It's the 25th Anniversary of the San Diego Latino Film Festival! One of the country's longest-running Latino film festivals, they've got big plans for their silver anniversary. With 160 films this year, there's something for everyone. Check out some of their showcases to find something you'll love.
When the movie Selena opened in theaters back in 1997, it was an instant hit. That first weekend, the biopic starring Jennifer Lopez rang up more than $11 million in box office receipts, making it the No. 2 film in the country. It had only been two years since singer Selena Quintanilla-Perez died of a gunshot wound, and her most dedicated fans in Texas lined up by the thousands to buy a ticket.
The San Diego Latino Film Festival (SDLFF) has been around for 24 years showcasing work by Latin America directors and U.S. Latinos. But it's not just movies - guests get to sample food and beverages at Sabor Latino, and enjoy free music for the whole family at Sonido Latino.
After grabbing a bite, a few drinks, and catching some Latin tunes, there are lots of movies to see. Here are the highlights.
The Costa Rica International Film Festival (CRFIC) is a truly international festival, with films from Poland, Egypt, South Korea and more in its lineup. But it stays true to its roots with a competition just for Central American films, another for Costa Rican shorts, and a heavy emphasis on Latin America overall. We're super excited to announce that we'll be heading to the fest in December! Here are some highlights of their movie lineup.