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PCFF announces Local Flavor 2020 selections


August 01

The 13th annual Plaza Classic Film Festival will stream 13 shorts in this year’s Local Flavor showcase of locally made or connected films.

Genres represented in this year’s Texas Film Commission-sponsored showcase include narrative drama, comedy and thriller, documentary and music video.

This year’s selections will be divided into two programming blocks. Local Flavor I will stream at 7 pm August 7. Local Flavor II will stream at 7 pm August 8.

Both will stream on plazaclassic.com.

Each program will be followed by filmmaker Q&As conducted by Local Flavor curators and filmmakers Zach Passero and Lucky McKee.

The contents of each programming block and the remaining Plaza Classic Film Festival Online schedule will be announced soon. It runs August 5-9 on plazaclassic.com. The Plaza Classic Film Festival On Tour, a series of pop-up drive-ins, runs July 30-August 9 at various locations around El Paso. Click here for details.

This year’s Local Flavor picks are:

El Chacharero
Documentary
Krisstian de Lara, director
6:37

Stillborn
Drama (pictured)
Brandon Gass, director
9:43

The Music Box
Drama
Ryan Riddle, director
24:17

How to Make Kimchi (or How to Be Korean)
Documentary
Jonathan Lee, director
13:43

Reply All
Comedy
Josh Pulido, director
8:05

Seen City
Music video
Carlos H. Tejeda, director
4:32

Curarto Obscuro Paso del Norte
Drama
J. Genaro Limon, director
5:13

En Tus Brasos Esta Noche (In Your Arms Tonight)
Drama
Jonathan Gonzales, director
24:12

A Long Walk Home
Experimental
Seth Van Matre, director
6:57

The Noise and the Silence
Drama
Jon-Carlo Diaz, director
2:31

Goin’ For Picture
Comedy
Ryan Riddle, director
13:35

Un Dia Mas (One More Day)
Comedy
Carlos H. Tejeda, director
1:00

Slow Suicide
Music video
Trey L. Broomfield, director; Rodolfo Rodriguez, producer
3:45

In addition, a special out-of-competition screening of Joshua Lozano’s Rest Stop, an adaptation of a Stephen King short story, will screen at 3:30 pm Saturday, August 8 on plazaclassic.com. It will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker.

The Local Flavor Awards will be announced and screened at 1 pm Sunday, August 9 on plazaclassic.com. The $1,000 Local Flavor Award and $500 second prize award winners will be screened. The Audience Favorite Award will be announced soon after on the PCFF website.

More than 40 films were submitted for this year’s Local Flavor showcase.