Sunday, November 1, 2009

Latin American Film Festival opens TODAY

NOTE: Bad links have been repaired. Apologies.

The 23rd annual NC Latin American Film Festival opens Sunday (11/1), and runs through 11/22. This year's theme is "The Cuban Revolution at 50: Art & Cinema." Steven Soderbergh's Che films will be among the offerings.

In addition, the festival will screen documentaries as part of a project called Latino Portrait.

Music docs in the series this year include one about the life of Surinamese musician Lieve Hugo, screening 11/19 in Durham, and another about Colombia's largest festival of accordion-based vallenato music, screening 11/13 in Durham. UNC ethnomusicologist David F. Garcia will introduce a film on Cuban hip hop in Chapel Hill with a talk on 11/8.

This festival is unique in that it is spread across cities and campuses throughout the Triangle and Triad, and all offerings are free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, a joint initiative of Duke University and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

See full schedule and details at the festival website.

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