Latina Women’s League proudly presents the 12th Gainesville Latino Film Festival, which celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month this year with 18 feature length films, five avantgarde short films, guest speakers, director/actor visits and family events that demonstrate the contributions by the Hispanic/Latino community to arts and entertainment.
Opening night for the Gainesville Latino Film Festival is at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 8 at the Harn Museum of Art with the screening of “ Paraíso ” (Paradise), a Mexican film directed by Mariana Chenillo. “ Paraíso, ” a love story that explores self-esteem, physical appearance and the nature of love, will be introduced by the film’s leading actress, Daniela Rincón.
This year’s films come
from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador,
Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Perú and Venezuela. The festival, which
runs Sept. 8-24, will be held at several venues, including the Harn
Museum of Art, the Historic Thomas Center, the Wooly, the UF Institute
of HispanicLatino Cultures (La Casita), Santa Fe ETheatre, UF Smathers
Library and the Matheson History Museum.
For more information, visit Gainesville Latino Film Festival's website.
These events are co-sponsored by the Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere (Rothman Endowment) and many other North Florida partners.
Center for the Humanities
and the Public Sphere
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
200 Walker Hall
P.O. Box 118030
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611