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San Diego Latino Film Festival

HBO U.S./Latino Cinema

HBO and San Diego Latino Film Festival is proud to showcase this amazing collection of films by some of the United States’ brightest and most creative Latino filmmakers.


  1. 200 Cartas

    Bruno Irizarry / HBO U.S./Latino Cinema / USA/Puerto Rico / 2013 / Comedy Showcase / 99 mins
    When he meets a mysterious Puerto Rican woman named Maria (Mayra Matos) one night in New York City, Raul (Lin-Manuel Miranda) is struck by love at first sight. But fate separates the two before Raul can confess his attraction. With the help of his friend Juan (Mexican star Jaime Camil), the two men descend onto Puerto Rico with the hopes of finding Raul’s beautiful love interest.
    200 Cartas

    Digital Gym Cinema
    March 13, 2014 6:15 pm

    200 Cartas

    UltraStar Mission Valley Cinemas Hazard Center
    March 22, 2014 8:00 pm

    200 Cartas

    UltraStar Mission Valley Cinemas Hazard Center
    March 23, 2014 4:30 pm


  2. Avenues

    Aaref Rodriguez / HBO U.S./Latino Cinema / USA / 2014 / Drama / 88 mins
    Recently released from prison, Saul Sanchez (Hector Atreyu Ruiz in a stunning lead performance) returns hope to Highland Park, a gang-infested neighborhood in Los Angeles. Caught between a violent past and an uncertain future, Saul finds himself struggling to start anew.
    Avenues

    UltraStar Mission Valley Cinemas Hazard Center
    March 15, 2014 10:15 pm

    Avenues

    UltraStar Mission Valley Cinemas Hazard Center
    March 18, 2014 10:15 pm

    Avenues

    UltraStar Mission Valley Cinemas Hazard Center
    March 22, 2014 5:30 pm


  3. Cesar’s Last Fast

    Lorena Parlee, Richard Ray Perez / HBO U.S./Latino Cinema / U.S. / 2014 / Documentary / 100 mins
    Using remarkable unseen footage and candid interviews, directors Richard Ray Perez and Lorena Parlee examine the last act of protest in the amazing life of Cesar Chavez.
    Cesar’s Last Fast

    Digital Gym Cinema
    March 13, 2014 8:00 pm

    Cesar’s Last Fast

    UltraStar Mission Valley Cinemas Hazard Center
    March 17, 2014 8:00 pm

    Cesar’s Last Fast

    UltraStar Mission Valley Cinemas Hazard Center
    March 22, 2014 7:30 pm


  4. Detained in the Desert

    Iliana Sosa / HBO U.S./Latino Cinema / U.S. / 2013 / Drama / 95 mins
    Written by Josefina Lopez (Real Women Have Curves), this drama centers around two very different people on opposite sides of the immigration debate who find themselves lost in the desert. Under such drastic circumstances, the rhetoric of political ideology and judgement fade away to reveal the humanity and compassion necessary to understand another’s perspective.
    Detained in the Desert

    UltraStar Mission Valley Cinemas Hazard Center
    March 18, 2014 7:30 pm

    Detained in the Desert

    Digital Gym Cinema
    March 23, 2014 5:00 pm


  5. My Sister’s Quinceañera

    Aaron Douglas Johnston / HBO U.S./Latino Cinema / U.S. / 2013 / Drama / 72 mins
    Using a cast of Mexican-Americans with no previous acting experience, Aaron Douglas Johnston creates a film of raw emotion and honesty. Set in a small town in Iowa, the Garcia family comes to grips with life’s changing routines and expectations.
    My Sister’s Quinceañera

    UltraStar Mission Valley Cinemas Hazard Center
    March 16, 2014 3:00 pm

    My Sister’s Quinceañera

    Digital Gym Cinema
    March 19, 2014 8:00 pm

    My Sister’s Quinceañera

    UltraStar Mission Valley Cinemas Hazard Center
    March 21, 2014 8:00 pm


  6. Purgatorio

    Rodrigo Reyes / HBO U.S./Latino Cinema / U.S. / 2013 / Documentary / 80 mins
    Beautiful, and haunting, this dream-like documentary re-imagines the U.S./Mexico border as a surreal place where spellbound residents are stuck between perception and reality.
    Purgatorio

    UltraStar Mission Valley Cinemas Hazard Center
    March 23, 2014 5:00 pm


  7. Stand Clear of the Closing Doors

    Sam Fleischner / HBO U.S./Latino Cinema / U.S. / 2013 / Drama / 102 mins
    Ricky’s life is dominated by his autism. He wants to see the world at his own pace but school and family restrictions often get in the way. Such a chance arises when his sister decides to hang out with a friend, leaving Ricky free to board a subway by himself and get lost in the maze of New York City’s transit routes.
    Stand Clear of the Closing Doors

    UltraStar Mission Valley Cinemas Hazard Center
    March 16, 2014 5:00 pm

    Stand Clear of the Closing Doors

    Digital Gym Cinema
    March 20, 2014 6:15 pm