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2015 San Diego Latino Film Festival

Documania!

The documentary tradition is alive and well in this collection of feature length films that expose the realities of the world in exuberant cinematic fashion. In our pursuit of truth, documentary film stands alone as the medium through which we become engaged in experiences far removed from our own.


  1. 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


  2. Playing Lecuona

    Pavel Giroud, Juan Manuel Villar Betancort / Documania! / Spain / 2015 / Documentary / 105 mins
    A journey through the work and living spaces of pianist and composer Ernesto Lecuona, considered the most universally beloved of Latin America’s pianists. Three outstanding Latin Jazz piano players will guide us in this odyssey: Chucho Valdés, in Lecuona’s native Havana, who fuses jazz with Afro-Cuban rhythms; Michel Camilo in New York, who creates elegant soundscapes; and Gonzalo Rubalcaba, who fuses Latin Jazz with Flamenco.
    Playing Lecuona

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 17, 2015 8:30 pm Buy Tickets

    Playing Lecuona

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 22, 2015 12:45 pm Buy Tickets


  3. Toñitas

    Beyza Boyacioglu, Sebastian Diaz / Documania! / USA / 2014 / Documentary / 21 mins
    The 40-year-old Caribbean Sports club has witnessed the transformation of South Williamsburg from a Latino neighborhood ravaged by gang violence and drugs, into one of the hippest and most luxurious places in New York. As harsh gentrification cleared the neighborhood of poverty and crime, it also washed away the majority of the Puerto Rican community; thus the local identity and culture. Today, Caribbean Sports Club is the last social club in the South Side, kept alive by its owner and the community matriarch, Maria Toñita.
    Toñitas

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 12, 2015 5:00 pm Buy Tickets

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    Docu-Shorts

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 12, 2015 5:00 pm Buy Tickets