As of Sept. 9, 2009

 

 

 

The 2009 10th Annual

Cine Cuauhtecmoc Pan American

Film Festival

(Wednesday, September 16th to Friday, September 18th)

 

The Museo Guadalupe Aztlan present the 10th Annual Cine Cuauhtecmoc Pan American Film Festival, Opening night starting 9am, Wednesday, September 16th at the University of Houston-Downtown, Wilhelmina Auditorium, (1 Main St. Houston, Texas 77002) (map) Meet the Filmmakers and Live Music with complimentary appetizers Friday, September 18th starting at 9:30PM at the Museo Guadalupe Aztlan (708 Telephone Rd, Houston, Texas 77023) (map)

 

SCREENINGS:

Films Screenings (Presentacion de Filmes)

 

Wednesday, September 16th

Location: University of Houston-Downtown , Wilhelmina Auditorium 

(One Main Street Houston , TX 77002)

 

(9:00am-9:30am)

 

Chicano Corridos (Corridos Chicanos)

(Documentary, 30:00, USA ,  2009)

Directors: Gabor Szepsi

Producer: Museo Guadalupe Aztlan

Historically, corridos have been a mainstay of Mexican American culture, and they have captured the oral history of notable events, places and persons. Our featured artist has composed folk songs about Chicano icons: Dolores Huerta (United Farmworkers Union), Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzalez (poet), Reies Lopez Tijerina (land-rights activist), and others.

Museo Guadalupe Aztlan ( Houston )

chano6_@hotmail.com  

Moderator: Gabor Szepsi

 

(9:45am-10:00am)

 

A Promise (Una Promesa)

A Promise is a compelling short film about a young high school drop out who finds the inspiration he needs to fulfill a promise he made to his dying father through the love and support of his mother. It exemplifies how a family, through love and respect, can overcome social and educational issues

(Docudrama, 8:00, USA ,  2009)

Directors: Gabor Szepsi and Guadalupe Casares

lupecasares@padresconpoder.com 

832.921.4655

Moderator: Gabor Szepsi

 

 

(10:15am-10:45am)

 

Reflective Portrait  (Retrato de Refleccion)

(Documentary, 30:00, USA ,  2009)

Directors: Carlos Calbillo and Dra. Cocina

Producer: Dr. Cocina

McReynolds Middle School is located in Houston’s Denver Harbor community, a community that is predominately Chicano. Battling the need to improve the school’s overall academic performance has been a constant struggle for the school’s principal, Mr. Jorge Arredondo. This film highlights the recent accomplishments of the school in terms of achieving commendable academic achievement. Principal Jorge Arredondo recently announced that McReynolds has received the Texas Education Agency's rating of Recognized. Last year, HISD set a new record under the state’s current accountability standard, and we are proud to announce that McReynolds was a part of this wonderful accomplishment!

 

 

Premiere Screening in Houston !

(10:45am-11:00am)

 

House of the Immigrant (Casa del Migrante)

(Documentary, 10:00, USA ,  2005)

Producer: Marcela Moran

Casa del Migrante' is a short documentary dealing with human rights violations toward Central American Migrants traveling through Mexico . At Casa del Migrante Nazareth , a migrant shelter in the border town of Nuevo Laredo , we hear first hand account of the migrant’s plight. Migrants gladly agree to talk about their experiences- they unquestionably want their struggles to be known. Most of the migrants passing through are male however, there are women and children-entire families have traveled this long way in hopes for a better life. Through interviews conducted before and after meals at the shelter we learn about their travels to the border of Mexico and the U.S. , their encounters with Mexican authorities, and their hopes and dreams for a future life in the United States .

moranmarcela@hotmail.com

marcela@soundspace.com 

 

 

Premiere Screening in Houston !

(11:00am-12:30pm)

 

Silent Shame (Vergǖenza en Silencio)

(Feature, 90:00, USA ,  2009)

Producer: Dalia Tapia & Eduardo “Lalo” Castañeda

A newly married couple meets the expectations of their conservative families; a twist in fate forces them to confront their true selves. Years later, their only son is left to discover the real truth behind the way his mother was infected with HIV.

Proud Latina Productions

Moderator: Fernando Luis, actor in film

 

EVENING EVENTS

Location: University of Houston-Downtown, Wilhelmina Auditorium

 

(6:00-7:00pm)

 

Actor Workshop :Jose Luis, actor for film “Silent Shame”

Location: University of Houston-Downtown, Wilhelmina Auditorium

 

Premiere Screening in Houston !

(7:00pm-8:00pm)

 

Squadron 201: Mexico’s Aztec Eagles (Squadron Numero 201: Aguilas Aztecas de Mexico)

(Documentary, 60:00, USA,  1993)

Producer: Rick Leal

Mexico’s Aztec Eagles is a documentary about a squadron of Mexican fighter pilots that trained in the U.S. and fought in the Pacific during World War II. Unfortunately, when the history of this war was written, it was not widely known about the contributions by a small group of Mexican pilots were instrumental in the victory of this war. This story has been researched and brought to light for all to read and know.

 

Premiere Screening in Houston !

(8:00pm-9:00pm)

 

Americo Paredes

(Documentary, 20:44, USA,  1993)

Producer: Prof. Manuel F. Medrano

Mr. Paredes was the first Chicano to teach Mexican American Studies at the University of Texas/Austin, and we among the first in his community to obtain a doctorate in English. He also remembered for his seminal work in folklore, With His Pistol in His Hands, a ballad about Gregorio Cortez. Dr. Américo Paredes was also a recipient of the Mexican government's highest honor bestowed upon non-Mexican citizens, the Order of the Aztec Eagle/Orden del Águila Azteca.

manuel.medrano@utb.edu 

 

Premiere Screening in Houston !

(9:00pm-9:30pm)

 

Photo credit: Jana Birchum

Altar: Homenaje A Raul Salinas, the “Cockroach Poet”

(Documentary, 23:00, USA ,  2003)

Producer: Cesar Hernandez

This documentary is a tribute to an elder, mentor, & friend. Xicano/Indio poet and activist, Raul Salinas touched many people with his words and activism. In 2003, he went to El Paso , Tejas to some workshops and a reading with Houston- born saxophone player Art Lewis who has been a music icon in El Paso since the 60’s. Altar documents that special meeting where words and music transcend the human experience and leaves us all with an elevated piece of mind. ¡Raúl R.Salinas, Presente!

desertedpoetic77@yahoo.com 

www.myspace.com/desertedpoetic 

Moderator: Cesar Hernandez

 

 

Thursday, September 17th

Location: Museo Guadalupe Aztlan, 708 Telephone Rd. , Suite “B” 77023

 

(5:00pm-7:00pm)

 

Reception

 

(7:00pm-7:30pm)

 

Chicano Corridos (Corridos Chicanos)

(Documentary, 30:00, USA ,  2009)

Directors: Gabor Szepsi

Producer: Museo Guadalupe Aztlan

Historically, corridos have been a mainstay of Mexican American culture, and they have captured the oral history of notable events, places and persons. Our featured artist has composed folk songs about Chicano icons: Dolores Huerta (United Farmworkers Union), Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzalez (poet), Reies Lopez Tijerina (land-rights activist), and others.

Museo Guadalupe Aztlan ( Houston )

chano6_@hotmail.com

Moderator: Jesus Cantu Medel

 

(7:30pm-8:45pm)

 

Broken Arrow (Flecha Quebrada)

(Documentary, 70:00, USA ,  2006)

Producer: Maria Florio and Victoria Mudd

Broken arrow bears witness to the machinations of energy companies and their government proxies as they eagerly cast aside the peaceful Navajo to make way for oil, gas, uranium and coal exploration. In their own words, elders and outside experts discuss the rich culture and history of the Navajo as well as their close friends and neighbors the Hopi.

New Video

Academy award Winner, Best Documentary

Moderator: Cheryl Melendez

 

Premiere Screening in Houston !

(8:45am-9:15pm)

 

The Myth of Discovery (El Mito de Descubrimiento)

(Documentary, 30:00, USA ,  2006)

Producer: Filomina Melendez

A community comes together to oppose the belief that Christopher Colombus discovered the American continent. What surfaces are feeling of disgust, anger and frustration with this belief system that continues to be perpetuated in many part of the Americas .

 

Premiere Screening in Houston !

(9:15pm-9:45pm)

 

Rolando Hinojosa: Writer of the Border

(Documentary, 30:00, USA,  1996)

Producer: Prof. Manuel F. Medrano

Rolando Hinojosa is remembered for his writing related to the U.S. Mexican border, and he has written extensively about Texas ’ culture—and Chicanos. This vivid biographical work brings the best out regarding this author. He is the first Chicano author to receive a major international literary award, Rolando Hinojosa won the prestigious Premio, Casa de las Américas,  for Klail City y sus alrededores (Klail City), part of a series of novels known to English-speaking readers as "The Klail City Death Trip."

manuel.medrano@utb.edu 

 

 

Friday, September 18th

Location: Museo Guadalupe Aztlan, 708 Telephone Rd. , Suite “B” 77023

(5:00pm-5:45pm)

 

Bronze

(Documentary, 37:00, USA ,  2009)

Producer: Gabor Szepesi

The film shows the complete process of casting a bronze, and the beginning is from the day the artist brings a piece of wood used for a mold, until the “patina” in the final bronze emerges in the final stages of completion.

gaborkam@hotmail.com 

 

 (6:00pm-7:00pm)

 

 Squadron 201: Mexico’s Aztec Eagles (Squadron Numero 201: Aguilas Aztecas de Mexico)

(Documentary, 60:00, USA,  1993)

Producer: Rick Leal

Mexico’s Aztec Eagles, a documentary about a squadron of Mexican fighter pilots that trained in the U.S. and fought in the Pacific during World War II.

 

Premiere Screening in Houston !

(7:00pm-7:30pm)

 

 Americo Paredes

(Documentary, 20:44, USA,  1993)

Producer: Prof. Manuel F. Medrano

Mr. Paredes was the first Chicano to teach Mexican American Studies at the University of Texas/Austin, and we among the first in his community to obtain a doctorate in English. He also remembered for his seminal work in folklore, With His Pistol in His Hands, a ballad about Gregorio Cortez. Dr. Américo Paredes was also a recipient of the Mexican government's highest honor bestowed upon non-Mexican citizens, the Order of the Aztec Eagle/Orden del Águila Azteca.

manuel.medrano@utb.edu 

 

Premiere Screening in Houston !

(7:30pm-8:00pm)

 

 Photo credit: Jana Birchum

Altar: Homenaje A Raul Salinas, the “Cockroach Poet”

(Documentary, 23:00, USA,  2003)

Producer: Cesar Hernandez

This documentary is a tribute to an elder, mentor, & friend. Xicano/Indio poet & activist Raul R. Salinas touched many people with his words & activism. In 2003, he went to El Paso , Tejas to some workshops & a reading with Houston born saxophone player Art Lewis who has been a music icon in El Paso since the 60’s. Altar documents that special meeting where words & music transcend the human experience and leaves us all with an elevated piece of mind. ¡Raúl R.Salinas, Presente!

desertedpoetic77@yahoo.com 

www.myspace.com/desertedpoetic  

Moderator: Cesar Hernandez

 

(8:00pm-9:30pm)

 

Valley of Tears  (El Valle de Lagrimas)

(Documentary, 80:41, USA,  1993)

Director: Hart Perry

Valley of Tears explores the struggle of a small town community in the Rio Grande Valley in South Teas to overcome inequities. The Documentary starts in 1979 when the majority of Mexican Americans protested against the small group of “Anglo” farmers who ran the town.

 

9:30pm-11:00pm

 

Chapanga/Reception: Meet the Filmmakers & Live Music

Complimentary appetizers

 

 

Special note: Changes to program may occur but will try to be avoided by our Festival. Refer to our website for any changes, www.museoguadalupeaztlan.org 

 

 

 

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