Maya Indie Film Series Tours the Country

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Thu, 07/29/2010 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

The Maya Indie Film Series launched its second annual eight-city tour in Dallas on July 23 before traveling to New York on August 6.  The series which debuted last summer will bring six critically acclaimed Latino-themed films to the top eight U.S. markets: New York Los Angeles Chicago Miami Dallas Washington D.C. San Jose and San Diego.  The six films in the series include: The Kid: Chamaco Genre: Drama Language: English/Spanish Country: Mexico Director: Miguel Necoechea Cast: Martin Sheen Kirk Harris Alex Perea Danny Perea Michael Madsen A father and son both skilled boxing trainers are forced to overcome their vast differences in order to train a young yet talented Mexican street fighter with big dreams and empty pockets. Morelia International Film Festival 2009 Palm Springs 2010 San Diego Latin Film Festival 2010 Backyard Genre: Thriller Language: Spanish Country: Mexico Director: Carlos Carrera Cast: Jimmy Smits Ana de la Reguera Joaquin Cosio Since the mid-90's thousands of women in border-town Juarez Mexico have disappeared or been murdered.  Can new police captain Blanca Bravo put an end to the savagery? Toronto International Film Festival 2009 Vancouver 2009 Mexico's Official Submission to the 79th Academy Awards Chasing 3000 Genre: Family / Sport Language: English Country: USA Director: Gregory J. Lanseley Cast: Ray Liotta Rory Culkin Trevor Morgan Tania Raymonde The true story of two brothers that drive cross-country to see their hero baseball great Roberto Clemente get his 3 000th hit in 1972. Diva/In Therapy Genre: Comedy Language: Portuguese Country: Brazil Director: Jose Alvarenga Jr. Cast: Lilia Cabral Jose Mayer Reynaldo Gianecchini Caua Remond Alexandra Richter Eduardo Lago On the psychiatrist couch a 40-something mother of two questions her life marriage and professional dreams with both humorous and devastating results. Tropica De Sangre Genre: Biopic Language: English / Spanish Country: Dominican Republic Director: Juan Delancer Cast: Michelle Rodriguez Juan Fernandez Cesor Evora Based on the true story of the Mirabal sisters politically vocal activists assassinated in 1960 while fighting to topple Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo's bloody and oppressive reign of power. Solo Quiero Caminar Genre: Thriller Language: Spanish Country: Spain / Mexico Director: Agustin Diaz Yanes Cast: Diego Luna Jose Maria Yazpik Elena Anaya Victoria Abril Four streetwise women plan a dangerous double-cross against a band of violent Mexican drug traffickers. For information about dates and locations visit the Maya Indie Film Series website.