Press Release: VIENDOMOVIES AT THE SUNDANCE FESTIVAL
SOMOSTV’s channel offers instant coverage for all the major film festivals
LIGHTNING RELEASES: MIAMI, Florida (1/24/2014) – ViendoMovies, the 24 hour channel with no commercial breaks and original Spanish content, has live coverage of the Sundance Festival in all social media platforms and with a slight delay on air. The Festival is celebrating 30 years of experience as the indie soul of this country. Although the Iberia-American presence was less than past years; 2 of the 12 in the competition for Best International Film where Latin American.
From Chile, “Matar un hombre” from Alejandro Fernandez Almendras, which was inspired by true events, aroused the interest of the festival’s programmers several months ago. “I feel this is a place where she has been really well received, where they have cared for the movie, scheduled it well and we are very happy,” said the director.
From Argentina, also in the competition, “El Cerrajero” by Natalia Smirnoff, which differs from her first film “Rompecabezas” which explores the theme of motherhood, this second work, it does on fatherhood. The director commented the following on the recognition of being selected in Sundance, “First it is greatly appreciated. Obviously for any filmmaker’s career it is very important to be in this festival. Filmmaking is an act of communication and the more people get exposure to the film is fundamental.”
For the newly created section, Sundance Kids, the Spanish “Zipi y Zape y el club de la canica” received a warm welcome from the young audience and others. The film is based on characters from the Spanish comics which delighted its readers for almost 50 years with the adventures of the twin brothers Zipi and Zapi. “I felt it was interesting to keep the childlike spirit of adevntue but I wanted to build a story to bring to the big screen and somehow use reference movies I saw in the eighties as “Back to the future” “ET” “Indiana Jones” movies and of course “The Goonies”,” said director Oskar Santos.
In the documentary sections, “Cesar’s Last Fast” uses this action activist and defender of the rights of peasants, Cesar Chavez, as a backdrop to tell his movement aimed at achieving better employment conditions for farmworkers. Its director Richard Ray Perez told us, “We are in a time where we need to fight for our rights: economic, human, and our basic rights. In the United States there is an invisible population that is not seen and I want to bring a story of our past, where we has success with a suitable model of how to organize.”
ViendoMovies regularly covers the film festivals where Spanish plays a key role. The audiences receives brief information about the film festivals such as Goya (Spain), Ariel (Mexico) and the Cannes Festival, Toronto, San Sebastian, Guadalajara, Morelia, New York, Miami, and Los Angeles among others through its channel and social media platforms. The channel also features interviews with directors, actors, actresses and other Latino talent in this dynamic industry.
ABOUT VIENDOMOVIES: ViendoMovies is a Pay TV channel that broadcasts contemporary Spanish-language films 24 hours a day with no commercial breaks, with a culturally relevant Premium on air look. ViendoMovies is produced in the USA for the US Hispanic and Puerto Rico markets and is part of SOMOSTV LLC. For more information please visit us at www.viendomovies.com and www.somostv.net
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