Maya, Blockbuster team for Latin Cinema series

'The Line,' 'Bad Guys' included in program

Los Angeles-based Maya Entertainment is joining forces with Blockbuster to present a Latin Cinema series: From July 17 to Sept. 18, Maya and Blockbuster will release a slate of eight, Latin-themed films theatrically in eight U.S. cities, and the films will become available for rental at Blockbuster in September as part of Hispanic Heritage Month.

"This alliance is the perfect extension of Maya's mission. With Blockbuster as a partner in this venture, we will extend the reach of this program tenfold and provide the national film going audience with consistent high quality cinema from Latino filmmakers and talent," Maya Entertainment founder Moctesuma Esparza said.

The films, programmed by Maya acquisitions executives Jose Martinez, Jr. and Tonantzin Esparza are: "The Line," "Vicious Circle," "Bajo La Sal," "Sultanes del Sure," "Once Upon a Time in Rio," "Cronicas Chilangas" (Chilangas Chronicles), "Bad Guys" and "Mancora."