Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Free Screening of 'Viva Cuba' Tonight!

Viva Cuba

A film by Juan Carlos Cremata Malberti
2005, Cuba, Comedy/Drama, 80 min.

Presented by the Kozmetsky Center of Excellence in Global Finance at St. Edward's University and Cine Las Americas

Tuesday, March 6 - 7 PM - FREE!

Jones Auditorium at the Ragsdsale Center,
St. Edward's University
3001 South Congress Avenue

Open Parking begins at 6:45, with parking open anywhare except for red colored areas.


"Director Malberti has a simple, unfussy style that reflects his young heroes' cleared eye naïveté." - Adam Nayman, Eye Weekly


Cine y Mas

Sunday, February 26, 2012

The Texas Tornados will headline a FREE, outdoor concert on The Lone Star Plaza of The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum on March 17

The Texas Tornados will headline a FREE, outdoor concert on The Lone Star Plaza of The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum on March 17 at 1 p.m. The concert marks the opening of the new, special exhibit, Texas Music Roadtrip.

About the concert:

Texas Music Roadtrip Opening Day Festivities
Saturday, March 17, 1 - 5 p.m.

Celebrate the opening of the special exhibit with FREE Family activities and live music! Legendary Texas band, The Texas Tornados will perform a FREE concert on the Lone Star Plaza. Regular exhibit admission prices apply.

About the exhibit:

Texas Music Roadtrip
March 17 - October 14, 2012

Take a journey through Texas and a century of music with Texas Music Roadtrip. This special exhibition explores the people and places that put Texas music on the map.

From the explosion of '30s jazz in Dallas's Deep Ellum, to the emergence of '50s Rock and Roll in the Panhandle, to the rise of zydeco, tejano, and country rock — Texas Music Roadtrip takes you past the musical landmarks that compose the Texas landscape.

More info: http://www.thestoryoftexas.com/the_museum/texas-music-roadtrip.html

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Cine Las Americas have been hard at work preparing the 15th edition of the Cine Las Americas International Film Festival, scheduled for April 24 - 29.

Soon, you will learn some of the details of this year's festival program, but in the meantime, the public is invited to a very special sneak preview of the animated film 'CHICO Y RITA,' directed by Oscar®-winning director Fernando Trueba (Belle Epoque, Calle 54) and Spain's legendary illustrator Javier Mariscal.

'CHICO y RITA' brings to life the arts and sensibilities of Caribbean jazz artists at home and abroad prior to the Cuban Revolution, and is currently nominated for an Academy Award for best animated feature. Once again, Cine Las Americas has the opportunity to offer you an exclusive sneak preview on February 29th at 8pm at the Metropolitan Theater before the film opens theatrically in Austin on March 2nd.

In the worlds of Jean Lauer, Cine Las Americas' Chief Programmer, "this film will sweep you off your feet if you let it, and Chico and Rita and their friends will be in your heart long after you've left the theater."

Chico & Rita

A film by Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal 2010, Spain/UK, Animation/Music/Romance, 94 min.

Sneak Preview! Wednesday, Feb. 29 - 8 PM
Regal Metropolitan 901 Little Texas Ln



"A reminder not only of the aesthetic vitality of hand-drawn, two-dimensional animation, but also of the form's ability to provide entertainment and enlightenment for adults." - AO Scott. NY TIMES

Proceeds from this sneak preview benefit Cine Las Americas programs.

CHICO & RITA opens theatrically in Austin on Friday, March 2 at Regal Arbor Cinemas.

For more information, please visit www.cinelasamericas.org

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Mexican Literature in Cinema Series starts October 19th

'Rosa Blanca' is the first of five films to be shown at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center starting October 19th. The series of films will be in the Black Box Theater and are open to the public at no charge.

This black and white film is in Spanish with English sub-titles and is by director Roberto Gavaldon, based on the novel by Bruno Traven.
For more information, visit www.cinelasamericas.org

Cine las Americas es anfitrion de la serie de cintas de Mexico, Literatura en el cine mexicano, las cual son adaptadas de gran literatura.

La serie de cintas seran proyectadas cada miercoles a las 8pm, gratis y abierto al publico.
Rosa Blanca es la primer en la serie el 19 de octubre por el directo Roberto Gavaldon, basado en el libro por Bruno Traven.

Para mas informes, visite www.cinelasamericas.org

Friday, May 20, 2011

Carmen Marron's debut film 'Go For It' in theaters

The film 'Go For It!' had it's theatrical release across the U. S. on May 13th and it continues in many cities for the second week in a row. The film was screened in Austin during the Cine las Americas International Film Festival and was well received.

I have my review and interviews with the director, Carmen Marron and lead actress, Aimee Garcia posted on the site, so please take a moment to read then get to the theater to support this new filmmaker's inspirational film.