Austin Film Festival and Cine Las Americas present two films this year —
October 23, 2017

Austin Film Festival and Cine Las Americas present two films this year

By Liz Lopez

Cine Las Americas International Film Festival

Cine Las Americas International Film Festival will co-present two films in partnership with the Austin Film Festival this year. The two films are Acantilado and Finding Sophia.

As a community partner of AFF, a CLAIFF badge will allow access for these two films. For more information on this, email films@cinelasamericas.org

Acantilado, or The Cliff, is a thriller with origins in Spain. Written by Natxo Lopez, Andres Martorell and Helena Tabernal;  directed by Helena Taberna; and starred by Daniel Grao, Juana Acosta and Goya Toledo.

Gabriel is a promising attorney whose life is turned upside down when he receives a phone call from the police. A sect has committed mass suicide in the Canary Islands and his sister Cordelia was one of the followers. Her cadaver has yet to be found. Having not seen her for years, Gabriel sets out to the Canary Islands in search of her, longing to know the truth of her fate. Spanish with English Subtitles

Screenings: Thursday, Oct. 13, 11 p.m. at Alamo Drafthouse Village; Tuesday, Oct. 18 6:30 p.m. at Hideout Theatre

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Finding Sophia is an Argentinian-American film. Written and directed by Nico Casavecchia and starred by Sam Huntington, Andrea Carballo, Rafael Spregelburd and Sofía Brihet.

Alex is a conflicted filmmaker struggling to rise above his reputation as a viral video creator. Pressured to sell out and sign a big corporate contract, Alex impulsively (and drunkenly) buys a ticket to Argentina. His plan? Find Sofia, a mysterious internet fling whom he’s never met. His search for love and substance is challenged after finding Sofía living on a rural island with her intimidating artist boyfriend Víctor. Will Alex capture Sofia’s interest, or return to the US to sell his soul?

Screenings: Sunday, Oct. 16, 8:15 p.m. at Alamo Drafthouse Village; Monday, Oct. 17, 9:30 p.m. at Texas Spirit Theater, Bullock Texas State History Museum.

Full Austin Film Festival 2016 schedule available here.

For more information about Cine las Americas, visit www.cinelasamericas.org

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