Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex, Fashion & Disco
Sep
14
to Nov 22

Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex, Fashion & Disco

It took a young Puerto Rican-born unknown from Harlem to bust open the stuffy world of post- WWII high fashion with new energy, color, and diversity, as seen in this vibrant profile of New York artist, photographer, and videographer Antonio Lopez and his collaborator/partner Juan Ramos. First known for his sinuous, boldly sexy fashion illustrations in publications including Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, and The New York Times, high-spirited pansexual Lopez quickly propelled himself to the heart of a new international fashion scene as discoverer of models and actresses including Jessica Lange, Jerry Hall, Tina Chow, and Grace Jones. As the ringleader of a good-time "gang" that included Bill Cunningham, Grace Coddington, Karl Lagerfeld, Yves Saint-Laurent, Patti D'Arbanville, Joan Juliet Buck, and more, he was both arbiter of taste and charismatic object of desire for both men in women in a hedonistic pre-AIDS era. Director Crump includes a wealth of Lopez's art, personal videos, and affectionate interviews with friends including Lange, Cunningham, and Coddington, in a film that moves to the beats of the time with music by the Temptations, Isaac Hayes, Donna Summer, and more.

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El Ultimo Traje (The Last Suit)
Sep
20
to Mar 31

El Ultimo Traje (The Last Suit)

At 88, Abraham Bursztein is seeing his place in the world rapidly disappear. His kids have sold his Buenos Aires residence, set him up in a retirement home and are even trying to convince him to amputate his disabled limb. But Abraham survived the Holocaust, made a successful life in a foreign land, and isn’t about to quietly fade away. Instead, he’s planned a one-way trip to the other side of the world.

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Museo
Sep
21
to Dec 8

Museo

Thirtysomethings Juan Núñez (Gael García Bernal) and Benjamín Wilson can’t seem to finish veterinary school or leave their parents’ homes in a Mexico City suburb. On a fateful Christmas Eve they decide time has come to distinguish themselves by executing the most infamous cultural artifacts heist in Mexican history, looting the iconic National Anthropology Museum. Inspired by true events and shot in never-before filmed locations, Museo is a sardonic cautionary tale that underscores the old adage: you don’t know what you have until you lose it.

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Cuban Food Stories
Oct
4
to Nov 21

Cuban Food Stories

Diverse cuisine is rarely counted among the cultural phenomena for which Cuba is celebrated; popular notions of Cuba as a place defined by deprivation doesn’t help. A richly comprehensive remedy for this misperception, Cuban Food Stories visits every province in the country to sample a culinary legacy grounded in so much more than rice and beans.

Paragons of Cuba’s characteristic adaptability and creativity, the film’s subjects—which include an artist turned restauranteur and nuclear physicist turned fisherman—create mouth-watering meals with ingredients such as coconut milk, cacao, lobster and river shrimp. Until now devoid of franchises and the fraught agricultural practices that often come with a place at the global economic table, Cuba is undergoing a period of sweeping change, making the preservation of its culinary heritage a priority—and making Cuban Food Stories a must-see.

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As Boas Maneiras
Oct
26
to Dec 19

As Boas Maneiras

Set in São Paulo, the film follows Clara, a lonely nurse from the outskirts of the city who is hired by mysterious and wealthy Ana to be the nanny of her soon to be born child. Against all odds, the two women develop a strong bond. But a fateful night marked by a full moon changes their plans. With powerful visuals and an impecable cinematography (by Zama’s Rui Poças), Good Manners is Disney meets Jacques Tourneur. The film becomes an unexpected and wild werewolf movie unlike any other, and a poignant social and racial allegory on modern-day Brazilian society.

Nationwide: Playing now. 

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Cine Latino
Nov
8
to Nov 15

Cine Latino

Cine Latino Minneapolis St. Paul showcases 13 features from across North and South America, the Caribbean, and Spain—five of which are best foreign-language Oscar submissions—along with 13 short films. This year, Cine Latino puts the Spotlight on Women in Film, strong and talented women, both behind and in front of the camera, from around the Spanish-speaking world.

Minneapolis: Nov. 8 - 11. Full lineup and details here.

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El Angel
Nov
9
to Dec 14

El Angel

Buenos Aires, 1971. Carlitos (Lorenzo Ferro) is a seventeen-year-old with movie star swagger, blond curls and a baby face. As a young boy, he coveted other people’s things, but it wasn’t until his early adolescence that his true calling—to be a thief—manifested itself. When he meets Ramon (Chino Darín) at his new school, Carlitos is immediately drawn to him and starts showing off to get his attention. Together they will embark on a journey of discovery, love and crime; killing is just a random offshoot  of the violence, which continues  to escalate until Carlitos is finally  apprehended. Because of his angelic appearance,  the press dubs Carlitos "The Angel of Death." Showered  with attention because of his beauty, he becomes an overnight celebrity.

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Alanis
Nov
16
to Nov 22

Alanis

Sofía Gala stars in ALANIS, a clear-eyed and unsentimental film about  a young Buenos Aires mother who finds employment as a sex worker and struggles to live under the same laws that are supposed to protect her. Winner of Best Actress and Best Director at San Sebastián Film Festival.

San Diego: Opens Nov. 16 at Digital Gym.

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Based in Havana
Nov
19
7:00 PM19:00

Based in Havana

Through a range of differing and subjective perspectives on the complexities of present-day Cuba, a group of documentary filmmakers from the renowned International School of Film and Television (EICTV), craft multiple narratives in collaboration with local production crews and one another. Made within the confines of a specific geographical and temporal frame, the shorts series Based in Havana, marries visions of the outsider looking in with those of the insider looking out, creating nuanced views of contemporary realities, often cast one dimensionally.

Detroit: Nov. 19. Presented by Cinema Lamont.

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Cielo
Nov
23
to Nov 29

Cielo

Set in Chile’s Atacama Desert, CIELO explores the sublime night sky, employing an elegant, unusual use of time-lapse photography to capture the movements of a breathtaking astronomical tableau. Filmmaker Alison McAlpine’s thoughtful narration and the ambient sounds of the desert are blended with otherworldly music and affecting moments of deep silence. The resulting meditation on the heavens is a mystical paean to the beauty of the sky and an inspiring vision of a universe that we both see and cannot see. The Atacama – with its high-altitude setting (between the Andes and Chilean Coast Mountains), aridity (the driest non-polar place in the world, receiving an average of only .6 inches of rain per year), and near-complete lack of cloud cover and light pollution – is an ideal place to appreciate the firmament. CIELO is a distinctively cinematic reverie on these night skies, as experienced by astronomers at the La Silla, Paranal, and Las Campanas observatories, as well as local farmers, cowboys, and miners.

Chicago: Opens Nov. 23 at the Siskel Film Center.

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El libro de Lila
Nov
24
to Dec 8

El libro de Lila

The border that divides storybooks from everyday life dissolves in Colombian writer-director Marcela Rincón González’s marvelous animated adventure about a very special girl trying to find her way home.

Lila is a character from a children’s book who accidentally winds up caught in the world of her readers. The only person who can help Lila return to her rightful place is Ramón, the book’s owner, but he’s grown up now, has stopped reading and, most problematic of all, has lost his sense of wonder. Lila and her new pal Manuela are determined to convince Ramón of Lila’s plight, but in order to retrieve Lila’s book they must traverse the treacherous Desert of Lost Memories.

Miami: Nov. 24, Dec. 2 & 8 at Tower Theater.

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La pasión según Berenice
Nov
25
7:30 PM19:30

La pasión según Berenice

What is the passion of Berenice (Martha Navarro)—a widow, teacher, and caretaker of her invalid godmother? “Hate,” she replies. “I know that very well. And I assure you, there’s nothing like it.” The object of her hate, as well as her lust, is Rodrigo (Pedro Armendáriz Jr.), the handsome son of her godmother’s doctor. Berenice is a character driven by contradictions and marked, literally, by mysteries. Writer/director Jaime Humberto Hermosillo is perversely uninterested in reconciling these contradictions: to reconcile them would be to dull them. Instead, via a coolly observational visual style and rigorous characterization, he keeps them disparate yet together. From 1976.

Seattle: Nov. 25 at Northwest Film Forum.

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Pendular
Nov
30
to Dec 6

Pendular

In an empty loft an unnamed young couple—a sculptor and a dancer—stick orange-colored tape to the floor to demarcate two identically sized areas: one space is to be her dance studio and the other his sculpture workshop. An open plan kitchen and a mattress turn the place into a home and we observe them engage in a sexual relationship, thereby setting the stage for a low-key psychosexual drama centered around the couple's erotic, artistic, and everyday rituals. Afterwards, they always retreat behind their dividing lines as a means to inspire their creativity. Before long, he begins to use her space for his large sculptures, and she uses them for her choreography. This interplay between intimacy and rivalry is designed to empower their mutual goal of constantly exploring themselves anew. However, the man begins to experience a growing desire to have a child with her, as they slowly lose their capacity of distinguishing between their artistic projects, their past and their romantic relationship. Filmmaker Júlia Murat playfully explores their yearning to belong, as they begin to challenge both their artistic identities as well as their identity as a couple.

Chicago: Opens Nov. 30 at Facets.

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Las Sandinistas!
Nov
30
to Dec 6

Las Sandinistas!

Heroines of Nicaragua's 1979 Sandinista Revolution get their due in this documentary that underlines for posterity the leading role of women in the FSLN (Sandinista National Liberation Front) through present-day encounters with the female leaders who made it happen. First-person accounts by key women, including former commander Dora Maria Téllez, reveal how thousands of sheltered country girls and home-bound wives and mothers answered the call of the nation's struggle for social and economic justice to become warriors who shattered gender barriers and matched or bested the men in combat against the troops of the totalitarian Somosa regime in the U.S.-backed Contra War. Compelling historical interviews and combat footage serve to create then-and-now portraits of the film's featured interview subjects, who ushered in a new era of equality, only to see their place in history gradually diminished and erased under the administration of Nicaragua's current president Daniel Ortega.

Chicago: Opens Nov. 30 at the Siskel Film Center.

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Cocote
Nov
30
8:00 PM20:00

Cocote

Cocote follows Alberto, a kind-hearted gardener returning home to attend his father’s funeral. When he discovers that a powerful local figure is responsible for his father’s death, Alberto realizes that he’s been summoned by his family to avenge the murder. It’s an unthinkable act — especially for him, an Evangelical Christian. But as pressure mounts, he sees few ways out. 

Boulder: Nov. 30. More details here.

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Roma
Dec
1
to Dec 31

Roma

The most personal project to date from Academy Award® winning director and writer Alfonso Cuarón (Children of Men, Y Tu Mamá También), Roma follows Cleo (Yalitza Aparicio), a young domestic worker for a family in Mexico City’s middle-class Roma neighborhood. Delivering an artful love letter to the women who raised him, Cuarón draws on his own childhood to create a vivid and emotional portrait of domestic strife and social hierarchy amidst Mexico’s political turmoil of the 1970s.

Worldwide: Releases in December. Check the website for details.

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Ata tu arado a una estrella
Dec
12
7:00 PM19:00

Ata tu arado a una estrella

In 1997 the Argentine filmmaker Fernando Birri returned to his home country to film a documentary on the 30th anniversary of the death of Che Guevara and the relevance of utopias at that time. Carmen Guarini decided to record those moments. A rough edit of this film was hidden away on a fragile VHS tape for twenty years. Today, these images come to life and shed some light on the life of this Latin American poet and master filmmaker, who, at the age of 92, still refused to give up on his own utopias. With Fernando Birri, Eduardo Galeano, Ernesto Sabato, León Ferrari, Tanya Valette.

San Francisco: Dec. 12 at the Roxie. A Q&A via Skype with director Carmen Guarini will follow the screening.

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Cascabel
Jan
20
7:30 PM19:30

Cascabel

A young theater and film director is hired by a governmental institution to make a documentary about the Lacandones. Upon getting more familiar with the indigenous people, he realizes that the script he has been given to work with depicts a false reality, which leaves him with an existential crisis that throws his life into stark perspective. Raúl Araiza’s film is focused on exposing social problems of Chiapas, reflecting on political demagogy, data manipulation, and official censorship. From 1977.

Seattle: Jan. 20 at Northwest Film Forum.

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Pájaros de verano
Feb
1
to Feb 28

Pájaros de verano

In 1970s Colombia, a narco-trafficking era known as “la Bonanza Marimbera” pulls an indigenous Wayuu family into the fray as they enter the booming business of selling marijuana to Americans. Led by matriarch Ursula Pushaina, the “Birds of Passage”—drug runners—face the constant risk of violence and incarceration from the outsiders in Northern Colombia. The cultural differences between the native population and the newcomers begin a brutal war that threatens to destroy the Wayuu way of life. The strong and impulsive women and men must fight to maintain their livelihoods, culture, and traditions.

To be released February 2019.

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Tivoli
Feb
17
7:00 PM19:00

Tivoli

In Alberto Isaac’s backstage drama about the Tívoli, a run-down burlesque theater, corrupt politicians live by flagrant double standards – despite being regular attendees at its naked karate acts, erotic religious pageants, and other travesties, they publicly bluster about its obscenity as a blight on the community. From 1975.

Seattle: Feb. 17 at the Northwest Film Forum.

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Chicago Latino Film Festival
Mar
28
to Apr 11

Chicago Latino Film Festival

One of the nation’s largest and most prestigious Latino film festivals celebrates its 35th birthday in 2019! The Festival promotes Latino culture in the United States by presenting the best and most recent films from Latin America, Spain, Portugal, and the United States. The Festival is non-competitive. However, the most popular feature narrative, documentary and short are given the Audience Choice Award.

Chicago: March 28 - April 11. More info here.

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Cortadito
Nov
10
10:00 AM10:00

Cortadito

CORTADITO is the Gene Siskel Film Center's inaugural Panorama Latinx short film showcase, celebrating Latinx and Afro-latinx filmmakers residing in the Chicago area.

Though not limited to these topics, CORTADITO welcomes films relating to contemporary Latin American issues of migration, displacement, cultural celebration, intersectionality, indigeneity, colorism, and brown resilience.

Chicago: Nov. 10 at the Siskel Film Center.

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Coco Fusco: Cuba Portraits
Nov
8
6:30 PM18:30

Coco Fusco: Cuba Portraits

For more than 30 years, interdisciplinary artist Coco Fusco has explored notions of race, identity, and power through video and performance. She presents two intimate artist portraits centered on concepts of the body, state control, and expurgation, investigating their effects on artistic production and political discourse in Cuba. LA CONFESIÓN explores the public confession of poet and accused counterrevolutionary Heberto Padilla, while LA BOTELLA AL MAR DE MARÍA ELENA focuses on the state intimidation of political reformer María Elena Cruz Varela. These portraits examine the relationship of art and artists to our contemporary political moment.

Chicago: Nov. 8 at the Siskel Film Center.

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Loft Film Fest
Nov
8
to Nov 15

Loft Film Fest

Several Latin American films are featured in this year’s fest, including the Colombian films Matar a Jesus and Pájaros de verano; Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma and The Guardians from Mexico; Chilean Tarde para morir joven; and:

¡Las Sandinistas!, Nicaragua/USA, 2018.

¡Las Sandinistas! reveals the untold stories of Nicaraguan women warriors and social revolutionaries who shattered barriers to lead combat and social reform during Nicaragua’s 1979 Sandinista Revolution, the ensuing US-backed Contra War, and documents their leadership in the continuing struggle for justice today. The film reveals a magical moment in world history when thousands of female rebel fighters transformed society’s definition of womanhood and leadership. Nicaraguan women from every social class fought on the front lines on an unprecedented scale in the Sandinista rebel army, and after the defeat of the brutal Somoza dictatorship, these same women pioneered groundbreaking nationwide medical, social, and education programs. Today, as the current Sandinista government is erasing these women’s stories of heroism, social reform, and military accomplishments from history books, these same women are fighting to reclaim history – and are once again leading inspiring popular movements for equality and democracy.

Tucson: Nov. 8 - 15. Full lineup and details here.

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DOC NYC
Nov
8
to Nov 15

DOC NYC

This year’s edition features several films from U.S.-based Latinos. Here’s one highlight:

Harvest Season, US, 2018
Lush and luxurious, California’s Napa and Sonoma Valleys are known for their top-notch wine making. The unsung heroes of the industry are the vineyard workers and small producers, who lovingly oversee all aspects of the wine-making process, from vine to vintage. Unfolding over the course of one of the most dramatic harvests in history, Bernardo Ruiz’s film follows three people whose lives are rooted in wine making, immersing the audience in the challenging and unpredictable process.

New York: Nov. 8 - 15. Full lineup and details here.

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Mi Querida Cofradía (Hopelessly Devout)
Nov
2
to Nov 15

Mi Querida Cofradía (Hopelessly Devout)

When Ignacio manages to secure a highly-respectable position at the local religious guild, Carmen, a devout Catholic woman who was confidently pursuing the same title, refuses to concede gracefully. Her scheme to overthrow him, however, ultimately leads to chain of hysterical and comically inconvenient events that often include an eccentric mix of characters. Marta Diaz De Lope Diaz’s first feature film playfully challenges conventional norms in this screwball comedy where chaos ensues in every corner.

Miami: Playing now at Tower Theater Miami.

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Virginia Film Festival
Nov
1
to Nov 4

Virginia Film Festival

This year’s festival includes several Latin American films: Argentina’s El Angel, Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma, Paraguay’s Las Herederas and:

Pájaros de verano, Colombia, 2018.
In 1970s Colombia, a narco-trafficking era known as “la Bonanza Marimbera” pulls an indigenous Wayuu family into the fray as they enter the booming business of selling marijuana to Americans. Led by matriarch Ursula Pushaina, the “Birds of Passage”—drug runners—face the constant risk of violence and incarceration from the outsiders in Northern Colombia. The cultural differences between the native population and the newcomers begin a brutal war that threatens to destroy the Wayuu way of life. The strong and impulsive women and men must fight to maintain their livelihoods, culture, and traditions.

Charlottesville: Nov. 1 - 4. Full lineup and details here.

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Georgia Latino Film Festival
Oct
26
to Oct 28

Georgia Latino Film Festival

A place in Georgia where Latino film executives, directors and artists at the forefront of the Latino Film, TV, new media and animation industry can come together to discuss the future of our industry and create a vehicle to develop the next generation of Georgia Latino filmmakers. Includes films, workshops, and panels.

Atlanta: Oct. 26 - 28. Full lineup and details here.

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NewFest
Oct
24
to Oct 30

NewFest

NewFest, an international LGBT film festival, has films from Peru (Retablo), Colombia (Eva + Candela), Paraguay (Las Herederas), Brazil (Hard Paint), and many more.

Here’s one highlight:

Bixa Travesty, Brazil
Black Brazilian transgender singer Linn da Quebrada weaponizes the trans body and music for political protest. Linn and childhood friend Jup do Bairro use extravagantly costumed music performances to dazzle audiences while opposing their country’s white heteronormative order. Figuring her embodied existence as resistance, Linn eschews the role of cis woman, choosing a fluid gender identity instead. Full of funny and intimate moments, the film advocates for personal choice against a society that imposes static gender identity.

New York: Oct. 24 - 30. Full lineup and details here.

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Hola Mexico Film Festival Tour
Oct
19
to Oct 25

Hola Mexico Film Festival Tour

The Hola Mexico Film Festival is the largest festival of Mexican cinema outside Mexico. The Hola Mexico Tour 2018 brings 8 of the best Mexican films that appeared during the 2018 Hola Mexico Film Festival in Los Angeles, including Me Gusta pero Me Asusta, Camino a Marte, Vuelven, Los Adioses, and more.

San Diego: October 19 - 25. Full lineup and details here.

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Un traductor
Oct
19
to Nov 2

Un traductor

In the wake of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, Malin, a Russian literature professor at The University of Havana, is sent to translate between Cuban doctors and children sent from the USSR for medical treatment. Torn from the abstract world of academia and forced into the relentlessly real world of medicine, Malin becomes increasingly depressed. When he meets a child who tells him a story, Malin connects with the kids and finds his way through. Just as he adapts to his new job, the Berlin Wall falls and Cuba enters the deepest economic crisis the island has ever known. But Malin is now so entrenched in the lives of the Chernobyl Children that he doesn’t notice his young family suffering. He must find his way back to his wife and child through the lessons he learns at the hospital – and become a better person on the way.

Miami: Opens Oct. 19 at Tower Theater Miami.

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Tampa Bay Latin Film Festival
Oct
19
to Oct 21

Tampa Bay Latin Film Festival

The Tampa Bay Latin Film Festival will bring feature, documentary and short Latin American films to the Tampa Bay community. The Festival hopes to answer the questions: What is happening in Latin American film? Who are the emerging filmmakers from that region and what inspires them? The mission also includes spotlighting the work of Latin American filmmakers in the United States. 

St. Petersburg: Oct. 19 - 21. Full lineup and details here.

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Muchos hijos, un mono y un castillo
Oct
19
to Oct 26

Muchos hijos, un mono y un castillo

This is the story of Julita, a matriarch whose three childhood wishes have been granted: lots of kids, a monkey and a Spanish castle. When she is 81 years old, her youngest child discovers that his mother lost the vertebra of his murdered great-grandmother among the exorbitant amount of weird objects she has hoarded throughout her life. During the exciting search for the vertebra, a very extraordinary family history is revealed. This unique old lady is about to find the meaning of life.

Los Angeles: Playing now at Music Hall.

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Araby
Oct
5
to Oct 21

Araby

Andre, a teenager, lives in an industrial town in Brazil near an old aluminum factory. One day, a factory worker, Cristiano, suffers an accident. Asked to go to Cristiano’s house to pick up clothes and documents, Andre stumbles on a notebook, and it’s here that Araby begins — or, rather, transforms. As Andre reads from the journal entries, we are plunged into Cristiano’s life, into stories of his wanderings, adventures, and loves. Beautifully written and filmed, Araby is a fable-like road movie about a young man who sets off on a twenty-year journey in search of a better life.

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Mill Valley Film Festival
Oct
4
to Oct 14

Mill Valley Film Festival

MVFF’s ¡Viva el Cine! showcases 15 prize-winning Spanish language and Latin American films that seek to engage and embrace the Spanish speaking audience.  These public screenings create a unique community where history, culture, and identity can be explored through the magic of movies.  With new stories from Mexico, Colombia, Cuba, Chile, Spain, Argentina, and the US, ¡Viva el Cine! presents images of Latinos that are authentic and diverse, reflecting upon the civilization and stories of our neighbors to the south.

San Rafael: Oct. 4 - 14. Full lineup and details here.

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2018 Latino Media Fest
Oct
3
to Oct 5

2018 Latino Media Fest

The National Association of Latino Independent Producers’ (NALIP) is hosting their 2018 Latino Media Fest, where Latinx filmmakers got the opportunity to showcase their talent and diverse voices. For the last year NALIP has been working with 10 incredible filmmakers as part of NALIP’s incubator programs. After many months of hard work, these Latino Lens Finalists were able to screen their short films in front of an audience for the first time at Century City’s AMC Theater.

Los Angeles: Oct. 3 - 5. Full lineup and details here.

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North Carolina Latin American Film Festival
Oct
3
to Nov 12

North Carolina Latin American Film Festival

The 2018 NC Latin American Film Festival brings together an eclectic selection of new films from Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Spain, Uruguay, and Venezuela. Ranging from political documentaries to sci-fi psycho-sexual dramas, from essayistic and autobiographic found (and historical) footage films to irreverent comedies, this diverse constellation of works is united by their cinematic exploration of moments of transformation (the beginning and end of revolutionary armed struggle) — the moments when individuals, communities, or even nations are at crossroads of dangers and/or possibilities. All films are free and open to the public.

Chapel Hill and Durham, NC: Oct. 3 - Nov. 12. Full lineup and information here.

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306 Hollywood
Sep
28
to Nov 13

306 Hollywood

At 306 Hollywood Avenue in Newark, former dress designer Annette Ontell lived for 71 years in a nondescript white house. After her death in 2011, her grandchildren Elan and Jonathan were left with her belongings, from toothbrushes to tax documents. Instead of throwing away this lifetime of detritus, Venezuelan-American filmmakers Elan and Jonathan began a meticulous process of cataloguing and archiving everything Annette left behind. The result is this magical documentary, an inspiring look at the extraordinary stories and histories hidden away in the everyday. 

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Boston Latino Film Festival
Sep
27
to Sep 30

Boston Latino Film Festival

Since its inception in 2001, the Boston Latino International Film Festival (BLIFF) has been committed to using the power of film to break stereotypes, bring cultures and communities together and reveal the complex issues that affect the Latino community in the United States and other Spanish-speaking countries.

Boston: Sept. 27 - 30. Full lineup and details here.

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Cine Mexico Now
Sep
23
to Oct 28

Cine Mexico Now

Cine Mexico Now brings award-winning contemporary Mexican cinema to the heart of Detroit. Curated from the world’s top film festivals, Cine Mexico Now includes films that bring to life a rich portrait of the Mexican experience. The series takes place September 23 - October 28 exclusively at Cinema Detroit with the support of Mexican Consulate in Detroit.

Detroit: Sept. 23 - Oct. 28 at Cinema Detroit.

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William, el nuevo maestro del judo
Sep
20
7:30 PM19:30

William, el nuevo maestro del judo

“Back in the 1950s, Swedish-American singer William Clauson had a worldwide hit with ‘La Bamba.’ Now he lives in a ramshackle garage in Tijuana, Mexico. In William, the New Judo Master, directors Ricardo Silva and Omar Guzmán show how a Mexican nurse washes his naked old body. ‘How did we get here?’ a voiceover muses. ‘What road led us here? When did we take it?’ This fascinating film essay is about the struggle against time, old age, and transitoriness.

New York: Sept. 20 at Anthology Film Archives.

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AFI Latin American Film Festival
Sep
13
to Oct 3

AFI Latin American Film Festival

Now in its 29th year, the AFI Latin American Film Festival is one of North America's largest and long-running showcases of Latin America cinema. With the inclusion of films from Spain and Portugal, the festival celebrates Ibero-American cultural connections during National Hispanic Heritage Month. Highlights from this year's slate of early announcements include Sundance Film Festival award winners THE QUEEN OF FEAR (Argentina) and TIME SHARE (Mexico); acclaimed genre-bending Brazilian werewolf movie GOOD MANNERS; Colombian graphic novel adaptation VIRUS TROPICAL, winner of this year's SXSW Audience Award; Peruvian drama RETABLO, winner of the Crystal Bear and Teddy Jury Award for Best First Feature Film at the 2018 Berlinale; and the U.S. premieres of Puerto Rican drama SILENCE OF THE WIND and historical epic MORAZÁN, the first official Oscar® submission for Honduras.

Silver Spring: Sept. 13 - Oct. 3 at AFI Silver.

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CineLatino
Sep
6
to Sep 9

CineLatino

Every year the Denver Film Society is proud to honor the impact of these vibrant cultures with CineLatino, a four-day film festival celebrating the hottest in Latino cinema with exclusive premieres, receptions, and special events.

This year’s programming will have something for cinema lovers of all ages and interests. Documentary lovers will go on a poetic journey to the stars, share a first-person view of life on the border for young students, and experience the stories of women warriors fighting for equality in Nicaragua. Families will be treated to New York Children’s Film Festival’s special presentation ¡Viva Kid Films!, featuring animated, documentary and live action films from Mexico.

Denver: Sept. 6 - 9 at Sie FilmCenter.

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Que Viva Cine Latino
Sep
5
to Sep 26

Que Viva Cine Latino

The ¡Que Viva Cine Latino! outdoor film series will showcase some of the most innovative and critically acclaimed Latino movies from the past 12 months in a unique, outdoor setting. The event will take place every Wednesday in September (Sept 5, 12, 19, 26, 2018) beginning at 6:30 p.m. PT with live entertainment and art exhibits at the Las Americas Premium Outlets.

Films include: Sept. 5: Overboard; Sept. 12: El Jeremías; Sept. 19: Dolores; and Sept. 26: Coco.

San Diego: Sept. 5 - 26. Full details here.

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CineMagnifico
Sep
5
to Sep 9

CineMagnifico

¡Cine Magnífico! celebrates Spanish and Latin American culture through presentation of some of the best of modern cinema in a weekend-long program, featuring work by first-time filmmakers and established masters alike. The subject matter runs the gamut from comedies, action, romances and documentary films, to dramatic masterpieces. Some of the riskiest and most innovative films of recent years will be included.

Albuquerque: Sept. 5 - 9. Full lineup and details here.

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