Latino film festival planned for Phoenix College

Phoenix College hosts 10th annual Latino film festival
Rebecca Thomas, rebecca.thomas@abc15.com, 4/16

Movies from several Latin American countries will light up the silver screen during the upcoming 2009 Phoenix College Latino Film Festival.

The free event, now in its 10th year, will offer screenings April 20, 23, 24, 27 at Phoenix College and on the 28th at the Phoenix Art Museum.

This year's festival will showcase five Spanish language films, with English subtitles, from countries including Uruguay, Peru, United States and Mexico.

"The Phoenix College Latino Film Festival is a way to promote the interest in national and international affairs among our students and community members," said Trino Sandoval, Spanish faculty and Raul Castro Institute acting director. "It is important for all of us to see the connection between Latin America and the United States; and how events in these two regions have consequences, both positive and negative, at different levels."

Here's the line-up for each movie screening beginning at 7 p.m.

April 20 - "El BaƱo del Papa" (The Pope's Toilet) by Cesar Charlone and Enrique Fernandez, Uruguay, 2007.

April 23 - "Soy Andina" (I'm Andean) by Mitchell Teplitsky, Peru and USA 2007.

April 24 - "El Acuarelista" (The Watercolorist) by Daniel Ro, Peru 2008.

April 27 - "Lake Tahoe" by Fernando Eimbcke, Mexico 2008.

April 28 - "Enamorada" (Woman in Love) by Emilio "El Indio" Fernandez, Mexico 1946.

Discussions will follow each film screening and will cover topics including film content, the creative process of developing and producing films in Latin America and an analysis of the socio-economic and cultural background of the Latin American country the films represent.

Special guests and discussion leaders include representatives from the Consulate General of Peru and Mexico in Phoenix, Arizona State University and the City of Phoenix.

For more information on the 2009 Latino Film Festival at Phoenix College, contact Dr. Trino Sandoval at (602) 285-7416.

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