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Blockbuster partners with Maya Entertainment to carry Latino films

LatinaLista — In a move that sounds more like a strategic calculation to salvage a hurting business, Blockbuster announced today that they are partnering with Los Angeles-based
Maya Entertainment.

After Maya Entertainment sponsors a nationwide theatrical series of Latino films at selected theatres across the country beginning July 17 through September 4, Blockbuster will make the same films available to rent or buy — just in time for Hispanic Heritage Month.
In case you live in one of the targeted cities, the following is the film series schedule and a brief synopsis of each film.
July 17–Los Angeles–Nuart Theater
July 27–New York–Clearview Chelsea Cinemas
August 7–Chicago–Century Centre Cinema
August 7–Washington DC–E Street Cinema
August 7–Miami–Cinebistro & Dolphin Mall
August 14–San Francisco–Lumiere Theater
August 21–San Diego–Hillcrest Cinemas
Sept 4–Dallas–The Magnolia
The Line – Starring Andy Garcia (Ocean’s 13), Ray Liotta (Goodfellas), Armand Assante (Mambo Kings), Esai Morales (Fast Food Nation) and Danny Trejo (Grindhouse).
Vicious Circle – Starring Paul Rodriguez Jr. (Brothers Garcia), Emily Rios (Quinceanera), Robert Zepeda (Gridiron Gang) and Paul Rodriguez (One Long
Bajo La Sal – Starring Humberto Zurita and Irene Azuela (who won an Ariel Awards, the Mexico equivalent of an Oscar for her performance).
Sultanes del Sur (Southern Sultans) – Starring Tony Dalton (Matando Cabos, Efectos Secundarios), Jordi Molla (Elizabeth: The Golden Age, Bad Boys II) and
Ana De la Reguera (Nacho Libre).
Once Upon a Time in Rio – Starring Thiago Martins, Viroria Frate and Rocco Pitanga.
Crónicas Chilangas (Chilangas Chronicles) – The film premiered at the 2009 Guadalajara Film Festival and won for “Mexican First Work,” “Mexican
Screenplay,” and “Best Actor” award going to Patricio Castillo.
Bad Guys – Starring Kate del Castillo (Under the Same Moon) and Danny Strong (Gilmore Girls, Buffy the Vampire Slayer).
Mancora – Starring Enrique Murciano (Traffic, Without a Trace), Elsa
Pataky (Snakes on a Plane) and Phellipe Haagensen (City of God).

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