Film Streams and the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s Office of Latino/Latin American Studies (OLLAS) are proud to present our fifth biennial celebration of Latino, Latin American, and Spanish cinema. Dedicated as always to presenting great art that transcends borders, this year’s program delivers narrative films from Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Spain, and (for the first time) Guatemala. The month-long program will include special screenings with free pre-show cuisine and post-show discussions each Tuesday, including one show with visiting actor Héctor Medina. It also features two family-friendly selections that cross-over with Film Streams’ Forever Young Family & Children’s Series.
Tuesday night offerings include a camp comedy (MY BIG NIGHT, Spain), a true-crime thriller (EL CLAN, Argentina), coming-of-age dramas (VIVA, Cuba/Ireland; IXCANUL, Guatemala), and a restored 1984 documentary on the Latin roots of one of New York’s most famously gentrified neighborhoods (LOS SURES). The Forever Young family-friendly picks (BOY AND THE WORLD, Brazil; free screenings of HABANASTATION, Cuba) will show on Saturdays, Sundays, and Thursdays throughout the series.
Through the generous support of Humanities Nebraska, Film Streams and OLLAS are thrilled to host Cuban actor Héctor Medina, the star of VIVA, for a special artist visit on Tuesday, September 13.
All Tuesday screenings will begin at 7 pm, followed by post-show charlas (“discussions”) led by OLLAS faculty and special guests. Prior to show time, attendees will have the opportunity to sample food from local restaurants with connections to the films’ respective countries of origin.