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Lighting up the silver screen at this year’s Philadelphia Latino Film Festival

From June 1-3, you can see groundbreaking films, documentaries, and shorts from Latino and Latin American filmmakers as part of the annual showcase.

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Now in its seventh year, the Philadelphia Latino Film Festival will feature screenings of films and documentaries by Latino and Latin American filmmakers. 

The only film festival of its kind in the region, the Philadelphia Latino Film Festival was established in 2012 to highlight the work of Latin American and Latino filmmakers, and advance and cultivate cultural appreciation and exchange. In addition to screenings, the festival programs include public discussion groups, workshops, lectures, and special events to attract and engage people of all backgrounds. 

Intrigued? Check out the trailers for the works that will be featured at the festival to get a sense of what you can see June 1 - 3 at Caplan Recital Hall at University of the Arts, 211 South Broad Street. View the full program schedule and buy tickets on the festival website.

 

FREE SCREENINGS

SER GRANDE — Lola Winner

PUERTO RICO, 2018 

KAREN ROSSI, DIRECTOR

DOCUMENTARY

SPANISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

88 MINUTES

Screening Sat., June 2 at 3 p.m. Read more.

 

CONEXIONES: LOS CENZOTLES IN CUBA — Lola Showcase

USA | CUBA, 2017

JAMES HALL & EUGENE RODRIGUEZ, DIRECTORS

DOCUMENTARY

ENGLISH | SPANISH

60 MINUTES

Screening Sat., June 2 at 5 p.m. Read more.

 

TICKETED SCREENINGS

FILIBERTO

PUERTO RICO | VENEZUELA, 2017

FREDDIE MARRERO ALFONSO, DIRECTOR

DOCUMENTARY

ENGLISH | SPANISH

75 MINUTES

Screening Sat., June 2 at 6 p.m. Read more.

 

NUYORICAN BÁSQUET

PUERTO RICO, 2017

RICARDO OLIVERO LORA & JULIO CESAR TORRES, DIRECTORS

DOCUMENTARY

ENGLISH | SPANISH

108 MINUTES

Screening Sat., June 2 at 8 p.m. Read more.

 

WHEN THE SPIRITS DANCE MAMBO

CUBA, 2003

MARTA MORENO VEGA, DIRECTOR

DOCUMENTARY

90 MINUTES

SPANISH  | ENGLISH

Screening Sun., June 3 at 1 p.m. Read more.

 

EL AMPARO

VENEZUELA | COLOMBIA, 2016

ROBER CALZADILLA, DIRECTOR

DRAMA

SPANISH | ENGLISH

99 MINUTES

Screening Sun., June 3 at 3 p.m. Read more.

 

COCOTE

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, 2018

NELSON CARLO DE LOS SANTOS ARIAS, DIRECTOR

DRAMA

SPANISH | ENGLISH

72 MINUTES

Screening Sun., June 3 at 5 p.m. Read more.

 

WHAT HAPPENS TO A DREAM DEFERRED — Lola Award Showcase

Information TBD. 

Screening Sun., June 3 at 7 p.m.

 

RUBEN BLADES IS NOT MY NAME

PANAMA, 2018

ABNER BENAIM, DIRECTOR

DOCUMENTARY

84 MINUTES

ENGLISH | SPANISH

Screening Sun., June 3 at 7:30 p.m. Read more.

 

And last but not least…

AL DÍA’s own Edwin López Moya will have his documentary featured in the shorts program with a special mention in the Pop-Up Contest. Watch the AL DÍA original story below to follow the journey of a Puerto Rican father-and-son musical duo as they find their way in Philadelphia after being displaced by Hurricane Maria. You can also attend the screening of this documentary at the short screenings portion of the festival's program in the afternoon hours on Saturday and Sunday.  

 

 

 

 

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