Sunday, September 11, 2011

Cinesol Film Festival Coming Soon

CineSol Film Festival
It's Closing Weekend at UTPA September 17-18
The CineSol Film Festival continues with it's Closing Weekend at UTPA
September 17-18.

Saturday, September 17th
We start off our Closing Weekend with Deseada. Deseada is a 1951
Mexican movie on loan from the Agrasanchez Film Archive. It will be
followed by a panel discussion: The Golden Age in Mexican Film: A
Discussion With Rogelio Agrasanchez Jr. and Alvaro Rodriguez.

We will be screening several documentaries, such as Una Ruta Nada
Santa, New Children/New York, Damn!, Challenge of a Champion: The
Story of Lane Frost and Red Rock, Where Soldiers Come From and
Portraits on the Malecon.

Jose Quintanilla has been involved as jury, film critic or staff top
film festivals such as Cannes, Berlin, Sundance, Guadalajara, Toronto
and many more. He will be discussing Film Festivals: A Tool to Promote
Movies/A Good Place for Films.

In the evening, we will be screening The Summer of Massacre. Here is
their website and here is festival info on our website. Director Joe
Castro will be appearing at the screening. Also doing the Q&A will be
Steven Escobar. He is an Edinburg graduate, UTPA graduate, and an Emmy
Award winner for Editing on The Amazing Race. Steven produced, edited,
and did the special effects for the movie.

Sunday, September 18th
Alvaro Rodriguez (Edinburg native, co-writer of MACHETE) and Luis
Robledo (A LONELY PLACE FOR DYING) will be conducting a panel on
Script to Screen: Evolution of a Movie.

We will be screening features (Wuss, Close Up), Experimental (Sixty in
60), documentaries (How to Boil a Frog, City Dark). We will be
re-screening the Argentinian documentary El Ambulante.

Director Joe Castro and Steven Escobar will be doing a Panel
Discussion on Video Distribution: Working With Home Video Media
Distributors to Sell Your Motion Picture for a Profit.

We will be screening several shorts including: Stuffer, Surviving
Hunger, Make the First Move, Gustavo, Un Minuto, Two Wheels, Arthur
and Dinosaur Ballet. Gustavo stars RGV native Jose Lomas. Two Wheels
is a documentary by 14 year old Sharyland student Jacob Roman. Arthur
stars the daughter of a Harlingen native.

We end our UTPA Closing Weekend with the short Hard to Love, followed
by the feature A Lonely Place for Dying. Hard to Love stars
Brownsville native Marisilda Garcia and McAllen native Luis Robledo. A
Lonely Place for Dying stars Luis Robledo and James Cromwell. Q&A with
Luis Robledo afterwards.
September 19-23, we will be at the University of Texas at
Brownsville/Texas Southmost College. Visit our website for more
information on the Brownsville schedule.

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