This year's SXSW has several films from Latin America in its lineup. A couple highlights:
Mate-Me Por Favor (Kill Me Please), Brazil (fiction)
Barra da Tijuca, West Side Zone of Rio de Janeiro. A wave of murderers plague the area. What starts off as a morbid curiosity for the local youth slowly begins to spoil away at their lives. Among them is Bia, a fifteen year old girl. After an encounter with death, she will do anything to make sure she's alive.
UIO Sácame a pasear (UIO: Take me for a Ride), Colombia/Ecuador/Mexico (fiction)
Starting her senior year in high school, Sara doesn't have many friends and is caught between an overbearing mother, and a more understanding father. With uneasiness at school and tension in the household, Sara escapes to smoke in a little alley alone – that is – until Andrea, a new classmate, arrives. A close friendship develops to all that can see, but behind closed doors, an intimate relationship unfolds, which, when discovered, throws everything into disarray.
Austin, TX: March 11 - 19. Full lineup and details here.