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CineLatino returns to Marcus Theaters

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Marcus Theaters are celebrating Hispanic Culture. 

In April, South Shore Cinema in Oak Creek is hosting CineLatino. The film festival was so successful in 2017 that organizers decided to extend the event to five days in 2018.

Thirteen films will be highlighted at the film festival, celebrating diversity and inclusion in the Hispanic community. 

The film festival will kick-off on Wednesday, Aprill 11 with a Premiere Night fundraiser at Marcus BistroPlex in Greendale and continue April 12 through the 15th at South Shore Cinema. 

Tickets for Premiere Night are $85 and can be bought online by clicking here. 

A variety of special activities throughout the festival will complement the film line-up. These include:

  • April 13 – 6-8 p.m.: Join Marcus Theatres for a Selena Celebration presented by Sol, a brand of MillerCoors, in recognition of the late singer Selena Quintanilla-Pérez’s birthday. This special tribute will feature a lookalike contest judged by La GranD Radio, food and beverage specials and more prior to the 8 p.m. showing of “Selena.”
  • April 14 – 1-4 p.m.: The Milwaukee Brewers and Marcus Theatres have teamed up for a Cerveceros Tailgate! Get a taste of tailgating at Miller Park with tailgate games, spin-the-wheel and photo opportunities with Chorizo®, Bernie Brewer and friends. Then, stay to catch a festival film.
  • April 15 – 10 a.m.-1 p.m.: Bring the family to Marcus Theatres for a Family Fiesta presented by Aquafina® featuring a variety of crafts and activities including make-your-own Papel Picados, face painting and more. The fun continues with showings of “Coco” or “Ferdinand” following the party.
  • April 15: The Wisconsin Hispanic Scholarship Foundation (WHSF)/Mexican Fiesta is hosting an invitation only 45th Anniversary Celebration of Mexican Fiesta for past scholarship recipients and their families. The reception is from 2:30-3:30 p.m. followed by a special showing of “Overboard” at 3:45 p.m. Visit www.MexicanFiesta.org or the WHSF office at 2997 S. 20 St. in Milwaukee to register and learn more.

New Releases (Standard pricing applies):

“Overboard” (Rated PG-13)When a spoiled yacht owner hailing from one of Mexico’s wealthiest families is thrown overboard, a single mom convinces him they are married. Remake of the 1987 comedy starring Eugenio Derbez.

La Boda de Valentina” (“The Wedding of Valentina”) (Rated R) – Valentina has the perfect life in America. Her universe trembles when Jason, her boyfriend, proposes marriage and she must confront her family, the Hidalgo, the most chaotic and surreal political dynasty in the history of Mexico.

“La Novia del Desierto” (“The Desert Bride”) (Rated PG-13) – The story of Teresa, a 54-year-old woman, whose life begins to fall apart when the family that has employed her decides to sell their home. For decades, she has taken refuge in the routine, but now she must begin a new life that leads to an unexpected accident that will take her across the desert.

“Los Que Aman Odian” (“In Love and In Hate”) (Rated PG-13) – Dr. Huberman arrives at a hotel near the sea in search of a delightful and fruitful solitude. Little does he imagine that he will soon be involved in the complex relationships of the curious inhabitants of the hotel.

“Una Mujer Fantastica” (“A Fantastic Woman”) (Rated R) – Marina, a transsexual woman who works as a waitress and moonlights as a nightclub singer, is moved by the death of her older boyfriend. After his passing, Marina faces scorn and discrimination about their unconventional relationship. (2018 Academy Award Winner – Best Foreign Language Film.)

“Una Mujer Sin Filtro” (“A Woman Without a Filter”) (Rated PG-13) – Paz, a kind woman, has allowed everyone around her to treat her as if she were worth nothing, keeping silent so as to not hurt anyone’s feelings. That all changes the day a phenomenon in her head forces her to express what she feels.

Family Favorites ($7.50):

“Coco” (Rated PG) – Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family’s ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer. (2018 Academy Award Winner – Best Animated Featured Film and Original Song.)

“Condorito: La Pelicula” (“Condorito: The Movie”) (Rated PG) – With help from his nephew, a condor named Condorito embarks on a hilarious adventure to save the planet and his loved ones from an evil alien king. This film is based on the most beloved comic strip in Latin America.

“Ferdinand” (Rated PG) – Set in Spain, Ferdinand tells the story of a giant bull with a big heart that proves you can’t judge a bull by his cover. After being mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and torn from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure.

“Tesoros” (“Treasures”) (Rated PG) – In a small community on the Mexican Pacific Coast, siblings Dylan and Andrea set off with their new friends on a marvelous journey of discovery in search of long lost pirate loot.

Guillermo del Toro Showcase ($7.50):

“Pan’s Labyrinth” (Rated R) – In the falangist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world.

“The Shape of Water” (Rated R) – In a 1960s research facility, a lonely janitor forms a unique relationship with a strange, amphibious creature that is being held in captivity. (2018 Academy Award Winner – Best Motion Picture of the Year, Best Director and more.)

Selena Celebration ($7.50):

“Selena” (Rated PG) – The true story of Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, a Texas-born Tejano singer who rose from cult status to performing at the Astrodome, as well as having chart topping albums on the Latin music charts.

Half of all net proceeds from the film festival will benefit local Hispanic health and education efforts. For more information, showtimes and to purchase tickets, visit www.MarcusTheatres.com/CineLatino.


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