Maya Launches National Branded Latin Film Series

Maya Launches National Branded Latin Film Series

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Maya Launches National Branded Latin Film Series

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    LOS ANGELES, July 7
/PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Los Angeles based Maya Entertainment has
joined forces with home entertainment mega brand BLOCKBUSTER(R), a leading
global provider of in-home movie and game entertainment, to present
groundbreaking Latin Cinema from acclaimed filmmakers and star talent in major
US markets.  The series, which consists
of eight Latino-themed films, launches on July 17 in Los Angeles and runs
through eight cities, ending in Dallas on September 10.

 

    The films, programmed
by Maya’s Acquisitions executives, Jose Martinez, Jr. and Tonantzin Esparza,
will be featured within the following schedule of dates, cities and locations,
and include:  “The Line”,
“Vicious Circle”, “Bajo La Sal”, “Sultanes del
Sur”, “Once Upon a Time in Rio”, “Crónicas Chilangas”,
“Bad Guys”, and “Mancora”.

 

   
Dates              Markets           Locations

   
July 17            Los Angeles       Nuart Theater

   
July 27            New York          Clearview Chelsea Cinemas

   
August 7           Chicago           Century Centre Cinema

   
August 7           Washington DC     E Street Cinema

   
August 7           Miami             Cinebistro & Dolphin Mall

   
August 14          San Francisco     Lumiere Theater

   
August 21          San Diego         Hillcrest Cinemas

   
September 4        Dallas            The Magnolia

 

    The Line – Starring
Andy Garcia (Ocean’s 13), Ray Liotta (Goodfellas), Armand Assante (Mambo
Kings), Esai Morales (Fast Food Nation) and Danny Trejo (Grindhouse).

 

    Vicious Circle –
Starring Paul Rodriguez Jr. (Brothers Garcia), Emily Rios (Quinceanera), Robert
Zepeda (Gridiron Gang) and Paul Rodriguez (One Long Night).

 

    Bajo La Sal – Starring
Humberto Zurita and Irene Azuela (who won an Ariel Awards, the Mexico
equivalent of an Oscar for her performance).

 

    Sultanes del Sur
(Southern Sultans) – Starring Tony Dalton (Matando Cabos, Efectos Secundarios),
Jordi Molla (Elizabeth: The Golden Age, Bad Boys II) and Ana De la Reguera
(Nacho Libre).

 

    Once Upon a Time in Rio
– Starring Thiago Martins, Viroria Frate and Rocco Pitanga.

 

    Crónicas Chilangas
(Chilangas Chronicles) – The film premiered at the 2009 Guadalajara Film
Festival and won for “Mexican First Work,”  “Mexican Screenplay,” and “Best Actor” award
going to Patricio Castillo.

 

    Bad Guys – Starring
Kate del Castillo (Under the Same Moon) and Danny Strong (Gilmore Girls, Buffy the
Vampire Slayer).

 

    Mancora – Starring
Enrique Murciano (Traffic, Without a Trace), Elsa Pataky (Snakes on a Plane)
and Phellipe Haagensen (City of God).

 

    Following the
theatrical tour, the films will be available for rental at BLOCKBUSTER stores
beginning with Hispanic Heritage Month in September.

 

SOURCE   Maya Entertainment

    -0-     07/07/2009

    /CONTACT: Claudia Santa
Cruz, +1-305-220-8887, claudia@santacruzpr.com, or Ximena Acosta,
+1-310-923-5916, anaxa@hotmail.com, both for Maya Entertainment/

Maya Launches National Branded Latin Film Series