Grand Rapids Latin American Film Festival

03/31/2017

Peter Wege Auditorium

1130 Wealthy St SE Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Starts: 5:00pm
Doors: 4:30PM
Duration: 5 hours, 30 minutes

The Grand Rapids Latin American Film Festival (GRLAFF), which has been bringing films that represent diverse perspectives, origins, and themes to the Wealthy Theatre since 2010, will be returning for its seventh season this spring. The festival is set to show nine award-winning films from Brazil, Mexico, Guatemala, Argentina, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, and Uruguay.

Throughout the three days of the festival, a number of films will also be followed by discussions where audience members can interact with directors and local speakers. The event is free to the public and all films will be presented with English subtitles.

The festival is sponsored by a coalition of area universities (Grand Valley State University, Aquinas College, Davenport University, Calvin College, and Ferris State University), the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, Pragda Spanish Film Club, and the Consulate of Colombia in Chicago.

The entire festival is open to the public and all events are free. *** All films have English Subtitles.

 

Friday, March 31

5:00 pm Introduction by Ignacio Sánchez Prado of Washington University in St. Louis

5:30 pm La delgada línea amarilla (The Thin Yellow Line) (95 minutes)

Latin American-style refreshments

8:00 pm Ixcanul (Volcano) (100 minutes)

Followed by director Q+A with Jayro Bustamante

 

Saturday, April 1

12:00 pm Infancia clandestina (Clandestine Childhood) (112 minutes)

2:30 pm Que horas ela volta? (The Second Mother) (114 minutes)

5:00 pm NN (90 minutes)

Followed by panel featuring Doris Penn, Paola Mirta León, and Toni Perrine of Grand Valley State University

Latin American-style refreshments

8:00 pm Silencio en la tierra de los sueños (Silence in Dreamland) (94 minutes)

Followed by director Q+A with Tito Molina

 

Sunday, April 2

12:00 pm Una noche sin luna (A Moonless Night) (80 minutes)

2:00 pm Las elegidas (The Chosen Ones) (110 minutes)

Followed by panel featuring María Núñez of the Grand Rapids Human Trafficking Awareness Group and Aaron Schuelke of Grand Valley State University

Latin American-style refreshments

5:30 pm El abrazo de la serpiente (Embrace of the Serpent) (112 minutes)

Followed by panel featuring Jim Penn of Grand Valley State University and Carl Plantinga of Calvin College

[ for descriptions of all films, click here ]


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