AFS: Ixcanul

AFS: Ixcanul

Ixcanul, directed by Jayro Bustamante

Friday, November 18th, 2016, 8:00 PM
Sunday, November 20th, 2016, 5:00 PM

AFS Cinema
6226 Middle Fiskville Rd.
Austin, TX 78752
Tel: (512) 454-2000

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Synopsis: A New York Times Critic's Pick. In the Guatemalan highlands, a coffee plantation lies on the slopes of a smoking volcano. Here, a Mayan couple preparing their teenage daughter for marriage are met with a betrayal that will change their lives. This thrilling and gorgeously shot tale of a poor farming family, isolated from the rest of their country by geography, language and tradition, is a cinematic ode to indigenous culture and the many untold stories of women around the world.

Sponsored by Cine Las Americas


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AAAFF: Mele Murals

AAAFF: Mele Murals

Mele Murals, a film by Tadashi Nakamura

Saturday, November 5th, 12:30 pm
Blanton Auditorium
200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Tel: (512) 471-5482

Synopsis: Through the personal stories of these two renowned Hawaiian graffiti artists and their joint quest to uphold Hawaiian culture through mural-making, MELE MURALS shows how public art rooted in underground graffiti combines with Native Hawaiian traditions and contemporary life to impact the students, the town of Waimea, and most of all the artists.

Cine Las Americas International Film Festival co-presents this program in partnership with the Austin Asian American Film Festival.


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CineNoche: H.O.M.E.

CineNoche: H.O.M.E.

H.O.M.E., a film by Daniel Maldonado


Tuesday, October 25th, 2016, 7:00pm
Sunday, October 30th, 2016, 11:00am

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Violet Crown Cinema
434 W 2nd Street, Austin, TX 78701
Tel: (512) 495-9600

Synopsis: Inspired by actual events, the first story is a lyrical portrait of a young man with Asperger’s Syndrome who leaves home and journeys through NYC’s labyrinth-like subway system. The second story focuses intimately on the rare emotional connections we make and their importance. The story involves Gabriel, an older and lonely Ecuadorian livery car driver from Queens, and his random encounter with Sze Wun, a young Chinese mother who is stranded. While listening to a soccer match that Gabriel has bet “his life” upon, he offers Sze Wun a ride home to her sick child, setting the stage for the events that follow in which their bonds become revealed despite linguistic and cultural barriers. Along their journeys through the city, they each discover the deeper value of their intimate connections.

CineNoche is a film series presented in partnership with Violet Crown Cinema.


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AFF: Acantilado (The Cliff)

AFF: Acantilado (The Cliff)

The Cliff, a film by Helena Taberna

Thursday, October 13th, 11:00 pm
Alamo Drafthouse Village
2700 W Anderson Ln, Austin, TX 78757 
Tel: (512) 861-7030

Tuesday, October 18th, 6:30pm
Hideout Theatre
617 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
Tel: (512)443-3688

Synopsis: Gabriel is a promising attorney whose life is turned upside down when he receives a phone call from the police. A sect has committed mass suicide in the Canary Islands and his sister Cordelia was one of the followers. Her cadaver has yet to be found. Having not seen her for years, Gabriel sets out to the Canary Islands in search of her, longing to know the truth of her fate.

Cine Las Americas International Film Festival co-presents this program in partnership with the Austin Film Festival.


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AFF: Finding Sofia

AFF: Finding Sofia

Finding Sofia, a film by Nico Casavecchia

Sunday, October 16th, 8:15pm 
Alamo Drafthouse Village
2700 W Anderson Ln, Austin, TX 78757 
Tel: (512) 861-7030

Monday, October 17th, 9:30pm
Texas Spirit Theater
Bullock Texas State History Museum
1800 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701

Synopsis: Alex is a conflicted filmmaker struggling to rise above his reputation as a viral video creator. Pressured to sell out and sign a big corporate contract, Alex impulsively (and drunkenly) buys a ticket to Argentina. His plan? Find Sofia, a mysterious internet fling whom he's never met. His search for love and substance is challenged after finding Sofía living on a rural island with her intimidating artist boyfriend Víctor. Will Alex capture Sofia’s interest, or return to the US to sell his soul?

Cine Las Americas International Film Festival co-presents this program in partnership with the Austin Film Festival.


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CineNoche: Juanicas

CineNoche: Juanicas

Juanicas, a film by Karina García Casanova


Wednesday, September 14th, 2016, 7:00pm
Sunday, September 18th, 2016, 11:00am

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Violet Crown Cinema
434 W 2nd Street, Austin, TX 78701
Tel: (512) 495-9600

Synopsis: JUANICAS is an intimate and bittersweet portrait of a Mexican immigrant family affected by mental illness. For over ten years, filmmaker Karina García Casanova has been documenting her complex relationship with her mother and brother, both of whom suffer from bipolar disorder. When her brother commits suicide, she attempts to make sense of this event and come to terms with her past.

CineNoche is a film series presented in partnership with Violet Crown Cinema.


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