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Tulipanes Latino Art & Film Fest begins Sept. 1


Holland, MI: The Sixth Annual Tulipanes Latino Art & Film Festival is poised to take the stage on Labor Day Weekend, with a wide range of cultural representation in film, art, and music for the whole family.


 "We are proud to present the sixth annual Tulipanes festival, continuing the tradition of highlighting Latinos in the arts," Tony Castillo, president of the Tulipanes Board of Directors, said.


"This is made possible thanks to a wide variety of generous sponsors who have helped make the 2006 festival a reality.  Our schedule features a wonderful range of award-winning films, musicians, and artists, and we invite the greater Holland community to come enjoy the weekend."


Building on the success of last year's centralized locations, Tulipanes 2006 will again feature a main stage in Centennial Park, with other activities happening within blocks at the Knickerbocker Theatre, Park Theatre, Herrick Library, and the Holland Area Arts Council.


The festival runs Friday, September 1 through Sunday, September 3, 2006.


This year's festival brings many films, including Goal! The  Dream Begins, Quinceañera, and Crossing Arizona, which focuses on the human side of undocumented immigration. A panel discussion featuring Crossing Arizona’s director Daniel DeVivo and other cast and crew is scheduled for Saturday, September 2, at 5:00 p.m. in the Park Theatre.


The music and entertainment line-up features past favorites like Los Bandits and Ballet Folklorico Sol Azteca, and new appearances including Tierra, an up-and-coming Latin-based Christian band from West Michigan.

On Friday night, a Salsa Night will take place at the Padnos Gallery of the Holland Area Arts Council (HAAC), featuring the sounds of 7-piece salsa band Orquestra Sensacional. An informal lesson will take place at 8 p.m. and the dance will run from 9:00 p.m. to midnight. Artwork by local and national Latino artists will be on display in the gallery, and guests may take the opportunity to glue down a tile in the Tulipanes mosaic, the current HAAC community project, based on the artwork of José Nazero.


A suggested donation of $5 will be collected at the Salsa Night; all other events are free to the public and are for all ages except where noted. The Holland and West Michigan community is invited to celebrate throughout the weekend's family-friendly festivities.


Other activities include a giant piñata full of candy and prizes, an art showcase, and chiarriada horse exhibition. Ethnic food vendors will be present at Centennial Park. A full schedule is available at the website www.tlaff.org and on this page of La Prensa.


Those interested in volunteering can contact Angie Hanks at [email protected] and 616-394-7303.



2006 Tulipanes Film Info


New Film Events

9 AM Saturday September 2, 2006 @ the Knickerbocker Theater,

Launching Your First Film Workshop with Youssef Delara, Director of E.S.L.


5 to 5:45 PM Saturday September 2, 2006 @ the Park Theater,

Immigration Discussion Panel:

Daniel DeVivo, Director/Producer of Crossing Arizona

Laurie MacMillian, Story Editor of Crossing Arizona

Mike Wilson, Humanitarian in Crossing Arizona

TBA, Two Local Michigan Speakers

Alfredo Gonzales, Moderator


3 pm Sunday September 3, 2006 @ Knickerbocker

Awards Ceremony


Awards TBA      (* new category)


Tulipanes/Kodak, Best of Show: $1000 & Trophy

Tulipanes/5/3 Bank, Best Documentary: $300 & Trophy

Tulipanes/5/3 Bank, Best Youth Documentary: $300 & Trophy

Tulipanes/Chemical Bank, Education Excellence (Historic/Cultural): $300 & Trophy

Tulipanes/5/3 Bank, Best Emerging Regional Filmmaker: $300 & Trophy

Tulipanes/5/3 Bank, Honorable Mention: $300 & Trophy

Tulipanes/5/3 Bank, Best Short: $300 & Trophy

*Tulipanes/5/3 Bank, Best Animation: $300 & Trophy


Film Committee/Volunteers:

Carlos Estrada, Carolina Contreras – Hernadez, Maggie Rivera, Martin Ruiz, Becky Arenas, Gary Zandstra, Erik Alberg, Angela Hanks, Luiz Cotas, Solage Costas, Hector Salazar, Orlando Estrada, Diana Estrada.


Award Sponsors: Kodak, 5/3 Bank, & Chemical Bank.

Trophies / Special Thanks to: 8th Street Castle Park Gallery





As of 8.22.06     2006 Tulipanes Film Info            2006 Roster

Family Features

Goal: The Dream Begins,         http://www.goalthemovie.com/flags.html

El Carro                       http://www.cinematropical.com/2006schedules/01NYcarro.html

BomBón El Perro         http://www.cinematropical.com/2006schedules/07USAperro.html


Dramatic Features         (mature audiences only)

Quinceañera     http://www.sonyclassics.com/quinceanera/#

E.S.L.               http://eslfilms.com/


Immigration Showcase

Crossing Arizona         http://www.crossingaz.com/

De Nadie                      http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0451698/


Animation Showcase

Vaiaje a Marte              http://www.viajeamarte.com.ar  &  http://www.zaramella.com.ar/

El Dia De Los Muertos  [email protected], 323.770.2589


Documentary Features

¡ Yo Soy Boricua, Pá Que Tu Lo Sepas ! http://ifctv.com/ifc/what?CAT1=6967&AID=16309&CLR=black&BCLR=000000

La Fabri_k The Cuban Hip Hop Factory


Toro Negro       http://www.cinematropical.com/distribution/toronegro.htm

Mambo to Hip Hop       http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5170142


Short Features   The Dark 10min, The Critic 9min, François 6min.




As of 8.22.06     2006 Tulipanes Updated Film Schedule

(Short Features films will be played before features)


Friday 09.01.06



10:00 am           De Nadie

11:45 am           El Dia De Los Muertos/ Vaiaje a Marte

12:35 pm           Mambo to Hip Hop

1:40 pm            La Fabri_k The Cuban Hip Hop Factory

3:00 pm            Bom Bón El Perro



10:00am            Bom Bón El Perro

12:00 pm           De Nadie

1:45 pm            Toro Negro

3:20 pm            El Carro



6:00 pm            Goal: The Dream Begins (& Vaiaje a Marte)

8:45 pm            E.S.L.               (Mature audiences only)

11:00 pm           Quinceañera      (mature audiences only)


Saturday 09.02.06



9:00 am            El Dia De Los Muertos/ Vaiaje a Marte

10:00 am           El Dia De Los Muertos/ Vaiaje a Marte

11:00 am           Mambo to Hip Hop

12:00 pm           De Nadie

1:35 pm            El Carro

3:20 pm            ¡ Yo Soy Boricua, Pá Que Tu Lo Sepas !



9:00 am            Launch Your First Film Workshop, Youssef Delara

10:30am            Crossing Arizona

12:35 pm           ¡ Yo Soy Boricua, Pá Que Tu Lo Sepas !

 3:00 pm           Crossing Arizona



10:00am            El Dia De Los Muertos

10:30am            Toro Negro

12:30pm            Goal: The Dream Begins (& Vaiaje a Marte)

3:15 pm            Crossing Arizona

5:00pm to 5:45 pm         Immigration Discussion Panel

6:15 pm            Goal: The Dream Begins (& Vaiaje a Marte)

8:45 pm            Quinceañera.     (Mature audiences only)

11:00 pm           E.S.L                (mature audiences only)


Sunday 09.03.06          


3:00 pm            Awards Ceremony

3:30 pm            Crossing Arizona

6:10 pm            Goal: The Dream Begins (& Vaiaje a Marte)






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