August 29, 2008

Latino Film Festival and Otay Ranch Town Center to September Outdoor Film Series “Que Viva! Cine Latino”

Media Arts Center San Diego’s San Diego Latino Film Festival and Otay Ranch Town Center bring the best of Spanish language shorts and feature films to enjoy this September at the 2nd Annual Que Viva! Cine Latino 2008. In Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the public is invited to experience a collection of popular Latino films. In addition there will be a Latino art exhibit and live entertainment. Held weekly in September, film screenings and events will take place Wednesdays from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM September 3, 10, 17 and 24 in the Food Pavilion at Otay Ranch Town center. All screenings, and events are free and open to the public.

The schedule for each evening will include the following: 6:30PM - Arte Latino Exhibition of local and nationally recognized Latino artists & Live Music of local Latino musical groups (including Karlos Paez from B-Side Players, Ballet Folklorico, Tapatio de San Diego, BatuqueDanca Brasil, Maracatu Jangada ); and then, 7:30PM - Screening of short films and a Latino feature films. The film schedule is as follows:

September 3rd -Bella starring Eduardo Verastegui

September 10th-Collection of Short Family Films from past Latino Film Festivals: Tyger, Lapsus, Journey to Mars, Tragic Story with Happy Ending, Nina Que Espera, Saliva, Mi Tio Paco, and El Ataque de Los Kriteros Asesinos

September 17th-The Motorcycle Diaries starring Gael Garcia Bernal

September 24th-Ladron que Roba a Ladron starring Miguel Varoni

All film screenings and events are free and open to the general public. Visit the Otay Ranch Town Center web site for more event information: www.otayranchtowncenter.com

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