“In our third year of the film series, Maya Entertainment continues to acknowledge and celebrate Latinos in film by presenting this event for American audiences across the country,” said Maya Entertainment CEO, Moctesuma Esparza. “The Maya Indie Film Series strives to provide quality cinema made by the creative forces within the growing Latino entertainment community.”

Fueled by a belief that films bring communities together, the film series is Maya Entertainment’s 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.

The Schedule is just below this preview:


The seven films in the series include:

 

All She Can

Director: Amy Wendel
Cast: Corina Calderon, Jeremy Ray Valdez (la Mission), Joseph Julian Soria, Julia Vera

Synopsis: Luz Garcia, a high school senior in a small Texas town, wants something
different than the options awaiting her after graduation. She’s earned a ticket out with
admission to the University of Texas at Austin, but she can’t afford to go. Her one shot is
a scholarship for winning the State Powerlifting Championship. It’s all or nothing for
Luz…until nothing stares her in the face. Official Sundance Film Festival selection.

Schedule:
-Friday, 9/23 – 5:15 PM
-Saturday, 9/24 – 5:15 PM
-Sunday, 9/25 – 5:15 PM
-Monday, 9/26 – 7:25 PM
-Tuesday, 9/27 – 3:05 PM
-Wednesday, 9/28 – 1:00 PM
-Thursday, 9/29 – 9:40 PM

Blue Eyes
Director: Jose Joffily
Cast: David Rasche (Burn After Reading), Frank Grillo (The Gates), Erica Gimpel
(Profiler, ER), Irandhir Santos, Cristina Lago

Synopsis: Marshall, chief immigration officer of New York’s JFK Airport begrudgingly
faces his compulsory retirement. On his last day of work, drunk and blinded by prejudice,
he harasses a group of Latin American visitors and exposes them to a series of
humiliating events that result in the death of a young Brazilian. Years later, after serving
a lengthy prison term and filled with guilt, Marshall goes to Brazil in search of the victims
daughter and is guided by a young street-smart woman named Bia.

Schedule:
-Friday, 9/23 – 1:00 PM
-Sunday, 9/25 – 1:00 PM

Didi Hollywood
Director: Bigas Luna
Cast: Elsa Pataky (Snakes on a Plane), Peter Coyote (A Walk to Remember), Paul
Sculfor, Flora Martinez

Synopsis: Di Di Hollywood tells the tale of an actress whose wish for stardom comes at
a heavy price. Her name is Diana Diaz, a young woman with a wild yet familiar dream:
to become a star. And to win it all, she is willing to lose herself.
Tired of working nights as a bartender, Diana finally decides to leave her homeland, her
best friend Maria, and all of the bad memories Spain holds for her. She heads out for
the bright lights of Miami, and despite its glamorous first impression, this new paradise
proves anything but.

Fed up with casting calls, hunger, and near-poverty, Diana continues to push forward,
and with the help of new friends, makes it out to Hollywood. As Diana Diaz transforms
into Di Di, the once ambitious bartender truly learns the price of stardom. Official Toronto
International Film Festival selection.

Schedule:
-Saturday, 9/24 – 3:05 PM
-Monday, 9/26 – 9:40 PM
-Tuesday, 9/27 – 1:00 PM
-Wednesday, 9/28 – 3:05 PM
-Thursday, 9/29 – 7:25 PM

Forged
Director: William Wedig
Cast: Manny Perez (Courage Under Fire), David Castro (27 Dresses), Margo Matrindale
(Orphan), Jaime Tirelli (Girlfight)

Synopsis: Set in the cold and rusty steel mill town of Scranton, Pennsylvania, Forged
follows Chuco (Manny Perez) on his quest to redeem himself after committing a horrific
sin against his son, Machito (David Castro). After Chucos release from prison, the boy,
now 13 years old, abused and homeless, seeks him out and simply mutters: You killed
my mother. Now I kill you. As Chuco’s guilt and Machito’s need for a father take hold,
they must both find a way to move past impossible circumstances to forge a bond that
has been forever broken.

Schedule:
-Friday, 9/23 – 7:25 PM
-Saturday, 9/24 – 9:40 PM
-Sunday, 9/25 – 7:25 PM
-Monday, 9/26 – 5:15 PM
-Tuesday, 9/27 – 5:15 PM
-Wednesday, 9/28 – 7:25 PM
-Thursday, 9/29 – 3:05 PM

Sympathy for Delicious
Director: Mark Ruffalo
Cast: Christopher Thornton, Orlando Bloom, Juliette Lewis, Laura Linney, Mark Ruffalo

Synopsis: Sympathy for Delicious marks acclaimed actor Mark Ruffalo‟s first foray into directing. This inspired and unusual film tells the story of Dean O‟Dwyer (Christopher Thornton), also known as “Delicious D,” an up-and-coming DJ on the underground music scene in Los Angeles. When a motorcycle accident leaves Dean paralyzed, he abandons his turntables for a wheelchair as his once promising career disappears before his eyes.

Forced to live out of his car on skid row, Dean begins his descent into depression when he meets Father Joe Roselli (Mark Ruffalo), a passionate young priest. Father Joe introduces Dean to the world of faith-healing, an unlikely way for him to begin his quest to walk again. He soon discovers that he possesses the otherworldly power to heal people, but in an odd twist of fate, he is utterly unable to heal himself.

Despite Father Joe‟s warnings, Dean angrily decides to use his newfound gift for fame and fortune. He joins a rock band led by charismatic front man The Stain (Orlando Bloom) with bassist Ariel (Juliette Lewis), and manager Nina Hogue (Laura Linney). But his newfound notoriety is unable to cure the hurt that encompasses his life. To find true healing, Dean must ultimately confront his worst demons and come to terms with his own humanity.

SYMPATHY FOR DELICIOUS is an edgy rock-and-roll spiritual journey that explores the lasting effects of tragedy, the search for meaning, and the ultimate redemptive power of compassion. 3

Schedule:
-Saturday, 9/24 – 1:00 PM
-Monday, 9/26 – 1:00 PM

Where the Road Meets the Sun
Director: Mun Chee Yong
Cast: Will Yun Lee (Die Another Day), Eric Mabius (Resident Evil), Elsa Pataky (Snakes
on a Plane), Jesse Garcia (La Misma Luna), Laura Ramsey (She’s the Man)

Synopsis: Where the Road Meets the Sun follows four men whose lives intersect for a
brief time in the city of Los Angeles. Takashi, a Japanese hit man, wakes up from a four
year coma and moves to Los Angeles to escape mysterious traumatic memories. He
strikes an unusual friendship with Blake, the hotel manager who still mourns the loss of
his wife to an affair he ended up regretting. Julio, an illegal immigrant, works at an Indian
restaurant to provide for his wife and kid back in Mexico. He befriends Guy, a young
British backpacker who lives off his estranged father’s ATM card and sleeps with any girl
who crosses his path. What follows are the wild times and often gut-wrenching
adventures of four men trying to survive both emotionally and physically.

Schedule:
-Friday, 9/23 – 3:05 PM
-Saturday, 9/24 – 7:25 PM
-Sunday, 9/25 – 9:40 PM
-Tuesday, 9/27 – 7:25 PM
-Wednesday, 9/28 – 9:40 PM
-Thursday, 9/29 – 1:00 PM

Without Men
Director: Gabriela Tagliavini
Cast: Eva Longoria (Desperate Housewives), Christian Slater (True Romance), Oscar
Nunez (The Proposal), Kate del Castillo (La Misma Luna), Paul Rodriguez (Born in East
LA), Judy Reyes (Scrubs)

Synopsis: In this offbeat comedy, the women of a secluded Latin American village are
left to rebuild their society after all of the men are recruited by a bumbling group of
guerrillas. It may be a man’s world out there, but in here, it’s all woman.

Sympathy for Delicious
Director: Mark Ruffalo
Cast: Mark Ruffalo, Christopher Thornton, Juliette Lewis, Orlando Bloom and Laura
Linney.

Synopsis: Forced to live out of his car on skid row, Dean (Christopher Thornton) begins
his descent into depression when he meets Father Joe Roselli (Mark Ruffalo), a
passionate young priest. Father Joe introduces Dean to the world of faith-healing, an
unlikely way for him to begin his quest to walk again. He soon discovers that he
possesses the otherworldly power to heal people, but in an odd twist of fate, he is utterly
unable to heal himself. Despite Father Joe’s warnings, Dean angrily decides to use his
newfound gift for fame and fortune. He joins a rock band led by charismatic front man
The Stain (Orlando Bloom) with bassist Ariel (Juliette Lewis), and manager Nina Hogue
(Laura Linney). But his newfound notoriety is unable to cure the hurt that encompasses
his life. To find true healing, Dean must ultimately confront his worst demons and come
to terms with his own humanity. Official Sundance Film Festival Selection.

Schedule:
-Friday, 9/23 – 9:40 PM
-Sunday, 9/25 – 3:05 PM
-Monday, 9/26 – 3:05 PM
-Tuesday, 9/27 – 9:40 PM
-Wednesday, 9/28 – 5:15 PM
-Thursday, 9/29 – 5:15 PM

About Maya Entertainment | www.maya-entertainment.com
Maya Entertainment Group, Inc. is a multi-platform content/distribution company that has
established itself as the leader of media product that appeals to the “new mainstream” of
American Latino and Multi-cultural audiences. Led by entertainment industry pioneers,
Moctesuma Esparza (Selena, Gettysburg) and Jeff Valdez (Sí TV, QuePasa.com), Maya
Entertainment has established a library of over 100 titles, which are carried in retail,
rental, and VOD. Maya is constantly expanding its reach via evolving distribution
technologies.

Recent theatrical and home video releases include the Official 2010 Sundance
selection The Dry Land, starring America Ferrera, Jason Ritter, and Wilmer Valderrama;
the action-drama Across the Line starring Aidan Quinn, Mario Van Peebles, and Andy
Garcia; and Sins of My Father (Pecados de mi Padre), the true story of Pablo Escobar,
the infamous boss of Colombia’s Medellin drug cartel, as told through the eyes of his
son; Sympathy for Delicious, directed by and starring Mark Ruffalo, Orlando Bloom,
Laura Linney and Juliette Lewis.

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