7th Annual Cine LatinoSpecial Events

This year, we are dedicating Cine Latino to Maria Gonzalez Haro, whose memory and enthusiasm for Cine Latino and all of our film programs will never fade. Maria’s husband, Joe Haro, has established a fund in Maria’s memory to support Cine Latino for years to come.

We are also immensely grateful to the individuals and community organizations collaborating with us to present Cine Latino each year, and want to thank our 2019 Cine Latino Co-Chairs Maria Antonia Calvo, Lili Hall and Paola Nunez, our Cine Global Advisory Group and our Major Sponsors Drumm/Knock, Mary Ingebrand-Pohlad for the inspiring enthusiasm and energy they bring to the program.

We see these growing partnerships with so many representatives of the diverse Spanish-speaking communities here in MN and abroad as a testament to the cultural importance of this unique annual celebration of Latin American and Iberian cinema.

Opening Night Festivities

Opening Night of Cine Latino will feature films from Spain (The Prado Museum: A Collection of Wonders), Mexico (Lives with Flavor), and Colombia (Litigante). Cine Latino’s Opening Night Festivities are sponsored by the Consulate of Mexico in St. Paul, Minnesota, the City of Minneapolis, Amigos de España, and the American Friends of the Prado Museum.


Friday, November 1, 5:00-7:00pm

2019 Cine Latino kicks off in Pracna’s Fireside Room, adjacent to St. Anthony Main Theatre. This hosted reception features delicious appetizers provided by Popol Vuh, and wine provided by Amigos de España. Special guests include the Mexican director of Lives with Flavor, Ruth Zachs Babani, as well as Mexico’s General Consul to Minnesota, Gerardo Guerrero, a delegation from Minneapolis’s sister city Cuernavaca, Mexico, Spain’s General Consul in Chicago,and other diplomatic guests from Mexico, Spain and Colombia. Admission is included with tickets to the Official Opening Night Presentation of Lives with Flavor, screening at 7:00pm.

Click here to purchase tickets to the Lives With Flavor


Saturday, November 2 at 3:00pm

This is a FREE event at the Weisman Art Museum. Reservations for the film are recommended but not required. To reserve CLICK HERE.

2019 commemorates one hundred years of remembrance of the life and lucha of visionary Mexican revolutionary hero Emiliano Zapata. El Caudillo del Sur, as he was nicknamed for leading the fight for Mexican Indigenous rights and agrarian reform, was born in Anenecuilco, Morelos, Mexico. An important year to honor and uplift stories of struggle, triumph, and resistance, Minnesota and Morelos are coming together to share in this deep history, and we invite you to join us during Días de los Muertos (Days of the Dead).

On Saturday, November 2nd starting at 3:00pm, local Mexican folk artist Monica Vega will lead a talk about the tradition of Días de los Muertos and the significance of ofrenda-making. Visitors will have the opportunity to participate in building the ofrenda by creating a small item of Zapata’s remembrance under the guidance of the artist. Attendees will also be able to take home a small obsequio that they have personally made on-site to help them remember the importance of Zapata’s life on enriching Mexican culture and identity.

At 4:00pm, we’ll present the documentary film Los Últimos Zapatistas, Héroes Olvidados (The Last Zapatistas, Forgotten Heroes), followed by a community conversation and reception with Cuernavaca-based filmmaker Francesco Taboada Tabone, Emiliano Zapata’s grandson Don Manuel Manrique Zapata, and Monica Vega.

All the above programming is free and open to the public. While there is no cost to view the film, we ask that you please register in advance at the Cine Latino website. The community ofrenda will be available for viewing from Friday, November 1st to Sunday, November 3rd during regular museum hours.

The celebration will be attended by dignitaries of the Cuernavaca Sister City delegation hosted by Mayor Jacob Frey and Council Member Alondra Cano. Next year, this Sister City relationship will give way to a more sustained Mexican traditional and folk arts exchange between Minneapolis-based artists and Mexican master artists. We thank the Minnesota State Arts Board for their generous support.

We also thank our current project collaborators: City of Minneapolis, the Weisman Art Museum, Meet Minneapolis, Minneapolis-Cuernavaca Sister City Association, the Minnesota Vikings, and Cine Latino.

To read more about the “Flores de Zapata” event and collaboration, please keep checking mplsdiasdelosmuertos.com.


Saturday, November 2 at 9:15pm

How to make a film and live to tell the story starts at approximately 9:15pm, immediately following the conclusion of The Guardian of Memory screening in Screen #3 of St. Anthony Main Theatre. Attendance to the panel is free, but priority will be given to attendees of the film screening, advance reservations to the The Guardian of Memory at 7:30pm is recommended.

Visiting women filmmakers talk about approaching their documentary projects, the challenges of securing funding, the winding journey of production and the hurdles to reaching the audience. Join us for a fresh and candid talk about the art of filmmaking following the screening of The Guardian of Memory on Saturday, November 2.

Moderator: Hebe Tabachnik - Artistic Director Cine Latino
Participants: Marcela Arteaga – Director and Writer of The Guardian of Memory - (Mexico), Linda Goldstein Knowlton - Director and Producer of We are the Radical Monarchs - (USA), Veronica Haro – Director and Producer of When They Left – (Ecuador), Ruth Zachs – Co-Director, Writer and Producer of Lives with Flavor - (Mexico)

Brazilian Reception

Sunday, November 3rd at 4:30-6:15pm

Brazilian Reception, hosted by DRUMM/KNOCK, MOSTRA and the Brazil/MN Chamber of Commerce, in the Pracna Fireside Room adjacent to St. Anthony Main Theatre. The reception precedes the presentation of Brazilian film, Your Turn, which screens at 6:15pm.