2011 Gainesville Latino Film Festival

7th Gainesville Latino Film FestivalSeptember 8 – October 15, 2011

It’s that time again! Held in honor of Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month.

The Gainesville Latino Film Festival is more than just movies. The 7th annual festival will offer total immersion into the Latino culture. The Gainesville Latino Film Festival films are carefully selected to create conversations and bring light to issues affecting our community today.

Our goal is to create conversation regarding health, immigration, cultural history, and environmental realities facing our generation and the diversity of Latin America in Celebration of Latino/Hispanic Heritage Month.

Thanks to the following sponsors, supporters, staff and volunteers for their support of our mission and for helping to make the event possible!

Please click here to view a list of our sponsors for the 7th Gainesville Latino Film Festival.

Opening Night – September 8, 2011

Harn Museum of Art – Chandler Auditorium

  • 6:00 PM Reception
  • 6:30 PM Welcome
  • Victoria Condor-Williams, Latina Women’s League Director, and Dr. Rebecca Nagy Harn Museum of Art, Director.
    Introduction of Guest Speaker Elizabeth Zadezensky.
    Special Guest, Actress Veronica Langer.

  • 7:00 PM Screening “Cinco Dias Sin Nora/Nora’s Will”
  • Won Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival, Jury Award, 2009, Mexican Academy of Film Ariel Awards , 2009,Miami Film Festival, Audience Award, 2009,Havana Film Festival, Grand Coral, 2009

  • Closing Remarks

    7th Gainesville Latino Film Festival Event Schedule

    Gainesville, Florida - 2011 Latino Film Festival

    Thursday, Sept 8, at 7:00pm

    Cinco Dias Sin Nora/Nora’s Will
    Mexico, Director: Mariana Chenillo
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    Gainesville, Florida - 2011 Latino Film Festival

    Sat, September 17, at 2:00 p.m.

    Hands of God
    Peru, Director: Delia Ackerman
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    Gainesville, Florida - 2011 Latino Film Festival

    Sat, September 24, at 2:00 p.m.

    From Prada to NADA
    USA, Director: Angel Garcia
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    Gainesville, Florida - 2011 Latino Film Festival

    Sat, October 1, at 2:00 p.m.

    El Regalo / The gift
    Chile, Directors: Cristián Galaz and Andrea Ugalde
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    Gainesville, Florida - 2011 Latino Film Festival

    Sat, October 8, at 2:00pm

    Pueblos Hermanos / Brother Towns
    USA, Directors: Charles D. Thompson Jr. and Michael Davey
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    Gainesville, Florida - 2011 Latino Film Festival

    Sat, October 15, at 2:00 p.m.

    Panama, Director: Abner Benaim
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    7th Gainesville Latino Film Festival Event Schedule

    The Latina Women’s League & Alachua County Library District Present: Cuentos Latinoamericanos / A Latin American Folktale Series Bilingual Storytime at the Library – Download the Flyer Here.

    Gallery Talks
    Sat, October 1 @ 1:00 P.M.

    Tour the prints of Armando Morales, one of the most important Nicaraguan artist of the 20th century with Curator of Contemporary Art Kerry Oliver-Smith

    Harn Museum of Art
    For more info please visit www.harn.ufl.edu

    Cuentos Latinoamericanos / A Latin American Folk tale Series

    Join us for bilingual stories, songs, and dance. The program provides an interactive story time in English and Spanish suitable for speakers of either or both languages. The program are designed for ages 3 and up, and the whole family is welcome!; Special Guest: Carina Gonzalez

    Alachua County Library District- Headquarters; 401 E. University Ave.
    For more info please contact: dlewis@aclib.us

    Wed, September 14
    10:30 A.M.
    Atariba and Niguayona: A Story from the Taino People of Puerto Rico

    By Harriet Rohmer (Author), Jesus Guerrero Rea (Author), Consuelo Mendez Castillo (Illustrator)

    A Taino Indian legend about a young boy and his search for the healing caimoni tree.

    Wed, September 21
    10:30 A.M.
    Brother Anansi and the Cattle Ranch / El Hermano Anansi Y El Rancho De Granado: An African-American story from the Caribbean

    By Harriet Rohmer (Author), and Stephen Von Mason (Illustrator)

    A bilingual folk tale in which Brother Anansi persuades Brother Tiger to go into the cattleraising business. One day Brother Anansi hears that Brother Tiger won the lottery. “Hmmm, well now’s my chance to get in Brother Tiger’s pocket,” says Anansi to himself. Brother Anansi convinces Brother Tiger that they should go in for cattle raising together. But when business is booming, Brother Anansi plays another of his famous tricks and gets the best of Brother Tiger yet one more time.

    Wed, September 28
    10:30 A.M.

    By Mariana Ruiz Johnson
    Irupé walks calmly through the jungle, hauling a jug of water home because she’s thirsty. Along the way, the sly, hungry, and colossal tiger, Yaguareté, stalks her every move. Using very few words, this beautify illustrated story depicts the lush colors and feel of the jungle as well as a charming friendship.

    Wed, October, 5
    10:30 A.M.
    El Picaflor, Personajes Mágicos de los Andes /The Hummingbird, Magical character of the Andes

    by Alfonsina Barrionuevo and Illustrated by Kukuli Velarde

    Wed, October 12
    10:30 A.M.
    CONEJITO: A Folktale from Pamana

    By Margaret Read Mac Donald(Author) and Geraldo Valério (Illustrator)
    Conejito is a perky little rabbit dancing up the hill to his Tía Monica’s house. Zorro, Tigre, and Léon try to bar his way, but dancing Conejito and his Tía Monica are a match for them.

    September 1- October 15, 2011
    Exhibition of Bolivian Folk Art

    Organized by Teresa Brañez, Stella Cunningham, Betty Rios and Alisa Woofter
    Alachua County Library District – Headquarters
    401 East University Avenue, Gainesville
    This exhibit is a tour of Bolivia’s folk art past and present including traditional hand-made hats, mantas (shawls), and chuspas (coca bags)This exhibit will display indigenous artisan textiles and leather goods from throughout the Bolivian Highlands.

    Fri, October 7, 2011
    6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
    Reception: Book Talk & Book Signing

    Living “Illegal” The Human Face of Unauthorized Immigration
    Authors: Marie Friedmann Marquardt, Manuel A. Vásquez, Philip J. Williams and Timothy J. Steigenga.
    Speakers: Dr. Philip J. Williams, Dr.Timothy J. Steigenga and Dr. Manuel A. Vásquez
    Sponsored by the Matheson Museum
    513 East University Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32601
    Cost: Free and open to the public

    Living “Illegal” is an ambitious new account of the least understood and most relevant aspects of the American immigrant experience today. Living “Illegal” challenges our assumptions about why immigrants come to the United States, where they settle, and how they have adapted to the often confusing patchwork of local immigration ordinances. This revealing narrative takes us into Southern churches, into the fields of Florida, onto the streets of major American cities during the historic immigrant rights marches of 2006, and back and forth across different national boundaries—from Brazil to Mexico and Guatemala.

    For more information contact: Matheson Museum: specialtours@mathesonmuseum.org; Gainesville Latina Women’s League: alisa.woofter@gmail.com