No Intenso Agora (In the Intense Now)
Feb
2
to May 31

No Intenso Agora (In the Intense Now)

“To be young was very heaven.” – William Wordsworth. IN THE INTENSE NOW immerses itself in the excitement and heady idealism of the ‘60s. Inspired by Chris Marker’s meditative essays on political radicalism, Brazilian filmmaker João Moreira Salles brilliantly collages archival materials from Paris ’68, Prague Spring (and the Soviet invasion), and the Chinese Cultural Revolution. He explores how the intensity of thinking one is revolutionizing the world can feel a lot like the ecstasy of falling in love. And when that moment fades, life’s quotidian realities can become a hard pill to swallow. This is a film that puts those profoundly significant events of 50 years ago into something like proportion. It’s a movie for everyone who ever marched for civil rights, shouted an anti-war slogan, or expected the women’s movement to usher in a brave new world.

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Cuba's Forgotten Jewels: A Haven in Havana
Mar
10
to Jul 29

Cuba's Forgotten Jewels: A Haven in Havana

Cuba’s Forgotten Jewels explores the little-known story of the Jewish refugees who escaped Nazi-occupied Europe and found a safe haven on the Caribbean island of Cuba. 
After a wave of Jewish refugees to Cuba in the 1920’s and 30’s, the island shut its doors to immigrants, most notably to the Jews aboard the ship the St. Louis in 1939. In 1940, Cuba changed course and took in 6,000 Jewish refugees, including hundreds of Jewish diamond cutters and their families who, for a few years, turned the small tropical island into one of the world’s major diamond-polishing centers. In the factories, women work beside men, Jews beside Cubans.

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Zama
Apr
13
to Jul 12

Zama

This long-awaited adaptation of Antonio Di Benedetto’s 1956 classic of Latin American modernism transports us to a remote corner of 18th-century South America, where a servant of the Spanish crown slowly loses his grip on reality. Written and directed by Lucrecia Martel, the Argentine auteur behind The Holy Girl and The Headless Woman, Zama is that rarest of creative feats: a perfect coupling of literary source material and cinematic sensibility. Don Diego de Zama (Daniel Giménez Cacho) leads a suspended existence as a sort of upper-tier government clerk in what is now Paraguay. He has not seen his wife and children in years. His relationships with his fellow Europeans are strained due to competition and confusion, while his interactions with the settlement’s Black and Indigenous servants are addled by desire and hostility. Zama’s entire sense of purpose is tied up in the promise that he will soon be delivered to his rightful position in faraway Buenos Aires, but the waiting seems endless. As time passes, Zama’s paranoia and capacity for violence burgeons — while his circumstances become only more precarious.

Nationwide: Opens April 13. Check here for a theater near you.

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La Novia del Deserto (The Desert Bride)
May
4
to Jun 14

La Novia del Deserto (The Desert Bride)

54-year-old Teresa has worked for decades as a live-in maid with a family in Buenos Aires. When the family sells the house, she is forced to take a job in the distant town of San Juan. Although feeling uncomfortable with traveling, she embarks on a journey through the desert. During her first stop, in the land of the miraculous “Saint Correa”, she loses her bag with all her belongings. This unexpected incident leads her to cross paths with El Gringo, a traveling salesman and the only person who can help Teresa find her bag. What seemed like the end of her world will ultimately prove her salvation.

Nationwide: Opens May 4. Check here for a theater near you.

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Mi Vida Loca
May
16
to Jun 19

Mi Vida Loca

Smooth-talking barrio Lotharios, sun-drenched streets, and hydraulic trucks named Suavecito weave in and out of Allison Anders’ MI VIDA LOCA. The lives of young Chicana gang members in Los Angeles’ Echo Park neighborhood provide backdrop for a rich, free-form storyline which shifts between various perspectives as each character narrates their own experience.

Writer/director Allison Anders is touring the country to present the film and host Q&A sessions afterwards.

Denver: June 14 at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema.
New York: May 16 at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema.
San Francisco: June 19 at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. 

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Estiu 1993 (Summer 1993)
May
25
to Jul 19

Estiu 1993 (Summer 1993)

In the summer 1993, following the death of her parents, six years old Frida moves from Barcelona to the Catalan province to live with her aunt and uncle, who are now her new legal guardians. The country life is a challenge for Frida – time passes differently in her new home and the nature that surrounds her is mysterious and estranging. She now has a little sister for whom she has to take care of and has to deal with new feelings, such as jealousy. Often, Frida is naively convinced that running away would be the best solution to her problems. Yet, the family does what it can to achieve a fragile new balance and bring normality to their life. Occasional family outings to a local fiesta or a swimming pool, cooking or listening to jazz in the garden bring them moments of happiness. Slowly, Frida realizes that she is there to stay and has to adapt to the new environment. Before the season is over, she has to cope with her emotions and her parents have to learn to love her as their own daughter.

Nationwide: Opens May 25.  Check here for a theater near you.

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Carmita and De Cierta Manera
May
26
2:00 PM14:00

Carmita and De Cierta Manera

Carmita (Israel Cárdenas and Laura Amelia Guzmán, 2013, 80 min.), which tells the story of Cuban actress Carmen Ignarra, who is exiled in Mexico. The documentary is paired with De Cierta Manera (One Way or Another) (Sara Gómez, 1977, 78 min.), which captures life in Havana after the Cuban Revolution through a blend of storytelling and historical footage.

New York: May 26 at the Brooklyn Museum.

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Fresa y Chocolate (Strawberry and Chocolate)
May
26
7:00 PM19:00

Fresa y Chocolate (Strawberry and Chocolate)

In 1979 Cuba, flamboyant gay artist Diego (Jorge Perugorría) attempts to seduce the straight and strait-laced David (Vladimir Cruz), an idealistic young communist, and fails dismally. But David conspires to be “friends” with Diego so he can monitor the artist’s subversive life for the state. As Diego and David discuss politics, individuality and personal expression in Castro’s Cuba, a genuine friendship develops between the two. Can it last in such an oppressive environment?

San Francisco: May 26 at the Roxie.

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Philadelphia Latino Film Festival
Jun
1
to Jun 3

Philadelphia Latino Film Festival

The Philadelphia Latino Film Festival (PHLAFF) was established in 2012 and has become the Greater Philadelphia region’s only festival showcasing the extraordinary and innovative work of emerging and established Latin American and Latino filmmakers.The festival includes shorts and feature-length films from the mainland US, Puerto Rico, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Panama, Colombia and Venezuela.

Philadelphia: June 1 - 3. Full lineup and details here.

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Memorias del Subdesarrollo (Memories of Underdevelopment)
Jun
3
to Jun 6

Memorias del Subdesarrollo (Memories of Underdevelopment)

A 1968 film, in a 4K restoration for its 50th anniversary. Post-Bay of Pigs Havana, as bourgeois, would-be writer Sergio Corrieri sees off his parents (they embrace) and wife (they don’t).  Later, his seeming best friend emigrates, too, only after a long harangue. He attempts to write, observes the city through a telescope from his très 60s apartment balcony, and wanders through the streets, book stores, and art galleries, always aware of glances from women, fantasizing about his cleaning lady - then seducing Daisy Granados’ nervous/passionate working class teen. He watches a reel of sexy scenes cut from Hollywood movies by Batista-era censors and attends a literary round table with the likes of Edmundo Desnoes (author of the original novel) and Jack Gelber (author of The Connection).  He sweats his way through an embarrassing trial, and listens to a vintage Castro rant during the Missile Crisis. All filtered through brooding voice-overs, newsreels, and hidden camera treks through the city; a character study of a post-revolution désengagée through the techniques of the New Wave and Antonioni.

Omaha: June 3 - 6 at Film Streams.

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Panke
Jun
5
7:30 PM19:30

Panke

In this Argentinian film, the main character has nothing but the memories of his mother in Burkina Faso and his recently deceased brother. His brother, however, despite his death, demands attention. The body needs to be recognized before the authorities of an unknown city, the necessary papers need to be taken care of, as do the arrangements to return the body to Burkina Faso: a whole prosaic annex of death with rules that become urgent amidst the mourning. Focusing almost entirely on one character, this singular film reflects on the experience of displacement, as the protagonist sets out on a trip by foot towards an unlikely resolution of his tribulations.

New York: June 5 at Anthology Film Archives.

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Carte Blanche: Edgardo Cozarinsky on Argentine Cinema
Jun
6
to Jun 24

Carte Blanche: Edgardo Cozarinsky on Argentine Cinema

Celebrated Argentine author and filmmaker Edgardo Cozarinsky made his North American cinematic debut with Dot Dot Dot (1971) in the very first New Directors/New Films festival, in 1972. Cozarinsky returns to MoMA with a Carte Blanche selection that juxtaposes classic and contemporary Argentine cinema in fresh and provocative ways. For example, a 1930s musical drama paired with a subversive theater improvisation from the late 1960s, or a 1950s noir about a child murderer paired with a recent coming-of-age drama about a different form of child abuse.  Cozarinsky will introduce many of the programs, together with the scholar and archivist Fernando Martín Peña.

New York: June 6 - 24 at MoMA.

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En el Séptimo Día
Jun
8
to Jun 21

En el Séptimo Día

When José's team makes it to the finals, he and his teammates are thrilled. But his boss throws a wrench into the celebration when he tells José he has to work on Sunday, the day of the finals. José tries without success to reason with his boss or replace himself in the match. If he doesn't work on Sunday, his job and his future will be on the line. But if he doesn't stand up for himself and his teammates, his dignity will be crushed.

Los Angeles: Opens June 15 at Laemmle Music Hall.
New York: Opens June 8 at BAM and IFC Center.  

 

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Adios Amor
Jun
14
5:30 PM17:30

Adios Amor

The discovery of lost photographs sparks the search for a hero that history forgot-Maria Moreno, a migrant mother driven by her twelve children's hunger to speak out. Years before Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta launched the United Farm Workers, Maria picked up the only weapon she had-her voice-and became an outspoken leader in an era when women were relegated to the background. The first farm worker woman in America to be hired as a union organizer, Maria's story was silenced and her legacy buried-until now.

Watsonville: June 14. Details here.

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Memories of Disintegration: Ibero-American Experimental Film
Jun
14
8:00 PM20:00

Memories of Disintegration: Ibero-American Experimental Film

As the profile of Spanish language cinema continues to rise on the festival circuit, a strong commitment to experimentation remains in the cinema emanating from the region. First-rate film schools in Cuba, Argentina, and Mexico, among other nations, are producing a new generation of filmmakers who eschew the proliferation of digital techniques, returning to tactical analog modes of production (This program features work made on Video8, Super 8, 16mm, Super 35mm, and VHS). Playing with notions of self-reflexivity and nostalgia, real and imagined, these filmmakers test the boundaries of both narrative and documentary genres. Showcasing the diverse voices of these talented young artists, each of the six films highlight the vision and ingenuity of Latin America along with Spain. These shorts have screened at Cannes, Toronto International Film Festival, and New York Film Festival, along with strong Latin American showcases such as the Morelia, Mar del Plata, Valdivia, and Havana film festivals. 

Detroit: June 14 at Cinema Lamont.

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Gabriel e a Montanha (Gabriel and the Mountain)
Jun
15
to Jun 21

Gabriel e a Montanha (Gabriel and the Mountain)

Fellipe Barbosa's film follows Gabriel Buchmann as he travels the world for one year before entering a prestigious American university. After ten months on the road, he arrives in Kenya determined to discover the African continent. Everything changes, however, when he reaches the top of Mount Mulanje, Malawi. Based on the true story of Barbosa’s friend from school.

Los Angeles: Opens June 15 at Laemmle Royal.
 New York: Opens June 15 at Quad Cinema

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Araby
Jun
22
to Jun 28

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.

New York: Opens June 22 at Lincoln Center.

 

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América
Jun
27
7:00 PM19:00

América

When we first meet Diego—the magnetic emotional center of this sunny, warmhearted family portrait—he’s unicycling around a town square, disco-strutting on stilts, and beach-bumming around Puerto Vallarta. But when his frail but sweet-natured 93-year-old grandmother, América, is suddenly left without a caretaker, Diego—along with his two equally acrobatic brothers—leaves behind his laid-back life to return to his home in Colima, Mexico. In images at once meticulously composed and bursting with vitality, filmmakers Chase Whiteside and Erick Stoll celebrate the selflessness of caregiving and the infinite love coursing between generations.

New York: June 27 at BAM.

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New York Latino Film Festival
Aug
22
to Aug 26

New York Latino Film Festival

The New York Latino Film Festival is dedicated to producing culturally relevant and entertaining experiences that build audiences for Latino cinema, support the film community with professional development and foster relationships for Latino talent. The festival is committed to showing the best our rich and diverse community has to offer.

New York: Aug. 22 - 26. Full details here.

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Cortadito
Sep
22
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: Sept. 22 at the Siskel Film Center.

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From Spikes to Spindles + Chicana
May
19
6:30 PM18:30

From Spikes to Spindles + Chicana

1979's Chicana is a watershed work of the Chicanx Movement that spotlights the political and cultural contributions of Latina women from the Aztec era to the present, with an emphasis on their roles as revolutionary leaders. Shown in a double bill with From Spikes to Spindles, a documentary about Chinese-American identity.

New York: May 19 at BAM.

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Diálogo con mi Abuela and Las Madres de la Plaza de Mayo
May
13
2:00 PM14:00

Diálogo con mi Abuela and Las Madres de la Plaza de Mayo

A Mother’s Day double feature with Diálogo con mi Abuela (Conversation with My Grandmother) (Gloria Rolando, 2015, 40 min.), a familial portrait centering the contributions of Afro-Cuban women. Then, the Academy Award–nominated documentary Las Madres de la Plaza de Mayo (The Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo) (Susana Blaustein Muñoz and Lourdes Portillo, 1985, 64 min.) tells the story of the activist mothers who challenged the repressive regime in Argentina during the 1970s and 1980s.

New York: May 13 at Brooklyn Museum.

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Cuban Double Feature
May
11
7:00 PM19:00

Cuban Double Feature

Two films by Cuban director Tomás Gutiérrez Alea: 1972's Una Pelea Cubana Contra Los Demonios (A Cuban Fight Against The Demons) and 1979's Los Sobrevivientes (The Survivors). Hosted by the director of Havana’s Cinemateca de Cuba, Luciano Castillo, and with special panelists: cinematographer Mario García Joya and the actress and widow of Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, Mirta Ibarra. 

Los Angeles: May 11 at Linwood Dunn Theater.

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Hecho en Mexico
May
11
to May 13

Hecho en Mexico

From the trauma of drug-war related violence, to the challenges of extreme environmental conditions and the daily struggles of indigenous peoples, these films provide a portal into real Mexican lives, telling compelling stories and illustrating social challenges in the best tradition of documentary filmmaking. Selections include La Libertad de Diablo, El Maiz en Tiempos de Guerra, Plaza de la Soledad, El Remolino, and Artemio.

San Francisco: May 11 - 13 at the Roxie.

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Cocote
May
10
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. Questions of faith, tradition and honor course through this electrifying film

Detroit: May 10 at Cinema Lamont.

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Selena
May
10
7:00 PM19:00

Selena

Selena Quintanilla was a major figure in Tejano music, a Grammy-winning recording artist, a beloved star in the American Southwest and Mexico, and seemed poised to cross over into mainstream popularity on the U.S. pop charts when she was murdered on March 31, 1995 by the president of her fan club. Written and directed by Gregory Nava, this biopic concentrates on Selena's relationship with her family and her rise to fame, dealing only briefly with her tragic death.

Cinelandia's co-founder Vanessa Erazo was on NPR to talk about the 20th anniversary of the theatrical release of Selena. Listen to the interview and read more here.

New York: May 10. Free screening in Highbridge Park

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Todo lo demás (Everything Else)
May
4
to May 10

Todo lo demás (Everything Else)

Doña Flor has worked in the same government office for over 35 years, attending to several dozen people from all the corners of Mexican society– rich, poor, educated and illiterate alike. One day her life becomes unhinged and she goes to the pool seeking solace in the water, but is paralyzed by fear until a gesture of kindness from another woman resuscitates her. 
 

New York: Opens May 4 at Cinema Village.

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El Autor (The Motive)
May
4
to May 23

El Autor (The Motive)

Alvaro dreams of becoming a great writer, but he is incapable of producing anything other than tedious, pretentious drivel. He works as a clerk for a notary in Seville and his passion for writing is the only thing that brightens up his otherwise dull existence. His wife Amanda couldn’t be more different. She’s always been down-to-earth and never dreamed of becoming a writer, yet she’s the one whose first novel ends up being a best-seller. Just one of life’s little ironies…

The couple’s separation is inevitable and acts as the push Alvaro needs to finally realize his dream of writing a great novel. But when he finally sits down to write, he can’t do it… He not only lacks talent, but imagination as well. Guided by his writing teacher, Juan, Alvaro discovers that truly great fiction is drawn from reality and so embarks on a mission to create his own story. By manipulating his friends and neighbors, Alvaro gets his plot, but will his true story have a happy ending…?

Miami: Opens May 4 at Tower Theater Miami.

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La Piedra Ausente (The Absent Stone)
May
3
7:30 PM19:30

La Piedra Ausente (The Absent Stone)

In 1964, the largest carved stone of the Americas was moved from the town of San Miguel Coatlinchan in the municipality of Texcoco to the National Anthropology Museum in Mexico City in an impressive feat of engineering. The extraction of the monolith, which represents the pre-Hispanic water deity, set off a rebellion in the town and led to the intervention of the army. Today, the enormous stone, now upright, is an urban monument; it has been transformed into one of the principal icons of Mexican national identity. The inhabitants of Coatlinchan insist that the removal of the stone has caused droughts. Representations and replicas of the absent stone appear everywhere in Coatlinchan, where it resonates in the memories of the inhabitants. Using animations, archival materials, and contemporary encounters with the protagonists of the transport of the stone, Sandra Rozental and Jesse Lerner’s playful documentary film explores the relevance of the ruins of the past in the present day.

New York: May 3 at Anthology Film Archives. Co-director Sandra Rozental will be in person for a Q&A following the screening.

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Ayúdame a pasar la noche (Help Me Make it Through the Night)
May
3
7:00 PM19:00

Ayúdame a pasar la noche (Help Me Make it Through the Night)

A family is at its breaking point. Dad kicked mom out of the house because if her gambling addiction, the older child’s fiancée wants to cancel their wedding, and the youngest child believes he can fix his family and bring them back together. An accident will make everyone reconsider their decisions; the doctors say one of them will not make it through the night.

San Francisco: May 3 at the Roxie.

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Cine Las Americas
May
2
to May 6

Cine Las Americas

The Cine Las Americas International Film Festival, now in its twenty-first consecutive year, showcases contemporary films and videos from Latin America (North, Central, South America, and the Caribbean) and the Iberian Peninsula. Films and videos made by or about Latinxs in the U.S. or the rest of the world, as well as films and videos by or about Indigenous groups of the Americas are also included. This year includes a special 'Hecho en Tejas' section of 8 films, as well as a 7-film 'Femme Frontera Showcase.'

Austin, TX: May 2 - 6. Full lineup and details here.

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El General + All Water Has a Perfect Memory
Apr
29
7:30 PM19:30

El General + All Water Has a Perfect Memory

Through the legacy that filmmaker Natalia Almada inherited as the great-granddaughter of Mexican president Plutarco Elias Calles (1924-1928), one of Mexico's most controversial revolutionary figures accused of having been a "Dictator" and "Nun-Burner", yet also acclaimed for having been the "father of modern Mexico," El General is a portrait of a family and a country under the shadow of the past. 

ProyectorNYC is presenting a double-bill of El General and the experimental documentary short All Water Has A Perfect Memory with director Natalia Almada in person.

New York: April 29 at UnionDocs

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La Operación and No Más Bebés
Apr
28
2:00 PM14:00

La Operación and No Más Bebés

A double feature exploring Latina women’s ongoing struggle for reproductive justice in Puerto Rico and the mainland United States. The documentary La Operación (The Operation) (Ana María García, 1982, 40 min.) sheds light on the history and practice of female sterilization in Puerto Rico. Then, No Más Bebés (No More Babies) (Renee Tajima-Peña, 2016, 55 min.) tells the story of immigrant mothers in the United States who sued doctors and the government after being forced into sterilization in the 1960s and 1970s.

New York: April 28 at the Brooklyn Museum. Introduced by Eugenia Acuña, reproductive rights advocate.

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Casi Leyendas (Almost Legends)
Apr
27
to May 3

Casi Leyendas (Almost Legends)

Axel (Santiago Segura), an idiosyncratic personality, goes on a search for his former bandmates in Buenos Aires. 25 years ago they formed a musical band that was about to be famous but for some mysterious reason never made it. Axel now is going to have to reconnect with Javier (Diego Peretti), a teacher who cannot communicate with his teenage son, and Lucas (Diego Torres), a conceited lawyer who loses his job all of a sudden. A double challenge awaits them: to be the band they always dreamed of, and as if that were not enough, to solve the mess that is their lives.

Miami: Opens April 27 at Tower Theater

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Latin Wave
Apr
26
to Apr 29

Latin Wave

This year’s festival includes Colombia’s revenge drama Killing Jesús and comedy-drama Bad Lucky Goat; Cuba’s drama Sergio and Sergei; Mexico’s thriller The Night Guard; the Dominican Republic’s prison romance Woodpeckers; and Argentina’s historical drama from Lucrecia Martel, Zama.

Houston: April 26 - 29 at the Museum of Fine Art. Full lineup and details here.

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Mi Mundial (Home Team)
Apr
21
2:00 PM14:00

Mi Mundial (Home Team)

Based on the Latin American best-seller by former fútbolista Daniel Baldi, Uruguayan director Carlos Andrés Morelli’s feature debut follows an adolescent soccer prodigy poised for big-league success—so long as his hubris don’t get in his way.

Everyone knows Tito is a whiz on the field, but his father insists he place equal emphasis on his studies. That balance topples, however, once an agent pegs Tito as a major talent and convinces the family to uproot from their rural Nogales home and relocate to Montevideo. Will Tito fulfill his dream? Or will his focus on fútbol to the detriment of everything sabotage his goals?

Miami: April 21 at Tower Theater.

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El Mar la Mar
Apr
20
to Apr 24

El Mar la Mar

The Sonoran Desert, site of many a treacherous border crossing from Mexico into the United States, is the subject of this troubling, poetic documentary. Detailing the experiences of people living and working on both sides of the border, the directors accompany stories about the hardships of the desert with vast, desolate images of the territory covered and the occasional signs left behind by those who have braved it.

Chicago: April 20  - 24 at Siskel Film Center.

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El Futbol o Yo (My Love or My Passion)
Apr
20
to May 10

El Futbol o Yo (My Love or My Passion)

There are fans and there are fanatics—Pedro Pintos (multi-hyphenate Argentine star Adrián Suar) is, to put it mildly, in the latter category. Pedro devours everything fútbol: any team or league, any time. Which is maybe manageable for a young bachelor, but Pedro is a middle-aged husband and father, and his all-consuming passion has finally taken his job and torn apart his family. Pedro is an addict, so he does what addicts do: he joins Alcoholics Anonymous. He just neglects to mention that it’s soccer, not booze, that’s brought him there.

Miami: Opens April 20 at Tower Theater Miami.

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Overboard
Apr
20
to May 24

Overboard

Overboard focuses on "Leonardo" (EUGENIO DERBEZ), a selfish, spoiled, rich playboy from Mexico's richest family and "Kate" (ANNA FARIS), a working class single mom of three hired to clean Leonardo's luxury yacht. After unjustly firing Kate and refusing to pay her, Leonardo falls overboard when partying too hard and wakes up on the Oregon coast with amnesia. Kate shows up at the hospital and, to get payback, convinces Leonardo he is her husband and puts him to work - for the first time in his life. At first miserable and inept, Leonardo slowly settles in. Eventually he earns the respect of his new "family" and co-workers. But, with Leonardo's billionaire family hot on their trail and the possibility of his memory returning at any moment, will their new family last or will Leonardo finally put the clues together and leave them for good?

Nationwide: Playing now. Check here for a theater near you.

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FilmFest DC
Apr
19
to Apr 29

FilmFest DC

FilmFest DC's CineLatino showcase includes eight films: Los Buscadores from Paraguay, Los Perros from Chile, Benzinho from Brazil, Cuban film Sergio & Serguéi, Argentinian La Cordillera starring Ricardo Darin, Mexican anthology film La Habitación, and Handia and NO, un cuento flamenco from Spain.

Washington, DC: April 19 - 29. Full CineLatino lineup here.

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UCLA Latin American and Iberian Film Festival
Apr
16
to May 1

UCLA Latin American and Iberian Film Festival

UCLA's 6th annual film festival is backs, with a series of films that are free and open to the public. This year's fest includes Argentinian dark comedy El Rey del Once, Brazilian drama Mãe só há uma, Mexican Tempestad, Ricardo Darin in Spanish drama Truman, and Spanish Frágil Equilibrio.

Los Angeles: April 16 - May 1 at UCLA. Free admission. Full details here.

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Landfill Harmonic
Apr
14
to Apr 15

Landfill Harmonic

The world generates about a billion tons of garbage a year. Those who live with it and from it are the poor – like the people of Cateura, Paraguay. And here they are transforming it into beauty. Landfill Harmonic follows the Orchestra as it takes its inspiring spectacle of trash-into-music around the world. Follow the lives of a garbage picker, a music teacher and a group of children from a Paraguayan slum that out of necessity started creating instruments entirely out of garbage. 100% Tomatometer score on Rotten Tomatoes.

Coral Gables: April 14 & 15 at Coral Gables Art Cinema.

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Minneapolis St Paul International Film Festival
Apr
12
to Apr 28

Minneapolis St Paul International Film Festival

This year's CineLatino showcase includes 12 films from Brazil, Mexico, Paraguay, Venezuela, Spain, Chile, Colombia, and Argentina. Here's one highlight:

Los Perros (Chile)
Our protagonist, the 42-year old Mariana, comes from a life of wealth and privilege. Her loveless marriage to a businessman has led to boredom and apathy, even as the couple attempt to have a baby. Seeking a cure for her restlessness, Mariana finds herself entertaining a fascination for her riding instructor, Juan, who may or may not be involved in a human rights investigation. Intrigued, Mariana decides to investigate, going to increasingly questionable lengths to get the full story, and ending up uncovering information not only on Juan but also her own family.

Minneapolis/St. Paul: April 12 - 28. CineLatino full lineup here.

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Double Pinilla
Apr
6
to Apr 27

Double Pinilla

In keeping with their presentations of clásicos tropicales góticos by Luis Ospina and Ivan Cardoso, Spectacle is exhibiting two Eighties rarities by living legend Jairo Pinilla, the so-called “Ed Wood of Colombia”. Also reigning from Cali (Ospina’s hometown, as well as the late Carlos Mayolo’s), Pinilla pioneered a form of acerbic camp cinema in constant struggle with Fono Cine, the government agency providing funding for some of his movies. While the films are well known among cineaste circles of Colombia, little is published in English about Jairo Pinilla. Series includes El triangulo de oro (1984) and Extraña Regresión (1985).

New York: April 6 - 27 at Spectacle Theater.

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Grand Rapids Latin American Film Festival
Apr
6
to Apr 8

Grand Rapids Latin American Film Festival

Over the three-day period, the festival will feature nine recent films from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Paraguay, and Venezuela. A number of films will also be followed by question-and-answer sessions with directors and panel discussions with special guests. On Saturday, April 7, for the first time the festival will offer a “GRLAFF for Kids” event with live puppet shows and a screening of Anina, an animated film from Uruguay.

Grand Rapids: April 6 - 8. Full lineup and details here.

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Havana Film Festival New York
Apr
6
to Apr 17

Havana Film Festival New York

HFFNY continues to present recent films from Cuba and Latin America. In 2018 it will include several special programs: Celebrating the Art of Screenwriting: The Stories of Senel Paz; Restoring Titón: Tomás Gutiérrez Alea’s Classics Remastered; In Memory of Fernando Birri: Father of New Latin American Cinema; and Panorama of Community Media in Cuba’s Mountains: 25 Years of Televisión Serrana Production.

New York: April 6 - 17. Full lineup and details here.

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