Orlando Hispanic Film Festival Set to Roll Out the Red Carpet and Reunite the Cast of “Caught”

Full-length feature film stars Edward James Olmos and Maria Conchita Alonso
Aug. 29, 2009 - PRLog -- Aixa Acevedo                                  
Orlando Hispanic Film Festival                      

Orlando, FL - The Orlando Hispanic Film Festival (OHFF) presents the full-length feature film, “Caught,” on Thursday, September 17, 2009 at the Plaza Cinema Café in downtown Orlando. Dubbed “Reunion Screening”, the film stars Edward James Olmos and Maria Conchita Alonso. Alonso is confirmed to be part of the red carpet event. A Q&A by the writer, director and talent in the film will follow the screening.

The red carpet event begins at 7:00pm in the Plaza’s courtyard tunnel and will be open to the public, followed by the film screening at 8:00pm. VIP pass holders receive front of line access to the screening and all OHFF film presentations.  Seating is limited.  Festival attendees, including VIP pass holders, must have a paper ticket to enter the screening of “Caught” to avoid over-booking.  

VIP Passes are available for $60 providing front of the line access to all films (pending availability) and events.  Single General Admission tickets are available for as little as $8 and a seniors and student discounted rate of $6.  Day passes are $20. OHFF attendees will receive an ALL DAY discounted parking rate in the Plaza’s parking garage of only $4.00. Parking on 3rd floor and higher is recommended.  VIP Passes are now available online at www.ohfilmfestival.com. All tickets, including VIP Passes, will be available at the Plaza Cinema Cafe (155 South Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32801) starting September 1st.

Based on the novel “Into It” by Edward Pomerantz, Caught tells the story about Joe, (Edward James Olmos), and Betty (Maria Conchita Alonso) who run a fish market and have sunk into a comfortable, if somewhat boring life. Then a drifter enters, Nick (Aire Verveen), who takes a job in the store and a place in their home. He proceeds to awaken Joe's hope in the future as well as Betty's sexual passions. Until their son Danny, (Steven Schub) returns home and notices the changes. “We were honored when Edward Pomerantz approached us to do this one-of-a-kind special screening at the OHFF.  We knew right away this was a great fit and it's at the heart of why we do what we do each year" commented James Schoepflin, Founder and Executive Director of the OHFF.

In 1996 “Caught” was a hit at the Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for 3 Independent Spirit Awards. "We, at the OHFF, believe that there are many strong independent Latino films that perhaps never get the needed exposure.  We help provide that platform here in Orlando. "Caught" was very successful and it can also serve as inspiration to young independent filmmakers" added Schoepflin.

About the Orlando Hispanic Film Festival

The Orlando Hispanic Film Festival (OHFF) is a competitive independent film festival and a high energy platform that recognizes independent filmmakers from around the world who integrate the Hispanic culture in their work and exposes the talent of Hispanic actors, directors, producers, screenwriters and cinematographers.  The event draws a wide variety and fast growing independent film audience and provides a highly desirable platform where independent filmmakers from around the world can showcase their work to industry professionals and the entire Central Florida Community. During the Festival, awards are presented to top selected films, including the Audience Award where the public actively participates in the selection of the winning film.  www.ohfilmfestival.com.

About the Plaza Cinema Cafe

Established in August 2008, The Plaza Cinema Café located in the heart of Downtown Orlando, opened it's doors on Friday, May 29, 2009. A staff of 50, the theater provides a unique movie and dining experience for everyone and offers luxury leather seats, two wine bars, two Art Galleries and a diverse menu which has traditional concession food items and Greek humus, salads, wings and much more. www.plazacinemacafe.com.

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