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Film festival features Latin flair

April 3, 2018
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The Grand Rapids Latin American Film Festival is returning for the eighth consecutive year.

The three-day event showcases diverse perspectives and origins through a variety of South American films April 6-8 at the Wealthy Theatre, 1130 Wealthy St. SE, Grand Rapids.

Nine films will be screened at the festival, including works from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Paraguay and Venezuela.

The films include “Don’t Call Me Son,” “La Familia,” and “Tempestad,” among others. All will be presented with English subtitles.

There will be question-and-answer sessions with directors each day, as well as panel discussions with special guests.

A “GRLAFF for Kids” event is scheduled April 7 in the Wealthy Theatre’s micro-cinema, with live puppet shows and a screening of “Anina,” an animated film from Uruguay.

Latin American refreshments will be available. The festival is free and open to the public.

April 6

5 p.m.: Introduction to the 2018 festival

5:30-6:56 p.m.: “Good People”

7-8 p.m.: Refreshments

8-9:18 p.m.: “Jericó: The Infinite Flight of Days”

9:19-10 p.m.: Q&A with Catalina Mesa

April 7

12-1:47 p.m.: “Neruda”

2:30-3:55 p.m.: “Guaraní”

3:56-4:30 p.m.: Panel discussion of “Guaraní”

5-6:41 p.m.: “El Amparo”

6:42-7:15 p.m.: Q&A with Gusavo Rondón

7:15-8 p.m.: Refreshments

8-9:22 p.m.: “The Family”

9:23-10 p.m.: Q&A with Gustavo Rondón

GRLAFF for Kids

1:30-2:15 p.m.: Live puppet shows in Spanish

2:30-3:50 p.m.: “Anina”

4-4:45 p.m.: “The Fabulous Johnny Frog” live puppet show in English

April 8

12-1:22 p.m.: “Don’t Call Me Son”

1:23-2 p.m.: Panel discussion of “Don’t Call Me Son”

2:30-4:15 p.m.: “Tempest”

4:16-4:45 p.m.: Panel discussion of “Tempest”

4:45-5:30 p.m.: Refreshments

5:30-7:28 p.m.: “The Distinguished Citizen”

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