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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

TODOS SANTOS - 8th Todos Santos Film Festival

8th Todos Santos Film Festival
Announces Program and Schedule
Festival to Show 13 Award-Winning Films in La Paz and Todos Santos

Todos Santos, Baja California Sur, Mexico—February 22, 2011—The Todos Santos Film Festival, Baja California’s most acclaimed cinematic event, will run from March 1-7, 2011. Films will be screened in Todos Santos and two locations in La Paz.
Diego Luna, the prestigious, internationally acclaimed Mexican actor and director will present the 8th edition of the Festival. He will attend the Festival and present his newest film “Abel” 2010, produced by John Malkovich. The film opened in Sundance and received awards at the San Sebastian Film Festival.
Luna performed in Academy Award-winning and nominated movies such as ‘Milk’, ‘Frida’ and 2001′s critically acclaimed Mexican drama, ‘Y tu mamá también’ (“And Your Mother Too”), where he received an award for best actor.
The Todos Santos Film Festival features groundbreaking, internationally awarded works celebrating Mexico’s Bicentennial. Cuba is featured as the Invited Country. There will also be showings of young elementary student documentaries created through the innovative “Youth in Video” program.

All films are in Spanish with English subtitles.
FILM SCREENINGS
LA PAZ
Dates: March 1-3, 2011
Locations: Teatro de la Ciudad and University Autónoma de B.C.S.
TODOS SANTOS
Opening Night Film and Party – March 4th-Teatro Marquez de León
Todos Santos.
SCREENINGS IN TODOS SANTOS
Dates: March 4-7, 2011
Location: Teatro Marquez de León
2011 Highlights
· Diego Luna presents the 8th Todos Santos Film Festival
· Noche Mexicana: Mexican Celebration at the Todos Santos Plaza
· Tribute to Women and Film: Invited director, Fina Torres, Venezuela
· Tribute to Ivan Trujillo and Filmoteca of UNAM
· Noche Cubana, Documentary and Fiction Films
· Youth in Video: “Manitas de Barro” 2011 documentary production
Festival Program
A complete electronic version of the schedule is available for viewing at www.TodosSantoscinefest.com
About the Todos Santos Film Festival
The Festival de Cine de Todos Santos was founded in 2004 to showcase the best independent cinema created by or about Latinos. Sylvia Perel, the Festival’s founder is also the founding director of the highly acclaimed International Latino Film Festival in San Francisco, California.
Mike Brozda

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