Cine Las Americas Starts Tomorrow


Cine Las AmericasYou might assume that Austin's film fests are limited to SXSW and Austin Film Festival ... okay, and Fantastic Fest too. But this town supports a number of other great festivals, including Cine Las Americas, which starts tomorrow.

The 12th Cine Las Americas Festival, a 10-day celebration of cross-cultural media arts, includes a diverse selection of films in different genres. Slackerwood will be covering Cine Las Americas, so watch this space for reviews and previews of films screening during this international festival. The films are from all over the world, but emphasizing the Americas, with a special focus this year on movies from Chile.

Austin Film Society has pointed out films that feature AFS/Texas Film Production Fund alumni, including Bracero Stories, The Least of These, and two shorts in the Hecho de Tejas (Made in Texas) category, Los Ojos de Javier and Duplex.

Festival passes are $70, and AFS members get a discount. Opening and Closing Night film tickets are $10. Some films are free; check the schedule for details, but it looks like most if not all the films screening at the Mexican American Community Center (MACC) are free. Other venues include the Paramount, Regal Metropolitan, Alamo Village, and Alamo South.