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  1. 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


  2. Asi de grande son las ideas

    Quique Rivera / En Familia Showcase / Puerto Rico / 2014 / Animation / 5 mins
    Sometime in the future, an old man equipped with the benefits of evolution, survived the extinction of all other living beings. It is a very lonely world for someone unable to die.
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    En Familia

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 14, 2015 12:15 pm Buy Tickets


  3. Asi somos sin serena

    Ines Villanueva / Spotlight Shorts / Argentina / 2014 / Drama / 12 mins
    Alan and Emma are a middle aged couple trapped in their home as they mourn a loss in a very particular way.

  4. Autobiografia Anonima

    Ernesto Gonzalez / Fronteras Showcase / USA / 2014 / Drama / 25 mins
    A dad separated from his daughter, and a young graffiti artist meet on a bus on its way to Los Angeles, in a ride that will change their lives forever.
    Plays In:
    Frontera Filmakers

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 16, 2015 5:40 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. Barrio Boy

    Dennis Shinners / Cine Gay Showcase / USA / 2014 / Drama / 8 mins
    A secretly gay Latino barber quietly falls in love with a handsome stranger over the course of a haircut, during a hot summer afternoon in a macho Brooklyn neighborhood.
    Plays In:
    Cine Gay

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 21, 2015 1:00 pm Buy Tickets


  7. 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


  8. 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


  9. Bingo

    Andres Borda Garcia / Mexico Today Showcase / Mexico / 2014 / Dark Comedy / 10 mins
    A group of elderly people gather every night to play bingo. Mario loses every time, and has become obsessed with the game. His bad fortune accompanies him outside the bingo room and luck rules his life; but Mario will not accept losing anymore.
    Plays In:
    Mexico Today

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


  10. 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