17352077 10154471494498602 6685060815636983159 nTwenty-five years ago, the San Diego Latino Film Festival (SDLFF) was born out of a desire to take a stand against the status-quo of cinema, to challenge the reigning and ever-present stereotypes about the Latino experience in movies, and to give Latino filmmakers the power of telling and sharing their stories, first-hand, about what it means to be Latino.

Now Media Arts Center San Diego celebrates the 25th anniversary of the San Diego Latino Film Festival March 15 to 25. This year’s celebrations will include tributes to filmmakers & actors, a Virtual Reality Lounge and the 25th Anniversary Awards Ceremony Gala in addition to over 160 films from Latin America, the United States, and Spain, Film Talks, celebrity appearances, live concerts & performances at the Sonido Latino stage, Sabor Latino – Food, Beer & Wine Fest, art exhibits, and parties. Audiences will have the rare opportunity to meet filmmakers and actors from all over the world.

Highlight films include: political thriller LA CORDILLERA (Argentina) starring Ricardo Darín; the hilarious comedy UNA MUJER SIN FILTRO (Mexico) starring Fernanda Castillo and Sofía Niño de Rivera; the romantic drama CAMINO A MARTE (Mexico) starring Luis Gerardo Méndez; colonialist drama ZAMA (Argentina/Chile) starring Daniel Giménez Cacho; and the critically acclaimed romance LA NOVIA DEL DESIERTO (Argentina/Chile) featuring Paulina García.

The festival will also include an advance screening of the new Starz show VIDA, and a 25th Anniversary showcase featuring BAJO LA MISMA LUNA (Mexico / USA), starring Kate del Castillo, Eugenio Derbez, and America Ferrera, and MOSQUITA Y MARI, directed by Aurora Guerrero. Confirmed guests include Saul Lisazo, actor in the film SEPTIEMBRE, Michel Franco, award winning director for LAS HIJAS DE ABRIL, and Pepe Serna, renown Chicano actor, who stars in film FLAVOR OF LIFE. Plus, a special pre-screening SINGING OUR WAY TO FREEDOM (USA), celebrating the music career and life of local music legend, Ramon “Chunky” Sanchez.

26685360 10156980958389838 8866245674537504217 oThe 25th edition of the festival will take place from March 15-25, 2018 at: AMC Fashion Valley 18, 7037 Friars Rd., San Diego, CA 92108. Digital Gym Cinema, located at 2921 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego, CA 92104 (off 805 Freeway, between 30th St & Kansas St).

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