Deep South By Suroeste

Film Screening: 6:00pm Saturday, July 28, 2012
Location: Contemporary Arts Center - Freeport McMoRan Theater, 900 Camp Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

"PEPE KID" actors Ramon Maldonado, Abel Valdez and Guillermo Bermudez..  Photo courtesy Facundo International.
"PEPE KID" actors Ramon Maldonado, Abel Valdez and Guillermo Bermudez.. Photo courtesy Facundo International.

Please join Press Street for DEEP SOUTH BY SUROESTE – A New Orleans / Austin Film Exchange.

Deep South by Suroeste (DSXSO) will host a FREE public screening of 7 Spanish and English language short films that focus on the Latino experience in the southwest.  The roster of award winning films includes two Cannes short film selections by Angela Torres (Mexico) and Mario Troncoso (Spain), and impressive works by two of the most important Latino filmmakers to have come out of Texas in recent years – Miguel Alvarez and Maru Buendia-Sientes, and up-and-coming filmmaker Sharon Arteaga from Corpus Christi. Two medium format shorts by South American filmmakers Gabriela Yepez (Peru), and Venezuelan-American Sergio Carvajal will also be featured.  The films depict a perspective that is usually underrepresented in mainstream media, and are amazing works of art that everyone should see. 

Doors open at 6:00pm for a reception in SPUN Cafe.  The film screenings will begin at 6:30pm.  DSXSO Filmmakers in attendance will participate in a short discussion immediately following the screenings. 


FRENTE NORESTE by Angela Torres Camarena
Esperanza has to save her family from drug-dealers extortion.  Based on a true story. (11:25 minutes, 2010)

LA PARED by Maru Buendia-Senties
“La Pared” defies the Mexican concept of “Macho” as it explores the nature of human instinct and the concept of action and reaction.” (15:22 minutes, 2007)

CLOWNS NEVER LIE by Mario Troncoso
A schizophrenic street performer, who dreams of performing for a real audience, struggles with his daily reality. (9:35 minutes, 2010)

KID by Miguel Alvarez
In KID a coming-of-age ritual defines the relationship between a 13-year old boy and his estranged father. (12:08 minutes, 2007)

WHEN I GROW UP by Sharon Arteaga
When I Grow Up is about two generations, with two different dreams, and the point where they must intersect.  (9:17 minutes, 2010)

10 Minute Intermission

EL GALLO: PEPE KID by Sergio Carvajal
Pepito is the first episode of the independent series El Gallo; a compendium of tales from the southwest that recount the story of a magical rooster and the dozens of lunatics that are after him.  (45 minutes, 2011)

DANZAK by Gabriela Yepez
Nina is a 10 year old girl whose life dramatically changes when her father and Master Scissor Dancer asks her to fulfill her last wish. (20 minutes, 2009)

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