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Cinefestival

All Films & Events

Welcome to the 2017 edition of CineFestival, the nation’s longest running Latino film festival. All film screenings take place at the historic Guadalupe Theater, 1301 Guadalupe St., San Antonio, Texas.


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    500 Years

    Pamela Yates / Documentary / USA / 2017 / 106 mins

    From a historic genocide trial to the overthrow of a president, “500 Years” tells a sweeping story of mounting resistance played out in Guatemala’s recent history, through the actions and perspectives of the majority indigenous Mayan population, who now stand poised to reimagine their society.

    500 Years

    Guadalupe Theater
    Saturday, March 4, 2017 4:00 pm Buy Tickets

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    Anina

    Alfredo Soderguit / Narrative / COLOMBIA, URUGUAY / 2013 / 80 mins

    Award-winning animated featue about a young girl named Anina.

    Anina: FREE FAMILY DAY SCREENING

    Guadalupe Theater
    Sunday, February 26, 2017 1:00 pm

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    Austin Film Society Presentation

    Informational session on the Austin Film Society Grant for Texas filmmakers.

    Austin Film Society Presentation (Includes 3 Short Films)

    Guadalupe Theater
    Saturday, March 4, 2017 12:30 pm

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    Awards Ceremony

    The best of CineFestival: Premio Mesquite Awards.

    Awards Ceremony

    Guadalupe Theater
    Saturday, March 4, 2017 6:00 pm

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    Best of Culture Clash TV Show

    Special Screening / USA / 1993-1996 / 85 mins

    This hilarious, irreverent, and unabashedly political television series, nationally syndicated on Fox TV from 1993 - 1996, was ahead of its time in subject matter’s explored, an unabashed Chicano sensibility and pull-no-punches sensibility.

    Best of Culture Clash TV Show (1993-1996)

    Guadalupe Theater
    Saturday, March 4, 2017 8:00 pm Buy Tickets

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    Brewed in the 210

    Marco Ortega / Documentary / USA

    Brewed in the 210 highlights San Antonio area brewers and local businesses, who have contributed to the growth and revival of handcrafted beer deep in the heart of Texas.

    Brewed in the 210

    Guadalupe Theater
    Tuesday, February 28, 2017 8:00 pm Buy Tickets

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    Bruising for Besos

    Adelina Anthony / Narrative / USA / 2016 / 89 mins

    An intimate character study of Yoli, a charismatic Xicana lesbian making familia in a queer/trans people of color scene in Los Angeles.

    Bruising for Besos

    Guadalupe Theater
    Saturday, February 25, 2017 8:00 pm Buy Tickets

  • Dolores Huerta appears in Dolores by Peter Bratt, an official selection of the U.S. Documentary Competition at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. © 2016 Sundance Institute | photo by George Ballis.

    Dolores

    Peter Bratt / Documentary / USA / 2017 / 95 mins

    Documentary on Dolores Huerta, who fought tirelessly alongside Chavez for racial and labor justice and became one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century.

    Opening Night: Dolores

    Friday, February 24, 2017 7:00 pm Buy Tickets

    Dolores – Encore Screening

    Guadalupe Theater
    Wednesday, March 1, 2017 8:00 pm Buy Tickets

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    Farewell Ferris Wheel

    Jaime Sisley & Miguel “M.I.G.” Martinez / Documentary / USA / 65 mins

    Farewell Ferris Wheel spends six years exploring how the U.S. Carnival industry fights to keep itself alive by legally employing Mexican migrant workers with the controversial H-2B guestworker visa.

    Farewell Ferris Wheel

    Guadalupe Theater
    Saturday, February 25, 2017 6:00 pm Buy Tickets

  • Taco Run

    The Future is Now: Youth Videos from San Antonio

    60 mins

    Featuring the work of San Antonio area high school students. Participating programs include Cinema North East at NESA, Cinema South San Antonio, Design and Technology Academy at Roosevelt, Film School of San Antonio at Harlandale, Jon Marshall High School, Media Productions Magnet at Brackenridge, Saint Mary’s Hall Digital Cinema, and Say Sí. Hosted by Maximo!

    The Future is Now: Youth Videos from San Antonio

    Guadalupe Theater
    Monday, February 27, 2017 6:00 pm

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    Go Fish

    Rose Troche / Narrative / USA / 1994 / 83 mins

    This classic low budget indie film about a group of lesbian friends and their love lives returns to CineFestival for a special Throwback Thursday screening.

    Go Fish

    Guadalupe Theater
    Thursday, March 2, 2017 8:30 pm Buy Tickets

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    H.O.M.E.

    Daniel Maldonado / Narrative / USA / 2015 / 73 mins

    2017 Nominee for Best U.S. Latino Film at the Cinema Tropical Awards, H.O.M.E. is a "love letter" to New York City woven of two stories through its subways and ethnic enclaves.

    H.O.M.E.

    Guadalupe Theater
    Saturday, March 4, 2017 2:00 pm Buy Tickets

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    I Promise You Anarchy

    Julio Hernandez Cordon / Narrative / Mexico / 2015 / 89 mins

    Miguel and Johnny, two skate kids from Mexico City, always hustling for pocket change, become involved with Narcos in a scheme to sell blood. Their fun and games plan goes bad propelling their friends and neighborhood in urban tragedy.

    Te prometa anarquía / I Promise You Anarchy

    Guadalupe Theater
    Friday, March 3, 2017 9:00 pm Buy Tickets

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    Ixcanul

    Jayro Bustamante / Narrative / GUATEMALA / 2016 / 100 mins

    A mesmerizing, understated tragedy, this critically acclaimed debut feature, a hit on the international festival circuit, is the first film made in the Kaqchikel Mayan language and was Guatemala's entry into last year’s Academy Awards.

    Ixcanul

    Guadalupe Theater
    Friday, March 3, 2017 7:00 pm Buy Tickets

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    The Man Who Saw Too Much

    Tricia Ziff / Documentary / Mexico / 2016 / 89 mins

    This award-winning film follows famed Mexican photographer Enrique Metinides, who spent his life documenting death.

    El hombre que vio demasiado / The Man Who Saw Too Much

    Guadalupe Theater
    Saturday, February 25, 2017 12:00 pm Buy Tickets

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    Memories of a Penitent Heart

    Cecilia Aldarondo / Documentary / USA / 2016 / 69 mins

    Combining a wealth of recently discovered home movies, video, and written documents with artfully shot contemporary interviews and vérité footage, Memories of a Penitent Heart is a documentary that cracks open a Pandora’s box of unresolved family drama.

    Memories of a Penitent Heart

    Guadalupe Theater
    Thursday, March 2, 2017 7:00 pm Buy Tickets

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    Nosotros los pobres

    Ismael Rodriguez / Narrative / Mexico / 1948 / 128 mins

    A classic from Mexico’s Golden Age of Cinema starring Pedro Infante and the recently deceased Evita “Chachita” Muñoz.

    Nosotros los Pobres: FREE SENIOR SCREENING

    Guadalupe Theater
    Friday, March 3, 2017 10:00 am

  • Opening Night After Party

    Entrance to the after party is included with your movie ticket to opening night.

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    Shorts Program 1

    Shorts

    The best in Latino short films.

    Shorts Program 1

    Guadalupe Theater
    Saturday, February 25, 2017 4:00 pm Buy Tickets

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    Shorts Program 2

    Shorts

    The best in Latino short films.

    Shorts Program 2

    Guadalupe Theater
    Tuesday, February 28, 2017 6:00 pm Buy Tickets