Companies team up for eight-film Cinema series

Maya Entertainment is partnering with Blockbuster to present an eight-film Latin Cinema series in eight cities from July 17-Sept. 10.

Pics will screen in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Washington D.C., Miami, San Francisco, San Diego and Dallas. 

Maya founder Moctesuma Esparza said the series fulfills Maya’s mission to give audiences high-quality cinema from Latino filmmakers and talent.

The series includes crime drama “The Line,” starring Andy Garcia, Ray Liotta, Armand Assante, Esai Morales and Danny Trejo; romancer “Vicious Circle,” starring Paul Rodriguez Jr., Emily Rios, Robert Zepeda and Paul Rodriguez; thriller “Bajo La Sal,” with Humberto Zurita and Irene Azuela; and bank heist drama “Sultanes del Sur,” starring Tony Dalton, Jordi Molla and Ana De la Reguera.

The remaining pics are drama “Once Upon a Time in Rio,” starring Thiago Martins, Viroria Frate and Rocco Pitanga; comedy “Crónicas Chilangas,” which won three awards at the Guadalajara Film Festival; “Bad Guys,” starring Kate del Castillo and Danny Strong; and road trip drama “Máncora” with Enrique Murciano, Elsa Pataky and Phellipe Haagensen.

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