Sunscreen Film Festival


Sunscreen features a strong Latin component of both features and shorts. Here's a couple highlights - check out their website for more.

Magallanes, Peru
Magallanes sees his humdrum life turn upside down the day Celina, a women he met in the violent years when he was a soldier with the Peruvian Army, jumps into his taxi in a Lima street. This unexpected re-encounter after 25 years with the dark past that unites them prompts Magallanes to embark on a daring plan, to help Celina get money and find his own redemption.

Ixcanul, Guatemala
The film follows María (played by María Mercedes Coroy), a 17-year-old Mayan girl who lives and works in a coffee plantation that sits at the base of an active volcano in Guatemala. Although Maria dreams of going to the big city, her condition as an indigenous woman does not permit her to change her destiny, where an arranged wedding is waiting for her. A snake bite forces her to go out into the modern world where her life is saved, but at a steep price. 

St. Petersburg, FL: April 28 - May 1. Full lineup and details on their website.