Palm Springs International Film Festival offers nearly 30 Latin American and U.S. Latino fare in the 2015 edition, including Brazilian drama Ventos de Agosto (August Winds), Colombian romance Ciudad Delirio, Spanish drama Loreak (Flowers), gay love story Praia do Futuro (Futuro Beach), Colombian coming-of-age story Gente de bien, Mexican comedy Güeros, Argentinian gay drama Hawaii, Mexican family drama Las Horas Contigo (The Hours with You), and Mexican coming of age drama La Tirisia, amongst others.
A couple highlights:
En el último trago (One for the Road)
Mexico, 2014. Three octogenarian friends, Emiliano, Benito and Agustin, band together for a road trip, defying family members, determined to honor Pedro’s final request. Along the way they have a series of poignant and comical adventures, bringing them a renewed sense of purpose and possibility in their golden years.
Matar a un hombre (To Kill a Man)
Chile, 2014. Jorge, a quiet, unassuming family man, suffers escalating taunts by a street thug named Kalule and his posse until one day they assault him. But Jorge remains passive; it’s his son who confronts the thugs – and gets seriously wounded. Kalule is convicted and sent to prison. Fast forward to two years later: Jorge’s marriage has fallen apart and Kalule is back to terrorize his family.
Palm Springs: Jan. 2 - 12. A full list of Latino films is available here.