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February 20, 2013 (San Diego)--As San Diego comes together to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the San Diego Latino Film Festival (SDLFF),  mix and mingle with celebrities, filmmakers, and civic and community leaders.

Showcasing the latest in Latino cinema, from the highly anticipated documentary Hecho en Mexico featuring Diego Luna, the historical drama Cinco de Mayo: La Batalla; to Colosio, the film that delves into the life and mystery shrouded murder of the Mexican presidential candidate.


Other U.S. and Diego premieres include: Luna Escondida with Ana Serradilla, K-11 with Kate del Castillo, Chiapas: The Heart of Coffee with Jaime Camil, Marcelowith Hector Jimenez & Aron Aron Diaz, Elefante Blanco with Ricardo Darin; and Heleno with Rodrigo Santoro.

This year’s SDLFF promises to bring a unique and exciting film experience to audiences and participants.  Guests will also enjoy access to star-studded galas, parties and workshops with filmmakers.

The SDLFF is truly a binational celebration with the festivities spanning across the border to Tijuana, Mexico where the CECUT (Centro Cultural de Tijuana) will present films for Tijuana audiences. One of the highlights of the SDLFF’s 20th Anniversary will be the screening of our top 10 groundbreaking and influential Latino films from the past 20 years, funded by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences. Audiences will have the opportunity to see films that revolutionized Latino cinema and captured worldwide attention such as Amores PerrosCity of God and Cronoson the big screen.

Start celebrating at the Opening Gala on Thursday, March 7th; and enjoy films and special events over the next 11 days, including the Centerpiece Gala on March 13th, and the Closing Gala on Saturday, March 16th.

Opening Day is March 7th, 2013, and the festival runs from MARCH 7-17 at the Digiplex Mission Valley Cinemas at Hazard Center (off THE 163 Freeway at Friars Rd, 7510 Hazard Center Dr., San Diego, CA 92108)

Tickets: General Admission - $10.50 per film. Students, Seniors, Military and MACSD Members - $8.50 per film. Pre-sale tickets, special passes, gala tickets, and family discounts are available.

For more information, please call 619-230-1938 x 102 or visit online:


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