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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.
YORK PRESS CALLS LA SIERRA "AMAZING," "COURAGEOUS,"
November 10, 2005. On the occasion of La Sierra's New York theatrical
premiere, the reviewers' verdicts are in:
courageous documentary." —New York Times
La Sierra is essential viewing." —Village
Dalton and Martinez provide something bigger and far more important
than a current-events lecture." —Salon.com
and fascinating!" —TimeOut NY
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.
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
SIERRA IN PARIS.
September 10, 2005. La Sierra will be presented in Paris on September
27 as part of the series "100% Colombie Documentaire."
for more info (in French).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
the Silverdocs site for tickets and info.
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.
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).
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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