SEATTLE LATINO

FILM FESTIVAL 2018

Tuesday, OCTOBER 9, 2018 

6:00 PM

Hailing Cesar

Free Entrance

Director in attendance

SEATTLE PREMIERE

Venue: Lakeside School

Director: Eduardo Chavez

Running Time: 60 min

Country (Year): USA (2018)

Category: Documentary

Genre: History, Social Issues, Latino

Language: English

Film Color: Color

Eduardo Chavez goes on a journey to understand the legacy of his grandfather, the late civil rights leader César Chavez. In the process, he builds a new bond with his father and finds his own path to honoring César’s life and message.

7:00 PM

One ticket includes all shorts at this time

When a student gets involved in a hit and run while driving one night, she goes on a downward spiral of paranoia that takes her to the darkest places of her mind.

Highland

Director in attendance

Venue: Varsity Theater*

Director: Lidia Damatto Moreira

Running Time: 12 min

Country (Year): Brazil / United States (2018)

Category: Short

Genre: Thriller, Drama

Language: English

Film Color: Color

Cast: Helena Habes

*Parking: Free parking is available to movie-goers all weekend long and after 6:00 pm on weekdays at two lots. Both are across from each other on Brooklyn Avenue Northeast between 45th and 47th Streets. The lot on the east side of the street is primary, and the lot on the west side of Brooklyn is overflow.

J.C. came to America as an illegal immigrant when he was just a child. Now, as an adult, he's still an illegal alien but has managed to persevere and prosper working as a rodeo clown. However, after a series of unfortunate events, J.C. finds himself down on his luck and in search for a new happiness. He eventually finds it near the Mexican border but the price he pays could get him kicked out of the only country he knows.

Tin Can

Director and actor in attendance

Venue: Varsity Theater

Director: Pat Battistini

Running Time: 20 min

Country (Year): United States (2018)

Category: Short

Language: English, Spanish

Subtitles: English

Film Color: Color

Cast: Carlos Ragas, Kevin. E. West, Lisa Cole, Tom Katsis, Jef McClure, Darryl Sims, Christopher Lee Scoles, Sherry Mattson, Viviana Saarvedra, Carlos Medecigo

The Wetback

Director: A.P. Gonzalez

Running Time: 16 min

Country (Year): United States (2018)

Category: Short

Language: English

Film Color: Color

Cast: Tina D'Marco, Harold Cannon-Lopez, Eláyne Paola Coba, Victor Ramirez, Alex Favela

Ten year-old Danny and his friends find a body while playing near the L.A. River. An older woman, the neighborhood’s eccentric, eventually claims the body believing it to be her long-lost love. Danny’s grandfather and mother must take the body back and give it a proper burial, realizing that the authorities don’t really care about another illegal immigrant, another wetback. In the process, a generation-long secret is revealed in this tale of “magical realism.”

Echoes

Director: Mark Kerins

Running Time: 11 min

Country (Year): United States (2018)

Category: Short

Genre: Sci-fi, Drama

Language: English

Film Color: Color

Cast: Brina Palencia

An ordinary family outing becomes a waking nightmare when a young mother loses her children and her search for them forces her to confront the echoes of a past she cannot escape.

Checkmate

Director: Kathryn Boyd-Batstone

Running Time: 6 min

Country (Year): United States (2018)

Category: Short, Student

Language: English

Film Color: Color

Cast: Zoe Cantú, Max Echarte, Claudia Iraheta

After being sexually assaulted by a fellow chess club member, Isabella finds her voice by remembering that the queen is the most powerful player.

Abuela's Luck

Director: Ricky Rosario

Running Time: 9 min

Country (Year): United States (2018)

Category: Short

Genre: Comedy, Drama

Language: English, Spanish

Subtitles: English

Film Color: Color

Cast: Manny Ureña, Wilton Guzman, Manny Cabrero, Shakira Barrera, Melissa Novas

A young man’s relationship with his grandmother is altered forever after a chance visit to his neighborhood Dominican bodega.

Debris

Director: Julio O. Ramos

Running Time: 14 min

Country (Year): Peru (2017)

Category: Short

Language: English, Spanish

Subtitles: English

Film Color: Color

Cast: Tenoch Huerta, Karren Karagulian

After a disastrous event on his construction site, Armando acts quickly to save his crew, but instead stumbles upon an unspeakable truth. 'Debris' is a thriller set against the grim world of human labor trafficking and focuses on the vulnerable lives of illegal construction workers here in the US.

7:00 PM

Vamos con Pancho Villa

Free Entrance

Venue: Seattle Public Library

Director: Fernando de Fuentes

Running Time: 1 hr 17 min

Country (Year): Mexico (1935)

Category: Feature

Genre: Drama, War

Rating: PG-13

Language: English

Film Color: Black and White

Disenchanted vision of the Mexican Revolution about a group of ranchers who for their courage are nicknamed "The Lions of San Pablo". These are incorporated into the Division of the North under the orders of Francisco Villa and die without the minimum recognition of their heroism.

8:00 PM

My North is the South

Director in attendance

Documentary in Competition

WORLD PREMIERE

Venue: Varsity Theater*

Director: Amanda Puga Salman

Running Time: 1hr 30min

Country (Year): Chile (2018)

Category: Documentary

Genere: Immigration

Rating: General Audience

Language: Spanish

Subtitles: English

Film Color: Color

From a journey through different countries in Latin America, Mi North is the South is a documentary that reveals various socio political views from the authentic and critical view of its inhabitants. Through these characters, social situations that hide behind the veil of media paradigms, are revealed, generating essential questions about life and about the different ways of perceiving reality. 

*Parking: Free parking is available to movie-goers all weekend long and after 6:00 pm on weekdays at two lots. Both are across from each other on Brooklyn Avenue Northeast between 45th and 47th Streets. The lot on the east side of the street is primary, and the lot on the west side of Brooklyn is overflow.