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A celebration of Latino, Latin American and Spanish film, presented by Film Streams and OLLAS. filmstreamslink OLLASlink

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Friday, August 24, 7pm


El Museo Latino (4701 South 25th Street)

Join us for an evening of drinks, music, and food, including brief introductions to each of the films in the Cinemateca 2012 series, followed by a salsa demonstration (free) and dancing (optional).



August 31 – September 6


Directed by Luis Buñuel. Mexico.

Lost for years in a dispute over rights, Buñuel’s masterpiece about a group of street kids in the slums of Mexico City returns to the big screen to kick off Cinemateca 2012!

Read the FILM NOTES by Dr. Maria Arbelaez.

Special Screening: Tuesday, September 4, 7pm, with a post-show talk led by Maria Arbeláez (OLLAS) including cuisine provided by María Bonita.



Fri., Aug. 31 – 5pm
Sat., Sep. 1 – 5pm
Sun., Sep. 2 – 5pm
Mon., Sep. 3 – 5pm
Tue., Sep. 4 – 7pm (Special Screening)
Wed., Sep. 5 – 5pm
Thu., Sep. 6 – 5pm



September 1, 2, 6, 8, 9, 13


Directed by Robert Rodriguez. USA.

Forever Young Meets Cinemateca! Director Robert Rodriquez reunites with actor Antonio Banderas (DESPERADO) in this action-packed adventure story about a pair of siblings called on to save their super-spy parents—and the world. Co-starring Carla Gugino, Alan Cumming, Tony Shalhoub, Alexa Vega, and Daryl Sabara.

Please Note: SPY KIDS replaces the previously scheduled VAMPIRES IN HAVANA, which has been cancelled. 



Sat., Sep. 1 – 12:30pm
Sun., Sep. 2 – 12:30pm
Thu., Sep. 6 – 2:40pm
Sat., Sep. 8 – 12:30pm
Sun., Sep. 9 – 12:30pm
Thu., Sep. 13 – 2:40pm; 4:35pm


September 7 – 13


Directed by Ross Finkel, Trevor Martin, and Jonathan Paley. Dominican Republic.

An intimate, documentary portrait of two young Dominican baseball players as they navigate the often corrupt elements that surround Major League Baseball’s recruitment of the island’s top talent.

Read the FILM NOTES by Dr. Rob Ruck.

Special Screening: Thursday, September 13, 7pm, with a post-show talk featuring director of the film, Jonathan Paley and Rob Ruck, author and professor of history at the University of Pittsburgh. With Latin American bocaditos.

Read OLLAS Professor Ramon Guerra's Encyclopedia Entry about Latinos in Baseball.


Showtimes for Ballplayer:

Fri., Sep. 7 – 7:15pm; 9:15pm
Sat., Sep. 8 – 2:45pm; 5:00pm; 7:15pm
Sun., Sep. 9 – 2:45pm; 5:00pm; 7:15pm
Mon., Sep. 10 – 7:15pm; 9:15pm
Tue., Sep. 11 – 7:15pm; 9:15pm
Wed., Sep. 12 – 7:15; 9:15pm
Thu., Sep. 13 – 7:00pm (Special Screening)



September 14 –20


Directed by Aurora Guerrero. USA.

A coming-of-age story set in Los Angeles, about the tender friendship between two high school girls forced to choose between their obligations to others and staying true to themselves.

Read the FILM NOTES.

Special Screening: Tuesday, September 18, 7pm, with a post-show talk led by Jonathan Benjamin-Alvarado (OLLAS) with cuisine provided by Dixie Quicks.



Fri., Sep. 14 – 5:10pm; 9:20pm
Sat., Sep. 15 – 12:50pm; 3:00pm; 9:20pm
Sun., Sep. 16 – 12:50pm; 3:00pm; 9:20pm
Mon., Sep. 17 – 5:10pm; 9:20pm
Tue., Sep. 18 – 7:00pm (Special Screening)
Wed., Sep. 19 – 5:10pm; 9:20pm
Thurs., Sep. 20 – 3:00pm; 5:10pm; 9:20pm

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One Night Only:
Tuesday, September 25, 7pm


Directed by Chris Weitz. USA/Mexico.

A hardworking father lives life for a single purpose -- to provide his son with the opportunity for a better life -- in this emotional and ultimately uplifting look at the heroic struggle of immigrants striving for the American dream.

Read the FILM NOTES.

A talk led by Lourdes Gouveia (OLLAS) will follow the film. The special one-night-only screening includes cuisine provided by Nietos Bakery.

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One Night Only:
Tuesday, October 2, 7pm


Directed by Iciar Bollain. Bolivia.

An idealistic director (Gael Garcia Bernal), his cynical producer (Luis Tosar), and their film crew land in Bolivia to make a revisionist epic about the conquest of Latin America just as riots break out over the privatization of the country’s water supply.

Read the FILM NOTES by Dr. Steven Torres.

A talk led by Steven Torres (OLLAS) will follow the film. This one-night-only event includes cuisine provided by Taita.

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View the Cinemateca 2012 Flyer.

View the Cinemateca 2012 Poster.

View the Cinemateca 2012 Series Updates.

View the Cinemateca 2012 Press Release Update.

View the Cinemateca 2012 Press Release.

Previous Cinemateca Film Series:

Cinemateca 2010

Cinemateca 2008