The Philadelphia Latino Film Festival is back June 1-3 for its seventh year of celebrating Latin American and Latino filmmakers.
From poignant social commentary to joyful entertainment, the Philadelphia Latino Film Festival features a diverse assortment of 13 films that celebrate the Latino experience.
FILM FESTIVAL FAST FACTS
- The Philadelphia Latino Film Festival runs June 1-3.
- Screenings include short films, narrative, documentary, animation and full feature films
- All films will be screened at Caplan Recital Hall in Terra Hall at the University of the Arts.
Founded by David Acosta and Beatriz Vieira, the Philadelphia Latino Film Festival kicks off on Friday, June 1 with La Perla After Maria, a short film that was filmed three months after Hurricane Irma and Maria wreaked havoc upon Puerto Rico.
Saturday features two dynamic screenings: Filiberto follows the true story of a former musician who becomes a traveling mercenary and Nuyorican Básquet details the story of the 1979 Puerto Rican national basketball team — a team comprised of players either born in or raised in New York.
On Sunday, audiences can check out four films including the documentary When the Spirits of Dance Mambo, a film that tracks the musical essence that traveled from West Africa to Cuba, and the Philadelphia premiere of Ruben Blades Is Not My Name, which explores the life of the Panamanian icon who found himself leading the New York Salsa revolution in the 1970s.
Beyond the feature films, check out the next generation of young filmmakers at the Youth Salon Showcases in partnership with Taller Puertorriqueño.
Tickets and More
All film screenings take place at Caplan Recital Hall in Terra Hall at the University of the Arts.
Tickets for individual screenings are $12 and passes for three films are $30. Tickets can be purchased online here.
For more information on the Youth Salon Showcase, screenings and more, check out the Philadelphia Latino Film Festival’s official site.