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  1. Las Búsquedas

    Jose Luis Valle / Mexico Today Showcase / Mexico / 2013 / Drama / 74 mins
    A man’s inexplicable suicide shatters the mundane life of his wife, Elvira. Ulises, meanwhile, is the victim of a burglary when his wallet containing the photo of his murdered wife and daughter is stolen. He embarks on a path to exact revenge but fate interferes and inexplicably joins him with Elvira. Bonded by tragedy, the two explore the possibility of new beginnings in this elegiac and powerful drama.
    Las Búsquedas

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 13, 2015 9:05 pm Buy Tickets

    Las Búsquedas

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 17, 2015 7:55 pm Buy Tickets

    Las Búsquedas

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 20, 2015 4:00 pm Buy Tickets


  2. Las cosas raras

    Maximo Carra / Un mundo extraño Showcase / Argentina / 2014 / Horror / 8 mins
    A short film that utilizes the tropes of the horror genre and the subgenre of a “babysitter in peril”, and turns them on their head.
    Plays In:
    Un Mundo Extraño Shorts

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 17, 2015 10:45 pm Buy Tickets


  3. Las Horas Contigo

    Catalina Aguilar Mastretta / Pantelion Presents! / Mexico / 2014 / Comedy / 88 mins
    This film tells the story of Ema, a young woman dealing with an unwanted pregnancy, who travels to her grandmother's house to spend the final days with her. There, she is forced to spend time with her estranged, larger than life mother, who has her own unresolved issues when faced with her mother's death. During the long wait, it becomes clear that grandma won't go in peace until mother and daughter resolve their relationship. Spending time with the women gathered around her grandmother, Ema must learn to reconcile the fears and issues she has, not only with her mother but with motherhood itself. This moving drama stars Mario Rojo and Cassandra Ciangherotti in unforgettable roles.
    Las Horas Contigo 

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 14, 2015 7:00 pm Buy Tickets

    Las Horas Contigo

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 16, 2015 8:30 pm Buy Tickets

    Las Horas Contigo 

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 22, 2015 4:00 pm Buy Tickets


  4. Las Oscuras Primaveras

    Ernesto Contreras / Mexico Today Showcase / Mexico / 2014 / Drama / 100 mins
    Igor and Pina deeply desire each other, but they are not free. Each has a set of personal circumstances that averts them from one another. A monotonous marriage and a young son are the explicit causes; but their own frustrations and fears are the real causes of their internal struggle. Spring will come to finally liberate them, filling their lives with passion and guilt in this passionate drama starring Cecilia Suárez and José María Yazpik.
    Las Oscuras Primaveras

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 22, 2015 7:00 pm Buy Tickets

    Las Oscuras Primaveras

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 22, 2015 7:15 pm Buy Tickets


  5. Lejanía

    Pablo Tamez Sierra / Documania! / Mexico / 2013 / Documentary / 69 mins
    A crime of passion haunts a family across several generations. This documentary examines how the persistence of memory affects our ability to move beyond hardships; and what occurs when forced to reconnect with an individual who’s been the source of long-gestated internal turmoil.
    Lejanía

    Digital Gym Cinema
    March 14, 2015 7:00 pm Buy Tickets

    Lejanía

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 19, 2015 4:10 pm Buy Tickets


  6. Lila

    Carlos Lascano / Narrative Shorts / Spain/Argentina / 2014 / Comedy / 9 mins
    Armed with only her sketchbook and a pencil, Lila ventures into the world convinced she has the power to make it a better place. Sitting at a bar, hanging out at a park, or walking down a street,  Lila draws the lines that fill in the magic lost by those around her.
    Plays In:
    Cortos Españoles 

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 19, 2015 5:00 pm Buy Tickets


  7. Living Quechua

    Christine Mladic Janney / !Viva Mujeres! Feature Showcase / USA / 2014 / Drama / 18 mins
    Although her first language is Quechua, Elva Ambía prioritized speaking Spanish and English after leaving Peru for the US. Now in her seventies, Elva decides to help cultivate a Quechua-speaking community in New York City. Living Quechua follows Elva through the challenges and successes of trying to keep Quechua alive.
    Plays In:
    Viva Mujeres!

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 20, 2015 5:15 pm Buy Tickets


  8. Liz In September

    Fina Torres / Cine Gay Showcase / Venezuela / 2014 / Drama / 100 mins
    Liz has known several things since childhood: that she is gay, that beauty is power, and that she would never be a victim. Determined to enjoy the time she has left on earth, she hides her terminal disease from friends. Eva lost her son to cancer; and that pain and guilt have tarnished the relationship with her husband. Against all odds, these two opposite women encounter one another; it changes their lives, and begins new standards where love, life, and death away from morals, play as simple steps of nature.
    Liz in September

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 12, 2015 8:20 pm Buy Tickets

    Liz In September

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 14, 2015 10:00 pm Buy Tickets

    Liz in September

    Digital Gym Cinema
    March 22, 2015 7:00 pm Buy Tickets


  9. Los Contreras Family

    Alejandro Becerril Elias / Mexico Today Showcase / Mexico / 2014 / Comedy / 10 mins
    A police operation is happening in the building the Contreras family lives in. Each member of the family is involved in different unlawful activities, but who is the one they are coming for?
    Los Contreras Family

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 15, 2015 12:30 pm

    Plays In:
    Mexico Today

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 15, 2015 12:30 pm Buy Tickets


  10. Los Hamsters

    Gil Gonzalez / Descosidos Showcase / Mexico / 2014 / Drama / 71 mins
    This is the life of an ordinary family in Tijuana trying to hide secrets from each other while living under the same roof. Rodolfo leaves for work every day. Beatriz suffers a midlife crisis. Daughter Jessica is in a love triangle. And son Juan, finds out he’s about to be a father.
    Los Hamsters

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 17, 2015 6:00 pm Buy Tickets

    Los Hamsters

    Digital Gym Cinema
    March 21, 2015 6:30 pm Buy Tickets