Above: Promotional graphic for the Latino Film Festival: March 7-17, 2013. Courtesy of Media Arts Center San Diego
The Media Arts Center San Diego’s Latino Film Festival is making its 20th anniversary a birthday to remember. Relive or see for the first time our list of the top 10 groundbreaking and influential Latino films of the past two decades.
Latino Cinema has become a force to be reckoned with, introducing audiences from around the world to a new generation of dynamic and universal stories. The selected films blur the line between reality and fantasy, explore ideas of love and friendship, and delve into pertinent social and political topics such as poverty, memory and state violence.
These films, from regions as diverse as Mexico, Chile, Spain and Brazil, managed to crossover from the arthouse to the mainstream. The 20th anniversary showcase is funded by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.
Our groundbreaking 10 Latino films of the past two decades include "Nostalgia de la Luz" (Chile), "Cronos" (Mexico), "Fresa y Chocolate" (Cuba), "Desperado" (Mexico), "Abre los Ojos" (Spain), "Central do Brasil" (Brazil), "Todo Sobre Mi Madre" (Spain), "Amores Perros" (Mexico), "Y Tú Mamá También" (Mexico), and "Ciudade de Deus" (Brazil).
Don’t wait until the last minute to reserve a seat, purchase your 5 Movie Ticket Pack &/or FILM PASS today.
Individual movie tickets also available! Visit the online film guide and purchase your tickets today!
Tickets can also be purchased in person starting March 1st, between 12:30pm-1pm daily at the new DigiPlex Mission Valley Cinema (map).
As in the past years, the majority of films will take place at… DigiPlex Mission Valley Cinemas at Hazard Center (new name, but same movie theater)! Located at 7510 Hazard Center Drive in Mission Valley, San diego, CA 92108. (off the 163 freeway at Friars Road) Google Map
In addition to the Hazard Center, San Diego Latino Film Festival is proud to announce a 2nd venue for this year’s festival: Digital Gym CINEMA: 2921 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92104 (off 805 Freeway on El Cajon Blvd & 30th St in North Park). Google Map, 619-230-1938