2017 Cine Latino
Such is Life in the Tropics
Nov. 17 at 6:00pm & Nov. 18 at 3:30pm | Actor and Co-Writer Ándres Crespo Arosemena Attending | When a young tourist is killed during a forest outing by a trio of hunters who also have designs on the land, a class war breaks out pitting powerful business interests against an impoverished rural community.
Help Me Make it Through the Night + Black Doll
Nov. 17 at 8:30pm & Nov. 18 at 8:45pm | Director José Ramón Chávez and short film Black Doll Director Sofía Carrillo Attending | In Mexico City’s middle-class suburbs, mom Paty exhausts her family’s patience chasing jackpots as dad Luis reaches his wits’ end while sons Luis and Carlos each struggle to pick up the pieces of a troubled family in this powerful debut feature.
Nov. 18 at 1:15pm & Nov. 19 at 2:45pm | Director Lucía Gajá Attending | With empathy and honesty, director Lucia Gaja recounts the stories of five incredible women from around the world, each of whom has survived the hell of domestic abuse, yet were able to reestablish rich lives of love and meaning.
The 4th Company
Nov. 18 at 6:00pm & Nov. 19 at 5:00pm | Directors Mitzi Vanessa Arreola & Amir Galván Attending | Sensitive car thief Zambrano finds himself in the world's toughest prison where he quickly earns a place on the inmate football team, a crew that doubles as the notorious 4th company crime network.
Gurumbé: Afro-Andalusian Memories
November 19 at 3:30pm | Director Miguel Ángel Rosales Attending | This joyous, involving documentary traces Spain's involvement in the slave trade and the often unacknowledged contributions by its most marginalized communities into that nation's rich cultural and artistic tapestry.
Returning for a fifth year, this November 16-19, 2017, Cine Latino is among the key showcases of Ibero and Latin-American cinema in the United States. This year, screenings and events will take place at the Film Society’s hub, the St. Anthony Main Theatre in Minneapolis MN.
Cine Latino 2017 will offer another rich tapestry of stories from across the vast cultural, social and historical landscape that is Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula, taking us on a journey across geography, history, age, gender, social and political issues and the complexities of human relationships. The 2017 showcase will have a focus on Mexican cinema.
Cine Latino 2017 will be an opportunity for our anticipated 5,000 audience members to view some of the best Latin American and Iberian films being made today, meet and connect with talented visiting filmmakers from those regions, and participate in a variety of engaging film-related events: workshops, panels and parties, with great food and music to round out the experience. The results will be stunning.
We are delighted to announce that visiting artistic director Hebe Tabachnik will once again curate the program. Tabachnik, who hails from Argentina, programs Spanish-language film for festivals around the world. The full Cine Latino 2017 slate will be announced in mid-October so stay tuned!
Cine Latino is presented by the Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul, Minnesota’s leading non-profit exhibitor of international independent cinema. Our mission is to foster a knowledgeable and vibrant appreciation of the art of film from around the globe and its power to inform and transform individuals and communities.