Apr 09

American Documentary Film Festival presents AmDocs Latino April 13 and 14, 2018 • Mary Pickford Theatre, Cathedral City Festival de Documentales Americanos presenta AmDocs Latino 13 y 14 de abril, 2018 • Teatro Mary Pickford, Cathedral City

American Documentary Film Festival presents AmDocs Latino April 13 and 14, 2018 • Mary Pickford Theatre, Cathedral City

Festival de Documentales Americanos presenta AmDocs Latino 13 y 14 de abril, 2018 • Teatro Mary Pickford, Cathedral City

New for 2018, the American Documentary Film Festival presents AmDocs Latino, a weekend of powerful, story-driven films celebrating Latin American people, their heritage, their stories, and their unique cultures. AmDocs Latino will take place at the Mary Pickford Theatre in Cathedral City on April 13th and 14th.

“For the past seven years the American Documentary Film Festival has been connecting audiences with stories from around the globe about real people and real issues,” said Teddy Grouya, AmDocs Founder and Festival Programmer. “Our new program, AmDocs Latino, has grown out of our North South Doc Network affiliation, and the partnerships we have developed with other quality documentary film festivals around the world.”

Indeed, one of the specific reasons the North South Doc Network (NSDN), an association of international documentary film festivals, was founded, was to enable and encourage the sharing of content, thus allowing the films that have screened at each of the member festivals to gain access to broader audiences.

“Because of the relationships we’ve developed with our Latin American Film Festival partners,” Grouya continued, “we have been able to put together a complete program of Latin American films, many of which are award-winners in their countries, and bring them to Spanish speaking and bilingual audiences here in the Coachella Valley.”

The City of Cathedral City, D’Place Entertainment and the Mary Pickford Theatre are working hand in hand with the Palm Springs Cultural Center and its AmDocs team to present this first edition of AmDocs Latino.

“We really think this program has great potential,” said Michael C. Green, Executive Director of the Palm Springs Cultural Center. “Our hope is that the Coachella Valley’s Latin community will enjoy the festival and embrace AmDocs Latino, so that we can continue to grow the program and bring it back as a regular annual event.”

Nuevo para el 2018, El Festival de Documentales Americanos presenta AmDocs Latino, un fin de semana lleno de documentales poderosos, llenos de la gente de Latino America, su patrimonio, sus historias, y su cultura única. AmDocs Latino se llevará a cabo en el Teatro Mary Pickford en Cathedral City el 13 y 14 de abril.

“Por los últimos siete años, El Festival de Documentales Americanos ha conectado audiencias con las historias de gente de todo el mundo y sus vidas reales,” dijo Teddy Grouya, Programador y Fundador de AmDocs. “Nuestro programa nuevo, AmDocs Latino, creció de nuestra afiliación con North South Doc Network y las colaboraciones que hemos desarollado con otros festivales de películas de calidad de todo el mundo.”

Ciertamente, una de las razones específicas por la cual el North South Doc Network (NSDN), una asociación de festivales de documentales internacionales fué creada, fué para compartir el contenido, y para que cada una de las películas proyectadas en los festivales, pueda ser vista por audiencias más amplias.

“Por medio de las relaciones que hemos establecido con nuestros compañeros de varios festivales de películas de Latino America,” continuó Teddy Grouya, “hemos podido reunir un programa completo de películas Latinoamericanas, muchas de las cuales son premiadas, y traerlas a las audiencias hispanoparlantes y bilingües del Valle de Coachella.

La ciudad de Cathedral City, D’Place Entertainment y el Teatro Mary Pickford estan trabajando en colaboración con el Centro Cultural de Palm Springs y su equipo AmDocs para presenter esta primera edición de AmDocs Latino.

“Realmente creemos que este programa tiene gran potencial,” dijo Michael C. Green, Director Ejecutivo del Centro Cultural de Palm Springs. “Nuestro deseo es que la comunidad Latina del Valle de Coachella disfrute del festival y reciba con brazos abiertos a AmDocs Latino, para que podamos continuar a desarrollar el programa y traerlo de nuevo cada año.”

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About the American Documentary Film Festival and Film Fund
Now in its seventh year, the American Documentary Film Festival (AmDocs) is now one of the largest all-documentary film festivals in the United States. Named “one of the five coolest documentary film festivals in the world” by MovieMaker Magazine, AmDocs has hosted some of the most respected personalities from behind and in front of the camera, including Oliver Stone, Peter Bogdanovich, Dionne Warwick, Phil Keoghan, Joe Berlinger, Jamie Redford and Tony Robbins. This year, AmDocs will screen over 170 films from all over the world, host more than 200 independent filmmakers, industry professionals and film personalities, conduct industry panel sessions, and invite American filmmakers to participate in its annual Film Fund Competition.

About the Palm Springs Cultural Center
The Palm Springs Cultural Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, founded in 2007 by Palm Springs philanthropists Ric and Rozene Supple. Its mission is to incubate, produce and encourage arts and cultural programs in order to leverage the unique power of creativity to open minds, bridge what divides us and discover what connects us. The Palm Springs Cultural Center is also at the forefront of recognizing an interconnection between the cultural arts and food culture, and their combined importance to the vitality, collective consciousness and sustainability of the community.