dominican University of Ca, Macy’s, Castellano Family Foundation, Latino Leadership Council/City of Redwood City, Continental Airlines, SFGate.com, Univision-14, Telefutura-66,CBS- 5, CW-Bay Area, The Mercury News.

Major Sponsors: Visa, Wells Fargo, Union Bank, Don Julio, Prudential CA, Pru-Latino, JW, Marriott, Mexicana Airlines.

Foundation Support: Grants for the Arts, James Irvine Foundation, Marin Community Foundation, Fullerton Family Foundation, County of Marin Board of Supervisors, Alexander M. and June L. Maisin, Foundation of the Jewish Community Endowment Fund.

Media Sponsors: Univision Radio, San Jose Magazine, El Latino, Metro, Galardon, Oakland Tribune, San Mateo County News, Marcos Gutierrez, KRCB.

About Subaru of America, Inc.
Subaru of America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. of Japan. Headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J., the company markets and distributes Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of nearly 600 dealers across the United States. Subaru makes the best-selling All-Wheel Drive car sold in America based on R.L. Polk & Co. new vehicle retail registration statistics calendar year-end 2005. For additional information visit http://www.subaru.com.

Contact:
Eric Thomas
International Latino Film Festival
pr@latinofilmfestival.org







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The International Latino Film Festival Announces Film & Event Line-ups for Marin Festival Edition

For Immediate Release



The International Latino Film Festival- San Francisco Bay
Area Announces Film and Event Line-ups for the Marin Festival Edition

-‘Noche Flamenca’ and ‘Noche Cubana’ accent Marin County Screenings with Music, Dance and Silent Auction.


San Francisco, CA – (October 12, 2006) The 10th International Latino Film Festival – San Francisco Bay Area (ILFF) is pleased to announce the showcase of over 17 films in its Marin Festival that includes four venues in Mill Valley, Larkspur and San Rafael (CineArts at Sequoia Theatre, Lark Theatre, Pickleweed Community Center and the Dominican University of Ca- Angelico Hall).

- ‘Noche Flamenca’ hosted at Dominican University of Ca, Angelico Hall Theatre- San Rafael - with Paella, music and Silent Auction-

Experience the fiery passion of authentic flamenco preceding the Friday, November 10 Screening of ‘Camaron’ the Goya Awarded film on the life of legendary flamenco singer Camarón de la Isla. The celebration continues following the screening with “Noche Flamenca” a celebration of the art of flamenco with traditional paella, exquisite appetizers, live DJ music, silent auction and premium Tequila by ILFF Supporting Sponsor, Don Julio.
Dominican University of Ca
50 Acacia Ave.
San Rafael, Ca


“Noche Cubana” hosted at Maria Manso’s World Cuisine

Savor the best of Cuban and world cuisine as prepared by Chef Maria Manso following the screening of ‘Love & Suicide’ at the Lark Theatre, Larkspur on Sunday, November 12, 6:45pm. Screening Enjoy the remarkable music of Rolando Morales who returns to Marin by popular demand. Sip fine wine and Soju mojitos in this intimate Havana club setting.
Maria Manso World Cuisine
1613 Fourth St.
San Rafael

This year, the ILFF is proud to screen a total of 85 films at seventeen venues from November 3 to 19. Spanning nine Bay Area cities that include San Francisco, San Rafael, Mill Valley, Larkspur and Berkeley, fans will enjoy screenings for the first time at the Grand Lake Theater in Oakland, the new Century Theater in Redwood City and at Skyline College in San Bruno.

The International Latino Film Festival – San Francisco Bay Area was created to give voice to Latino cultural expression through the powerful medium of film. The ILFF began as a grassroots organization ten years ago, presenting just 10 films at a single venue. The Festival showcases the best in new international Latino cinema, applauds emerging talent and pays tribute to celebrated Latino actors, directors and producers. ILFF programs include documentaries about the Latino experience in the US, the Jewish culture in the Hispanic world, Women & Film series and special programs devoted to LTGB, music, art and human rights themes. The programs presented by the ILFF are a valuable cultural resource for the Bay Area community.

In 2005 the Festival hosted a tribute to actor John Leguizamo and November 4th was declared ‘International Latino Film Festival Day’ by San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom.

The Festival’s Youth in Video Program, which inspires and teaches high school students, including minorities, the art of filmmaking, has produced over 25 films over the past nine years including the award winning short film, “Silent Shadows” which was acquired by HBO and the documentary “Chavez 101” that received the Golden Gate Award at the SFIFF. As part of the Tenth Anniversary Festival in 2006, the ILFF will present the First Youth in Video Festival, showcasing the best works the students have produced since the program’s inception.

Marin County Festival Program


MILL VALLEY

CineArts at Sequoia Theatre
* Juana tenia el pelo de oro/ Juana had Hair of Gold
COLOMBIA
Wednesday, November, 8
6:30 pm – 8 pm

* Mi Mejor Enemigo/ My Best Enemy
CHILE/ ARGENTINA
Wednesday, November 8
8:15 pm – 10 pm

* A dona da Historia/ The Owner of the Story
BRAZIL
Thursday, November 9
6:30 pm – 8:27 pm

* La última Mirada/ The Last Gaze
MEXICO
Thursday, November 9
8:30 pm – 10:50 pm

LARKSPUR


Lark Theatre ~ Educational Outreach Program
* Al otro lado/ To the Other Side
MEXICO
Thursday, November 9
10 am – 11:30 am
Free Admission

* Caravana/ Caravan
SPAIN
Saturday, November 11
5 pm – 7:10 pm

* O Casamento de Romeu e Julieta/ Romeo and Juliet
BRAZIL
Saturday, November 11
7:15 pm – 9:15 pm

* American Visa
BOLIVIA/ MEXICO
Saturday, November 11
9:15 pm – 11:07 pm

* Seis; Sixty Years From the End of the Holocaust
ARGENTINA
Sunday, November 12
2 pm – 4:30 pm

* Like a Fish Out of Water
ISRAEL/ARGENTINA
Sunday, November 12
4:30 pm – 6:45 pm

* Love & Suicide
U.S.A/ Cuba
Sunday, November 12
6:45 pm – 8:25 pm

SAN RAFAEL
Dominican University of Ca, Angelico Hall
* Camaron: When Flamenco Became Legend
SPAIN
Friday, November 10
6:30 pm – 9:05 pm

* Pancho Villa: La Revolución no ha terminado/ Pancho Villa: The Revolution Is Not Over
MEXICO
Wednesday, November 15
6:30 pm – 8:47 pm

* Jaisalmer Ayo! Gateway of the Gypsies
U.S.A
Thursday, November 16
6 pm – 7:45 pm

* Heroína/ Heroin
SPAIN
Thursday, November 16
7:45 pm – 9:50 pm


Pickleweed Community Center* Ni muy, muy…ni tan, tan…simplemente Tin Tán
MEXICO
Friday, November 17 7pm- 9pm

* Atlético San Pancho/ Never to Young to Dream
MEXICO
Sunday, November 19
4 pm – 6:11 pm

Tickets are $10 per person and $8 for ILFF members, students and seniors (65 and older). Family film matinees $8, kids under 10 free. For Special Event tickets, please visit our web site for prices. To purchase tickets in advance visit www.LatinoFilmFestival.org or www.cityboxoffice.com

About International Latino Film Festival – San Francisco Bay Area
The International Latino Film Festival’s mission is to promote and celebrate cultural understanding through the art of film and filmmaking. The Festival, which started in 1997 in Marin County with eight films in one location, has grown to as many as 85 film screenings annually in 17 venues throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

Presenting and Official Automotive Sponsor: Subaru of America, Inc.

Official Sponsors: MACY’S, Latino Leadership Council in partnership with the City of Redwood City
Supporting Sponsors include: Continental Airlines, VISA, Don Julio, Dominican University of Ca
Official Media Sponsors: Univision-14, Telefutura-66, CBS-5, San Jose Mercury News, SFgate.com, CW Bay Area. For additional information visit http://www.LatinoFilmFestival.org

About Subaru of America, Inc.
Subaru of America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. of Japan. Headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J., the company markets and distributes Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of nearly 600 dealers across the United States. Subaru makes the best-selling All-Wheel Drive car sold in America based on R.L. Polk & Co. new vehicle retail registration statistics calendar year-end 2005. For additional information visit http://www.subaru.com.

Contact:
Eric Thomas
International Latino Film Festival
pr@latinofilmfestival.org

The International Latino Film Festival- San Francisco Bay Area Announces East Bay Festival Edition

For Immediate Release



The International Latino Film Festival- San Francisco Bay Area Announces East Bay Festival Edition with Three Venues in Berkeley and Oakland

~First annual `Latino Filmmaker’s Emerging Panel’ hosted at Grand Lake Theatre~

San Francisco, CA – (October 12, 2006) The 10th International Latino Film Festival – San Francisco Bay Area is pleased to showcase 9 films in its East Bay Festival Edition that includes three venues in Oakland and Berkeley. Oakland’s Grand Lake Theatre, La Peña Cultural Center and U.C. Berkeley’s Center for Latin American Studies November 8, 9, 14, 16 and 17.


Highlights of this edition include the First annual

‘LATINO EMERGING FILMMAKERS PANEL”

in collaboration with NALIP( National Association of Latino Independent Producers).

Hosted by the Grand Lake Theater on Wednesday, Nov. 8, Mabel Valdiviazo, filmmaker and Co-chair of Nalip will facilitate the panel including 10 of the most talented Latino filmmakers in the Bay Area.
Sponsored by Yahoo/Telemundo
Co-presented with Oakland Film Office

Two engaging panels with local Latino emerging filmmakers featured in this year’s edition of the Latino International Film Festival. A Short Film Panel follows a Shorts screening and a Documentary Films Panel follows a Documentary screening. After each show filmmakers will share with the audience their process and challenges during production, post-production and funding that empowered them to get their films made.
Date: Wednesday, Nov. 8

Location: Grand Lake Theater, Oakland, 3200 Grand Aveune

Time: 5 pm - 8 pm


‘Pancho Villa: La Revolución no ha terminado”/ Pancho Villa: The Revolution Is Not Over’ (MEXICO) Dir: Francesco Tabaoada

U.C. Berkeley’s, Latin American Studies Center
Tuesday, Nov. 14
The Center for Latin American Studies at UC Berkeley sponsors a program of speakers, discussions, and cultural events for the public. To sign up for our weekly e-mail calendar of events, go to http://www.clas.berkeley.edu:7001/Publications/subscriptions/index.html or see our home page at http://clas.berkeley.edu.

Ernesto Nava, Pancho Villa 's 92 year-old son will be in attendance at three Screenings of the film as well as director Francesco Taboada.

This year, the ILFF is proud to screen a total of 85 films at seventeen venues from November 3 to 19. Spanning nine Bay Area cities that include San Francisco, San Rafael, Mill Valley, Larkspur and Berkeley, fans will enjoy screenings for the first time at the Grand Lake Theater in Oakland, the new Century Theater in Redwood City and at Skyline College in San Bruno.

The International Latino Film Festival – San Francisco Bay Area was created to give voice to Latino cultural expression through the powerful medium of film. The ILFF began as a grassroots organization ten years ago, presenting just 10 films at a single venue. The Festival showcases the best in new international Latino cinema, applauds emerging talent and pays tribute to celebrated Latino actors, directors and producers. ILFF programs include documentaries about the Latino experience in the US, the Jewish culture in the Hispanic world, Women & Film series and special programs devoted to LTGB, music, art and human rights themes, the programs presented by the ILFF are a valuable cultural resource for the Bay Area community.

In 2005 the Festival hosted a tribute to actor John Leguizamo and November 4th was declared ‘International Latino Film Festival Day’ by San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom.

The Festival’s Youth in Video Program, which inspires and teaches high school students, including minorities, the art of filmmaking, has produced over 25 films over the past nine years including the award winning short film, “Silent Shadows” which was acquired by HBO and the documentary “Chavez 101” that received the Golden Gate Award at the SFIFF. As part of the Tenth Anniversary Festival in 2006, the ILFF will present the First Youth in Video Festival, showcasing the best works the students have produced since the program’s inception.

East Bay Festival Program

OAKLAND



Oakland’s Grand Lake Theatre

Wednesday, November 8

· Latino Emerging Filmmaker’s Panel:

5 pm – 8 pm



* El Viejo y Jesús: Profetas de Rebelión/ The Old Man and Jesus: Rebellious Prophets
VENEZUELA

Wednesday, November 8

8:30 pm – 10 pm



* Mezcal

MEXICO

Thursday, November 9

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm



*El Lobo/ The Wolf

SPAIN

Thursday, November 9

8:30 pm – 10:40 pm



BERKELEY



U.C. Berkeley – Center for Latin American Studies

* Pancho Villa: La Revolución no ha terminado/ Pancho Villa: The Revolution Is Not Over

MEXICO

Tuesday, November 14

7 pm - 9:12 pm



La Peña Cultural Center

* Guerilla Radio: The Hip-Hop Struggle Under Castro

BRAZIL, CUBA/U.S.A

Thursday, November 16

6:30pm - 8:30pm



* Las Combatientes/ Winning the Battle

PUERTO RICO

Thursday, November 16

8:30pm - 10:19pm



* Poeta del Guarán/ Poet of Guaran

ARGENTINA

Friday, November 17

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm



* La Sagrada Familia/ The Sacred Family

CHILE

Friday, November 17

8:30 pm – 10:20 pm



Tickets are $10 per person for regular shows and $8 for ILFF members, students and seniors (65 and older). Matinees are $8 /$6. East Bay Panel Event price is $8 general admission /$6 ILFF members, students, seniors. To purchase tickets in advance visit www.LatinoFilmFestival.org or www.cityboxoffice.com. Tickets can also be purchased by calling the International Latino Film Festival Box Office at (415) 392-4400.

About International Latino Film Festival – San Francisco Bay Area
The International Latino Film Festival’s mission is to promote and celebrate cultural understanding through the art of film and filmmaking. The Festival, which started in 1997 in Marin County with eight films in one location, has grown to as many as 85 film screenings annually in 17 venues throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

The Int’l LFF San Francisco Bay Area is proud to announce our Presenting Sponsor: Subaru of America, Inc.

Official: Dominican University of Ca, Macy’s, Castellano Family Foundation, Latino Leadership Council/City of Redwood City, Continental Airlines, The Mercury News, Univision-14, Telefutura-66, CBS- 5, CW-Bay Area.

Major Sponsors: Visa, Wells Fargo, Union Bank, Don Julio, Prudential CA, Pru-Latino, JW, Marriott, Mexicana Airlines.

Foundation Support: Grants for the Arts, James Irvine Foundation, Marin Community Foundation, Fullerton Family Foundation, County of Marin Board of Supervisors, Alexander M. and June L. Maisin, Foundation of the Jewish Community Endowment Fund.

Media Sponsors: Univision Radio, San Jose Magazine, El Latino, Metro, Galardon, Oakland Tribune, San Mateo County News, Marcos Gutierrez, KRCB.

About Subaru of America, Inc.
Subaru of America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. of Japan. Headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J., the company markets and distributes Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of nearly 600 dealers across the United States. Subaru makes the best-selling All-Wheel Drive car sold in America based on R.L. Polk & Co. new vehicle retail registration statistics calendar year-end 2005. For additional information visit www.subaru.com.

Contact:
Eric Thomas
International Latino Film Festival
pr@latinofilmfestival.org


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Thursday, October 05, 2006

Press Conference and Screening, Dolby Labs- Thursday, Oct.12, 2006


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


THE INTERNATIONAL LATINO FILM FESTIVAL - SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA and Dolby Laboratories

Invite you to the Press Conference of our 10th Anniversary Celebration featuring a Festive Reception and Screening of critically acclaimed Film

Un Franco, 14 Pesetas (SPAIN)
-Recipient of 3 Awards at the Málaga Film Festival,2006-


* 2006 Program Theme Announced
* International Film talent
* 2006 Actor Tribute


WHEN: Thursday, October 12, 2006

9:30 AM - Reception, Check In * Breakfast and Birthday Cake, fall-treats, on our 10th Anniversay**

10:00 AM - Press Conference Begins


FILM SCREENING: 10.45 AM – 12:15


WHERE: Dolby Laboratories, Inc
100 Potrero Avenue
San Francisco CA


RSVP: pr@latinofilmfestival.org

Getting to Dolby Labs– Potrero Ave
http://www.dolby.com/about/contact_us/directions_sf.html

**This Potrero Hill/South of Market location is easily accessible by car or nearby public transportation (Muni and BART).

About International Latino Film Festival – San Francisco Bay Area
Inviting one and all to celebrate our 10th anniversary edition presented by Subaru of America, Inc., the International Latino Film Festival unveiled plans for celebrating 10 years of Latino films, pride and talent with commemorative events, series and special programs throughout the sixteen day festival. This year, the ILFF is proud to screen a total of 84 films at seventeen venues from November 3 to 19. Spanning nine Bay Area cities that include San Francisco, San Rafael, Mill Valley, Larkspur and Berkeley, fans will enjoy screenings for the first time at the Grand Lake Theater in Oakland, the new Century Theater in Redwood City and at Skyline College in San Bruno. The Opening Night Gala will be hosted at the Castro Theatre with a `Málaga In San Francisco', followed by an elegant party- Feliz Cumpleaños.

Contact:
Eric Thomas

International Latino Film Festival
pr@latinofilmfestival.org


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Sunday, September 17, 2006

THE INTERNATIONAL LATINO FILM FESTIVAL – SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA CELEBRATES IT’S 10th ANNIVERSARY OF PROMOTING LATINO FILMAKING IN THE U.S AND ABROAD

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

THE INTERNATIONAL LATINO FILM FESTIVAL – SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA CELEBRATES IT’S 10th ANNIVERSARY OF PROMOTING LATINO FILMAKING IN THE U.S AND ABROAD

Festival kick’s off November 3 – 19th at the Castro Theatre with over 80 films at seventeen venues

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – (September 18, 2006) Inviting one and all to celebrate our 10th anniversary edition presented by Subaru of America, Inc., the International Latino Film Festival unveiled plans for celebrating 10 years of Latino films, pride and talent with commemorative events, series and special programs throughout the sixteen day festival. This year, the ILFF is proud to screen a total of 84 films at seventeen venues from November 3 to 19. Spanning nine Bay Area cities that include San Francisco, San Rafael, Mill Valley, Larkspur and Berkeley, fans will enjoy screenings for the first time at the Grand Lake Theater in Oakland, the new Century Theater in Redwood City and at Skyline College in San Bruno. The Opening Night Gala will be hosted at the Castro Theatre with a `Málaga In San Francisco', followed by an elegant party at historic Fort Mason- Feliz Cumpleaños!

The International Latino Film Festival – San Francisco Bay Area was created to give voice to Latino cultural expression through the powerful medium of film. The ILFF began as a grassroots organization ten years ago, presenting just 10 films at a single venue. The Festival showcases the best in new international Latino cinema, applauds emerging talent and pays tribute to celebrated Latino actors, directors and producers. From documentaries covering the issues surrounding Latino experience in the US to films that represent the Jewish experience in the Hispanic world to the Women in Film series, programs devoted to LTGB, music and human rights, the programs presented by the ILFF are a valuable cultural resource for the Bay Area community.

In 2005 the Festival hosted a tribute to actor John Leguizamo and November 4th was declared ‘International Latino Film Festival Day’ by San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom.

The Festival’s Youth in Video Program, which inspires and teaches high school students, including minorities, the art of filmmaking, has produced over 25 films over the past nine years including the award winning short film, “Silent Shadows” which was acquired by HBO and the documentary “Chavez 101” that received the Golden Gate Award at the SFIFF. As part of the Tenth Anniversary Festival in 2006, the ILFF will present the First Youth in Video Festival, showcasing the best works the students have produced since the program’s inception.

FESTIVAL THEATRE AND SCREENING DATES:

San Francisco - Castro Theatre Nov. 3, 4, and 5
- Galería de la Raza Nov. 8
- City College of San Francisco Nov. 14 and 15
- Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts Nov. 17 and 18

Mill Valley - CineArts at Sequoia Theatre Nov. 8 and 9

San Rafael - Dominican University of California, Angelico Hall Nov. 10, 15, and 16
- Pickleweed Park Community Center Nov. 17 and 19

Larkspur - Lark Theatre Nov. 9, 11, and 12

San José - Mexican Heritage Plaza Nov. 9
- MACLA/Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana Nov. 4 and 10
- San José State University Nov. 14, 15, and 16
- CineArts at Santana Row Nov. 17, 18, and 19

Oakland - Grand Lake Theatre Nov. 8 and 9

Berkeley - La Peña Cultural Center Nov. 16 and 17
- U.C. Berkeley, Center for Latin American Studies Nov. 14

Redwood City - Century 20 Downtown Redwood City Nov. 16, 17, and 18

San Bruno- Skyline College Nov. 8 and 15

Tickets are $10 per person for regular shows and $8 for ILFF members, students and seniors (65 and older). Matinees are $8 /$6. To purchase tickets in advance visit www.LatinoFilmFestival.org or www.cityboxoffice.com.

About International Latino Film Festival – San Francisco Bay Area
The International Latino Film Festival’s mission is to promote and celebrate cultural understanding through the art of film and filmmaking. The Festival, which started in 1997 in Marin County with eight films in one location, has grown to as many as 84 film screenings annually in 17 venues throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. For additional information visit http://www.LatinoFilmFestival.org.

The Int’l LFF San Francisco Bay Area is proud to announce our Presenting Sponsor: Subaru of America, Inc.

Official: Dominican University of Ca, MACY’s, Castellano Family Foundation, Latino Leadership Council/City of Redwood City, Continental Airlines, Univision-14, Telefutura-66,CBS- 5, CW-Bay Area, The Mercury News.

Major Sponsors: Visa, Wells Fargo, Union Bank, Don Julio, Prudential CA, Pru-Latino, JW, Marriott, Mexicana Airlines.

Foundation Support: Grants for the Arts, James Irvine Foundation, Marin Community Foundation, Fullerton Family Foundation, County of Marin Board of Supervisors, Alexander M. and June L. Maisin, Foundation of the Jewish Community Endowment Fund.

Media Sponsors: Univision Radio, San Jose Magazine, El Latino, Metro, Galardon, Oakland Tribune, San Mateo County News, Marcos Gutierrez, KRCB.

About Subaru of America, Inc.
Subaru of America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. of Japan. Headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J., the company markets and distributes Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of nearly 600 dealers across the United States. Subaru makes the best-selling All-Wheel Drive car sold in America based on R.L. Polk & Co. new vehicle retail registration statistics calendar year-end 2005.
For additional information visit http://www.subaru.com.

Contacts:
Eric Thomas

International Latino Film Festival
(510) 238-8336
pr@latinofilmfestival.org

Clara Garza
Lighthouse Media Group
(408) 391-7617
cgarza@lighthousemediagroup.biz


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SUBARU RETURNS AS PRESENTING AND OFFICAL AUTOMOTIVE SPONSOR OF THE 10TH INTERNATIONAL LATINO FILM FESTIVAL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

SUBARU RETURNS AS PRESENTING AND OFFICIAL AUTOMOTIVE SPONSOR OF THE 10TH INTERNATIONAL LATINO FILM FESTIVAL

Subaru expands sponsorship to include Youth in Video Program

San Francisco, Sept. 13, 2006– Subaru of America Inc. today announced that it will return as the Presenting and Official Automotive Sponsor of the 10th International Latino Film Festival (ILFF) San Francisco Bay Area. In addition to providing funds and other support to the organization year-round, Subaru has expanded its support to include the Youth in Video Program that is designed to inspire and teach the art of filmmaking to youth from minority and undeserved communities.

The 10th International Latino Film Festival – San Francisco Bay Area runs November 3 -19 with over 70 screenings at movie theaters, community venues and university campuses throughout the Greater San Francisco Bay Area.

“We are so pleased to have Subaru back this year and extend our partnership to include the Youth Video Program,” said Sylvia Perel founder and director of the International Latino Film Festival. “Over 20 students from diverse backgrounds in Marin, Contra Costa, Alameda and San Francisco Counties came together to produce two original short films for Subaru.”

Students shot, edited and created original music for the Subaru trailers which will be screened throughout the 2006 ILFF Festival venues to promote the 2007 Subaru Tribeca. Subaru will also have a complete star cast of products on display at the Festival.

“This event is a good fit for Subaru as our customers report that enjoying films, theatre and other cultural events are among their favorite activities and top interests,” said Jim Pernas, regional vice president, Subaru Northwest Region, Subaru of America, Inc. “We also look forward to showcasing the work of the talented young people that produced the Subaru trailers through the Youth Video Program this year.”

Subaru Sneak Preview – September 16, Noon

A sneak preview of the Subaru trailers and the behind the scenes footage of the making of them will be screened at the Pier 39 Theater during the Subaru sponsored “Viva Las Americas” event celebration scheduled for Saturday, September 16, 2006. The screenings are free and open to the public. These trailers will roll before each screening over the course of the three-week film festival, as well as during the 2007 festival year. For more information visit: http://www.pier39.com/Events/events.htm

10th International Latino Film Festival Schedule of Events by Location

San Francisco - Castro Theatre Nov. 3, 4, and 5
- Galería de la Raza Nov. 8
- City College of San Francisco Nov. 14 and 15
- Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts Nov. 17 and 18

San José - Mexican Heritage Plaza Nov. 9
- MACLA/ Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana Nov. 4 and 10
- San José State University Nov. 14, 15, and 16
- CineArts at Santana Row Nov. 17, 18, and 19

Mill Valley – CineArts at Sequoia Theatre Nov. 8 and 9

San Rafael - Dominican University of California, Angelico Hall Nov. 10, 15, and 16
- Pickleweed Park Community Center Nov. 17 and 19

Larkspur – Lark Theatre Nov. 9, 11, and 12

Oakland - Grand Lake Theatre Nov. 8 and 9

Berkeley - La Peña Cultural Center Nov. 16 and 17
- U.C. Berkeley, Center for Latin American Studies Nov. 14

Redwood City – Century 20 Downtown Redwood City Nov. 16, 17, and 18

San Bruno- Skyline College Nov. 8 and 15

Tickets are $10 per person and $8 for ILFF members, students and seniors (65 and older).Family film matinees $8, kids under 10 free. To purchase tickets in advance visit www.LatinoFilmFestival.org or www.ticketweb.com.

About International Latino Film Festival – San Francisco Bay Area
The International Latino Film Festival’s mission is to promote and celebrate cultural understanding through the art of film and filmmaking. The Festival, which started in 1997 in Marin County with eight films in one location, has grown to as many as 70 film screenings annually in 16 venues throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. For more information visit: www.LatinoFilmFestival.org.

About Subaru of America, Inc.
Subaru of America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. of Japan. Headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J., the company markets and distributes Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of nearly 600 dealers across the United States. Subaru makes the best-selling All-Wheel Drive car sold in America based on R.L. Polk & Co. new vehicle retail registration statistics calendar year-end 2005. For additional information visit www.subaru.com.

Contacts:
Lisa Fleming
Subaru of America, Inc.
(856) 488-5093
lfleming@subaru.com

Eric Thomas
International Latino Film Festival
(510) 238-8336
pr@latinofilmfestival.org

Clara Garza
Lighthouse Media Group
(408) 391-7617
cgarza@lighthousemediagroup.biz

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