This year's festival offers a special series, Viva el Cine, of Latino film. Just a couple highlights:
Yasuni Man, USA
Life hangs in the balance for the Waorani, hunter-gatherers in the remote Yasuni region of the Ecuadorian Amazon. They’ve successfully fended off waves of missionaries, loggers, oil companies, and politicians—those who would destroy the people and the land out of greed. But how much longer can they do so? Before it’s too late, biologist/filmmaker Ryan Patrick Killackey teams up with a Waorani family to document the traditional way of life amid the region’s incredible biodiversity. Along the way they uncover the devastation already wrought by logging and oil development on the indigenous people and their entire ecosystem.
Sabrás que hacer conmigo (You Will Know What to Do with Me), Mexico
After first meeting in a fleeting chance encounter, Nicolas and Isabel cross paths again on a fortuitous evening when they find themselves sharing a table and late-night musings at a dinner party. As they reflect on art, love, and death, their undeniable attraction inevitably sparks a relationship.
San Rafael: Oct. 6 - 16. Click here for full lineup and details.