The third annual Albuquerque Latino Film Festival brings a great selection of films to the community this September. Highlights include:
Llévate Mis Amores (All of Me)
Follow a group of Mexican women who have been volunteering their time and resources to prepare meals for the U.S.-bound migrants passing through their town on the back of the train known as The Beast. Every day they bake bread, fill water bottles, and stand along the train tracks to throw meals to the men and women pursuing their hopes for a better life.
Three women of vastly differing ages and origins cope with life in three distinct regions of Peru. Eva, a young girl from the lush tropics of the Amazonian jungle, experiences a sexual awakening by way of a forbidden relationship with her uncle. Victoria, a wealthy socialite from Lima, suffers a terrible secret that renders her inner life as grey and melancholic as the city surrounding her. Zoraida, an elderly peasant from a destitute village in the Andean Mountains, confronts her worst fears in the wake of the unexpected return of her estranged son. Three unconnected regions, three introverted women, three stories of discovery shaped by three different geographies, societies and climates of the same fragmented country.
Albuquerque: Sept. 18 - 20. Full lineup and details here.