I wanted to share this interesting article with all of you:
The Maya Indie Film Series will launch its second annual eight-city tour in Dallas on July 23. The series, which debuted last summer, will bring six critically acclaimed, Latino-themed films to the top eight U.S. markets: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, Dallas, Washington D.C., San Jose, and San Diego.
The series will spend seven days in each city starting in Dallas, TX on July 23. This will be followed by Washington D.C. on July 30, New York, NY on August 6, Chicago, IL on August 13, Miami, FL on August 20, and Los Angeles, San Jose, and San Diego on August 27.
The Series end in Los Angeles will tie in with local Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations. Each film will have a rotating screening schedule throughout the Series. Final film screening schedules to be programmed by theaters.
More details are available at http://www.mayaindieseries.com
The six films in the series include: The Kid: Chamaco, a bi-lingual drama about a Mexican boxer starring Martin Sheen, Alex Parea, and Michael Madsen; Backyard, a Mexican thriller starring Jimmy Smits, Ana de la Reguera, and Joaquin Cosio; a family film about Roberto Clemente starring Ray Liotta and Rory Culkin called Chasing 3000; a Brazilian comedy, In Therapy, starring Lilia Cabral and Jose Mayer; Michelle Rodriguez and Juan Fernandez star in Tropico De Sangre, based on the true story of the Mirabal sisters; and Solo Quiero Caminar, a thriller starring Diego Luna and Jose Maria Yazpik.
The Dry Land, starring America Ferrera, Wilmer Valderrama, Ryan ONan, and Melissa Leo will play in select markets as a bonus feature.
The Maya Indie Film Series will kick-off its monthly screening series in November with select titles to be featured in a theatrical, day and date VOD release. The first feature will be announced shortly.
Fueled by a belief that films bring communities together, the film series is Maya Entertainments way of ensuring targeted delivery of their films, allowing for maximum exposure within the marketplace. Offering a wide variety of cinematic genres, the film series is designed to engage independent film enthusiasts and to spark a renewed interest in these films to audiences all over the country. This cultural celebration highlights Mayas ongoing commitment to entertain and educate audiences of the intricacies of modern multicultural cinema.
“The film series is a celebration of the best of U.S. and foreign Latino-themed cinema,” said Maya Entertainment President, Jose Martinez, Jr. “Maya Entertainment continues to strive to make available to the U.S. marketplace, quality cinema that features the voices, culture and aspirations of Latinos throughout the world. Part of our mission is to put Latinos on the big screen, and through the Maya Indie Film Series, and the support of our sponsors, we are making great strides.”
All of the films will be available for rent on home video in all retail and rental outlets, and in special merchandising sections at Blockbuster stores, starting in September to coincide with Hispanic Heritage Month.
About Maya Entertainment:
Founded by award winning filmmaker, producer, entertainment executive and entrepreneur Moctesuma Esparza, Maya Entertainment is the only Latino media content company providing full service motion picture distribution and production. Maya produces, acquires and distributes multicultural and Latino themed product for all distribution platforms throughout the world. Since its inception in 2008, Maya Entertainment has taken on a significant social goal of transforming the image and understanding of American Latinos in our society and the world through media. With a talented group of Latino Executives committed to this mission, Maya has given rise to some of the most prolific young voices in Latino entertainment today.