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Gran Cine Festival Celebrates The National Hispanic Heritage Month

Gran Cine Network presents the dates and titles for the 7th annual Festival de Gran Cine (Gran Cine Festival), a week-long celebration of Spanish-language cinema and Hispanic culture as part of its efforts to observe every year the National Hispanic Heritage Month.

Gran Cine, a commercial-free contemporary movie network offering a wide range of originally produced and recently released blockbusters from Spain and Latin America, presents the dates and titles for the 7th annual Festival de Gran Cine (Gran Cine Festival), a week-long celebration of Spanish-language cinema and Hispanic culture as part of its efforts to observe every year the National Hispanic Heritage Month.

Started in 1968 by Congress as Hispanic Heritage Week, it was expanded to a month in 1988, from September 15th to October 15th each year to celebrates U.S. Latinos, their culture and their history. Begins in the middle rather than the start of September because it coincides with national independence days in several Latin American countries. One of the key facts about the nation’s Latino population is it reached 59.9 million in 2018, up from 47.8 in 2008, according the Pew Research Center.

This year Festival de Gran Cine movie’s schedule is:

Venezuela

A procession to celebrates a Patron Saint runs through the streets of a once prosperous town. The collective party serves as a camouflage, not only for a couple of lovers to sneak furtively, also for the mayor to secretly introduce a load of toxic waste.

Director

Miltón Crespo

Cast

Toco Gómez, Dalila Colombo, Carlos Cruz, and Laura Altieri

 

 Spain

It is considered as a special love story, which starts when a woman wants to take a step forward in the relationship and her lover is not able to. As a result, she leaves home, and he starts an inspiring trip by train through Berlin and Verona to find her.

Director

 Ana Rodríguez Rosell

Cast

Oscar Jaenada, Manuela Vellés, Jan Cornet, and Clara Wurnell

 

 México

The bachelor parties’ days suddenly stop for a man when his three girlfriends demand marriage at the same time. However, nobody knows who will win the adorable and unexpected romantic race.

Director

 Angie Martínez

Cast

Ramsés Soto, Maggie Montúfar, Carla Pelatelli, and Araceli Landín

 

 

 Ecuador

The life of a police officer takes an unexpected turn when she intervenes in a procedure that culminates in a tragedy, from that moment on she decides to face the menace of intrafamily violence day by day.

Director

Dwight Gregorich

Cast

Karen Montero, Darío León, Ricardo González, and Samanta Cano

 

 Argentina

The Final Football Match is scheduled. For two fans friends this is the most important sport event of their lives and they are determined to travel more than 700 miles to support their team and they will do their best to let them win the game.

Director

Jorge Piwowarski and Andrés Edmundo Paternostro

Cast

Tomás Fonzi, Ariel Pérez De María, and Fernando Govergun

 

Chile

The son of a poor single teenage girl turns out to be a gifted painter, artistic talent discovered by the owner of a drugstore of the small rural town where they live, who will try to make the boy into a great artist, but the boy disappeared with all his work.

Director

Pablo Perelman

Cast

Daniel Giménez, Verónica Sánchez, Juan José Susacasa, and Catalina Saavedra

 

Dominican Republic

A real estate broker by day and a savvy but out-of-luck thief by night. Desperate to look for respect climbing the money ladder the easy way, he gets caught in the middles of a twisted plot when he gets in the wrong mansion at the wrong time.

Director

Pedro Urrutia

Cast

David Maler, Paula Ferry, Héctor Anibal, and Nashla Bogart

Gran Cine is owned and operated by Olympusat, Inc., and it’s currently available on Liberty, RCN, and Verizon FiOS.

For more information on Gran Cine’s programming, including tune in dates and times, please visit olympusat/networks.com and Gran Cine Blog

Olympusat – Media Contact:

Jesús Piñango

Senior Director of News

jesus@olympusat.com

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