The fourth annual Philadelphia Latino Film Festival brings a variety of Latino films to the city of brotherly love. Highlights include:
Bestia de Cardo (Beast of Cardo)
The story of Moira, a wealthy, Dominican young woman with a history of mental troubles, who is forced to return permanently to her asphyxiating hometown, Cardo, and to the double-faced society that she had left behind. Bestia de Cardo is a melancholy, fantastical and sensual study of social pressure, of the loneliness that can prevail within a broken family and of the unforeseen hope that can come with the beginning of a new friendship.
Libertador (The Liberator)
Edgar Ramirez plays Simon Bolivar in Libertador (The Liberator). In case you didn't know, Simon Bolivar is one of the greatest figures in Latin American history, and played a pivotal role in winning the region's independence from Spain in the 19th century. Much like the men who led the revolution in the United States, Bolivar's legacy is claimed by many different factions in contemporary South American countries.
Philadelphia: June 19 - 21. Full lineup and details on their website.