Around the World in a Day

12 Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival, March 10 -20

By Anthony Garcia
Published on LatinoLA: March 8, 2005

Around the World in a Day

American aviator Steve Fossett recently broke a world record by flying around the world non-stop. His flight took three days to complete.

You can travel around the world in one day at this year's San Diego Latino Film Festival. The festival takes place March 10 through 20 and features more than 100 films from Costa Rica, Mexico, Cuba, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Guatemala, Brazil, Bolivia, Argentina, Spain and the U.S. Also featured are films from Italy, France, Japan and the Netherlands. All films will be screened at the Mann Theatre at Hazard Center, off the 163 freeway in San Diego, CA.

Now in its 12th year, the San Diego Latino Film Festival is the longest running Latino festival in Southern California. Over 100 guest filmmakers and actors will be in attendance, hosting workshops and participating in panel discussions.

Art and entertainment continue outside the theater with the popular Arte Latino exhibit and Sonido Latino concerts and galas. Saturday, March 12 features a Noche Cubana, with live entertainment by Emilio Camacho y Sus Rumberos and Saoco Son, sponsored by Union Bank of California. Be sure to bring your dancing shoes.

One of this year's festival highlights is a tribute to legendary Mexican actress Dolores del Rio (pictured). Three retrospective films will be shown including: La Otra, Flying Down to Rio, and The Fugitive.

Ticket prices range from $6.50 to $8.50 per film and festival passes are available as well. For a complete schedule of this year's films visit: http://www.sdlatinofilm.com or call 619-230-1938.

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