Opening Night Party

20th Anniversary San Diego Latino Film Festival opens with a bang..

Attend our amazing Opening Night after-party after the movie screenings.

Opening Night Party – (Note: online sales for Opening Night Party are now closed, but NOT sold out. Tickets STILL available at the door of Cafe Sevilla tonight AND at the Digiplex Mission Valley Hazard Center Box Office).


Thursday, MARCH 7, 2013
9:00 PM – 1:30 AM
Cafe Sevilla
353 5th Ave.
San Diego, CA 92101 (map)
(619) 233-5979

FREE transportation from movie theater to Cafe Sevilla provided by FIVE STAR TOURS. All night. Park your car at DigiPlex Hazard Center, watch movie, and then let FIVE STAR TOURS take you to the party.

Entrance includes appetizers, one hour hosted SANGRIA (10:00-11pm), live music by TODO MUNDO, DJ, chance to mingle with special guests y mas!

Attend one of the must-see screenings on Opening Night! Enjoy fabulous festivities at beautiful Cafe Sevilla! Come dance to the irresistible Latin beats of TODO MUNDO, or sip a beverage and hang out with friends, both new and old. VIP guests from opening night films will also be in attendance for meet and greet.

Opening Night Ticket Prices:
Option 1: PARTY ONLY ($20) | Buy ticket (Note: online sales for Opening Night Party are now closed, but NOT sold out. Tickets STILL available at the door of Cafe Sevilla tonight AND at the Digiplex Mission Valley Hazard Center Box Office).
Option 2: PARTY + 1 FILM TICKET ($25) | (choose one of four films: Filly Brown – 7pm, Mariachi Gringo – 7:30pm, Violeta Went to Heaven – 8pm, Operación E – 8:30pm)

Read More About the Amazing Opening Night Films to be Featured Below...

Filly Brown
THU 3/7 / 7:00 / S7
Dir. Youssef Delara & Michael D. Olmos
(USA, 100 min., 2012, English)
Majo, or “Filly Brown” (rising star Gina Rodriguez) is an amateur rapper from inner city Los Angeles who seeks to enter the world of hip-hop stardom with her striking lyrics. With her incarcerated mother and hardworking father serving as the fuel for her path to success, she is faced with decisions of either selling her talent or sexuality to break into the industry. This hit from the 2012 Sundance Film Festival also stars Edward James Olmos, Jenni Rivera, and Lou Diamond Phillips.

Mariachi Gringo
THU 3/7 / 7:30 / S6
Dir. Tom Gustafson
(USA, 107 min., 2012, English)
A stifled, small-town man stuck in a dead end life, runs away to Mexico to be a mariachi singer. This fun and tender musical tour-de-force explores the reality of “following your dreams” across cultural, personal, social and geographical borders. Starring Yareli Arizmendi, Lila Downs, Martha Higareda, Shawn Ashmore (X-Men: First Class), and Adriana Braza.

Violeta Went to Heaven
THU 3/7 8:00 / S2
Dir. Andrés Wood
(110 min., 2011, Chile, Spanish w/ English subtitles)
An extraordinary portrait of Chile’s famed folk musician and poet Violeta Parra, whose music has resonated with Chileans and Latin American’s alike. The film traces the humble beginnings of her impoverished childhood to her international fame. Francisca Gavilán stars as the international sensation, capturing both the personal and professional life of her passion, to preserve traditional disappearing cultures through music. Chile’s 2012 Academy Award submission.

Operación E
THU 3/7 / 8:30 / S1
Dir. Miguel Courtois Paternina
(Spain/Colombia, 109 min., 2012, Spanish w/ English subtitles)
As a baby, little Emmanuel is swept into a political world of complexities in Colombia. With Emmanuel in desperate need of medical attention, his embattled mother gives him to local peasants with the faith that they can help him reach a clinic. The family of six adopts him and “operation Emmanuel” begins.The struggle for Emmanuel’s well being is mixed with the lives of Colombian hostages, rebels, medicine men, foster care and others in order to save his life.

INFO:, 619-230-1938

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