Featuring the One-Week Theatrical Run of Sundance Favorite ALL SHE CAN
Plus New Films by Bigas Lunas and JosÈ Joffily
July 29 – August 4, at the Quad Cinema in New York City,
Followed by Tour in Six Other Cities
New York (July 5, 2011) – Maya Entertainment is proud to announce the third edition of the Maya Indie Film Series (MIFS) that will take place July 29 – August 4 at the Quad Cinema in New York City, as well as other six cities: Los Angeles and Chicago on July 29, San Antonio and San Diego on August 5, Dallas on August 12, Miami beginning September 9 and San Francisco on September 16. The series, under the banner “Seven Films, Seven Days, Seven Cities”, will run for seven days in each market and will bring seven critically acclaimed, Latino-themed films to these top U.S. markets. The series brings audiences the best in Latino-themed cinema, telling your stories.
Eva Longoria, Kate del Castillo, Oscar Nunez, Christian Slater, Manny Perez, Mark Ruffalo, Orlando Bloom, Juliette Lewis, Laura Linney, Elsa Pataky and David Rasche are among some of the actors featured in the selected films directed by a diverse array of filmmakers including Spanish director Bigas Luna and Brazilian director JosÈ Joffily.
“In our third year of the film series, Maya Entertainment continues to acknowledge and celebrate Latinos in film by presenting this event for American audiences across the country,” said Maya Entertainment CEO, Moctesuma Esparza. “The Maya Indie Film Series strives to provide quality cinema made by the creative forces within the growing Latino entertainment community.”
Fueled by a belief that films bring communities together, the film series is Maya Entertainment’s way of ensuring targeted delivery of their films, allowing for maximum exposure within the marketplace. Offering a wide variety of cinematic genres, the film series is designed to engage independent film enthusiasts and to spark a renewed interest in these films to audiences all over the country. This cultural celebration highlights Maya’s ongoing commitment to entertain and educate audiences of the intricacies of modern multicultural cinema.
The series includes an exclusive one-week run of ALL SHE CAN (formerly Benavides Born) directed by Amy Wendel and starring Corina Calderon, Jeremy Ray Valdez and Joseph Julina Soria. The film tells the story of a high school senior in a small Texas town with serious ambitious in life whose only shot to afford a scholarship to go to college is to compete in the State Powerlifting Championship. Hailed as an “entertaining and enlightening drama” (Hollywood Reporter), ALL SHE CAN is a powerful portrait of the challenges and opportunities of a resilient Mexican-American community in Texas.
About Maya Entertainment |†www.maya-entertainment.com
Maya Entertainment Group, Inc. is a multi-platform content/distribution company that has established itself as the leader of media product that appeals to the “new mainstream” of American Latino and Multi-cultural audiences. Led by entertainment industry pioneers, Moctesuma Esparza (Selena, Gettysburg) and Jeff Valdez (SÌ TV, QuePasa.com), Maya Entertainment has established a library of over 100 titles, which are carried in retail, rental, and VOD. Maya is constantly expanding its reach via evolving distribution technologies.
Recent theatrical and home video releases include the Official 2010 Sundance selection†The Dry Land,†starring America Ferrera, Jason Ritter, and Wilmer Valderrama; the action-drama†Across the†Line starring Aidan Quinn, Mario Van Peebles, and Andy Garcia; and Sins of My Father (Pecados de mi Padre), the true story of Pablo Escobar, the infamous boss of Colombia’s Medellin drug cartel, as told through the eyes of his son; Sympathy for Delicious, directed by and starring Mark Ruffalo, Orlando Bloom, Laura Linney and Juliette Lewis.
For complete information and schedules visit: www.mayaindieseries.com