***After the great success of last year’s Latin American Film Festival, Aquinas College, Calvin College, Ferris State University, Davenport University and Grand Valley State University are pleased to announce the 5th annual Grand Rapids Latin American Film Festival, which will take place April 3th - April 6th, at Wealthy Theatre.
The festival's goal is to provide the West Michigan community and students with a unique and enriching opportunity to acquaint themselves with the latest and most acclaimed Latin American films.
With that objective in mind, our committee has selected fourteen movies from different geographical areas – Chile, México, Paraguay, Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela, República Dominicana, Bolivia and Argentina – focusing on a wide range of contemporary subjects. Laura Amelia Guzmán, Dominican Filmmaker will present her film Jean Gentil on Sunday, April 6th at 7.00 pm. Furthermore, Dr. Fernando Valerio-Holguin (Colorado State University) will introduce the topic of the border’s conflict between República Dominicana and Haití in his lecture: “Our Neighbors, the Primitives” on Sunday April 6th, at 6.00 pm., before the screening of Jean Gentil.
See you there!