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Get ready for a heartwarming family comedy that’s about to spice up the big screen.
“Tamale Season,” directed by Isaac Rodriguez, tells the story of a family-owned tamale shop fighting for survival against a health food tamale empire.
Rodriguez, a talented filmmaker known for his viral short films, takes the helm in this cinematic treat. Born in San Antonio, he’s made a name with his distinctive found footage horror style. Currently based in Houston, he continues to create and inspire.
Eriberto Lopez, aka Bert, shares the San Antonio connection with Rodriguez. His passion for acting started in high school, leading him to collaborate on various films and theater productions. Lopez is a South San Antonio High School graduate. With an impressive filmography, Bert is a versatile talent in the industry.
Another highlight of the movie is the tamale dress created by Sandy Royce: She is a talented fashion designer and dressmaker from San Antonio. Royce has taken her creativity to a new level by creating a one-of-a-kind tamale dress, complete with a meat filling!
This project is even more fascinating because it all started with a spontaneous phone call from actresses Brandy Lopez and Candi Diaz, also in “Tamale Season.” (For the full cast list, click here.)
Join us on Sept. 23, at City Base Cinemas for the world premiere of “Tamale Season.” Don’t miss this unforgettable evening of laughter and celebration with Rodriguez and Lopez. It’s a date you won’t want to miss as we savor the “Tamale Season” flavors together.
This article initially appeared on Live from the Southside.
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