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March 28, 2017
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A Latin film festival this weekend will feature nine award-winning works from Brazil, Mexico, Guatemala, Argentina, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and Uruguay.

The free, seventh-annual Grand Rapids Latin American Film Festival will be held this Friday through Sunday at Wealthy Theatre in Grand Rapids, at 1130 Wealthy St. SE.

Organizers of the nonprofit festival said the event aims to represent diverse perspectives, origins and themes by showing the English-subtitled films and then facilitating discussions among the audience, directors and local speakers.

2017 lineup

5 p.m., March 31, introduction

5:30 p.m., March 31: “The Thin Yellow Line/La Delgada Línea Amarilla,” directed by Celso R. García (Mexico, 2015), 95 minutes, appropriate for viewers 13 and older, Spanish with English subtitles

Latin American-style refreshments

8 p.m., March 31, followed by director Q&A: “Volcano/Ixcanul,” directed by Jayro Bustamante (Guatemala, 2015), 91 minutes, viewer discretion advised (not recommended for minors), in Maya and Spanish with English subtitles

Noon, April 1: “Clandestine Childhood/Infancia Clandestina,” directed by Benjamín Ávila (Argentina, 2012), 110 minutes, appropriate for viewers 13 and older, Spanish with English subtitles

2:30 p.m., April 1: “The Second Mother/Que Horas Ela Volta?,” directed by Ana Muylaert (Brazil, 2015), 112 minutes, viewer discretion advised (not recommended for minors), Portuguese with English subtitles

5 p.m., April 1, followed by panel discussion: “NN,” directed by Héctor Gálvez (Perú, 2014), 89 minutes, viewer discretion advised (not recommended for minors), Spanish with English subtitles

Latin American-style refreshments

8 p.m., April 1, followed by director Q&A: “Silence in Dreamland/Silencio En La Tierra De Los Sueños,” directed by Tito Molina (Ecuador, 2013), 94 minutes, appropriate for viewers 13 and older, Spanish with English subtitles

Noon, April 2: “A Moonless Night/Una Noche Sin Luna,” directed by Germán Tejeira (Uruguay, 2015), 78 minutes, appropriate for viewers 13 and older, Spanish with English subtitles

2 p.m., April 2, followed by panel discussion: “The Chosen Ones/Las Elegidas,” directed by David Pablos (México, 2015), 105 minutes, viewer discretion advised (not recommended for minors), Spanish with English subtitles

5:30 p.m., April 2, followed by panel discussion: “Embrace of the Serpent/El Abrazo De La Serpiente,” directed by Ciro Guerra (Colombia, 2016), viewer discretion advised (not recommended for minors), indigenous languages and German and Spanish with English subtitles

GRLAFF

The Grand Rapids Latin American Film Festival was founded in 2010.

Its mission is to foster a nuanced understanding of Latino experiences through the art of film, provide opportunities for constructive dialogue across cultures and enrich the social fabric of West Michigan.

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