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Archived News Release from 2007

For Immediate Release

11th International Latino Film Festival in Redwood City - November 16, 17, & 18!

Redwood City, CA - November 1st, 2007– The City of Redwood City and the Latino Leadership Council are proud to host three spectacular nights of the renowned International Latino Film Festival – coming to Downtown Redwood City on November 16th, 17th, and 18th. Film lovers from the local community and throughout the bay area will enjoy six great Latino films at the Downtown Century 20, and are invited to a special Gala Closing Reception/La Gran Final hosted at the San Mateo County History Museum, in its dramatic rotunda under its magnificent stained glass dome.

Movie descriptions, event details, and ticket information are online at www.redwoodcity.org/latinofilmfestival.

For the second year, the International Latino Film Festival is coming to our Downtown, creating a new tradition of culture and art in our community. The film festival showcases the best in new international Latino cinema, encourages emerging film talent, and pays tribute to celebrated Latino actors, directors, and producers – and Redwood City is pleased to host three great nights and the Gala Closing Reception right in the heart of our Downtown.

Here are the dates, times, films, and prices for Redwood City’s exhibition of the 11th Annual International Latino Film Festival (for details see www.redwoodcity.org/latinofilmfestival):

Friday, November 16th

  • 6:15 pm
    The Year My Parents Went on Vacation/O Ano Em Que Meus Pais Saíram De Férias - $8 - $10
  • 8:30 pm
    The Violin/El Violín - $8 - $10

Saturday, November 17th

  • 5:30 pm
    A Portrait of Diego; the Revolutionary Gaze/ Un Retrato de Diego; la Revolución de la Mirada - $8 - $10
  • 8:00 pm
    Adrift in Manhattan - $8 - $10

Sunday, November 18th

  • 2:00 pm
    Emma’s Bra/El Brassier de Emma - $6 - $8
  • 4:15 pm
    The Great Match/La Gran Final - $12 - $15
    (film only)
  • 6:00 pm
    Gala Closing Reception/La Gran Final! - $35 - $40 (film & reception)

The entire community is invited to experience one, several, or all of these great films, and then join other film aficionados and festival novices at the November 18th Gala Closing Reception for Latino delicacies, wonderful beverages, and live entertainment as participants bask in the sunset of another fabulous and successful year of award-winning Latino cinema.

The 11th International Latino Film Festival (www.latinofilmfestival.org) is exhibiting nearly 100 films at 14 venues from November 2nd through November 18th. The entire Festival spans eight Bay Area cities - San Francisco, Redwood City, San Jose, San Rafael, Larkspur, Berkeley, Sacramento, and San Bruno.

Visit Redwood City’s award-winning website at www.redwoodcity.org for information about the City and its services, the community, recreation programs, education, and local business. Take a look at the variety of City webcams at www.redwoodcity.org/webcam, and subscribe to Redwood City’s email newsletter or other documents by visiting www.redwoodcity.org/egov.

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Contact:

Magda González
Deputy City Manager
650-780-7300

 

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