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  1. El gran lider

    Francisco Jimenez / Mexico Today Showcase / Mexico / 2014 / Animation / 10 mins
    A marionette is built and trained inside a factory to become the new leader. Even though there is a whole town that worships him, there’s also a small group of rebels who don’t approve.
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    Mexico Today

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


  2. El Hogar Al Reves

    Itzel Martínez / Documania! / Mexico / 2014 / Documentary / 80 mins
    In an unfair country, women work day and night far from home, while their children learn to survive between loneliness and emptiness. They grow to become teenagers, socially quarantined in one of the many low income neighborhoods of identical small houses, characterized by overcrowding and scarcity. Their mothers, mostly workers in transnational factories, go in and out on buses, which take them two hours away from home for twelve hour shifts. Meanwhile, their children muddle through their day in tiny houses of 40 square meters. In spite of everything, they look for a way to move ahead and pursue their dreams.
    El Hogar Al Reves

    Digital Gym Cinema
    March 13, 2015 8:45 pm Buy Tickets

    El Hogar Al Reves

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 15, 2015 1:30 pm Buy Tickets

    El Hogar Al Reves

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 21, 2015 12:30 pm Buy Tickets


  3. El Incidente

    Isaac Ezban / Science on Screen Showcase / Mexico / 2014 / Sci Fi / 100 mins
    Raúl Mendez stars in this dazzling nail-biter about two brothers being chased by a detective who become trapped in the staircase of a 9-story building, seemingly cut off from the real world. With no way to get in and out, the three are left to decipher the mystery behind their circumstances. Meanwhile, a family is trapped in a never-ending deserted road, also left to try to find answers for their illogical conundrum. As the two initially disparate narratives begin showing similarities, it becomes increasingly clear that both risk being stuck in these time-loops forever, in this mind-bending thriller.
    El Incidente

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 14, 2015 8:30 pm Buy Tickets

    El Incidente

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 19, 2015 7:45 pm Buy Tickets

    El Incidente

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 22, 2015 1:15 pm Buy Tickets


  4. El Ingeniero

    Juan Passarelli; Mathew Charles / Science on Screen Showcase / Uruguay / 2014 / Documentary / 97 mins
    Israel Ticas, aka The Engineer, is the ONLY criminologist using forensic anthropology in the entire country of El Salvador. As an advocate of the dead, he works hard to identify remains that are buried deep in the jungle.
    El Ingienero 

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 16, 2015 8:00 pm Buy Tickets

    El Ingeniero

    Digital Gym Cinema
    March 21, 2015 8:00 pm Buy Tickets


  5. El maestro y la flor

    Daniel Irabien / En Familia Showcase / Mexico / 2014 / Animation / 9 mins
    Life can be cruel for The Teacher, but no matter how bad things are, he can always find solace with his friend, The Flower. When love comes knocking at his door, The Teacher must decide if he is willing to risk everything for it.
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    En Familia

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


  6. El necio

    Carlos Quiroz Robles / En Familia Showcase / Mexico / 2014 / Comedy, Family / 10 mins
    In a Mexican town with no electricity, Joaquin follows his team on its way to the World Cup, via transistor radio. During the semifinals, the batteries run out and he has to find a solution, or he will miss the big game.
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    En Familia

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


  7. El Objeto Antes Llamado Disco

    Gregory Allen / Documania! / Mexico / 2014 / Documentary, Music / 80 mins
    This concert documentary follows superstar rock group Café Tacvba as they record their most recent album. The film merges live concert footage with the band’s philosophical musings on the methods they’re utilizing to record their album. What results is pure visual lyricism as the music comes to life, and the audience is engaged with the intimate creative process of Café Tacvba.
    El Objeto Antes Llamado Disco 

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 15, 2015 1:00 pm Buy Tickets

    El Objeto Antes Llamado Disco 

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 19, 2015 9:45 pm Buy Tickets

    El Objeto Antes Llamado Disco

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 21, 2015 6:00 pm Buy Tickets


  8. El trompetista

    Raul Robin Alejandro Morales Reyes / En Familia Showcase / Mexico / 2014 / Animation / 10 mins
    A trumpeter trapped in the rigidness of a marching band, discovers his creative power and through the expression of his own individuality, finds his freedom.
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    En Familia

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


  9. El Vientre

    Daniel Rodríguez Risco / Un mundo extraño Showcase / Peru / 2014 / Thriller / 85 mins
    Mercedes is an orphan who is desperate for work. In her desperation, she goes to work as a maid for the lonely, widowed Silvia, who lives a solitary existence in a rundown mansion. While there, she catches the eye of Jaime, a backpacker scraping by as a handyman. Unknown to both of them, however, is Silvia’s devious plan to get Mercedes pregnant, and then at all costs, to claim the baby as her own. This dark, twisted tale will leave you with a new perspective on family planning.
    El Vientre

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

    El Vientre

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 16, 2015 9:30 pm Buy Tickets

    El Vientre

    Digital Gym Cinema
    March 20, 2015 7:00 pm Buy Tickets


  10. En La Estancia

    Carlos Armella / Locuras Maduras Showcase / Mexico / 2013 / Drama / 106 mins
    Filmmaker Sebastian makes a reverse journey from Mexico City to a mostly abandoned dusty village named La Estancia. Searching for inspiration, and perhaps a better life, he comes across the two sole remaining residents: the aged Don Jesús Vallejo and his son Juan Diego. Fascinated by their isolated lives and Juan Diego’s absolute loneliness, Sebastian starts to film their daily rituals. The improbable but intense friendship that arises is rudely disrupted, when Sebastian returns to the city, although promising to come back. Years later, he keeps his word and brings along his pregnant partner. However, Juan Diego is nowhere to be found; and Sebastian is determined to find his old friend. But what he discovers is truly shocking.
    En La Estancia

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 14, 2015 5:00 pm Buy Tickets

    En La Estancia

    Digital Gym Cinema
    March 18, 2015 8:40 pm Buy Tickets

    En La Estancia

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 22, 2015 9:30 pm Buy Tickets