Pedro Almodovar’s ‘Broken Embraces’ opens the Los Angeles Latino Film Festival

Oscar Winner BrokenEmbracesPosterPedro Almodóvar’s new film “Broken Embraces” will open the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF). The film stars Academy Awards winner Penélope Cruz, Lluís Homar, Blanca Portillo, José Luis Gómez, Rubén Ochandiano and Tamar Novas.

Opening night is Sunday, October 11 at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre (6925 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA).
Festival Co-Founder Edward James Olmos says, “Almodóvar is truly one of the greatest filmmakers of our time. A true maverick in our industry, whose films have inspired many filmmakers in our culture, have ignited the careers of some of our brightest stars and has opened so many doors in the industry.”

The 13th Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival will run from October 11-October 16  at Mann Chinese 6 Cinemas in Hollywood. The festival will present feature films, documentaries, shorts and special screenings. In addition, filmmakers and the public will be able to participate in workshops presented by LALIFF-2009-Official-Posterthe Writers Guild and Directors Guilds of America as well as musical and arts events.

Festival highlights include: feature film “Down For Life” (USA) Screening Time: Thursday October 15 @ 7:00 Grauman’s Chinese and documentary “Latino Music USA: Bridges- Chicano Wave” (USA) Screening Time:Wednesday October 14 @9:35 and Short Films in the comedy category:

EL TIO FACUNDO (MEX/CUB), Alejandro Cachoua,
NO SE PREOCUPE, (SPAIN) Eva Ungria Lupian
PORQUE HAY COSAS QUE NUNCA SE OLVIDAN (SPAIN), Lucas Figueroa
EL TRIP (USA), Ventura Montoya,
EL TUX    (USA), Paco Farias,
TWILIGHT TANGO (USA), Jason C. Sting
THE LAST WHITE DISHWASHER (USA), Claudia Duran

For more information on the LA Latino Film Festival and to purchase tickets, visit: LLFF

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