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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aGLIFF: Two Soft Things, Two Hard Things

aGLIFF: Two Soft Things, Two Hard Things

Two Soft Things, Two Hard Things, a film by Mark Kenneth Woods & Michael Yerxa

Saturday, September 10th, 2016, 3:20 pm
S. Lamar Alamo Drafthouse
1120 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704 
Tel: (512) 861-7040

Synopsis: What are the words for lesbian and gay in the Inuit language? And what happens to those words when the Native American culture starts to vanish? Part history lesson and part travel documentary, Two Soft Things, Two Hard Things takes us on a journey to the beautiful and isolated arctic region of Nunavut, where an unlikely Pride celebration is being prepared by a new generation of Inuit who are working to unearth their culture’s forgotten celebration of LGBTQ people.

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


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CineNoche: Amores Urbanos (Restless Love)

CineNoche: Amores Urbanos (Restless Love)

Amores Urbanos (Restless Love), a film by Vera Egito


Tuesday, August 16th, 2016, 7:00pm
Sunday, August 21st, 2016, 11:00am

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

Synopsis: Julia, Micaela and Diego are best friends in their 30s and living in São Paulo. Julia (Maria Laura Nogueira) is navigating life after a breakup with her boyfriend and unplanned pregnancy, Diego (Thiago Pethit) parties hard and neglects his boyfriend, and Micaela (Renata Gaspar) is dating an actress who will not present her as her girlfriend. As the sibling-like friends navigate their personal struggles together, their closeness will be strained as they console but also criticize each other.

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


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AFS: Distinto Amanecer (Another Dawn)

AFS: Distinto Amanecer (Another Dawn)

Austin Film Society presents: Distinto Amanecer (Another Dawn), directed by Julio Bracho

Sunday, August 7th, 2016, 5:00 PM
AFS Cinema (formerly the Marchesa Hall & Theatre)
6226 Middle Fiskville Rd. Austin,TX 78752
Tel: (512) 454-2000

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Synopsis: A movie that is often considered the first Mexican film noir, and, in fact, one of the first noirs made anywhere. Gabriel Figueroa’s extraordinary cinematography lights the way for this savage, political tale set in Mexico City.

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CineNoche: Rosa Chumbe

CineNoche: Rosa Chumbe

Rosa Chumbe, a film by Jonatan Relayze Chiang


Tuesday, July 19th, 2016, 7:00pm
Sunday, July 24th, 2016, 11:00am

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

Synopsis: It is the middle of October in the city of Lima, Peru. “The purple month” is a time for processions to commemorate the Lord of Miracles, the most widely venerated image of Christ in the city. Rosa Chumbe is a middle-aged police officer with both a gambling and drinking problem. She lives with her daughter, Sheyla, who has a little baby. One day, after a big fight between them, Sheyla steals her mother’s savings and storms out of the house, leaving her baby behind. Sheyla chooses to confront her own troubles alone, leaving Rosa to spend time with her grandson. This interaction provokes a change in Rosa’s hardened heart. But everything takes a wrong turn one night, and only a miracle can save her.

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


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AFF: El Destierro (The Exile)

AFF: El Destierro (The Exile)

Austin Film Festival presents: El Destierro (The Exile), a film by Arturo Ruiz

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016, 7:00pm
Violet Crown Cinema
434 W 2nd Street, Austin, TX 78701
Tel: (512) 495-9600
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Synopsis: During the Spanish Civil War, Teo is destined to a minuscule fort of vigilance, located in a cold and inhospitable place in the mountains. There he meets Silverio, his new companion, with whom he will have to coexist for six long months. The different personalities of these two men provoke many tensions, accentuated by the limited space. The fragile coexistence breaks up with the arrival of Zolska, a young militiawoman whom they find wounded in the surroundings. 

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


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