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Inocente


Elena


With My Heart in Yambo


When Hari Got Married


Buzkashi Boys


Jamón (Ham)


Social Butterfly


Mentiroso (Liar)


Behind the Mirrors


Damaged Ones


Asad


Undress Me (Devisteme)


Unravel


Illegal

JUNE 14TH - 16TH, 2013
FRIDAY: 6PM - 7PM
OPENING RECEPTION
Cocktails and appetizers for VIP Badge Holders and Opening Night Ticket Holders
Refreshing beer donated by Saint Arnolds and appetizers donated by Whole Foods Market - Kirby

FRIDAY: 7PM – 9PM
SHORTS PROGRAM ONE
Tonight's films are curated by;
Bears Fonte, Director of Programming for Austin Film Festival
Join us for a talkback with film producer and director, Diania Espita and John Carey
The View From Outside:  Sometimes the most powerful stories are the real ones.  In this collection of documentary shorts, including Oscar-Winner, occasionally the direness of truth can provide a ray of hope to the future, for both the audience and for the subject.
 
FRIDAY: 9PM – 10:30PM
PATIO PARTY
Cocktails and appetizers for VIP Festival Badge Holders &
Opening Night Ticket Holders
Refreshing beer donated by Saint Arnolds and a variety appetizers
donated by Whole Foods Market - Kirby

 
SATURDAY: 2PM – 4PM
SHORTS PROGRAM TWO
In Co-operation with Austin Film Festival
Guest Programmer: Bears Fonté, Austin Film Festival
The World Comes of Age:  7 stories from around the globe, from 7 people on the verge of growing up. Mexico, Somalia, the UK, Australia, Afghanistan and the USA -- every youth is born into a unique experience. Each life filled with its own set of problems, tragic or trivial.
 
 
SATURDAY: 4PM – 6PM
ELENA
(Houston Premiere)
directed by, Petra Costa
Length: 82 minutes
Region: Brazil
Synopsis: Elena, a young Brazilian woman, travels to New York with the same dream as her mother, to become a movie actress. She leaves behind her childhood spent in hiding during the years of the military dictatorship. She also leaves Petra, her seven year old sister.

 
SATURDAY: 6PM – 7PM
PATIO HAPPY-HOUR

Appetizers and Drinks to VIP Film Festival Pass Holders
Beer donated by Saint Arnolds
Appetizers donated by Jenni’s Noodle House
 
 
 
SATURDAY: 7PM – 9:15PM
WITH MY HEART IN YAMBO 
(Texas Premiere)
Writer/Director: Fernanda Restrepo Arismendi

Length: 137 minutes

Region: Ecuador
Synopsis: "You know when the struggles begin, but not when they end." When filmmaker Fernanda Restrepo Arismendi's father said this to her, he was speaking from experience.
 
 
SATURDAY: 9:15PM – 10:30PM
PATIO PARTY
Cocktails and appetizers for VIP Festival Badge Holders
Beer donated by Saint Arnolds
Appetizers donated by Jenni’s Noodle House
 
 

SATURDAY: 10:30PM – Midnight

AFTER PARTY
Boom Boom Room @ 2518 Yale Street

15% off all drinks with your festival pass 

live music - Wally Shannon and The Teddy Boys

 
 
SUNDAY: 2PM - 4PM
SHORTS PROGRAM THREE
Dirty Laundry
In Co-operation with Austin Film Festival
Guest Programmer: Bears Fonté, Austin Film Festival
Love is simple. Sex is complicated. From that first taste to sex as a revenge to collateral damage left in our wake. Mature adults-only stories about sex and sexuality, love and love-making.
 
 
 
SUNDAY: 4PM – 5:30PM
WHEN HARI GOT MARRIED
(Texas Premiere)
directed by, Ritu Sarin and Tanzing Sonam
Length: 75 Minutes

Region: UK & India
Synopsis: Hari, a taxi driver in the Indian Himalaya, is getting married to a girl he has never met but with whom he has nevertheless fallen in love on the mobile phone. Outspoken, opinionated and funny, Hari grapples with nerves, heartburn and mounting tension as the day of reckoning draws close. As India rapidly modernises, dramatic changes are taking place even in his faraway village. But gods, oracles, and age-old traditions still play an important role in everyday life and come together to ensure an auspicious wedding. 

 
SUNDAY: 5:30PM – 7:30PM 
HOUSTON
(Houston Premiere)
talkback afterwards with some of the local FILM CREW!
directed by, Bastian Gunther

Length: 111 minutes
Region: Germany & USA

Synopsis: Clemens Trunschka is not doing so well. With spotty employment and a shaky marriage, he’s pretty much lost any claim to being a “functional alcoholic.” The more accurate term for him would probably be “lousy drunk.” So when an opportunity arises to help a German company recruit an American candidate as its CEO, Trunschka seizes the chance to get back in the black—with both his finances and his family.


SUNDAY: 7:30PM – 9PM
CLOSING PARTY
Cocktails and appetizers for VIP Festival Badge Holders
Beer donated by Saint Arnolds
Appetizers donated by Jenni's Noodle House

The H-Town Multicultural Film Festival could not be possible without the help of our SILVER SPONSORS: Saint Arnolds, Whole Foods Market – Kirby, Stephanie and Paul Babb, Copy.com, Jenni's Noodle House, Sam Gianukos, Creole Design, LLC.  And our BRONZE SPONSORS: Cody Arnold, Sandy Dow, Dow Golub Remels & Beverly, LLP, Bill Dodson, John Daugherty Realtors, Ken D’Orazio, Marc Grossberg, Thompson & Knight LLP, Kristal Kirksey, Jubilee, Teresa O’Donnell, Plant It Forward, Michele Sturtevant, Marti Corn, Corn Creative, Wayne Gilbert, G Gallery, and Sheraton Houston Brookhollow Hotel.



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