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LA SIERRA NOMINATED FOR INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARD!
December 8, 2005. La Sierra has been nominated for an Independent Spirit Award in the Best Documentary category. The awards gala, hosted in the past by Samuel L. Jackson and televised on IFC and AMC, will take place on March 4, 2006, in Los Angeles. Visit Film Independent for more info and a complete list of nominees.

NEW YORK PRESS CALLS LA SIERRA "AMAZING," "COURAGEOUS," "ESSENTIAL."
November 10, 2005. On the occasion of La Sierra's New York theatrical premiere, the reviewers' verdicts are in:

"A courageous documentary." —New York Times

"Riveting!" —NY Post

"Devastating... La Sierra is essential viewing." —Village Voice

"Amazing... Dalton and Martinez provide something bigger and far more important than a current-events lecture." —Salon.com

"Vibrant and fascinating!" —TimeOut NY

Director Scott Dalton will attend the screenings tonight and tomorrow. Screenings continue at the Pioneer through November 18. Visit the Pioneer Theater site for showtimes and tickets.

LA SIERRA THEATRICAL PREMIERE, NEW YORK CITY!
September 15, 2005. La Sierra will make its theatrical debut at the Pioneer theater in New York City beginning November 10, 2005. Director/Producers Scott Dalton and Margarita Martinez will travel from Colombia to be present in New York, where they will be joined by Editor/Co-Producer Andrew Blackwell. Visit the Pioneer Theater site for schedule. (Click on a showing to purchase tickets.)

LA SIERRA IN PARIS.
September 10, 2005. La Sierra will be presented in Paris on September 27 as part of the series "100% Colombie Documentaire." Click for more info (in French).

LA SIERRA AT FESTIVAL DO RIO.
September 1, 2005. The Festival do Rio, Latin America's largest film festival and gathering of industry executives, has selected La Sierra to screen in this year's edition of the festival, which takes place from September 22 to October 6. Visit the festival site for more info.

LA SIERRA AT LINCOLN CENTER FOR HRW FEST & INDEPENDENTS' NIGHT.
June 2, 2005. La Sierra will be screened three times at the film society of Lincoln Center in New York City, once as part of the IFP Independents' Night program, and twice as part of the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival. Screenings are on Thursday, June 16 at 6.30pm, Saturday June 18 at 8.45pm, and Monday June 20 at 1pm. Visit HRW site for tickets and more info.

NEWPORT FILM FESTIVAL SCREENS LA SIERRA.
May 30, 2005. Another first rate festival, and another opportunity for audiences to see LA SIERRA and connect with its filmmakers. Screenings are June 9 at 6pm and June 10 at 3pm. Visit Newport IFF site for tickets and info.

LA SIERRA AT LOS ANGELES FILM FESTIVAL.
May 28, 2005. We're delighted to announce that La Sierra will be part of the 2005 Los Angeles Film Festival. Screenings are Saturday, June 18 at noon, and Sunday, June 19, at 9.30pm. Visit LA Film Festival site for tickets and info.

LA SIERRA AT SILVERDOCS.
May 25, 2005. Washington DC's prestigious Silverdocs documentary festival, presented by AFI/Discovery channel, has selected La Sierra for the 2005 festival. Screening is Wednesday June 15 at 9pm. Visit the Silverdocs site for tickets and info.

LA SIERRA GOES TO SEATTLE INT'L FILM FESTIVAL.
May 23, 2005. La Sierra has been officially selected for the Seattle International Film Festival, a world class event recognized as one of the best festivals running. La Sierra has also been selected as one of only 13 films in competition (out of 55). Visit the SIFF site for more information.

LA SIERRA FEATURED IN NEW YORK TIMES.
April 19, 2005. A feature article in today's edition of The New York Times follows LA SIERRA directors Scott Dalton and Margarita Martinez as they returned to La Sierra to show the film to the community. "When the emotional 95 minutes ended," writes Times reporter Juan Forero, "mothers and teenage girls wept, applause filled Santa María de La Sierra Church, and the young gunmen who were the protagonists nodded their heads in quiet approval." Read the entire article (PDF).

LA SIERRA SIGNS WITH FILMS TRANSIT.
April 8, 2005. We are delighted to announce that LA SIERRA has teamed up with FILMS TRANSIT INTERNATIONAL for worldwide sales. FILMS TRANSIT has a reputation second to none, based on over two decades of bringing cutting-edge documentaries to a worldwide audience. Other films in the FILMS TRANSIT catalog include METALLICA: SOME KIND OF MONSTER, THE CORPORATION, THE KIDNAPPING OF INGRID BETANCOURT, and many other award-winning films that are redefining the art of documentary filmmaking.

LA SIERRA FILMMAKERS TO FEATURE IN HOT DOCS PANEL.
April 5, 2005. HOT DOCS has invited LA SIERRA directors Scott Dalton and Margarita Martinez to sit on a panel discussion at the upcoming HOT DOCS Canadian International Film Festival. Dalton and Martinez are both traveling from Bogotá to Toronto to attend the festival. The panel, which will touch on a range of topics related to documentaries and documentary production, is tentatively scheduled for April 28, from 2-3.30pm at the Hot Docs Industry Centre. Check this space for details, or visit the HOT DOCS site for additional info and tickets.

LA SIERRA SELECTED FOR HOT DOCS 2005!
March 18, 2005. La Sierra has been selected for the 2005 HOT DOCS Canadian International Documentary Festival in Toronto from April 25 to May 1. La Sierra will have two screenings at this, the most important documentary festival in North America. Check here for screening times, or visit the HOT DOCS site for additional info and tickets.

HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH SELECTS LA SIERRA FOR NYC FILM FESTIVAL.
March 17, 2005. La Sierra has been selected for the 2005 Human Rights Watch International Film Festival in New York City from June 10 to 23. This will be La Sierra's premiere to the public in New York. Check here for screening times.

LA SIERRA SCREENS AT SXSW 2005.
March 16, 2005. Enthusiastic audiences (our largest yet) turned out for the two screenings of La Sierra in Austin at South By Southwest. Director Scott Dalton, a Texas native, was on hand for the festival. Visit the SXSW website.

LA SIERRA WINS BEST DOCUMENTARY AT MIAMI FILM FESTIVAL .
February 12, 2005. La Sierra has won the Grand Jury Prize for best documentary at the 2005 Miami International Film Festival. We are especially delighted to be recognized by a festival that programmed such a broad field of strong documentaries. Many thanks to the MIFF programmers and staff, who put on an excellent festival.

SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST SELECTS LA SIERRA FOR 2005 FESTIVAL.
February 11, 2005. La Sierra has been selected for the 2005 edition of the South By Southwest Film Conference and Festival, which runs in Austin, Texas, from March 11 through 19, 2005. SXSW is one of the country's most dynamic and exciting festivals, screening 180 films from all over the world. Visit the SXSW website for information on screenings and panels.

LA SIERRA SCREENS AT MIAMI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL.
February 7, 2005. La Sierra played to a packed house of over 150 people in its first screening at the Miami International Film Festival. The screening was followed by a panel discussion that included other filmmakers working with themes of youth and violence. There will be two more screenings in Miami this week. Check the Miami International Film Festival schedule.


MIAMI HERALD CALLS LA SIERRA "AN UNFORGETTABLE FILM."
February 6, 2005. In this Sunday's Miami Herald, Stephen Dudley writes, "...it's the intimate look at these paramilitaries' private sides that breathes life into this brutal depiction of a Medellin neighborhood ... It's precisely this ability to cut through the stereotypes that makes La Sierra an unforgettable film." Read the entire article here (free registration required).


LA SIERRA WINS HONORABLE MENTION FOR BEST SLAMDANCE DOCUMENTARY.
January 28, 2005. After a successful run of sold-out screenings and enthusiastic audiences, La Sierra won honorable mention from the documentary jury. Many thanks to the Slamdance staff and our fellow filmmakers for a successful festival!


LA SIERRA WORLD PREMIERE SELLS OUT AT SLAMDANCE.
January 22, 2005. The world premiere of La Sierra was a smashing success in Park City, at the 2005 Slamdance film festival. We would like to thank everyone who turned out. There are three more screenings at Slamdance! Visit www.slamdance.com for details...


WORLD PREMIERE! LA SIERRA SELECTED FOR SLAMDANCE.
December 14, 2004. La Sierra has been officially selected for the 2005 Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, from January 21 to 28, 2005. The world premiere screening will take place on the evening of Saturday, January 22, followed by three further screenings. See www.slamdance.com for program details.


LA SIERRA SELECTED FOR MIAMI INT’L FILM FESTIVAL.
November 30, 2004. La Sierra is on its way to Miami, where it will take part in the 2005 Miami International Film Festival, which runs from February 4 through 15. Visit www.miamifilmfestival.com for more details.


LA SIERRA WINS BEST DOCUMENTARY AT IFP MARKET.
September 25, 2004. We are delighted to announce that La Sierra has won the Best Documentary Feature award at the 2004 IFP Market in New York. The award, which comes with a US$10,000 prize, was awarded to the film’s directors. Many thanks to IFP for the award, and for putting on a spectacular event.


LA SIERRA TO SCREEN AT 2004 IFP MARKET IN NEW YORK.
August 15, 2004. IFP/New York has selected La Sierra from a competitive field to be one of an exclusive slate of feature documentaries screening at the 2004 IFP Market, at the end of September. The Market, a private event for filmmakers and industry representatives, is an opportunity to make new contacts and friends, and begin the long process of finding a public for the film.


MAJOR EDITING COMPLETED ON LA SIERRA.

July 15, 2004. Major editing on La Sierra has now been completed! This wraps up months of arduous work for Editor and Consulting Producer Andrew Blackwell, who, along with filmmakers Scott Dalton and Margarita Martinez, has been editing the project since late last year. The final product is 95 minutes long, and is based on over 100 hours of footage shot in the neighborhood of La Sierra last year.

 

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