Join Cinefest Latino Boston for two upcoming screenings to celebrate its kickoff: Utama, a beautiful Bolivian film that won the Grand Jury prize at Sundance, and El Rey Todo el Mundo, a musical inspired by popular Mexican music.
From the team that previously brought you the Boston Latino International Film Festival (BLIFF) comes CineFest Latino Boston, founded and led by Boston filmmaker and WIFVNE member Sabrina Avilés. CineFest Latino Boston is committed to using the power of film to break stereotypes, bring cultures and communities together and reveal the complex issues affecting the Latinx community in the United States, as well as communities in Latin America and Spain.
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Narrative, 87 mins, Alejandro Loayza Grisi, Bolivia/Uruguay/France, 2022
In the arid Bolivian highlands, an elderly Quechua couple who have spent their whole lives herding llamas are faced with a dilemma when an extended drought threatens their traditional way of life. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize (World Cinema Dramatic) at the Sundance Film Festival.
Stay until after the screening for a Q&A with director Alejandro Loayza Grisi
Thursday, September 30 at 7 p.m. in the Bright Family Screening Room at Emerson College Purchase tickets here.
El Rey de Todo el Mundo
Narrative, 95 mins, Carlos Saura, Mexico/Spain, 2021
Co-presented by the Boston Dance Alliance & the Consulate of Mexico in Boston
Manuel is preparing his next show, a musical about making a musical show. He seeks the help of Sara his ex-wife and renowned choreographer to direct. In the casting, the young Ines will appear as a rising star while dealing with her father and local mob. During the rehearsals, the passion and tension will grow among the dancers. Powerful Mexican music sets the tone and a play will emerge in which tragedy, fiction and reality intertwine.
Sunday, October 2 at 2 p.m. at the Coolidge Corner Theatre