Latino Films at Dallas Int. Film Fest, April 4-14

The 2013 Dallas International Film Festival will take place April 4-14 in Dallas Texas, and several Latino films will be screening at the festival. The films are listed below along with their synopsis, and a full schedule of screenings is available on the festival's website.

Latino Showcase

CLANDESTINE CHILDHOOD (Argentina/Spain/Brazil)
Director: Benjamin Avila
After years of political exile, 12-year old, Juan and his family come back to Argentina under fake identities in 1979. This is a story about militancy, undercover life and love.  In Spanish with English subtitles.

7 BOXES (Paraguay)
Director: Juan Carlos Maneglia, Tana Schembori
Victor receives an unusual proposal, to carry seven boxes of unknown content through the market, but things get complicated along the way.

Director: Claudio Torres
Zero is a brilliant scientist, who was publicly humiliated 20 years ago by his secret college love, Helena. An accidental experiment catapults him back in time to confront the situation in this romantic, sci-fi comedy. In Portuguese with English subtitles.

POST TENEBRAS LUX (Mexico/France/Netherlands/Germany) 
Director: Carlos Reygadas
Juan and his urban family live in the Mexican countryside, where they enjoy and suffer a world apart. Nobody knows if these two worlds are complementary or if they strive to eliminate one another.

Narrative Feature Competition

C.O.G. (USA) 
Director: Kyle Patrick Alvarez
In the first film adaptation of a David SedarisÂ’ work, a cocky young man travels to Oregon to work on an apple farm. Out of his element, he finds his lifestyle and notions being picked apart by everyone who crosses his path. 

Texas Competition in partnership with PANAVISION

Director: Yen Tan
Filmed and set in Texas, PIT STOP paints a portrait of multiple lovers recovering from loss. After an affair with a married man, Gabe finds solace in the lasting love of his daughter and ex-wife, while on the other side of town, Ernesto spends his free time in the hospital caring for a past love trapped in a coma. This subtle and moving film captures the enduring hope of people temporarily stalled on the highway of life.

Deep Ellum Sounds

Directed by Olallo Rubio
A "rockumentary" about the Mexican Band Molotov, and the political, social and financial context where the band is born and developed.  In Spanish with English subtitles

Shorts Competition

Directors: Julian Mayer, Lucas Leyva
#POSTMODEM is a comedic, satirical sci-fi pop-musical based on the theories of Ray Kurzweil and other futurists. It's the story of two Miami girls and how they deal with the technological singularity told through a series of cinematic tweets.