Latino Film Festival has a focus on genre films this year.
I won't have a chance to go, but my daughter is. I'll have her review whatever it is that she sees:
JUAN OF THE DEAD
Dir. Alejandro Brugués
(2011, 100 min., Cuba, Spanish w/ English subtitles)
SAT 3/17 / 8:00 / S2 & SAT 3/18 / 9:30 / S7
A massive zombie outbreak sends Havana, Cuba into chaos. Juan
and his motley crew of deadbeat friends are forced to engage in some revolutionary acts of capitalism in order to survive. Mixing classic horror and political commentary, Juan of the Dead plays like a potent Cuban cocktail made up of equal parts Night of the Living Dead and Shaun of the Dead.
Order Tickets Online at: http://sdlatino.festivalgenius.com/2012/films/juanofthedead1_alejandrobrugus_sdlatino2012
Dir. Jaime Osorio Marquez
(2011, 107 min., Colombia, Spanish w/ English subtitles)
SAT 3/10 / 12:00 / S6, WED 3/14 / 10:15 / S2 & FRI 3/16 / 7:00 / S7
A squad of Colombian soldiers are sent to reinforce a desolate military compound only to find it abandoned, the walls blood-stained, and a mysterious woman locked in chains. As night falls and thick fog rolls in, the platoon grows more panicked and desperate as a sense of terrifying
isolation overwhelms their every move.
Order Tickets Online at: http://sdlatino.festivalgenius.com/2012/films/elparamo_jamieosoriomarquez_sdlatino2012
Dir. Nacho Vigalondo
(2011, 90 min., Spain, Spanish w/ English subtitles)
FRI 3/9 / 8:00 / S2, SUN 3/11 / 10:15 / S2
& SUN 3/18 / 12:30 / S2
UFOs fill the sky over Madrid and Julio (Julián Villagrán) has just spent the night with the girl of his dreams. Set inside one apartment during the invasion, Nacho Vigalondo’s film (Timecrimes) examines a love triangle that grows more bizarre with each passing hour. This is a mind-bending romantic comedy posing as an epic science fiction film.