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Tales of Legends, Dreamers Highlight San Diego Latino Film Festival, Opening Thursday

“Fantasma Neon”, a short film from Brazil. Photo: Screenshot, YouTube

The 29th San Diego Latin Film Festivalas of Thursday, includes a variety of different films depicting local and distant stories.

The documentary, Pepe Serna: Life is art, Opening Night premieres at 7 p.m. Produced by Edward James Olmos, the film offers veteran actor Serna’s view of his life, in his own words. Serna, 77, who has appeared in memorable films including Scarface and The joltare expected to attend.

More than 200 other shorts and featureswith entries from the USA, Mexico, Central America and Spain, will be screened at the festival, which will run until March 20 and includes a virtual plate also.

Some entries, such as La Caja and The Guardians of Maízrepresent filmmakers’ collaborations between the US and Mexico.

Features from Mexico include Ephemeral, Dos Estaciones and Oliverio y la Piscina. US holdings include Divorce bait, Mud Frontier: Architecture at the Borderlands and Richeset.

Local filmmakers are involved Richeset, a documentary about the trial of an undocumented immigrant in a notorious fatal shooting in San Francisco. For other San Diego-Tijuana-flavored entries, try:

  • Kitchenists – for a group of women in the National City who lead, advocate and develop a fraternity to bring high quality food and cooking to homes and schools.
  • Del Corazon Manual – tells three stories about the life and experiences of Mestiza women, shaped by both Catholic and Mayan traditions.
  • From La Esquina – includes boxing legends, referees, managers, judges and frontier advocates explaining how a boxing movement started in Tijuana, with coach Romulo Quirarte at its heart.
  • La Recua – The Mule Train Pack – depicts how Darío Higuera Meza, saddle maker at Baja California Sur, began to honor the memory of the “los arrieros” – the mules of the Baja donkey trains.
  • Inner City Legend – a brief description of the legendary boxing coach Freddie Roots records how he crossed paths with Scrapi Ramirez, on his way to becoming a professional boxer.

Individual screenings cost $ 12 – take place in person at AMC Mission Valley 20. Passes for all guests start at $ 225.

In addition, special events during the festival include Migrant Voices Today competition, at 7 p.m. March 15 and March 19, Youth Visionsshow shorts at 2 p.m., along with Sabor Latino celebration of food, beer and wine, at 1 p.m.

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