Oct
19
5:15 PM17:15

Alexander Valley Film Fest

WINDOWS ON THE WORLD

(2019, USA, 108 minutes)

Directed by Michael D. Olmos


Brought to you by Barbara Lannin

Filmmaker(s) expected to be in attendance.

Community partner Corazón Healdsburg will also be onsite for the screening.

TICKETS: PLATINUM and GOLD Pass Holders reserve by 10/17 at 5PM

Advance General Admission: $12 | Seniors: $10 | Students: $2 (prices go up at the door)

SYNOPSIS

An immigrant’s son takes an epic journey from Mexico to New York City as he searches for his father, who was an undocumented worker in the World Trade Center and has disappeared after 9/11. Along the way, he finds love and befriends an eclectic group of international characters that help him restore his faith in humanity, as Fernando discovers the hard truths about his father, the melting pot of America, and the immigrant experience.

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Oct
20
12:15 PM12:15

Alexander Valley Film Fest, Day 2

WINDOWS ON THE WORLD

(2019, USA, 108 minutes)

Directed by Michael D. Olmos


Brought to you by Barbara Lannin

Filmmaker(s) expected to be in attendance.

Community partner Corazón Healdsburg will also be onsite for the screening.

TICKETS: PLATINUM and GOLD Pass Holders reserve by 10/17 at 5PM

Advance General Admission: $12 | Seniors: $10 | Students: $2 (prices go up at the door)

SYNOPSIS

An immigrant’s son takes an epic journey from Mexico to New York City as he searches for his father, who was an undocumented worker in the World Trade Center and has disappeared after 9/11. Along the way, he finds love and befriends an eclectic group of international characters that help him restore his faith in humanity, as Fernando discovers the hard truths about his father, the melting pot of America, and the immigrant experience.

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Oct
12
8:10 PM20:10

919 Film Festival, Day 2

Director: Michael D. Olmos
Writer: Robert Mailer Anderson, Zack Anderson
Cast: Ryan Guzman, Edward James Olmos Rene Auberjonois
Festivals: Winner Los Angeles Film Awards and Method Fest
Runtime: 1h 47min
On the morning of September 11, 2001, Fernando and his family in Mexico watch the news in horror as the Twin Towers collapse. His father, Balthazar, is an undocumented worker in the Windows on the World restaurant. Three weeks pass, and there is no word from Balthazar. No telephone calls, money orders, or hope that he is alive. As the family grieves, feeling the emotional and financial toll of their absent patriarch, Fernando’s distraught mother swears she sees her husband on ne ws footage – escaping from the building ! Heroic Fernando decides to cross the border and take the epic journey from Mexico to New York City to find his father a nd save his family. Along the way, he finds love and befriends an eclectic group of internationa l characters that help him restore his faith in humanity, as Fernando discovers the hard truths about his father, the melting pot of America, and the immigrant experience.

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Oct
12
7:40 PM19:40

Peoria Film Festival

  • Harkins Arrowhead Fountains Theatre 15 (map)
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Run Time: 100 minutes

Screening Time(s):
October 12, 7:40pm

Directed by: Michael D. Olmos

Cast: Edward James Olmos, Ryan Guzman, Chelsea Gilligan, Richard Cabral, Julie Carmen

Synopsis:
After watching the news on 9/11 with his family, Fernando travels from Mexico to New York City to find his father, an undocumented worker at the World Trade Center's famous Windows on the World restaurant. Along the way, he finds love and befriends an eclectic group of international characters that help him restore his faith in humanity, as Fernando discovers the hard truths about his father, the melting pot of America, and the immigrant experience.

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Oct
10
12:55 PM12:55

919 Film Fest

Director: Michael D. Olmos
Writer: Robert Mailer Anderson, Zack Anderson
Cast: Ryan Guzman, Edward James Olmos Rene Auberjonois
Festivals: Winner Los Angeles Film Awards and Method Fest
Runtime: 1h 47min
On the morning of September 11, 2001, Fernando and his family in Mexico watch the news in horror as the Twin Towers collapse. His father, Balthazar, is an undocumented worker in the Windows on the World restaurant. Three weeks pass, and there is no word from Balthazar. No telephone calls, money orders, or hope that he is alive. As the family grieves, feeling the emotional and financial toll of their absent patriarch, Fernando’s distraught mother swears she sees her husband on ne ws footage – escaping from the building ! Heroic Fernando decides to cross the border and take the epic journey from Mexico to New York City to find his father a nd save his family. Along the way, he finds love and befriends an eclectic group of internationa l characters that help him restore his faith in humanity, as Fernando discovers the hard truths about his father, the melting pot of America, and the immigrant experience.

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Oct
7
2:30 PM14:30

Mill Valley Film Festival

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MEMBER SCREENING: On the morning of September 11th, 2001, Fernando and his family in Mexico watch the collapse of the World Trade Center in shock: Balthazar, the patriarch of the family, is an undocumented worker at the restaurant on the top floor. With no word from him for two weeks, the family begins the grieving process until Fernando's mother catches a glimpse of Balthazar on the news one day. Determined to find out what happened to his father, Fernando begins a perilous journey to New York City, coming face-to-face with the harsh realities of being an immigrant in America. As he searches for answers, Fernando discovers romance and humanity in some unlikely places. Michael D. Olmos' Windows on the World is a stirring examination of social themes that are particularly relevant today, made all the more compelling by the captivating performances of Ryan Guzman (Everybody Wants Some!!Papi Chulo) as Fernando and esteemed actor Edward James Olmos as Balthazar.

EXPECTED GUESTS: Actors Edward James Olmos and Jai Wilson, Writer-Producer Robert Mailer Anderson

This screening is free to CFI members. Ticket required. Reception to follow.
Reception to follow held at the Mill Valley Lumber Yard

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Aug
16
7:00 PM19:00

Topanga Film Festival

FRIDAY 08/16

6:00PM RECEPTION

7:30PM WINDOWS ON THE WORLD

10:00PM AFTER PARTY AT CORAZON PERFORMING ARTS

PRICE: $50 includes Reception + 2 Drinks, Screening, After Party + 2 Drinks
PRICE: $25 Screening only
DRESS CODE: TOPANGA FESTIVE

FAITH. LOVE. FAMILY. HOPE. IT’S INSIDE OF US ALL…
After watching the news on 9/11 with his family, Fernando travels from Mexico to New York City to find his father, an undocumented worker at the World Trade Center’s famous Windows on the World restaurant.

Director: Michael D. Olmos
Writers: Robert Mailer Anderson, Zack Anderson
Starring: Edward James Olmos, Ryan Guzman, Chelsea Gilligan, Julie Carmen and Glynn Turman

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Aug
11
8:00 PM20:00

Chain Festival NYC

  • 312 W. 36th St 4th Floor New York, NY 10018 USA (map)
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Chain Theatre

312 W. 36th St
4th Floor
New York, NY 10018
(Between 8th and 9th)

BY SUBWAY: A/C/E, 1/2/3 to 34th Street Penn Station - N/R/Q/W and 7 to 42nd Street Times Square - B/D/F/M to 34th Street Herald Square

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Jun
1
3:00 PM15:00

Mendocino Film Festival

Directed by: Michael D. Olmos

Narrative

Total Runtime: 105 min

Country of Origin: United States

Distinctions:
Official Selection, Sedona Film Festival 2018; Winner Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor Edward James Olmos and Best Director Michael D. Olmos, Method Festival Los Angeles 2019 

Festival Tent
Saturday June - 1 - 3:00 pm

Advance-Price

$11

Door-Price:

$12

Purchase Tickets

(Q&A with filmmakers after the screening)

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May
15
7:30 PM19:30

FREE Screening of Windows on the World w/Ryan Guzman

Sacramento is proud to announce a screening of “Windows on the World”, a feature film directed by Michael D. Olmos, and staring Sacramento’s very own Ryan Guzman. The film recently won several awards at the LA Method Film Festival, including Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor.

The story begins on the morning of September 11, 2001, where Fernando and his family in Mexico watch the news in horror as the Twin Towers collapse. His father, Balthazar, is an undocumented busboy on the top floor in the Windows on the World restaurant. Three weeks pass, and there is no word from Balthazar. No telephone calls, money orders, or hope that he is alive. As the family grieves, feeling the emotional and financial toll of their absent patriarch, Fernando’s distraught mother swears she sees her husband on news footage – escaping from the building ALIVE. Heroic Fernando decides to take the epic journey from Mexico to New York City to find his father and save his family. Along the way, he finds love and befriends an eclectic group of international characters that help him restore his faith in humanity, as Fernando discovers the hard truths about his father, the melting pot of America, and the immigrant experience.

As part of the screening, renowned actor Ryan Guzman will be in attendance. “Windows on the World” will screen on Wednesday, May 15 at 7:30 p.m.

Free tickets available here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-screening-of-windows-on-the-world-tickets-61227973517

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May
2
8:00 PM20:00

Cine Las Americas

Thursday, May 2, 8:00pm

AFS Cinema

Tickets on Sale Soon!

USA, Drama/Immigration, 2019
108 min, Color
English, Spanish with English subtitles

On the morning of September 11, 2001, Fernando and his family in Mexico watch the news in horror as the Twin Towers collapse. His father, Balthazar, is an undocumented busboy on the top floor in the Windows on the World restaurant. Three weeks pass, and there is no word from Balthazar. No telephone calls, money orders, or hope that he is alive. As the family grieves, feeling the emotional and financial toll of their absent patriarch, Fernando’s distraught mother swears she sees her husband on news footage — escaping from the building alive. Heroic Fernando decides to take the epic journey from Mexico to New York City to find his father and save his family. Along the way, he finds love and befriends an eclectic group of international characters that help him restore his faith in humanity, as Fernando discovers the hard truths about his father, the melting pot of America, and the immigrant experience.

Regional Premiere

Credits

Producer: Robert Mailer Anderson, Vicangelo Bulluck, Edward James Olmos, Mary Miner, Nicola Miner
Production Companies: UpCal Entertainment
Screenwriter: Robert Mailer Anderson, Zack Anderson
Cinematographer: Reynaldo Villalobos
Editor: Dylan Quirt
Sound Design: Myron Nettinga
Music: David Russo
Cast: Ryan Guzman, Chelsea Gilligan, Edward James Olmos, Glynn Turman, Julie Carmen

Print Source: Jai Wilson, jai@upcal.com

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Apr
16
5:30 PM17:30

Boston International Film Festival

Director:Michael Olmos

  • Writer:Robert Mailer Anderson, Zack Anderson

  • Stars:Edward James Olmos, Luna Lauren Velez, Richard Cabral, Rene Auberjonois, Jacqueline Obradors, Stephen Spinella, Glynn Turman and Julie Carmen

  • Country:MEXICO (105 minutes)

Session 45 Tuesday April 16

Kendall Square Cinema 355 Binney St. Cambridge MA 02139

5:30pm - 7:30pm 

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Mar
28
7:30 PM19:30

2019 Method Film Festival

The festival’s closing night feature will be Windows on the World, a family-driven film, tackling issues of immigration in which a Mexican son travels to NYC post 9/11 to find his father, a worker at the Windows on the World restaurant atop the World Trade Center. Directed by Michael D. Olmos, the film features a performance by Michael’s father, actor Edward James Olmos.

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