Latino Hollywood Comes Alive This Evening at Hispanicize 2012 Latino Film Showcase

Tonight it is Lights, Cameras, Action!!! BlackBerry Black Carpet Night.

The stars of this year’s Hispanicize 2012 National Latino Film Showcase will shine brightest on the Black Carpet Night of Thursday, April 12 @ 6:15 PM, sponsored by BlackBerry.  The Black Carpet will feature a parade of Latino stars, directors and producers followed by the screening of several films on four screens at South Beach’s Regal Stadium 18 at 1120 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL.

The event’s Latino Hollywood after party presented by Diageo will immediately follow the screenings across the street at the world famous 1111 Lincoln Road, South Florida’s most famous after party location.

Film Programming Schedule of the National Latino Film Showcase today

THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2012

Hollywood Whores
Writer-Director:  Adam Schlachter, Producers:  Adam Schlachter, Van Kassabian
Struggling artists in Los Angeles, from studio executive to homeless actor, compromise their identities, integrities, and souls in search of their dreams, ideals, and passions….  Funny, realistic, and heartfelt.  Cast:  Henrik Larsson, Yeniffer Behrens, Anup Sugunan, Carla Tassara, Michael Gavino, Viviana Vigil, and Joey Medina.

The Cable
Directed by Jesse Quinones, Producer: Ann Marie Goodwin
A gripping documentary about two children in Colombia who must use a cable, which is connected to two mountains, as their only means of travelling to and from the outside world.

The Miracle of Spanish Harlem
Directed by Derek Velez Partridge Screenplay by Carlos Bermudez
Kate Del Castillo (Eva) gives (Tito) Luis Antonio Ramos a second chance at love but he must first overcome a lie and find redemption. This is an emotional drama about a man that tries to make his own miracle, only to find a real one. (Florida Premiere)   Cast: Tony Plana, Andre Royo, Fatima Ptacek, Adrian Martinez, Priscilla Lopez, Geraldo Rivera

History of Spaceflight
Director: Chris Caraballo, Producer: Chris Caraballo, Lea Dizon, Douglas Jessup
When their parents leave them home alone for the afternoon, the Beasley children devise a scheme to sneak up into the attic to uncover their Christmas presents early.   It’s one small step for them, but one giant leap for children everywhere.  Cast: Christian Kramme, Cole Jensen, Rachel & Amanda Pace

Girl in Progress
Director: Patricia Riggen
As single mom Grace juggles work, bills, and her affair with a married doctor, her daughter, Ansiedad, plots a shortcut to adulthood after finding inspiration in the coming-of-age stories she’s reading for school. Cast: Eva Mendes, Cierra Rodriguez, Patricia Arquette, Matthew Modine  (Advance Sneak Peek Screening of 2nd episode)

Lilia
Director: Sam Lerma
‘Lilia’ is a story about a man’s struggle to keep his family together, after losing his job. Cast: Alfredo Lomeli, Aisa Palomares, Lauren Montemayor (Lilia)

Knight to D7:
Director: Nathan Scoggins, Executive Producer: Hugo Perez
From the award-winning creators of GRANDE DRIP comes a compelling short film about friendship, sacrifice, and the importance of significance over existence.
An extraordinary story of sacrifice takes place one ordinary afternoon when a young engineer, Dustin Harper, visits his longtime friend, Brady Collins. Their ongoing game of chess is brought to a halt when Brady reveals that his continuing battle with cancer has taken a turn for the worst. The only thing harder than saying goodbye will be honoring Brady’s last request.

Most Wanted
Producer/Director: Dallas King
Set in the future, an FBI agent must “jump” across space to capture the creator of a controversial drug that’s taking over the world.
Cast: Michael King, Venus Leone, Yoshua Sudarso, Cris D’Annunzio

Magic City presented by Starz
Miami Beach, New Year’s Eve, 1959. Castro’s rebels seize Havana, while the Kennedys, the mob and the CIA all hold court at the luxurious Miramar Playa Hotel. This is Ike Evans’ place, and he used mob boss Ben “The Butcher” Diamond to finance it. With diving clowns by day, and escorts at night, nothing’s what it seems in the STARZ Original Series Magic City. Cast: Jeffery Dean Morgan, Dominik Garcia-Lorido, Yul Vazquez

Hispanicize 2012 Sponsors and Media Partners
Hispanicize 2012 sponsors include Disney Parks, Target, BlackBerry, Unilever’s ViveMejor, Sprint, Dove Clear Tone, Walmart, McDonald’s, Cricket Wireless, Starz, Pampers, Univision Communications, JeffreyGroup, Southwest Airlines, Diageo, Telemundo, RadioShack, UnitedHealthcare, Clorox, JetBlue Airways, Fox Hispanic Media, Herbalife, NBC Latino, Terra, Visit Orlando, HATUEY Cuban-Style Ale, Bacardi USA, The Axis Agency, Transitions, Fleishman-Hillard, Newlink America, PR Newswire, Business Wire, Sensis, Critical Mention, Voxxi, Plus Three, Fox News Latino, OfferWise, Reyes Entertainment and others.

Hispanicize 2012 media partners include Getty Images Latin America/Hispanic, Latin Heat Media, Billboard Latin Music, AdWeek, Hispanic Market Weekly, LatinVision and the National Association of Hispanic Publications (NAHP).

Hispanicize 2012 is a partnership of Hispanicize, the Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA) and the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).