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60th San Francisco International Film Festival: Latino cinema

Alejandro Jodorowsky, Hong Sang-soo, Amat Escalante, los hermanos Dardenne, Brillante Mendoza, Peter Bratt, Cristi Puiu, Natalia Almada, James Ivory, Eleanor Coppola, George Lucas, Albert Serra, Ramona Diaz, Matías Piñeiro… El festival de cine con más larga trayectoria en las Américas apuesta por lo seguro para celebrar su 60 cumpleaños. Películas de cineastas consagrados, atesoradas por […]

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Director Arturo González Villaseñor on ‘Las Patronas,’ the women who feed immigrants on their way to the U.S.

First time filmmaker Arturo González Villaseñor has been traveling to film festivals to present his documentary Llévate mis amores to enthusiastic audiences across the U.S. and Mexico. The film tells the story of Las Patronas, a group of women in … Continue reading

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Interview with Lorenzo Vigas, director of ‘From Afar’

Awarded with the Golden Lion in Venice, Italy last year, ‘Desde allá’ [From Afar] explores the relationship between a middle-aged professional and a street youth — two men from different classes who are friends, father and son, and lovers as … Continue reading

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‘She’s Ramona’: A conversation with scriptwriter Beto Cohen

Fatty, chubby, charming Ramona. Since childhood, she got used to eat up the meals her sister could not finish. She grew up, and the sweet and loving gordita (chubby) has now to put up with demeaning comments about her overweight, … Continue reading

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Entrevista con Beto Cohen, guionista de ‘Ella es Ramona’

Ramona panzona. Ramona tragona. Ramona jamona. Desde chica, se acostumbró a terminar la comida que no quería su hermana. Ya de mayor, la dulce y cariñosa ‘gordita’ aguanta comentarios degradantes sobre su sobrepeso, en la casa y en su trabajo … Continue reading

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‘La jaula de oro’: interview with director Diego Quemada-Díez

Hundreds of people fleeing poverty in Central America perched on top of a train travel across Mexico, where they are subject to harassment by authorities, hustlers and thugs. For those who saw Sin nombre (2009), the film by Bay Area’s … Continue reading

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‘La jaula de oro’: entrevista con el director Diego Quemada-Díez

Vamos a ver esta película dentro de veinte años y nos vamos a preguntar ‘¿Hasta dónde hemos llegado?’ Cientos de personas que huyen de la pobreza en Centroamérica se encaraman a los trenes para atravesar México —donde son abusados por … Continue reading

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