Starz debuts the official trailer and photo for new original Latinx series “Vida” as well as the teaser trailer and episodic images for new original docuseries “Warriors of Liberty City” ahead of their World Premieres at the 2018 SXSW Film Festival. Both series were chosen as Official Episodic Selections at the festival with “Vida’s” screening and Q&A taking place on Sunday, March 11th and “Warriors of Liberty City” will be screened with a Q&A on Monday, March 12th. In addition to the series’ panels, Starz will also be hosting a fully immersive “Sensory House” activation at the 2018 SXSW Film Festival celebrating the unique tones and experiences of two upcoming original series, “Vida” and “Sweetbitter” both premiering May 6th, 2018. Located on Rainey Street in the heart of Austin, the STARZ Sensory House will bring attendees on a journey of sight, smell, taste, touch and sound through the offerings of local female artisans. Guests will be invited to sample a custom collection of scents inspired by four of the main characters in “Sweetbitter,” designed by local perfume bar owner Krista Lacey of Roux Saint James; a Sugarfina candy bar inspired by the tastes of salty, sweet and bitter; a curated wine bar and daily wine tasting by Rae Wilson; on-site printed t-shirts and totes with designs inspired by each show; custom cocktails whipped up by local cocktail wizard Tacy Rowland; music spun by The Chulita Vinyl Club, an all-female DJ collective; mini-manis featuring five custom designs inspired by “Vida” and painted by local nail artist Meghann Rosales and her Nails Y’all shop, as well as portraits on display by celebrated Mexican textile artist Victoria Villasana. The Starz Sensory House will be open to festival attendees March 9th-11th beginning at 11:00 AM daily at 88 Rainey Street, Austin. Join the conversation with #STARZSensoryHouse.
Sunday, March 11th
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
World premiere screening of first two episodes, followed by a Q&A with Executive Producer Tanya Saracho (“Looking,” “Girls”) and actorsMelissa Barrera (“Club de Cuervos”), Mishel Prada (“Fear The Walking Dead: Passage”), Ser Anzoategui (“East Los High”), Chelsea Rendon(Bright), Carlos Miranda (The Bling Ring) and Maria Elena Laas (Vital Signs).
“Vida” is a half-hour series focusing on two Mexican-American sisters from the Eastside of Los Angeles who couldn’t be more different or distanced from each other. Circumstances force them to return to their old neighborhood, where they are confronted by the past and surprising truth about their mother’s identity.
“Warriors of Liberty City”
Monday, March 12th
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
World premiere screening of the first episode, followed by a Q&A with creator, producer and director Evan Rosenfeld (“30 for 30,” “Vice World of Sports”); hip hop pioneer, executive producer and Warriors program founder Luther “Uncle Luke” Campbell; Duke Johnson (Cleveland Browns); and executive producer and CEO of SpringHill Entertainment Maverick Carter (“Survivor’s Remorse,” “The Wall”).
“Warriors of Liberty City,” a docuseries from PGA award-winning director and producer Rosenfeld explores Liberty City – a crime-ridden neighborhood in Miami, Florida that is arguably the NFL’s largest, most successful football factory. The series follows a season with the Liberty City Warriors, a youth football program founded by an unlikely mentor: hip hop pioneer Luther Campbell, better known as “Uncle Luke.” Before Liberty City native Barry Jenkins won his historic Oscar® for Moonlight, the city was best known for producing some of the biggest names in football, including Devonta Freeman, Antonio Brown, Duke Johnson, and Teddy Bridgewater. It’s a place synonymous with poverty and gun violence, but in the face of incredible challenges and personal tragedy, the Warriors of Liberty City learn to triumph both on and off the football field.
For more information on “Vida,” “Warriors of Liberty City,” and “Sweetbitter,” and access to press materials and show assets, please visit the new STARZ Media Room, compatible with iPad devices: https://mediaroom.starz.com/
Follow “Warriors of Liberty City” on Twitter at @Warriors_Starz. Join the conversation with #WarriorsSTARZ and #WarriorsSXSW.
Join the conversation with #Sweetbitter