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  1. Topos

    Emiliano Romero / Un mundo extraño Showcase / Argentina / 2012 / Drama / 100 mins
    In a future Argentina, the class divide has become so great that most people live desperate lives in the tunnels beneath the city like moles; while the elite live in comfort on the surface. One human mole, however, deceivingly makes his way into a surface dance academy, attempting to break free of the confines of his class. Topos defies categorization, choosing to supplement the class conflict themes with extremely stylish cinematography and art design. Director Emiliano Romero takes full advantage of the visual language of film to present an exaggerated and hallucinatory world.
    Los Topos

    Digital Gym Cinema
    March 15, 2015 8:40 pm Buy Tickets

    Los Topos

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 20, 2015 10:15 pm Buy Tickets


  2. Luchadora

    River Finlay / !Viva Mujeres! Feature Showcase / USA / 2014 / Drama / 12 mins
    Luna Magica, a professional Lucha Libre wrestling star in Mexico, dreams of becoming world wrestling champion, while fighting to make ends meet as a single mom in Mexico
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    Viva Mujeres!

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


  3. Maria Montez

    Vicente Peñarrocha / Spotlight Films Showcase / Dominican Republic / 2014 / 99 mins
    The story of Maria Montez, the legendary exotic and glamorous Dominican actress who achieved fame and popularity in Hollywood and Europe until her untimely death in 1951. There is more to this story, as we see the joys and pain of a starlet who experienced more lost loves than she should have, and who truly sacrificed certain happiness for her career. Still finding joy in her work though, Maria was always beautiful and full of life. A gem celebrating one of the great talents in cinema history and a true trailblazer.
    María Montez

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 14, 2015 9:20 pm Buy Tickets

    María Montez

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 15, 2015 4:45 pm Buy Tickets

    María Montez

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 22, 2015 7:30 pm Buy Tickets


  4. Mateo

    Maria Gamboa / HBO Latino Presents / Colombia / France / 2014 / Drama / 86 mins
    Mateo, 16, collects extortion money on behalf of his uncle and uses his pay to help out his mother, who grudgingly accepts the ill-gotten money out of need. They live by themselves in the poor, violent neighborhoods alongside the Magdalena River valley in Colombia. To prove his worth, Mateo agrees to infiltrate a local theatre group in order to uncover its members’ political activities. As he becomes enthralled with the free-flowing creative lifestyle of the troupe, his uncle escalates demands on him to produce incriminating information on the actors. Under pressure, Mateo must make difficult choices.
    Mateo – HBO

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 14, 2015 2:30 pm Buy Tickets

    Mateo

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

    Mateo – HBO

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 22, 2015 1:00 pm Buy Tickets


  5. Memin: Cronica de un boxeador

    Rodrigo Alvarez Flores / Fronteras Showcase / Mexico / 2014 / Documentary / 17 mins
    Memin: Portrait of a Boxer explores the past, present, and future of a 23-year-old professional boxer, Carlos Carlson, who believes that the key to victory in a match is having the spirit and mentality of a champion. Once a juvenile delinquent, now a devoted sportsman, Carlos narrates his struggles in the battle ring and life.
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    Frontera Filmakers

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 16, 2015 5:40 pm Buy Tickets


  6. Messi

    Álex de la Iglesia / Spotlight Films Showcase / Spain / 2014 / Biopic / 97 mins
    Messi is the name of perhaps the greatest player in the history of soccer. This endearing documentary/biopic hybrid captures the spirit of the unlikeliest superstar playing in any professional sport today. Iglesia's brilliant cinematic lens captures Messi's awe-inspiring prowess of the sport. A true experience for any supporter of the beautiful game.
    Messi

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 14, 2015 7:15 pm Buy Tickets

    Messi

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 16, 2015 4:20 pm Buy Tickets

    Messi

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 21, 2015 12:20 pm Buy Tickets


  7. Mexico’s Most Wanted

    José Manuel Cravioto / Mexico Today Showcase / Mexico / 2014 / Action / 101 mins
    From producer Fernando Rovzar (Casa de Mi Padre) comes the story of Alfredo Ríos Galeana (Tenoch Huerta), Mexico’s public enemy number one during the 1980s. When he wasn’t sticking up banks, Alfredo spent his time singing charreadas wearing a Mexican wrestling mask. The film’s narrative seems too far-fetched to be factual, but ultimately proves that truth is indeed oftentimes stranger than fiction.
    Mexico’s Most Wanted

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 13, 2015 7:30 pm Buy Tickets

    Mexico’s Most Wanted

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 17, 2015 9:30 pm Buy Tickets

    Mexico’s Most Wanted

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 22, 2015 6:00 pm Buy Tickets


  8. Mr. Kaplan

    Alvaro Brechner / Spotlight Films Showcase / Uruguay / 2014 / Comedy / 98 mins
    Mr. Kaplan is a 70 year old Jewish man living in South America. He is virtually a stranger to his family and has lost his way in life. He becomes convinced that a quiet German man who frequents a nearby beach is a runaway Nazi. Mr. Kaplan sets a plan in motion to kidnap the German and send him to Israel. Along the way, he will forge a friendship with the unlikeliest of individuals: a modern-day Sancho Panza who is also adrift in life, in this winning dark comedy.
    Mr. Kaplan

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 21, 2015 5:30 pm Buy Tickets


  9. Muerte En Buenos Aires

    Natalia Meta / Country of Focus: Argentina Film Showcase / Argentina / 2014 / Thriller / 90 mins
    Buenos Aires in the 1980s. Detective Chavez (Demian Bichir), a family man and a tough cop, once again must solve a mysterious crime. To reveal the identity of the murderer, Chavez must clarify the enigma waiting in ambush to capture his own heart. Passion surprises even the most astute detective. What will triumph: law or desire?
    Muerte En Buenos Aires 

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 13, 2015 7:00 pm Buy Tickets

    Muerte En Buenos Aires

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 18, 2015 9:00 pm Buy Tickets

    Muerte En Buenos Aires

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 22, 2015 9:20 pm Buy Tickets


  10. Navajazo

    Ricardo Silva / Locuras Maduras Showcase / Mexico / 2014 / Documentary, Drama / 75 mins
    Ricardo Silva’s debut feature imagines Tijuana as the setting of an impending social apocalypse. While some of the characters are recognizable and relatable, others are depraved and reproachable. In the end, however, it becomes evident that each one of them is merely trying to survive in an increasingly hostile environment. By mixing fiction and documentary, the film challenges our notion of voyeurism, by presenting us with the raw “truth” of the human condition when faced with adversity. Prepare to be shocked and wowed, and remember, telling yourself “it’s only a movie” won’t help. Mature Audiences Only (Explicit Content).
    Navajazo

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 21, 2015 10:30 pm Buy Tickets