2012 Festival Schedule

In just a few weeks, we’ll launch a third edition of the Grand Rapids Latin American Film Festival. 2012 is going to be a great year– we have a line-up of exciting films and TWO guests: screenwriter/actor Manny Pérez and writer/director Julio Hernández Cordon. Check out the links below to learn more about the films, our guests, sponsors, and venue.

All films are free and open to the public!

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Schedule:

Thursday, 29 March

Espiral

Mexico, 2009. Directed b Jorge Pérez Solano.

7:00pm at Celebration! Cinema Grand Rapids North.

Sponsored by the Consulate of Mexico in Detroit, MI.

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Friday, 30 March

Postales de Leningrado (Postcards from Leningrad)

Venezuela, 2007. Directed by Mariana Rondón.

1:00pm at Wealthy Theatre.

Sponsored by the Consulate of the República Bolivariana de Venezuela, Chicago.

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Circo

Mexico, 2010. Directed by Aaron Schock.

3:30pm at Wealthy Theatre. Not rated–suitable for most audiences.

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Los Colores de la montaña (The Colors of the Mountain)

Colombia, 2010. Directed by Carlos César Arbeláez.

5:30pm at Wealthy Theatre. Not rated– suitable for most audiences.

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La Soga

Républica Dominicana, 2009. Directed by Josh Crook.

8:00pm at Wealthy Theatre. Rated R.

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After La Soga: an evening with Manny Pérez

Manny Pérez, star and screenwriter of La Soga will talk to the audience about the historical events that inspired the film, his work on the film, and his career in the film industry. Mr. Pérez will also take questions in a brief Q&A.

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Saturday, 31 March

Beleza Negra (Ebony Goddess: Queen of Ilê Aiyê)

Brazil, 2010. Directed by Carolina Moraes-Liu.

2:00pm at Wealthy Theatre. Not rated–suitable for most audiences.

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É Proibido Fumar (Smoke Gets in Your Eyes)

Brazil, 2009. Directed by Anna Maylaert.

4:30pm at Wealthy Theatre. Not rated–not suitable for all audiences.

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Vida Ballet (Only When I Dance)

Brazil, 2009. Directed by Beadie Finzi.

2:30pm at Wealthy Theatre. Not rated–suitable for most audiences.

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Las marimbas del infierno (Marimbas from Hell)

Guatemala/ France/ Mexico, 2010. Directed by Julio Hernández Cordon.

8:00pm at Wealthy Theatre. Not rated–not suitable for all audiences.

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After Las marimbas: an evening with Julio Hernández Cordon.

Julio Hernández Cordon, director of Las marimbas del infierno will discuss the film, Guatemala’s contemporary music scene, and his career in the global film industry. He will also take questions from the audience in a brief Q&A.

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Sunday, 1 April

También la lluvia (Even the Rain)

Spain/ Mexico/ France, 2010. Directed by Icíar Bollaín.

1:30pm at Wealthy Theatre. Not rated–not suitable for all audiences.

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Chance

Panamá, 2009. Directed by Abner Benaim.

4:00pm at Wealthy Theatre. Not rated– not suitable for all audiences.

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Dos Hermanos (Brother and Sister)

Argentina, 2010. Directed by Daniel Burman.

6:00pm at Wealthy Theatre. Not rated–not suitable for all audiences.

Sponsored by the Consulate of Argentina, Chicago.

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