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  1. 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


  2. Buena Fe

    Cristina Kotz-Cornejo / Spotlight Shorts / Argentina / 2014 / Drama / 18 mins
    A couple’s relationship is falling apart after the death of their young son. In an attempt to mend things before they head off to Mexico for Carlos’ religious work, Romina, who is battling depression, seeks out a mysterious man. In what Carlos and Romina thought would be a trip to bring them closer, only makes them realize the trip served to further the divide.

    Precedes: La Tercera Orilla

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    La Tercera Orilla

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 13, 2015 4:15 pm Buy Tickets

    Precedes:
    La Tercera Orilla

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

    Precedes:
    La Tercera Orilla

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 21, 2015 10:00 pm Buy Tickets


  3. 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


  4. Busy Every Day

    Bryan Myers & Ryan Kuratomi / Fronteras Showcase / USA / 2014 / Documentary / 3 mins
    Santos, a native of Oaxaca, began a farmers’ market booth at Kobey’s Swap Meet in the Sports Arena, before he opened his own roadside shop in 2000. Naming the market and nursery after his mother, Margarita, he now sells bouquets of flowers cut fresh from Encinitas.
    Plays In:
    Frontera Filmakers

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


  5. The Cactus & the Pansy

    Sergio Duarte / Fronteras Showcase / USA / 2014 / 6 mins
    After living alone in an office, a potted cactus must share his space and attention when a beautiful pansy flower is introduced.
    Plays In:
    Frontera Filmakers

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


  6. Callejero

    Ray Gallardo / Fronteras Showcase / 2014 / Drama / 101 mins
    Javier ran away from the tiny border town of San Luis Rio Colorado when he was a teenager and raised himself in the streets of Tijuana, as an underground fighter for a cartel. Years later, Javier, now known in the ring as El Callejero, is faced with a dilemma: throw the next fight or face the consequences of a gambling debt owed to the cartel. When things go awry, he’s forced out of the fight game and Tijuana for good. Javier returns home lost and broken. With nowhere else to turn, he tries to build a new life by forging a relationship with his father, his own wayward teenage son, and his son’s mother; all of whom he abandoned a decade earlier.
    Callejero

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 16, 2015 6:30 pm Buy Tickets


  7. Carina

    Sandra Concepsion Reynoso Estrada / Cine Gay Showcase / Mexico / 2014 / Drama / 11 mins
    8-year-old Carina loves rock & roll. When her new dance teacher looks just like a model in one of her dad’s adult magazines, her life takes a complete turn.
    Plays In:
    Cine Gay

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


  8. Carnitas

    Barbara Miryam Balsategui Tovar / En Familia Showcase / Mexico / 2014 / Comedy, Family / 15 mins
    With the last of their savings, Valentina’s family buys a small tea cup pig from China. With the intention of fattening it up for Christmas, only a miracle can save the pig from its doom.
    Plays In:
    En Familia

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


  9. Casa Grande

    Fellipe Barbosa / Descosidos Showcase / Brazil / 2014 / 115 mins
    Jean is a high school senior living a privileged life in an affluent neighborhood in Rio. While racial and class tensions present themselves in various forms, Jean remains oblivious, choosing instead to focus on his primary concern: girls. However, beyond the facade of Jean’s luxurious existence lies the reality of his family’s financial situation, one that indicates his father may be inching toward financial ruin. This causes small, initially inconspicuous changes in Jean’s everyday life. However, his father’s rising desperation and several unexpected circumstances, prompt Jean to contemplate a life without the luxuries he once took for granted.
    Casa Grande

    Digital Gym Cinema
    March 12, 2015 6:45 pm Buy Tickets

    Casa Grande

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 15, 2015 3:15 pm Buy Tickets

    Casa Grande

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 22, 2015 5:45 pm Buy Tickets


  10. Casi Treinta

    Alejandro Sugich / Spotlight Films Showcase / Mexico / 2014 / Comedy, Romance / 96 mins
    Emilio, a young professional living in Mexico City, supposedly has everything he’s ever dreamed of: an amazing job, a beautiful apartment, and the perfect girlfriend. However, as his 30th birthday approaches, he begins questioning his happiness. A trip to his hometown for a friend’s wedding allows him to reconnect with the person he used to be. As he and his friends embark on a series of adventures, Emilio gains the insight to put his life on a track that truly leads to absolute dream fulfillment.
    Casi Treinta

    Digital Gym Cinema
    March 13, 2015 6:45 pm Buy Tickets

    Casi Treinta

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 16, 2015 4:15 pm Buy Tickets

    Casi Treinta

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 21, 2015 7:45 pm Buy Tickets