Our Quinceñera, La Llorona, Viva Mujeres,Day #10! 27th VIRTUAL San Diego Latino Film Festival, See Schedule! Now Thru Sept. 27th

The event started with 4 girls and now it is a celebration for 80. A high school principal from a small town in Texas hosts an annual Quinceañera for students who can't afford to throw a celebration of their own. The entire border town of San Benito comes together to teach these girls that with the power of community any dream can come true. Spotlight Films Showcase. Photo by Latin Life Denver Media from 2017 Cinco de Mayo Festival, Denver, CO.The event started with 4 girls and now it is a celebration for 80. A high school principal from a small town in Texas hosts an annual Quinceañera for students who can't afford to throw a celebration of their own. The entire border town of San Benito comes together to teach these girls that with the power of community any dream can come true. Spotlight Films Showcase. Photo by Latin Life Denver Media from 2017 Cinco de Mayo Festival, Denver, CO.
Happy Saturday! It’s day #10 (Saturday, Sept 26th) of our 27th Virtual SDLFF! So many wonderful films to choose from. HBO’s Fandango at the Wall, Our Quinceñera, La Llorona, Viva Mujeres Short Films, live stream filmmaker Q&As, y más.
Also, don’t forget to tune in tomorrow for our LIVE Awards Ceremony at 5pm on Facebook & YouTube to find out who are this year’s award-winning movies! #sdlffathome #sdlffencasa #sdlatinofilm – Ethan van Thillo, Founder / Executive Director.

The 2020 virtual San Diego Latino Film Festival will be a 11-day celebration of Latino Cinema, Arts & Culture. The festival will present over 100+ films online from Latin America, the United States, and Spain as well as include live virtual Q&A sessions with filmmakers, and more.  (see below). Latin Life America/Denver is a proud Media Sponsor…

If you would like to purchase a pass to the film festival, head to the virtual festival by visiting https://sdlff2020.eventive.org/passes/buy. Purchase your pass by selecting the pass and then enter your email address to create an account. You will then be prompted to enter your credit card information to complete the purchase of your pass.

How do I purchase an individual ticket to a film?

If you would like to purchase a ticket to an individual film, head to the virtual festival by visiting https://sdlff2020.eventive.org/schedule Here you can browse through all of the available films. Purchase your ticket by selecting UNLOCK and then enter your email address to create an account. You will then be prompted to enter your credit card information to complete the purchase of your ticket.

SEE THE COMPLETE LIST OF FESTIVAL FILMS HERE

FILM SCHEDULE – Saturday, September 26

(click on film titles below for trailer & ticket info)

11:00 am – Eliades Ochoa: De Cuba y Para el Mundo (Cuba/USA)

He became known in the world over in the late 90s as an original member of legendary Cuban band Buena Vista Social Club, but Eliades Ochoa’s passion for his country’s musical heritage led him to pursue a life dedicated to music much earlier than that. **Post-screening pre-recorded Q&A w/ filmmaker!

1:00 pm – Cine Ilusión Shorts Program (Spain, Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, USA)

A collection of award-winning shorts celebrating the Latinx experience including: Coapan en espera, Exhalación, Her Mother’s Daughter, Kopacabana, Isla Mia, Primos, Pasajeros en Trance, & Atordoado, Eu Permaneço Atento. *Post-screening live stream Q&A w/ filmmaker!

1:30 pm – Birth Wars (Mexico)

Told through deeply personal stories in the trenches of the healthcare sector, Birth Wars chronicles a power struggle between doctors and midwives in Mexico about whose vision of childbirth should prevail.

**Post-screening pre-recorded Q&A w/ filmmaker!

1:45 pm – Border South (USA)

 Hundreds of thousands of immigrants, mostly from Central America, pass through Mexico every year on their way to the U.S. southern border. To stem the immigration tide, Mexico and the U.S. collaborate to crack down on migrants. **Post-screening pre-recorded Q&A w/ filmmaker!

2:00 pm – Youth Visions Shorts Program (USA)

A collection of teen-produced shorts from across USA including: Hecho en Mexico, Bloom, El Sueño Americano, Lost Thoughts, Bailando con Nuestra Cultura, Growth, Double Vida, To My Brother, El Borrego: Barriga Llena, Corazon Contento, Gardening With Soul, After Justice, Nosotros Somos, & Transportation in City Heights. Co-presented by California Endowment.

2:15 pm – Our Quinceñera (USA)

The event started with 4 girls and now it is a celebration for 80. A high school principal from a small town in Texas hosts an annual Quinceañera for students who can’t afford to throw a celebration of their own.  **Post-screening pre-recorded Q&A w/ filmmaker!

3:45 pm – Viva Mujeres Shorts Program (Argentina, Mexico, USA)

A celebration of short films from Latina filmmakers: Our Home, MARÍA, ¡Come!, Destete, Videotape, Química, & Good Mothers **Post-screening live stream Q&A w/ filmmakers!

4:00 pm – The First Rainbow Coalition (USA)

The First Rainbow Coalition charts the history and legacy of a groundbreaking multi-ethnic coalition that rocked Chicago in the 1960s.  **Post-screening live stream Q&A w/ filmmakers!

4:15 pm – Building the American Dream (USA)

Across Texas, an unstoppable construction boom drives urban sprawl and luxury high-rises with its dirty secret: abuse of immigrant labor. **Post-screening pre-recorded Q&A w/ filmmaker!

4:40 pm – Raúl Juliá: The World’s a Stage (USA)

From award-winning director, Ben DeJesus (Great Performances: John Leguizamo’s Road to Broadway), Raul Julia: The World’s a Stage is a warm and revealing portrait of the actor’s charismatic and groundbreaking journey from his native country of Puerto Rico to the creative hotbed of 1960s New York City, to prominence on Broadway and in Hollywood. 

5:30 pm – Oblatos, el vuelo que surcó la noche (Mexico)

Mexico, 1976. The government’s persecution of student and labor organizations continues. Toño and Guaymas, members of the communist league “23 de Septiembre”, one of the most important underground resistance organizations in the country’s history, are detained on the grounds of subversion and sent to the high security section of Oblatos Penitentiary in Guadalajara. 

6:00 pm – Seneca (USA)

David Seneca, a Puerto Rican actor in New York City, has been struggling for years to make his acting career a success. As he watches a young protégé take the acting world by a storm, several emotional traumas compound, leading to an unexpected street fight that goes viral. **Post-screening pre-recorded Q&A w/ filmmaker!

6:15 pm – Cholitas (Spain)

Five Bolivian indigenous women are involved in a unique expedition. As a symbol of liberation and empowerment, they propose to climb the highest mountain in America. **Post-screening pre-recorded Q&A w/ filmmaker!

6:30 pm – Sin señas particulares (Mexico/Spain)

Magdalena sets out on a journey in search of her son, who disappeared en route to the U.S. border. Traveling through the desolate towns and landscapes of today’s Mexico, she meets Miguel, a young man recently deported from the United States who is making his way home. 

7:00 pm – Fandango at the Wall (USA)

Follows Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra founder/conductor Arturo O’Farrill to the remotest regions of Veracruz, Mexico, where he meets and jams with the masters of son jarocho. Son jarocho is 300-year-old folk music rooted in the land that combines African, Indigenous and Spanish traditions.  **Post-screening live stream Q&A w/ filmmakers!

8:00 pm – La Llorona (Guatemala/France)

A Guatemalan army general experience a supernatural reckoning for the genocide he orchestrated against Mayan communities in Jayro Bustamante’s (Ixcanul, Temblores) bold reimagining of the Latin American folktale, La Llorona. 

8:30 pm – Divine Love (Brazil)

Brazil, 2027 – A not-so-distant future paints a jarring portrait of Brazil, one consumed by religious extremism. Operating within the system is a deeply devout woman who uses her position in a notary’s office to save couples from divorce. 

 DAY #10 LIVE STEAM “MEET THE FILMMAKER” Q&As

Meet today’s filmmakers & Post Screening Q&As!

11:00am

Henrique Amud (Director) Stunned I Remained Alert

Varda Bar-Kar (Director) Fandango at the Wall

Kabil Sehgal (Producer) Fandango at the Wall

Andy Alvarez (Director) Our Home

Alejandra Cadena – Pere (Director) Her Mother’s Daughter

 3:03pm

Federico Cuatlacuatl (Director) Coapan on Standby 

Al Díaz (Director) Exhalacion

Alejandra Cadena-Perez (Director) Her Mother’s Daughter 

Lucía Elena Ventura (Director) Isla Mia 

Henrique Amud  (Director) “Stunned, I Remain Alert” 

Natalia Hermida (Director) Pasajeros en trance 

3:45pm

Samantha del Rio (Director) HECHO EN MÉXICO

Sagesse Graham (Filmmaker) To My Brother

4:56pm

Ray Santisteban (Director) The First Rainbow Coalition

5:35pm

Mariana Musalem Ramos (Director) Chemistry 

Matthew Herbertz (Producer & Cinematographer) ¡Come!

Ines Gowland (Director) Destete 

Wendy Mateo (Co-Director) Good Mothers

Zoé Salicrup Junco (Director) MARÍA 

Andy Alvarez (Director) Our Home

Sandra Concepción Reynoso Estranda (Director) Videotape 

 7:16pm

Acelo Ruiz Villanueva (Director) Oblatos, el vuelo que surcó la noche

8:33pm

Varda Bar-Kar (Director) Fandango at the Wall

Kabil Sehgal (Producer) Fandango at the Wall

Arturo O’farrill (Musician/Co-Producer) Fandango at the Wall

Jorge F Castillo (Co-Producer) Fandango at the Wall

Hosted by Moises Esparza & Juan Lopez, Festival Film Curators

**Unless otherwise notes ALL Q&As will be Live Streamed at:

www.facebook.com/latinofilm

www.youtube.com/sdlatinofilm

https://watch.eventive.org/sdlff2020/live

How do I buy a ticket? How do I watch movies on my television? Answers to *most* of your burning questions below!

**Unless otherwise notes ALL Q&As will be Live Streamed at:
www.facebook.com/latinofilm
www.youtube.com/sdlatinofilm
https://watch.eventive.org/sdlff2020/live

How do I buy a ticket? How do I watch movies on my television? Answers to *most* of your burning questions below!

More Questions?  or email info@mediaartscenter.org or call 619-230-1938

DIFFERENT WAYS TO WATCH

There are different ways to watch your films from your computer to your TV.

Here’s how to watch a film in our virtual platform through a browser:

  1. Head to the virtual festival by visiting: https://sdlff2020.eventive.org/welcome
  2. Sign in to your Eventive account from the menut in the upper right hand corner.
  3. Click on the Catalog to see our full program.
  4. Click on the film you want to watch.
  5. Unlock film with your festival pass or choose to pay for one film for $12.
  6. The film will load and begin playing once you click play.

DIRECT CONNECTION: COMPUTER TO TV

A way to watch a film on your tv is by directly connecting your computer to your TV via an HDMI cable.

APPLE TV APP (Available for Apple TV models Gen 4 & higher)

  1. From your Apple TV device, launch the App Store.
  2. Search for the EVENTIVE TV App and install the app.
  3. Once the app is installed, it will ask for a code to connect to your Eventive Account. On your computer, navigate to https://sdlff2020.eventive.org/welcome and log in on the upper right-hand corner.
  4. From the same menu, select TV APP SETUP and enter the code from your Apple TV.
  5. YOU MUST FIRST UNLOCK PROGRAMS ON YOUR COMPUTER, TABLET OR SMARTPHONE TO BE ABLE TO WATCH THEM ON YOUR APPLE TV.

ROKU (Beta Version)

  1. From your  computer, tablet or smartphone, add the EVENTIVE channel to your TV by going here: https://my.roku.com/add/6MHHHM2
  2. Click OK when the BETA version pop-up comes up.
  3. Click YES, ADD CHANNEL to add Eventive TV-BETA to your account.
  4. Once the app is installed, it will ask for a code to connect to your Eventive Account. On your computer, navigate to https://sdlff2020.eventive.org/welcome and log in on the upper right-hand corner.
  5. YOU MUST FIRST UNLOCK PROGRAMS ON YOUR COMPUTER, TABLET OR SMARTPHONE TO BE ABLE TO WATCH THEM ON YOUR ROKU

APPLE AIRPLAY.

  1. Make sure your devices (iPhone, iPad, laptop, Apple TV or Smart TV) are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
  2. Using the Safari browser on your computer or device, go the AirPlay icon.
  3. Connect to your Apple TV by entering the code. Your device screen should appear as a mirror on your TV
  4. If you are having audio sync issues when AirPlaying from your computer, try connecting from an iPhone or iPad.
  5. If you are trying to AirPlay to a Smart TV, you must first select the film you want to watch from your Apple device and then select the AirPlay button from within the Eventive player.

CHROMECAST

Stream directly from a tab in the Chrome internet browser to a TV connected to a Chromecast device from your Mac or PC computer. CHROMECAST IS NOT AVAILABLE TO CAST FROM APPLE IOS DEVICES LIKE THE IPHONE OR IPAD.

  1. On the video page, open the Chrome menu in the upper right corner of the window and select Cast. Make sure the tab you want to be displayed is the one you are selecting to cast.
  2. Select your Chromecast source and your Chromecast destination. Chromecast will then be connected and the video will be playing on your TV.
  3. To disconnect from Chromecast, click the blue STOP icon next to your casting destination.
  4. If there are any issues with the Chromecast stream, try setting the video to a lower quality