Thu, 09/20/2012 (All day) - Wed, 10/10/2012 (All day)
AFI Latin American Film Festival
Where |AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center
8633 Colesville Rd
Silver Spring, MD
About This Event
Now in its 23rd year, the AFI Latin American Film Festival showcases the best filmmaking from Latin America and, with the inclusion of films from Spain and Portugal, celebrates Ibero-American cultural connections. This year's selection of 50 films makes it the biggest festival yet, and includes international festival favorites, award-winners, local box-office hits and debut works by promising new talents. Look for featured strands in this year's lineup including: Music Movies, Family Fun and Late-Night Latin.
Highlights of the festival include the Opening Night selection, the rousing LA-set hip hop drama FILLY BROWN; Mexico's A SECRET WORLD, a sensation at the Berlin International Film Festival; the US premiere of Argentina's CLANDESTINE CHILDHOOD; David Riker's Mexico-US immigration drama, THE GIRL, starring Abbie Cornish; festival sensation UNA NOCHE, from Cuba; TROPICÁLIA, the definitive documentary on the influential Brazilian music movement, and LA CASA DEL RITMO, A FILM ABOUT LOS AMIGOS INVISIBLES, chronicling the story of Venezuela's most famous Grammy-winning band; HERE AND THERE, winner of the top prize in Critic's Week at this year's Cannes Film Festival; and Alex de Iglesia's lunatic media satire, AS LUCK WOULD HAVE IT, starring Mexico's Salma Hayek.