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    LatinoBuzz: Stop Blaming Musicians for the Drug War & Start Blaming Politicians -- Review of 'Narco Cultura' Documentary

    Narco Cultura, a documentary about narcocorridos and drug violence in Mexico opens in select theaters Friday, December 6.

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    Review: ‘Narco Cultura’ Is A Disturbing Look At The Mexican War On Drugs & The Idolatry Within

    Since 2006, when the War on Drugs was officially declared in Mexico—a joint operation by Federal Police and the Mexican military known as Operation Michoacan—approximately 60,000 known murders have been recorded. At the epicenter of the major narcotics trafficking and drug cartels that ravage Mexico...

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    Five Films to See This Weekend: 'Hunger Games,' Dench Oscar Bid 'Philomena,' Drug War Doc 'Narco Cultura' & More

    Something for everyone this weekend. While most audiences will surely flock to the new "Hunger Games" film, Oscar hopeful "Philomena" arrives in select cities after its sweep through the festival circuit, and the new Vince Vaughn vehicle "Delivery Man" gets a wide release. Doc lovers, head to "Narco...

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    Review: 'Narco Cultura' Depicts a Mexican Culture that Glorifies Murder, Decapitation and Crime

    It’s hard to say what’s more disturbing -- long term, at any rate – about Shaul Schwarz’s excellent “Narco Cultura.” Is it the dead children, wailing mothers and bloody water running through the gutters of Juarez? Or the roomful of clueless idiots at Hollywood’s House of Blues, singing along to a M...

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    Exclusive: Meet The Ghost In Clip From Acclaimed Documentary 'Narco Cultura'

    One only has to look at the enduring popularity and influence of Brian De Palma's "Scarface" to see just how pervasive drug culture has become in the mainstream (and no surprise, there is a remake brewing). Only a few months ago, we saw millions tune in to see the fate of chemistry teacher turned me...

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    LatinoBuzz: LALIFF-16TH Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival- Line Up

    After being cancelled last year, sadly, for lack of funding, the Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF) returns stronger than ever to treat audiences to some of the best cinematic works, of all lengths and genres, created by Latino American filmmakers in their native countries or by Latino crea...

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    Exclusive: Poster For Sundance Documentary Hit 'Narco Cultura'

    While we've seen the headlines and portrayals on TV shows like "Breaking Bad" and movies like "Savages," the knotty world of the Mexican drug cartels is expansive and far-reaching, going far past the political muscle they pull and the drugs they sling. And the forthcoming documentary "Narco Cultura"...

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    LatinoBuzz: Alex Rivera & Greg Berger on Making Political Films & Joining a Cheese-Making Collective

    Greg “Gringoyo” Berger is an American filmmaker living in Mexico who makes social justice films. He doesn’t take himself too seriously and understands his position as an outsider in the country, often calling himself a revolutionary tourist.

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    Fantastic Fest 2013 Unveils First Wave of Programming, Includes Keanu Reeves' 'Man of Tai Chi' and More Genre Goodies

    Fantastic Fest has unleashed its first wave of programming. Highlights from the lineup include a red-carpet premiere of Keanu Reeves' directorial debut "Man of Tai Chi," in which he also stars; Israeli crime film "Big Bad Wolves"; the Netherlands' "Borgman," which was snapped up by Drafthouse Films ...

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    LatinoBuzz: CineFestival Adds Latino Screenwriter's Lab, and Narco Cultura to its Upcoming 2013 Edition

    The 35th CineFestival, which takes place in San Antonio Feb. 23 - Mar 2, has unveiled the launch of The Latino Screenwriters Project, a screenwriting conference in which Sundance Institute is lending critical consulting support.

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