Featured Films on Friday 9/6/19 at the MACC

Día de Suerte

Short Film by Emilia Anderson

Dia de Suerte

"Día de Suerte"

Short film
Country: Honduras
Time: 15 minutes.
Written and Directed by: Emilia Anderson (Honduras)
Cinematography: Emilia Anderson
Cast: Marianela Anderson and Zoe Avila

© Emilia Anderson

La Ceiba, Honduras – the fiction based short film tells the story of __ who in dispite her young age, dreams to become a famous fashion designer. She strugles to make her family understand her passion and at the same time keep up with the regular life of a young student in her small town in the northern coast of Honduras, La Ceiba. She manages to create some unique designs and her fate seems to lean towards a promising carrer until something happens. Written and directed by the novel Mia Anderson, daughter of the internationally known singer-songwriter Guillermo Anderson, deseased in 2016 and one of the first artists that performed in Centroamericanto Fest. 

Cachada - The Opportunity

Full Length - Documentary

Cachada The Opportunity

"Cachada The Opportunity"

Country: El Salvador
Time: 1hr 20 minutes.
Written by: Marlén Viñayo
Directed by: Marlén Viñayo (España)
Cinematography: Marlén Viñayo
Produced by: Marlén Viñayo, André R. Guttfreund
Cast: Evelin Chileno, Magaly Lemus, Ruth H. Vega, Magdalena Henríquez, Wendy Hernández, Egly Larreynaga

Five Salvadoran women -poor, single mothers, street vendors- have decided to embark on an unlikely dream: they want to become theater actresses. After forming their own company, they accept the challenge of putting on a play through which they'll bring their cruel life stories to the stage. What began as an experiment has turned into the only opportunity to transform their lives, but will they be able to face their past and get over their fears, traumas and dark secrets? Filmed over a year and a half, this observational documentary is witness to the process of creating their play, through which they'll discover themselves as victims and victimizers in a cycle of multigenerational violence.

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CACFest started in El Salvador in 2005 as a mere gathering of singer-songwriters. It was brought to Austin TX in 2011 by his founder, Salvadoran singer-songwriter Mauricio Callejas, debuting with a sold out concert at the Cactus Cafe, since then CACFest has organized outdoor community events and more intimate concerts at different local venues. This project is funded and supported in part by the City of Austin through the Economic Development Department, Cultural Arts Division and the Texas Commission of the Arts.


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