Mar ~ Feb

FILM FESTIVAL: TU CINE! Free Student Outreach Screenings at the SAN DIEGO LATINO FILM FESTIVAL

Cinema meets Education with "TU CINE!" Middle school and high school students are invited to experince our variety of educational and entertaining films during specifically curated morning screenings at the 24th SAN DIEGO FILM FESTIVAL. This is a fabulous opportunity for students and educators to experience the virtues of international cinema, and to engage in discussion about key themes and social concerns. The goal is to encourage student dialogue about films that are both entertaining and educational, while also inspiring them to consider careers in filmmaking and digital media. All screenings are held at AMC Fashion Valley 18 located at 7037 Friars Road San Diego, CA 92108. Discussion guides will be provided to educators.

Middle School Films

Anida y El Circo Flotante

Directed by Liliana Romero
Tuesday, March 21st at 10am
2921 El Cojon Boulevard San Diego, CA 92104

A young artist lives on a traveling, floating circus and possesses a magnificent power: she can peer into an individual's future through the art of palm reading. However, Anida also bears a great curse. She is unable to remember her past. An impossible love and the dream of freedom, power and adventure will allow Anida to forge her own path in life and discover a secret that allows this story to conclude like the very best of fairy tales.

Pasos de Heroe
Directed by Henry Rincon
Wednesday, March 22nd, 10 am
This film tells the story of Eduardo, a 10-year-old boy who lost his leg to a landmine, and his determination to form a soccer team and enter his town's local tournament despite his disability and opposition from his school's director. Set against the backdrop of the Colombian armed conflict, this story features Eduardo's journey leading a group of his classmates to overcome obstacles and discrimination to play their first game.

Rolling Strong
Directed by Marianela Vega Oroza
Thursday, March 23 at 10am
The story of the first wheelchair rugby team in Peru-- a group of men and women from different cultural and socio-economy backgrounds who get together in December 2012 to play a new sport of which they knew little about. The film follows them for two years, showing their process of coming together as a team.

Youth Vision Showcase
Presented b y Media Arts Center San Diego
Friday, March 24th at 10am
A collection of youth-produced films from youth filmmakers who found their medium of expression in telling stories about film. This handpicked selection of short films features both fiction and nonfiction pieces, produced by filmmakers of varying levels of experience and address a range of topics including immigration, politics, health, the arts, gentrification and more.

High School Films

Visitor's Day

Directed by Nicole Opper
Tuesday March 21st at 10am
A documentary that follows Juan Carlos throughout the most transformative year of his life, as he finds the strength to return to Mexico City to overcome his sense of abandonment and forgive his father. Along the way, we watch other boys overcome their own obstacles wit hthe support of the extraordinary staff at Ipoderac, a unique group home and social enterprise organization located in Puebla, Mexico.

H.O.M.E
Directed by Daniel Maldonado
Wednesday, March 22nd at 10am
A "love letter" to New York City woven of two stories through its subways and ethnic enclaves. One is about a missing young man with Asperger's Syndrome who seeks refuge in the underground labyrinth of NYC. The other follows a gambling Ecuadorian taxi driver and a Chinese mother desperate to get home to her sick child. Along each journey through the urban landscape, they discover the deeper understanding of communication and their intimate connections despite barriers.
Guest Speakers: Paul Espinosa, filmmaker, professor, president and CEO of Espinosa Productions

Ovarian Psycos
Directed by Joanna Sokoloski & Kate Trumball-LaValle
Thursday, March 23rd at 10am
Single mom Xela, artist Andi and newcomer Evie are members of Ovarian Psycos- an unapologetic bicycle brigade of young Latina misfits from East Los Angeles. By the light of the full moon, they ride the streets together, seeking sisterhood as protection from the violence in their neighborhoods and broken homes. Caution: strong language and themes.

Youth Vision Showcase
Presented b y Media Arts Center San Diego
Friday, March 24th at 10am
A collection of youth-produced films from youth filmmakers who found their medium of expression in telling stories about film. This handpicked selection of short films features both fiction and nonfiction pieces, produced by filmmakers of varying levels of experience and address a range of topics including immigration, politics, health, the arts, gentrification and more.

For questions, contact Larry Da Silveira, Educational Coordinator at 619-230-1938 or larry@mediaartscenter.org

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