Friday, November 30, 2007

My film in Boyle Heights Latina Film Fest

BHLIFE 2007 Program!!
My film THE LAST WORD plays on saturday afternoon (see below). Unless I can hustle a plane ticket I'm not sure I will be able to make it because I have a commitment in the bay that night...pero vamos a ver.
Much love, Maya

* * * If you are interested in volunteering this year, please contact Selene at * * *

BHLIFE 2007 - Program Schedule (subject to change)

Friday, December 7th

Boyle Heights Technology Youth Center
1600 East 4th St, Los Angeles CA.


Opening Night, 7:00p.m.
Doors Open
Screening, 8:00 p.m.

Conversations II

A Man of Two Havanas
With a childhood filled with bombings and assassination attempts on her father, the filmmaker explores her relationship with him and the Cuba he left behind. Through the prism of a daughter we explore the past, the present, and the nature of social responsibility and personal sacrifice.

Reception, 10:30p.m.
With special performance by Strangely Attractive

Saturday, December 8th
CASA 0101; 2009 East 1st St. 90033

Filmmakers Luncheon 12:00-2:00pm

Doc Program 1, 3:00-5:00pm

Little Giant

THE LAST WORD is about LAS MANAS, a fierce women of color writing circle and spoken word crew using sisterhood to create space for voices to be heard

Milagros: Made in Mexico follows the enterprising women of Guanajuato as they revive their economically fractured birthplace

Mi Corazon Program, 6:00-8:00 pm

Broken Hearts What's worse than finding out their lives are about to end in one tragic moment, all because of a promise made to a friend?

Late Bloomer

Afuera an Argentine girl who immigrates to the United States in search of a more promising life.

Blackout 3 Latina roommates and their all American neighbor remain enclosed during a Sunday night blackout.

Tomoko's Kitchen eight neighbors who have never met, suddenly are forced to come together after an apartment security system malfunctions.

Experimental Goddess, 9:00-10:00p.m.

Perrors Sin Amor

Mitosis The usual method of cell division in clay animation.

Entrega a Tiempo

Untitled Inspired by femme fatales, film noir, feminism, and the struggle against patriarchy.

Through the Water A video poem dedicated to the Aztec goddess of water

DreaMachine Lullaby A short about the Iraq war from the viewpoint of an American child

Caracol A garden snail faces the forces of nature

Chiquita Gordita La Chicana Laundry Pictures own Toy Television

Sardoodledom Sentence

Death Penalty Movie Join Ms. Pickles and the gang as they take you on a funtastical journey through the history of the death penalty!

El Segundo (Spanish) Travel through the unconsciousness and dreams of a man that ends with his own death

Reception to Follow at
First Street Studios
2026 E First St Studios Los Angeles CA

Saturday, December 8th, at Tech Center
Boyle Heights Technology Youth Center
1600 East 4th St, Los Angeles CA.

Youth Made Program, 2:00-3:00pm

Loss of Innocence in Loisaida What happens when a young man finds out his girlfriend is the pharmacist's daughter?

My Shadows

Beauty Before Violence

Youth Workshop, 3:00-4:30pm
With Stephanie Saint Sanchez of, La Chicana Laundry Pictures

No Budget, No Problem
Cinematic Adventures Anytime Anywhere an At Any Price

To include special screening of:

Un Plato Mas Fiver Food is love but it can also be a cosmic force that
unites all Abuelitas

Death Penalty Movie

Chiquita Gordita


Sunday, December 9th
CASA 0101; 2009 East 1st St. 90033

Early Program, 1:00-2:00p.m.

Buscate un Carrito A man is attacked by an army of shopping carts in the parking lot of a mall.

Perros Sin Amor A visual exploration of an artist's inner struggle.

Red Bird an inspiring story of friendship between a young painter WWII veteran.

Tomoko's Kitchen

Doc Program 2, 3:00-5:00p.m.

Last Cry in Havana

Closing night Program, 6:00-8:00p.m.

The Passion of the Christian L'Amour

El Segundo Travel through the unconsciousness and dreams of a man that ends with his own death.

A Few Hundred Blows Life can be lonely for a misfit who never had the chance to pop a pretty girl's bubble.

La Pared defies the Mexican concept of "Macho" as it explores the nature of human instinct and the concept of cause and effect.

Brooklyn Ciccio, weighted responsibility to take care of his dying grandfather isolates his struggles with a poverty stricken environment.

Conversations II Explores the evolution of the female role in the middle class of the Latin American society.

Isabel A man is disturbed by the strange appearances of a six-year old girl.

Awards Ceremony

Reception to follow at
Eastside Luv Wine Bar y Queso

Tickets for this year's festival are:
$10 General Admission
$5 Students & Boyle Heights Residents

Saturday screenings and workshop at the Boyle Heights Technology Center: FREE

To make your reservation please visit the Casa 0101 website at and click on the "reservations" link.

Fill in your information and write the specific program you wish to RSVP for in the input box for "Event/Class Name."

Thursday, November 15, 2007


This is what I have been hiding out working night and day on. I'll be the cute one in the tech booth but don't talk to me before the show if you know what's good for you( or one word sentences work okay but my brain has only one channel today until Im done). It's going to be great!
Love you all and your support has meant the world to me.

The world premiere of
AMOR CUBANO: In a bottle, a tube and a small packet
Written and performed by Maceo Cabrera Estevez
Directed by Eric Aviles
Media/Technical Director-Maya Chinchilla

Two nights only!

Hecho en Califas Festival
Thursday, November 15th, 2007, 8pm
$10 in advance/$12 at door
La Peña
3105 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA

Saturday, November 17th, 2007, 8pm
$10 in advance/$10 students and seniors, $12 at door
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
2868 Mission St, San Francisco, CA
Advanced tickets:

Get yours now! Come join Maceo Cabrera Estevez as she
takes you into the world of Barbarita Perales, the
creator of Amor Cubano- the essence of all that is
Cuban in a bottle, a tube and a small packet, sold on
a late night infomercial. Amor Cubano has the power to
totally transform society as we know it and make
Americans better lovers all at the same time - will it

Using comedy, video installation and hilarious
storytelling, Amor Cubano explores what it means to be
Cuban whether you're a Miami Cuban, a Cuban, Fidel or
someone who just wants to be Cuban, and celebrates the
revolutionary power of Cuban love.

A bilingual English and Spanish play with a little bit
of Arabic. Subtitles in English and Spanish.
More info: ,