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2012 Border Film Week

Event Start DateMonday, March 26, 2012 – Thursday, March 29, 2012
Mother Rosalie Hill Hall Warren Auditorium
CostCost: free and open to the public
Message

Please join the Trans-Border Institute for our annual Border Film Week. For the first time, TBI is partnering with Universidad Iberoamericana Tijuana to screen certain films at their campus the same week, making it a true binational event.  This year we will be presenting four films that address different issues relating to the U.S.-Mexican border:

Monday, March 26, 2012
Miss Bala (2011)

6 p.m., Mother Rosalie Hill Hall Warren Auditorium
Miss Bala portrays the story of a young woman who dreams of becoming a beauty contestant queen. Directed by Gerardo Naranjo, the film shows the struggles associated with living in a Mexico that is riddled with organized crime. The films’ stars include Stephanie Sigman, Noe Hernandez, Irene Azuela, and Jose Yenque. The film was nominated for the Best Motion Picture, Foreign Language Film category this year for the Satellite Awards. Jose Yenque, who plays Kike Camara in the film, has been invited to attend the screening of Miss Bala, which will be the opening night film for the Trans-Border Institute’s Border Film Week, Monday, March 26, 2012.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Visions of the Border through documentary film with Isaac Artenstein
6 p.m., Mother Rosalie Hill Hall Warren Auditorium
Join filmmaker and visiting professor Isaac Artenstein in a lively discussion of his work featuring excerpts from documentaries and indie features he has written, directed and /or produced in the San Diego – Tijuana border region. Learn about the practical aspects,  challenges and creative opportunities of working in our cross-cultural environment.  Artenstein, www.cinewest.net, wrote and directed “Break or Dawn” which premiered at Sundance; produced “A Day Without a Mexican", and is responsible for award-winning documentaries including ‘Ballad of an Unsung Hero” and “Tijuana Jews.”  He also teaches film at UCSD and USD.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Mother Rosalie Hill Hall Warren Auditorium
5:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m., Student Film Showcase
6:30 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. Border Filmmaking Panel   

7:30 p.m., A Better Life (2011)
A Better Life tells the story of a father’s love for his son. Carlos Galindo is a gardener in East L.A. who struggles to keep his son away from gangs and immigration agents, while trying to give his son the opportunities he never had, to give him a better life. The film is directed by Chris Weitz and stars Demián Bichir, José Julián, and Eddie 'Piolin' Sotelo. Bichir was nominated for Best Performance by a Leading Actor for both an Academy Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award in 2012.

Thursday, March 29, 2012
Presunto Culpable (2008)
 
5 p.m., Mother Rosalie Hill Hall Warren Auditorium
Presunto Culpable (Presumed Guilty) is a documentary made by two young Mexican attorneys who are attempting to exonerate a man who has been wrongly accused. Through the process, the directors, Roberto Hernández and Geoffrey Smith, expose the contradictions of a judicial system that presumes the accused as a guilty until proven innocent.

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