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12th International Latino Film Festival in Redwood City - November 13 - 16

Redwood City, CA - June 5, 2008 - The City of Redwood City and the Latino Leadership Council are proud to once again host the spectacular International Latino Film Festival – coming to Downtown Redwood City November 13 - 16.

Film lovers from the local community and throughout the bay area will enjoy seven great Latino films at the Century 20 Downtown, and are invited to a special Gala Opening Reception, Noche Mexicana in Redwood City, on Thursday, November 13 at the San Mateo County History Museum, in its dramatic rotunda under its magnificent stained glass dome. Movie descriptions, event details, and ticket information are online at

Here are the films for Redwood City’s exhibition of the 12th Annual International Latino Film Festival:

There are also FREE films at San Mateo County Community College District Campuses:

  • Tuesday, November 11
    11 am - Double Feature: Su mercé & Que viva la lucha! (Cañada College Theatre)

  • Wednesday, November 12
    6 pm – Chevolution (Skyline College Theater)

  • Wednesday, November 12
    6 pm – Septembers (College of San Mateo Building 18 room 206)

The entire community is invited to join other film aficionados and festival novices at the Gala Opening Reception on November 13, for Latino delicacies, wonderful beverages, and live entertainment as participants gear up for a fabulous weekend of award-winning Latino cinema. Movie descriptions, tickets, and more information is available online at

The International Latino Film Festival in Downtown Redwood City is creating a new tradition of culture and art in our community. The film festival showcases the best in new international Latino cinema, encourages emerging film talent, and pays tribute to celebrated Latino actors, directors, and producers – and Redwood City is pleased to host three great nights and the Gala Opening Reception right in the heart of our Downtown.

The 12th International Latino Film Festival ( is exhibiting 50 films at 15 venues from November 7th through November 23rd. The entire Festival spans seven Bay Area cities - San Francisco, Redwood City, San Jose, San Rafael, Berkeley, San Mateo, and San Bruno.

Visit Redwood City’s award-winning website at for information about the City and its services, the community, recreation programs, education, and local business. See the variety of City webcams at, and subscribe to Redwood City’s electronic newsletter or other City documents at



Magda González
Deputy City Manager

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