September 19, 2008

Calendar of Events

Films from Mexico at the Imperial Beach International Film Festival

“A POCO” Margarito Tal-vera came to Tijuana to stay. Accompanied by his violin he shares melodies for those crossing the border. This short film from Tijuana filmmaker Antonio Aispuro is a sample of love, survival, and pride. “A POCO” will be screened on opening night Friday September 19th 7 pm at the Dempsey Holder Center 950 Ocean Lane Imperial Beach. Films De Cuernos Al Abismo. Four shorts from Mexico City will be screened on Saturday September 20th 1 pm at the Dempsey Holder Center 950 Ocean Lane Imperial Beach.

Benicio Del Toro presents “Maldeamores” (Lovesicknes) a Puertorican love story starring Luis Guzman opening September 19th.

Media Arts Center San Diego’s San Diego Latino Film Festival is proud to present its’ 9th Annual Cinema en tu Idioma Film Series showcasing new Latin American, Mexican and Spanish Cinema. The 4-month series will continue in September with the screening of “Maldeamores” (Lovesicknes), starring Luis Guzman, September 19-25 at UltraStar Mission Valley Cinemas at Hazard Center (off 163 Freeway & Friars Rd.).

A crowd-pleaser at the recent 2008 San Diego Latino Film Festival and chosen to represent Puerto Rico at the 80th Academy Awards celebrated this year, “Maldea-mores” (Lovesicknes) stars Luis Guzman.  From executive producer Benicio Del Toro comes a film about love of all kinds and at all ages in the backyards of Puerto Rico. A child’s first kiss. A man who can’t grasp rejection. An unfaithful husband. An elderly love affair. Passion defeats reason again and again in this film about the eternal masochistic search for love.

“Maldeamores” (Lovesicknes) will screen for one-week only. Screening times are: 11:30 am, 1:45 pm, 4:00 pm, 6:15 pm, 8:30 pm, and 10:45 pm. Tickets are $9.50 General Audiences / $7.50

Classical Guitarist to Perform at Library

Renowned classical guitarist Jorge Lopez will perform Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. at the South Chula Vista Library, located at 389 Orange Ave. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., one half hour after the library closes for regular business.

This concert is the first of three Friday evening concerts the library will be hosting over the next three months,. said Scott Love, the library.s Cultural Programming Manager. We think cultural programs are important to any community, and very excited about offering free concerts featuring talented and well-known artists like Jorge Lopez.

A full calendar of events for September through November can be viewed at the library’s website at or picked up at any of the three branches. All programs are free and open to the public. Call (619) 585-5755 for more information.

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