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CineFestival: Sunday, July 8, 2018 – Family Day

CineFestival: Sunday, July 8, 2018 – Family Day
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1:00 p.m. Ferdinand 


Directed by Carlos Saldanha

2017, USA, 107 min

Ferdinand tells the story of a giant bull with a big heart. After being mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and torn from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure. Ferdinand is a heartwarming animated comedy adventure with an all-star cast that includes CineFestival alum Gina Rodriguez.

3:00 p.m. Coco (En Español) Encore screening

Coco (En Español)

Directed by Lee Unkrich

2017, USA, 109 min

Spanish with English Subtitles

Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector, and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.

Preceded by:

Grand Champion

Cynthia Muñoz, 2018, USA, 4 min

Fourteen-year-old, Kyle, Texas native Jizelle Rodriguez was named Grand Champion Vocalist during the 23rd Annual Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza National Vocal Competition. Jizelle’s interpretation of “El Jaripeo” captures the beauty, spirit, and traditions of the Mexican Rodeo.

5:00 p.m. Puro Shorts – Short Film Program

Short Film Program

This collection of vibrant short films showcases dynamic new works by Latinas behind the camera and in the Producer’s chair.

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  • Segundo de Febrero – Directed by Laura Varela

  • Perdóname (Forgive Me) – Directed by Tani Shukla

  • Documented – Directed by Jesusa Marie Vargas

  • My Name Is Maria de Jesus – Directed by Marcella Ochoa

  • An Uncertain Future – Directed by Chelsea Hernandez and Iliana Sosa

  • Bebé – Directed by Ryan Zaragoza

  • Build Ramps Not Walls – Directed by Brian Adamkiewicz

  • Soñadora (Dreamer) – Directed by Maria Altamirano

7:00 p.m. Closing Film – Summer 1993

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Summer 1993

Directed by Carla Simón

2017, Spain, 96 min

Catalan with English Subtitles

In Carla Simon’s touching autobiographical film, six-year-old Frida looks on in silence as the last objects from her recently deceased mother’s apartment in Barcelona are placed in boxes. Although her aunt, uncle, and younger cousin Anna welcome her with open arms, it’s only very slowly that Frida begins to get used to her new home in the countryside. Punctuated by moments of youthful exuberance and mature ruminations, this coming-of-age drama, set amongst summery hues, is an extraordinarily moving snapshot of being a child in an adult world, anchored by flawless performances by its two young stars.


Preceded by:

Desde El Principio

Miguel J. Soliman, 2017, USA, 10 min

Spanish with English Subtitles

In the darkness of a soundproof recording studio, a conversation sparks between two voice actors dealing with a shared tragedy.

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