is proudly sponsoring the
Premiere College Tour 2000-2001.
The Premiere Weekend
Club, a nonprofit organization that promotes Latino films
and artists, announces that its first annual nationwide college
College Tour Hits University
of Texas at San Antonio
Premiere Weekend Club, a nonprofit organization that promotes
Latino films and artists, announces that its first annual nationwide
college tour is coming to the University of Texas at San Antonio
on April 23rd.
The Premiere College Tour celebrates positive images of Latinos
by featuring exciting new films, music performances, and other
arts and activities at 20 major campuses across the country. The
events will be held at every college with a large Latino student
population, including Hunter College of New York, UCLA, Arizona
State University, University of Houston, University of Illinois
at Chicago, and Miami-Dade Community College. The local Community
Colleges will also be included in each of cities of the tour with
a tie in to recruitment efforts to encourage students to attend
The events kick off at San Antonio with a roundtable discussion
of community leaders, media, college professors, and student leaders,
focusing on how Latinos have been presented in Hollywood films.
The highlight of the events will be the San Antonio Premiere of
Gabriela at 7PM at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center. Gabriela
is the film that has been credited for inspiring a social movement
and the formation of the Premiere Weekend Club. Gabriela is attracting
attention not only for its high quality, but also for its ground
breaking positive portrayals. According to Juan Rodríguez
Flores of La Opinión, Gabriela is the best
love story since Pretty Woman
romantic and very
funny. Power Point Films is releasing the movie nationwide
in the Spring..
Written and Directed by Vincent Jay Miller, the movie features
up and coming stars Jaime Gomez (Nash Bridges, Clear
and Present Danger) and Seidy Lopez (Mi Vida Loca,
Luminarias), along with Lupe Ontiveros (Selena,
El Norte), Evelina Fernandez (Luminarias).
A Q & A session and autograph signing by star Seidy Lopez
and the Director will follow the screening.
The Premiere Weekend Club has established itself as being on the
cutting edge with marketing techniques, including strategies utilizing
the Internet and e-mail blasts. The Premiere Weekend Club is coordinating
the tour partly to further establish its nationwide infrastructure
to promote films and artists on a grass-roots level. The Premiere
Weekend Club is creating a network of community leaders, college
professors, students, media, religious and union leaders, who
will help get the word out about projects in their local communities.
Advisory Council members, Salma Hayek, Jimmy Smits, John Leguizamo,
Edward James Olmos, Esai Morales, and Cheech Marin support the
Premiere Weekend Club and its efforts.
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