The Denver Film Society is presenting the inaugural CineLatino Film Festival Sept. 25 - 28, 2014. Films from Mexico, Argentina, the U.S. and Germany present a broad array of topics.
Water & Power
USA, 2013, 88 min; Director Richard Montoya in-person
Based on Montoya's own play, twin brothers nicknamed "Water" and "Power" find themselves on opposite sides of the law in East Los Angeles.
Mexico, 2013, 105 min
Heli must try and protect his young family when his 12-year-old sister inadvertently involves them in the brutal drug world. Winner, Best Director - Cannes Film Festival.
The Man Behind the Mask
Mexico, 2013, 90 min; Director Gabriela Obregon and El Hijo del Santo in-person
Lucha Libre fans, here's everything you wanted to know about El Hijo del Santo, heir to the legendary El Santo.
Argentina, 2013, 98 min
It's a mad, post-apocalyptic world of brutality and the undead outside the confines of a makeshift shelter in The Desert.
Que Caramba Es La Vida
Germany, 2014, 88 min
Mariachi may be an essential part of Mexican culture but it's considered a man's domain. Female mariachis struggle to claim their rightful place in the squares.
Thesis on a Homicide
Argentina, 2013, 106 min
Acclaimed author and former judge Roberto Bermudez, a specialist in criminal law, is convinced that one of his students committed a brutal murder. With Ricardo Darin.
Who Is Dayani Cristal?
USA, 2013, 85 min
An anonymous body in the Arizona desert sparks the beginning of a real-life human drama. With Gael Garcia Bernal.
Project Ñ (Enye)
USA, 2014, 90 min; Director Denise Cox and Producer Henry Ansbacher in-person.
Project Enye explores the universal question "Who am I, and where do I fit in?" for American/U.S. born Latinos with parents from a Spanish-speaking country.
USA, 2014, 90 min
A former Arizona sheriff's wife is killed while riding on their ranch property. It would appear a Mexican man illegally crossing into the US is at fault.
USA, 1981, 103 min
Based on a 1940s Los Angeles murder trial, Zoot Suit follows the various members of a Mexican-American gang, as they're tried for a murder they may not have committed. One of the young prisoners copes with his anger by inventing "El Pachuco," a zoot suit-wearing persona (played by Edward James Olmos).
Screening times and full details are available at the Denver Film Society website.