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March brings not only extracurricular Madness but also -- a scheduling conflict every year -- the core-curricular San Diego Latino Film Festival. The 14th Annual edition will run from the 8th to the 18th at the UltraStar Hazard Center, its accustomed home, and in addition to the usual wide selection from far-flung nations, will concentrate this time on a special retrospective of half a century of Chilean cinema. Miguel Littin, far and away the pre-eminent name from that cinema, will be in attendance, presenting his early El Chacal de Nahueltoro and his recent La Última Luna, as well as, in his capacity as Guest Curator, three films that have left their mark on him, Nicholas Ray's Rebel without a Cause, Federico Fellini's Roma, and Glauber Rocha's Deus e o Diablo na Terra do Sol, or Black God, White Devil, as it was known in this country when Brazil's Cinema Nôvo was getting some attention. Go to www.sdlatinofilm.com for the fuller picture.

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