Gainesville Latino Film Festival


Films from the U.S. and Latin America, all with free admission! A couple highlights:

Paraíso (Paradise), Mexico
In this charming Mexican love story, a young couple moves to the big city for his job and discovers a blatant bias against them because of the their weight. When he begrudgingly follows her lead in losing weight, then exceeds her success, comedy and pathos ensue as their relationship unravels.This film poignantly explores the issues of self-esteem, physical appearances, and the nature of love.

Cómo Ganar Enemigos (How to Win Enemies), Argentina
When a shy young Jewish lawyer obsessed with crime novels turns a chance encounter with a beautiful woman into a date ending in his bed, it all seems too good to be true. But things aren’t always what they seem, however, for as soon as he wakes up he finds his financial savings, and the beautiful woman, gone. Inspired by his favorite detective novels, he is convinced he was set up and begins to looks for clues like one of his gumshoe heroes in his beloved books. As he pieces together the puzzle of the grand theft, he realizes that his closest allies may be his biggest enemies. What began as a love story becomes the caper to end all capers in this sexy crowd-pleasing comedy set against the background of Buenos Aires.

Gainesville, FL: Sept. 8 - 24. Find more details on their website.