World Premiere of "La Navaja de Don Juan" at Austin Film Festival

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"La Navaja de Don Juan", a Spanish-language dark comedy from Director Tom Sanchez set in Lima, Peru, will world premiere at the 2013 Austin Film Festival.

The 2013 Austin Film Festival hosts the world premiere of action-packed, Spanish-language dark comedy "La Navaja de Don Juan", which will screen at the Rollins Theater at the Long Center for Performing Arts on Sunday, October 27th at 7PM. The film will have a second screening on Thursday, October 31st at 9:30PM at the IMAX Theatre at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum.

"La Navaja de Don Juan", a "Superbad"-meets-"Y Tu Mamá También", coming-of-age story set in Lima, Peru follows two rivaling brothers who attempt to outwit their meddling Grandmother and several other obstacles in order to attend a house party, where the younger brother hopes the night will end with the loss of his virginity.

After his womanizing older brother, MARIO (Rodrigo Viaggio, "Jarjacha 3", 2007) wins the right to dance with the girl that younger brother WALTER (J.C. Montoya) hopes to lose his virginity to, Walter challenges his brother to another arm-wrestling battle, where he wins the coveted pocket knife of their deceased father. Together, the brothers set out across the barrios of Lima to reach an upper-class neighborhood to attend a house party. Unfortunately, the two must convince their GRANDMA (Irma Maury, "La Mar Estaba Serena", 2001 and "Motor y Motivo", 2009) to let them go to the party, which requires a white lie about a quinceañera and change of costume to leisure suits. Broke and targets for every thug, pimp and troublemaker that stands between them and the promise of a great night, the boys’ adventure contains fights with each other and with wealthy party-attendees, resulting in the best laid plans of the evening to quickly spiral out of control.

Inspired by the family stories the film’s writer and director Tom Sanchez overheard from his father and uncle while growing up in Lima, "La Navaja de Don Juan" stars an all-Peruvian cast including J.C. Montoya, Rodrigo Viaggio, Nataniel Sánchez, Irma Maury and Antonio Arrué. The film explores themes of sibling rivalry, brotherhood and masculinity, as well as relationships between young Latino men and women, and marks Tom Sanchez’s directorial debut.

What: 1 hour and 25 minute narrative feature "La Navaja de Don Juan" (please contact to secure an advance screener)

Where: Rollins Theater at The Long Center for Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside Drive, Austin, TX 78704 and IMAX Theatre at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701

When: Sunday, October 27th at 7PM and Thursday, October 31st at 9:30PM

Who Will Be in Attendance: The following cast and crew will be in attendance for both screenings of the film:
Tom Sanchez (Writer and Director)
Julie Sifuentes Etheridge (Producer)
J.C. Montoya (actor, Walter Alfaro)
Rodrigo Viaggio (actor, Mario Alfaro)
Deyssi Pelaez, (actress, Carmen)
Claudia Solis (actress, Candy)
Irma Maury (actress, Grandma)

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For stills from the feature, additional background on production, interview requests, screeners and more information, contact:
Jennifer Sinski, lookthinkmake

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