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Patricia Krebs: artist, performer, and honoree at Reel Rasquache

Originally published at Se Fija!

Patricia Krebs has been a friend of Se Fija! since the day we began. That’s why we were especially pleased to see that the Reel Rasquache Art & Film Festival has chosen her as recipient for the 2012 Vision Award. She is a remarkably talented and accomplished woman in a wide range of media, and well deserving of the attention. Here’ s a little bit more about her…

Patricia Krebs was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she earned her degrees in Fine Arts and Contemporary Visual Arts. Since 2001, she has lived in Los Angeles, California, where she works as a full-time multimedia artist. Krebs’ artwork has been exhibited in galleries and cultural centers, and featured on books covers, CDs and educational magazines in South and North America. She has designed and illustrated over a dozen books, including several award winning children’s picture books, and created puppets, props and masks for theatrical events. In addition, she has written lyrics & music for her own musical projects as well as for other artists and companies, and recorded Spanish voiceovers for major movies, such as Corpse Bride, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Beowulf, and Happy Feet I & II. Continue reading

Trailers of some of the Films at 2012 RRAFF

We’ll be uploading new trailers as they come in. Check back often to see new ones.

Cartas a Elena is the festivals’ opening feature

A Race to the Center of the Sun

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CASA 0101 Presents The 2012 Reel Rasquache Art & Film Festival

The 2012 Reel Rasquache Art & Film Festival (RRAFF) returns to East Los Angeles thanks to the presenting sponsorship of Casa 0101. In its 9th consecutive year, the festival will take place May 18-20, 2012 at the newly expanded Casa 0101 facilities in the heart of the burgeoning Boyle Heights 1st Street arts corridor. Founded in 2000 by the Los Angeles actor, playwright, screenwriter (Real Women Have Curves) and novelist (Hungry Woman in Paris) Josefina López, Casa 0101 has established itself as a leading arts venue for Los Angeles’ East Side. Walking distance from the Metro Gold Line Mariachi Plaza station, the new Casa 0101 home is located near the corner of 1st and St. Louis Streets and includes a 99-seat theatre, art gallery, and learning center. López and Casa 0101 Executive Director, Emmanuel Deleage are long-standing followers and supporters of RRAFF. RRAFF Executive Director, John Ramirez states, “The 2012 Casa 0101 and Reel Rasquache partnership is a wonderful development that’s rich with mutually rewarding collaborative possibilities.” RRAFF 2012 Co-Director, Angela María Ortíz S. ( adds that the Casa 0101 and RRAFF12 bond is, “a perfect meeting of shared passion for and commitment to nurturing the arts of, in, and for Boyle Heights and East Los Angeles communities overall.”

Bringing together independent filmmakers from across the country with Latino advocates in the entertainment industry, the Reel Rasquache Art & Film Festival showcases films by or about the U.S. Latino experience in all genres and formats–animation, dramatic and documentary shorts and features, experimental, webisodes, and, introducing this year, a forum on cell phone filmmaking. In addition to around-the-clock film programs, the weekend-long festival will include live music and dance, a Youth Filmmakers’ Showcase, filmmaking workshops, directors’ roundtable, an art exhibit, networking receptions, and the annual closing night award ceremony that recognizes leaders, pioneers, and trailblazers in U.S. Latino film and art.