The Palm Springs International Film Festival brings Latin American films to California every January. Here's a couple highlights:
La delgada línea amarilla (The Thin Yellow Line), Mexico
Toño lives an aimless life drifting from one job to the next, but when his gig as a junkyard night watchman quite literally goes to the dogs, he’s really up against it. A chance encounter with a former boss brings a ray of hope: two weeks in charge of a road crew painting the yellow center stripe down 120 miles of harsh desert highway. His team of rookies includes an ex-con, an almost-blind truck driver, a circus stagehand and a rebellious teen, but mile by mile, line by line, the gig becomes an unexpectedly life-changing journey for each of them.
Camino a La Paz (Road to La Paz), Argentina
Troubled Sebastian goes on a life-changing 2,000-mile journey from Buenos Aires to La Paz, when he reluctantly agrees to transport ailing Muslim elder Jalil on his first steps toward hajj.
Palm Springs, CA: Jan. 1 - 11. Full lineup and details here.