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  1. Actores SA

    Carlos Sariñana / Mexico Today Showcase / Mexico / 2013 / Comedy / 95 mins
    Tomás (Raúl Mendez), a struggling actor, is tasked with his adoptive father’s last dying wish: to ensure that the legacy of his theater lives on. A duplicitous relative threatens to take over the playhouse unless Tomás comes up with funds to keep the theater in his father’s name; and Tomás posts an ad stipulating that he and the theater company’s talents can be contracted for jobs outside of the stage. When hired to stop the wedding of Rebecca, a romantic entanglement ensues, promising to steer their mission and this dark comedy into dangerous territory.
    Actores SA

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 14, 2015 3:30 pm Buy Tickets

    Actores SA

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 19, 2015 5:45 pm Buy Tickets


  2. Algún Lugar

    Guillermo Zouain / Spotlight Films Showcase / Dominican Republic / 2014 / Drama / 71 mins
    Oliver, a middle class teenager about to graduate from high school, organizes a trip through the Dominican Republic with two best friends, Hemingway and Moisés. Each has a reason to embark on the journey - Oliver to say goodbye to his girlfriend, Veronica, before she moves to New York; Hemingway to escape his oppressive family, and become an established writer; and Moisés to document the trip as a farewell to his true passion of photography, before enrolling in civil engineering. The journey introduces them to unforgettable characters: Agustin, a Haitian, hitchhiking to the border; a famous photographer who shows them the importance of following your heart; and Marta, a beautiful artist, who reveals the possibility of a free and careless life. Oliver, Hemingway, and Moisés evolve past boyhood to the next stage of their lives with one constant, their friendship.
    Algún Lugar

    Digital Gym Cinema
    March 14, 2015 5:30 pm Buy Tickets

    Algún Lugar

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 17, 2015 6:10 pm Buy Tickets

    Algún Lugar

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 18, 2015 5:30 pm Buy Tickets


  3. Amor de Mis Amores

    Manolo Caro / Spotlight Films Showcase / Mexico / 2014 / Comedy, Romance / 95 mins
    Sandra Echeverría, Sebastián Zurita, and Marimar Vega lead an all-star cast in this romantic comedy that proves the possibility of love is truly just one chance encounter away. While Carlos travels to Spain to convince his best friend to attend his wedding, his fiancé, Lucía (Echeverría), accidentally runs over a cyclist named León (Zurita). Sparks fly between the two in what appears to be a classic case of love at first sight. However, Lucía is unaware that León himself is engaged to be married to Ana, the woman he thought was the love of his life. Hi-jinx ensues in a film that plays fast and loose with romantic comedy conventions, to prove that in the case of modern love, everything is possible with an open heart.
    Amor de Mis Amores

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 15, 2015 7:30 pm Buy Tickets

    Amor de Mis Amores

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 15, 2015 7:45 pm Buy Tickets

    Amor de Mis Amores

    Digital Gym Cinema
    March 17, 2015 7:00 pm Buy Tickets

    Amor de Mis Amores

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 21, 2015 3:00 pm Buy Tickets


  4. Antes de Que Nos Olviden

    Matías Gueilburt / HBO Latino Presents / Mexico / 2014 / Documentary / 81 mins
    In 2006, then-president of Mexico, Felipe Calderón, declared a war on drug trafficking. During the six years of this war, violence spread like an epidemic throughout the country. Over 121,000 people died and thousands were forced into exile, kidnapped, or disappeared. Antes de que Nos Olviden is a raw documentary about those who experienced this war, which still continues today. The voices of parents, siblings, wives, and children of the victims tell their personal stories of suffering. With the testimony of renowned sociologists, writers, artists like Demián Bichir, journalists and Mexican politicians including Vicente Fox, we seek to understand how the violence spread across the country in unimaginable directions, leaving no corner unaffected. Antes de que Nos Olviden dares to give a glimpse into Mexico’s deepest wounds with grace and unflinching honesty.
    Antes de Que Nos Olviden – HBO

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 15, 2015 7:00 pm Buy Tickets

    Antes de Que Nos Olviden – HBO

    Digital Gym Cinema
    March 19, 2015 9:00 pm Buy Tickets

    Antes de Que Nos Olviden

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 20, 2015 4:30 pm Buy Tickets


  5. Bald Mountain

    Heitor Dhalia / Spotlight Films Showcase / Brazil / 2014 / Action, Western / 100 mins
    Set in the early 1980s during one of the largest gold rushes in Brazilian history, Dhalia’s sprawling, stunning cinematic canvas focuses on two friends, Juliano (Juliano Cazarré) and Joaquim (Júlio Andrade), who leave Rio de Janeiro with dreams of striking it rich. They head off to the Amazon, like thousands of others, and soon find that life in the enormous, dangerous mining camps alters dramatically as they struggle to survive. Soon, their obsession with wealth and power changes each of them in different ways, and threatens their friendship. A powerful exploration of greed, loyalty, and betrayal, Bald Mountain is visually captivating and a thrilling interpretation of the Western genre.
    Bald Mountain 

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 12, 2015 9:40 pm Buy Tickets

    Bald Mountain

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 15, 2015 2:00 pm Buy Tickets

    Bald Mountain

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 22, 2015 8:30 pm Buy Tickets


  6. Beautiful Sin

    Gabriela Quiros / Latino Public Broadcasting Showcase / Costa Rica/USA / 2014 / Documentary / 55 mins
    What if you desperately wanted a baby, but your country and religion prohibited you from trying the one medical treatment that could help you conceive? Beautiful Sin tells the decade-long story of three couples struggling with infertility, who take the Costa Rican government before an international human rights court to demand the right to use In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). In a region rocked by battles over reproductive rights, the story told in Beautiful Sin is without a doubt the strangest. In the year 2000, anti-abortion activists, with the help of the Catholic Church and a U.S. political group won a legal case that banned IVF in Costa Rica, and gave the embryo legal rights. Beautiful Sin is a cautionary tale about what can happen when a religious ideology such as the "personhood of the embryo" becomes law.
    Beautiful Sin

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 13, 2015 6:30 pm Buy Tickets

    Beautiful Sin

    Digital Gym Cinema
    March 20, 2015 9:00 pm Buy Tickets


  7. Behavior

    Ernesto Daranas Serrano / Spotlight Films Showcase / Cuba / 2014 / Drama / 108 mins
    Adulthood comes early for Chala, who at 11-years old must provide for himself and his addict mother by raising carrier pigeons and training dogs to fight. School provides a welcome respite for Chala who finds support and guidance in the gregarious Carmela, his teacher and sole advocate. One day, Chala is sent to live in a “re-education facility” much to the outrage of Carmela. She embarks on a crusade to have Chala released and, in the process, goes against the obstinate school board who remain unmoved by Carmela’s inspirational cause. Her unwavering tenacity rallies support from her peers, and together they become part of a movement that calls for significant educational reforms.
    Behavior

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 13, 2015 8:00 pm Buy Tickets

    Behavior

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 17, 2015 10:00 pm Buy Tickets

    Behavior

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 21, 2015 5:00 pm Buy Tickets


  8. Blue Desert

    Eder Santos / Un mundo extraño Showcase / Brazil / 2014 / Sci-Fi/Horror / 94 mins
    “He” seeks the elevation of his conscience through dreams and intuition. An enigmatic encounter with his soulmate, Ana, reveals symbols leading to a marked path. His journey through the Blue Desert is his chance to understand the purpose of life and the meanings of human experience. The imagined world in this modern and visually singular science fiction film is a barren and immaterial one; suggesting that in the future, the only way to find affirmation in one’s life is through transcendence.
    Blue Desert 

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 13, 2015 10:00 pm Buy Tickets

    Blue Desert

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 15, 2015 10:15 pm Buy Tickets

    Blue Desert

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 19, 2015 10:45 pm Buy Tickets


  9. The Boy and the World

    Alê Abreu / En Familia Showcase / Brazil / 2014 / Animation, Family / 80 mins
    This wordless, sensuous and uniquely original animated film follows Cuca, a young Brazilian boy who ventures from his simple countryside home into a neon-infused, carnivalesque metropolis in search of his father. A voyage of increasing complexity and beauty, the animation in this vibrant film is a feast for the eyes and is nourishment for the soul.
    The Boy and the World

    Digital Gym Cinema
    March 14, 2015 2:00 pm Buy Tickets

    The Boy and The World

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 21, 2015 1:10 pm Buy Tickets


  10. Burden of Peace

    Joey Boink / Documania! / Netherlands / Guatemala / Spain / 2014 / Documentary / 77 mins
    As the newly appointed Attorney General of Guatemala, Claudia Paz y Paz knows what she has to do. To prove that corruption will no longer be tolerated on her watch, she rounds up a large criminal organization that her own officers appear to have been a part of. Her determination encounters strong resistance from powerful elites, who believed they were above the law before her arrival. Their opposition threatens to thwart Claudia’s plans to create revolutionary changes in Guatemala, as evidenced by this gripping and unforgettable documentary.
    Burden of Peace 

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 22, 2015 8:15 pm Buy Tickets