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Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Que Viva! Cine Latino

The stunning animated film Tyger screens for free tonight. (Guilherme Marcondes)

Every Wednesday in September Que Viva! Cine Latino will present free family friendly screenings at the Otay Ranch Town Center in Chula Vista. This Wednesday, September 10, you can enjoy a program of short films from the San Diego Latino Film Festival. The outdoor event begins at 7:30pm. The highlight of the evening program is the animated short Tyger . Loosely based on poet William Blake's dystopian vision of the modern world, this imaginatively designed work by Guilherme Marcondes mixes still photography, animation and puppetry to deliver a stunning visual poem.

Also on the program are Saliva , about a young girl's fear over her first kiss; Mi Tio Paco , about a pick up artist whose style is cramped by the little nephew he has to watch at the beach; Lapsus , featuring a nervous nun moving between a white space, and a black void in a clever commentary about moral themes of 'black and white'; El Ataque de los Kriters Asesinos about a housewife and some killer dust bunnies; Viaje a Marte , a delightful animated film about a young boy who dreams of going to Mars; and more. There will also be a live dance performance and art exhibition from 6:30-7:30 pm featuring Ballet Folklorico Tapatio de San Diego (made up of students ages 2-17). Come and enjoy these wonderful films. Plus it's free. You can't beat that.