The fifth annual Latino Film Festival is happening this June. Here's a couple highlights:
Las Vacas con Gafas (Cows Wearing Glasses), Puerto Rico
'Cows wearing glasses' is a film about the emotional awakening of a man who is nearing the end of his days. Marso, a solitary and eccentric painter and art professor, has a disease that will make him lose his sight at any time and that has forced him to rethink the relationship with his daughter, while taking stock of a life full of professional success but unsatisfactory on the personal level.
Millie & The Lords, USA
This is the story of Milagros Baez, a Puerto Rican woman in Spanish Harlem who longs for a different life. While she spends her days and nights working at a local grocery market, she secretly fantasizes about going to college and becoming a writer. But in her world, this is not a realistic goal. With no one on her side, she is resigned to living in the projects of El Barrio for the rest of her life. When Millie meets Mateo, a former Young Lord, her life is transformed.
Philadelphia: June 10 - 12. More information here.