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Cine Las Americas begins today!

Cine Las Americas begins today!

We are excited to announce the kick-off of the 15th annual Cine Las Americas International Film Festival (CLAFF) today at the Alamo South Lamar with the regional premiere of HAVE YOU SEEN LUPITA?  Evading her family’s decision to commit her to a mental health facility, vibrantly naïve Lupita travels from Mexico to the US on a journey of discovery.  This whimsical road movie from Chilean director Gonzalo Justiniano opens tonight at 7pm and 10pm with star Dulce Maria and producer Daniel de la Vega in attendance.  The 7pm screening is already SOLD OUT.  Click here to purchase tickets to the 10pm now!

We are even more pleased to announce a new partnership between CLAFF and Fantastic Fest this year, as our two festivals co-present the Texas premiere of Diego Rougier’s neo-western SALT and a reprise screening of Nacho Vigalondo’s EXTRATERRESTRIAL, which won raves last September during Fantastic Fest 2011.

An inventive and self-reflexive voyage into the desert of Northern Chile, SALT chronicles the creative struggles of a Spanish film director obsessed with making a Western.  A case of mistaken identity transforms Sergio’s quest for artistic inspiration into a fight for his own survival when he finds himself mixed up in a mysterious rivalry with a rural drug lord.   SALT has enjoyed successful festival screenings at the Stockholm Film Festival and the Viña del Mar International Film Festival, and is set for a theatrical run later this year.   The film will open on Thursday April 26th at 10pm at the Alamo South Lamar.  Tickets available online and at the box office.

One of the most well-received films of Fantastic Fest 2011, EXTRATERRESTRIAL returns this Saturday April 28th at 10pm to the Alamo South Lamar as a part of Cine’s official line-up of selections from Spain.   Nacho Vigalondo’s sophomore outing features his signature proclivity for pairing brilliantly inexplicable sci-fi elements with explorations of the mundane absurdities of human existence.   Get your tickets today!

Cine Las Americas will run from Tuesday April 24th - Sunday April 29th, 2012.  For more info and details on the entire CLAFF line-up, check out their website!


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