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Latinos well-represented in 2011 Movie Season?

Extra News journalist Kikki Martinez says “2011 starts off with strong Latino representation in film” citing Iñárritu’s BIUTIFUL and FROM NADA TO PRADA, starring Adriana Barraza and Wilmer Valderrama. Read more at Extra News HERE

LIFI begins FREE monthly LATINO FILM screenings at UCLA

LIFI (the Latino International Film Institute) and LALIFF (the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival) have joined with UCLA’s Latin American Institute to bring free monthly screenings of Latino films to the UCLA James Bridge Theater (Melnitz Hall 1409), an awesome screening space at the home of UCLA’s School of Theatre, Film & Television and… Continue Reading

BIUTIFUL by Alejandro González Iñárritu (Mod Producciones & Ikiru Films) coming soon!

LA Times’ Steven Zeitchik reports: “Whether you feel moved by “Biutiful” or find yourself frustrated by it — and Cannes audiences and an early smattering of reviewers have demonstrated both reactions — there’s little doubt that the Spanish-language film is like nothing else out there. A meticulously shot movie about a small-time con man and… Continue Reading

the Finnish Film Foundation’s inspiring lead

As reported today by VARIETY’S Nick Holdsworth, the Finnish Film Foundation has just granted approximately 2.5 million dollars in support to select professional Finnish films. Based in Helsinki, this independent organization is supervised by the Ministry of Education and Culture, and under the agreement of the “Act on the Promotion of Film Art” can receive… Continue Reading

ASALTO AL CINE/THE CINEMA HOLD-UP playing at Sundance 2011

Stay tuned for the first feature film by Mexican director Iria Gomez Concheiro, premiering at Sundance Film Festival 2011. The film continues to explore themes of rebellious youth and the “gritty boundary between adolescence and adulthood” that Gomez Concheiro touched on in her successful short film DIME LO QUE SIENTES/TELL ME WHAT YOU FEEL, an… Continue Reading