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2012.08.24 > For Immediate Release
contact: Charley Reed and Casey Logan - University Relations and Film Streams
phone: 402.554.2129 - email: cdreed@unomaha.edu
phone: 402.933.0259 x 11 - email: casey@filmstreams.org

Cinemateca Returns Aug. 31 at Film Streams

Omaha - The biennial Cinemateca film series presented by Film Streams and the University of Nebraska at Omaha's (UNO) Office of Latino/Latin American Studies (OLLAS) kicks off Friday, Aug. 24 with a preview party at El Museo Latino.

The free event begins at 7 p.m. Attendees will be treated to an evening of drinks, music, appetizers, a brief introduction to the films in the series and a salsa dancing demonstration. El Museo Latino is located at 4701 S. 25th St.

The film series begins the following Friday, Aug. 31, with Luis Bunuel's "Los Olvidados" (1950), which runs through Sept. 6. A special screening of Los Olvidados will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 4 at 7 p.m. with pre-show cusine provided by Maria Bonita and a post-show discussion will be led by OLLAS faculty member and UNO associate professor of history Maria Arbelaez.

Also starting Aug. 31 is Spy Kids (2001), from director Robert Rodriguez, which also runs Sept. 8 and 13.

The 2012 documentary "Ballplayer: Pelotero" from co-directors Ross Finkel, Trevor Martin and Jonathan Paley, will run from Sept. 7 through Sept. 13. On Thursday, Sept. 13 Paley will be on hand for a post-show discussion.

Starting Sept. 14 and running through Sept. 20, Aurora Guerrero's "Mosquita y Mari" will be shown with a special screening on Tuesday, Sept. 18 featuring associate professor of political science and OLLAS member Jonathan Benjamin-Alvarado.

Two other films will have one-night-only runs: Chris Weitz's "A Better Life" on Tuesday, Sept. 25 and Iciar Bollain's "Even the Rain" on Tuesday, Oct. 2.

For a full lineup of Cinemateca, visit Film Streams' website, www.filmstreams.org. For questions, please contact Casey Logan at 402.933.0259 ext. 11 or by email at casey@filmstreams.org.

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