CineFestival in San Antonio Celebrates 35th anniversary thru March 2, 2013

Cinefestival 2013 [SA}

Cinefestival features contemporary U.S. and International Latino films at the Historic Guadalupe Theater in San Antonio.

Wildness poster

Wednesday, February 27th @ Guadalupe Theater

Wildness was an Official Selection at the 2012 SXSW Film Festival and I had an opportunity to participate in the Q&A with the filmmakers/crew who were in Austin at the time. This is quite an engaging and informative film that responds to the question, Que paso con los martes? that the local community asked about.

Unfortunately, too many communities are losing places that were “theirs” and it impacts their sense of community.

Wildness (2012, 74 min) Directed by Wu Tsang Rooted in the tropical underground of Los Angeles nightlife, Wildness is a documentary portrait of the Silver Platter, a historic bar in the MacArthur Park area that has been home for Latin/LBGT immigrant communities since 1963. With a magical-realist flourish, the bar itself becomes a character, narrating what happens when a group of young artists create a weekly performance art/dance party (organized by director Wu Tsang and DJs NGUZUNGUZU & Total Freedom) called Wildness, which explodes into creativity and conflict.

Kiss Me (2012, 11 min) Directed by Jules Nurrish Kid Vargas is forced to face up to some devastating truths after he kills his opponent in the ring. Kiss Me is a gritty, contemporary, neo-noir drama set in the often-clandestine world of Latino boxing in East Los Angeles.

For more information and the schedule, visit http://www.guadalupeculturalarts.org/cinefestival/

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