Cine Las Americas International Film Festival | April 16-21

Cine Las Americas Film Festival 2013

The 16th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival runs April 16-21, 2013, and showcases contemporary films from Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Iberian Peninsula. Films made by or about Latinos in the United States or the rest of the world, and films by or about indigenous groups of the Americas are also invited to participate. The festival program offers the latest features, narratives, documentaries, short films, animation, youth films and more. All films are subtitled in English. Festival venues include the Stateside at the Paramount, Alamo Drafthouse Village, the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center and St. Edward’s University.


Esquina Tango Cultural Society of Austin Screens Latin Documentary “Abuelos” – Sunday, January 13

Esquina Tango Austin AbuelosJoin Esquina Tango Cultural Society of Austin for a new social event–an afternoon of documentaries from Latin America–on the second Sunday of every month. “Abuelos” (Ecuador | 2010) will screen Sunday, Jan. 13, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Spanish with English subtitles.

About the Movie: A personal journey in search of two grandfathers. Remo, self-taught Ecuadorian doctor who wants to discover immortality. Juan, communist militant who was assassinated during the Chilean military dictatorship in 1973. A granddaughter who grows up between exile and a magical universe. Two stories, a close one and a buried one. Two dreams reflected in two landscapes, one with leafy mountains and another arid and deserted.

Suggested Donation $5 | Bring Your Own Beverage | Popcorn Provided |


Esquina Tango Cultural Society of Austin
209 Pedernales Street
Austin, TX 78702

Austin Music and Culture Festival

Celebrate the many diverse cultures of Austin at the Music and Culture Festival, June 9-10, 2012, at The Utopia Theater, School of Social Work Building, UT Austin.  Saturday performances include Chinese traditional and fusion music and dance, Indian subcontinent traditional music, music from the British Isles, and Russian folk music.  Sunday’s lineup includes Czech music and folk songs, Middle Eastern world music, Latin and South American music, and African traditional music.  (See complete schedule below.)  Free AdmissionPark Free in Lot #12 on Martin Luther King between Trinity and San Jacinto, and walk one block north to the Social Work Building on San Jacinto Blvd.

Image Credit: Austin Chinese Arts Association

Saturday, June 9th

11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Chinese Traditional and Fusion Music and DanceAustin Chinese Arts Association

1:45 – 3:00 p.m. Indian Subcontinent (India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh) Traditional Music featuring Ustad Amzad Rahman and Company

3:15 – 4:30 p.m. Irish, Welsh, Scottish, and English Music featuring The Blue Buckskin Winchers

4:45 – 6:00 p.m. Russian, Serbian, Ukrainian, and Balkan Music featuring The Flying Balalaika Brothers

Image Credit: The Flying Balalaika Brothers

Sunday, June 10th

Noon – 1:30 p.m. Czech Music and Folk Songs featuring The Czech Melody Masters and the Austin Happy Czech Singers

1:45 – 3:00 p.m. Middle Eastern World Music (Turkey, Iraq, and Iran) featuring Atash

3:15 – 4:30 p.m. Latin and South American Music (Puerto Rico, Cuba, Brazil, Argentina, and Ecuador) featuring Zafra with Javier Jara

4:45 – 6:00 p.m. African Traditional Music featuring Zoumountchi

The Utopia Theater, School of Social Work Building
The University of Texas at Austin
1925 San Jacinto Blvd.
Austin, TX 78712


The Music and Culture Festival is presented by the Texas Music Museum and co-sponsored by the School of Social Work, University of Texas at Austin.  This project is funded and supported in part by the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division.

15th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival

Each year, the Cine Las Americas International Film Festival brings together Latino and indigenous filmmakers, actors, and screenwriters from all over the world, including Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, Cuba, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Peru, Canada, the United States, and more.  The 15th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival runs April 24-29, 2012.  Films are subtitled in English and include features, documentaries, and short films.   Festival passes and general admission tickets are available.  All screenings presented at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center and at St. Edward’s University are free and open to the public.

Festival Venues