Vision Latin-American Film Festival
 
May 17-19, 2013     Asbury Park,    Freehold,    Red Bank   -   NJ
The Colors of The MountainThe Perfect GameA Better LifeCentral Station
MachucaAquí y alláThe Harvest of EmpiresLatino Coalition Foundation

 

FRIDAY – May 17th, 2013  7:00PM  The Colors of the Mountain

The ShowRoom Cinema, 707 Cookman Avenue, Asbury Park NJ

Call (732) 502-0472 or go to theshowroomap.com to purchase tickets

($5.00 at Box Office - $1 surcharge for online purchase)


The Colors of The Mountain

The Colors of the Mountain

Los colores de la montaña (original title)
Young Manuel lives with his hard-working farmer parents in the remote, mountainous region of the Colombian countryside. While the adults in their lives try to avoid both the armed military and the guerrilla rebels fighting each other in the area, Manuel and his friend Julián are obsessed with playing soccer any chance they get. Shortly after his birthday, the new ball Manuel received as a gift gets kicked off to a minefield, and he, Julián and their albino friend Poca Luz will do everything in their power to recover their prized belonging - an essential part of their everyday lives and dreams.



 

SATURDAY – May 18th, 2013  1:00PM  The Perfect Game

Center Playhouse, 35 South Street, Freehold, NJ

Call (732) 462-9093 or go to centerplayers.org to purchase tickets ($5.00 each)


The Perfect Game

The Perfect Game

Based on a true story, a group of boys from Monterrey, Mexico who become the first non-U.S. team to win the Little League World Series.



 

SATURDAY - May 18th, 2013  4:00PM  A Better Life 

Center Playhouse, 35 South Street, Freehold, NJ

Call (732) 462-9093 or go to centerplayers.org to purchase tickets ($5.00 each)


A Better Life

A Better Life

A gardener in East L.A. struggles to keep his son away from gangs and immigration agents while trying to give his son the opportunities he never had.



 

FRIDAY - May 18th, 2013  8:00PM  Central Station 

Center Playhouse, 35 South Street, Freehold, NJ

Call (732) 462-9093 or go to centerplayers.org to purchase tickets ($5.00 each)


Central Station

Central Station

Central do Brasil (original title)
An emotive journey of a former school teacher, who write letters for illiterate people, and a young boy, whose mother has just died, in search for the father he never knew.

 


SUNDAY - May 19th, 2013  1:00PM  Machuca

Two River Theater, 21 Bridge Avenue, Red Bank, NJ

Call (732) 345-1400 or go to trtc.org to purchase tickets ($5.00 each)


Machuca

Machuca

Two boys observe a political coup in their native Chile.



 

SUNDAY - May 19th, 2013  4:00PM  Aquí y allá

Two River Theater, 21 Bridge Avenue, Red Bank, NJ

Call (732) 345-1400 or go to trtc.org to purchase tickets ($5.00 each)


Aquí y allá

Aquí y allá

"AQUÍ": Pedro returns home to a small mountain village in Guerrero, Mexico after years of working in the US. He finds his daughters older, and more distant than he imagined. His wife still has the same smile. Having saved some earnings from two trips to the US, he hopes to now finally make a better life with his family, and even to pursue his dreams on the side by starting a band: Copa Kings. He cherishes the everyday moments with his family. "ALLÁ": The villagers think this year's crop will be bountiful. There is also good work in a growing city an hour away. But the locals are wise to a life of insecurity, and their thoughts are often of family members or opportunities far away, north of the border. While working in the fields, Pedro meets and begins to mentor a teenager who dreams of the US. That place somehow always feels very present, practically knocking at the door. "Aquí y allá" is a story about hope, and the memories and loss of what we leave behind..

 

SUNDAY - May 19th, 2013  8:00PM  Harvest of Empire

Two River Theater, 21 Bridge Avenue, Red Bank, NJ

Call (732) 345-1400 or go to trtc.org to purchase tickets ($5.00 each)


The Harvest of Empires

Harvest of Empire

A powerful documentary that exposes the direct connection between the long history of U.S. intervention in Latin America and the immigration crisis we face today. From the territorial expansionist policies that decimated the young economies of Mexico, Puerto Rico and Cuba, to the covert operations that imposed oppressive military regimes in the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Nicaragua and El Salvador, Harvest of Empire provides an unflinching look at the origins of the growing Latino presence in the United States. Adapted from the landmark book written by journalist Juan Gonzalez, the film tells the story of an epic human saga that is largely unknown to the great majority of citizens in the U.S., but must become part of our national conversation about immigration.
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Film Festival Committee:                                                                                     
    Chairman:
       
Stan Organek, M.Ed
    
     Advisory Board:
      
 Deborah K. Organek, MS, CPA
       
Kasturi (Rumu) DasGupta, PhD
  Executive Committee:
        
Beatrice Ospina-Varon, MSc
     
Gary Appleby, JD
      Lidia Daniels, BS
      Lisa Schofield
      Maria Greenhouse
      Bernice Garfield-Szita, MS, LPC, TEP
      Bob Szita, MS, LPC, TEP
 
Proudly presented by the Latino Coalition Foundation:                                       
  Chairman: 
       Angel Matos
  
      

     
     
Latino Coaliolition of Monmouth County, NJ:                                                        
  Director: 
       Frank Argote Freyre, PhD
  Board of Trustees:
      
Lazaro Cardenas, JD
     Ann Bagchi, PhD
     Alberto DeGracia
Latino Coalition Foundation