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Dallas' Vistas Latino Film Festival Announces 2010 Line-Up

Dallas' Vistas Latino Film Festival is celebrating its eleventh annual appearance with a great line up of Latin American films and visits from several of the minds and faces behind them.  Vistas runs from October 28th through the 31st and showcases some of the best recent Latino film of recent years.  The Mexican omnibus film, Revolucion opens the festival on October 28th at the Angelika Film Center at Mockingbird Station.  This is Revolucion's Us debut and stars Jaime Camil, Blanca Soto, Alejandra Barros, Liz Gallardo, Adal Ramones, Alejandra Ambrosi, Pedro Armendariz, Jr., Jeannine Derbez, Gustavo Sanchez-Parra, Humberto Busto, Erik del Castillo, and Maria Soleno will be in attendance, it should be a fun night!  Twitch readers will probably recognize Seres: Genesis among the films being screened this year.  The film opened a couple of weeks ago in Mexico and is getting good notices, this could be a new landmark in Latin American Sci-fi,
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'Road' leads to top nods at Miami fest

'Road' leads to top nods at Miami fest
NEW YORK -- Andrea Arnold's Scottish thriller Red Road took home the World Cinema features $25,000 prize and the International Federation of Film Critics prize at the 24th annual Miami International Film Festival.

The awards were announced Saturday along with the news that the fest's director for the past five years, Nicole Guillemet, will be succeeded by former 20th Century Fox Theatrical marketing director and inaugural 2003 Bangkok International Film Festival executive director Patrick de Bokay. Guillemet's departure was announced in December.

Marco Williams' international look at prisoner love stories, Banished, won the $25,000 best documentary jury prize, and Francisco Vargas Quevedo's Mexican political drama The Violin (El Violin) won the $25,000 Ibero-American dramatic features prize.

Audience awards in the three main categories went to Dror Shaul's Israeli coming-of-age tale Sweet Mud (Adama Meshuga'at) in the World Cinema section, Jorge Sanchez-Cabezudo's thriller The Night of the Sunflowers (La Noche de Los Girasoles) in the Ibero-American dramatic feature section and Alberto Arvelo's Venezuelan youth orchestra docu To Play and To Fight (Tocar y Luchar) in the documentary features group.

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