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Latino film festival to showcase Hispanic Heritage Month at Otay Ranch Town Center

Sun, Aug 29 2010 03:01 AM Posted By: Phillip Brents

Media Arts Center San Diego’s San Diego Latino Film Festival and Otay Ranch Town Center will bring the best of Latino feature films to the fourth annual Que Viva! Cine Latino 2010 during September in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Screenings are scheduled Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the center’s food pavilion. Dates include Sept. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29.

The public is invited to experience a collection of popular Latino films in a unique outdoor setting. In addition, there will be a Latino art exhibit and live music and dance entertainment. All film screenings are free and open to the public.

Films will be in English and Spanish (with English subtitles).

The schedule for each evening will include the following:

An art and music segment featuring Latino artists and live music with local Latino groups, starting at 6:30 p.m.
Screening of short films and Latino feature films, starting at 7:30 p.m.The film schedule is as follows:

Sept. 1: “Casi Divas” (PG-13)

Sept. 8: “Entre Nos” (PG-13)

Sept. 15: “A Mi Me Gusta” (PG-13)

Sept. 22: “Carlitos” (PG)

Sept. 29: “La Mission” (R)

For more event information on the Latino Film Festival, visit the Otay Ranch Town Center Web site at or the Media Arts Center San Diego’s San Diego Latino Film Festival Web site at Additional information can be found by calling Media Arts Center San Diego at 230-1938.

Heritage fun house
Heritage Elementary School will host the Heritage Fun House Carnival on Sept. 10  from 1 to 7 p.m.The event, which serves as a fundraiser for the school’s Parent Teacher Organization, will include a petting zoo, games, crafts, live entertainment, prizes, food and is open to the public. All children must be accompanied by an adult, however.

Entertainment will include live music, a martial arts demonstration, Hawaiian hula dance and a magic show. A rock climbing wall and giant slide also are part of the attractions. Though admission is free, tickets will be sold for concessions and games.

The event will be staffed by volunteers. An auction of baskets made by each class, as well as those donated by community businesses, will be available for purchase.

The school is located at 1450 Santa Lucia Road in Chula Vista. For more information, call Jessica at 987-7720.

Concert calendar
Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre

2: Green Day, 7 p.m.
16: Jonas Brothers, 7 p.m.
17: Brad Paisley, 5:17 p.m.
18: Disturbed/Avenged Sevenfold, 3 p.m.
28: Tom Petty, 7:30 p.m.
2: Rascal Flatts, 7:30 p.m.
9: Jack Johnson, 8 p.m.

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