This year's festival is full of films from Latin America and U.S. Latinos. Here are a couple:
En el último trago (One for the Road), Mexico
Mexican film veterans Luis Bayardo, Eduardo Manzano & José Carlos Ruiz play octogenarians who set out on a road trip in order to fulfill the dying wish of a lifelong friend. One for the Road is a funny and endearing exploration of aging, friendship and love, set to the timeless music of José Alfredo Jiménez.
El Canto del Colibrí, USA
El Canto del Colibrí is a story of Latino fathers dealing with issues of immigration, faith, marriage equality, machismo, culture, and the process of their LGBTQ children coming out. Much like the seldom-heard song of the hummingbird, the voices of Latino fathers are rarely heard in addressing LGBTQ issues. This film aims to amplify their voices, seeking to fight isolation and build bridges of hope and solidarity among our Latino fathers, their families and community.
Watsonville: Sept. 29 - Oct .2. Full lineup and details on their website.