Annual Latin American Film Festival set

The April 3 film screening of
The April 3 film screening of "Samuel" is sponsored by the Consulate of the República Bolivariana de Venezuela in Chicago.
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Grand Valley is a co-sponsor of the 5th annual Grand Rapids Latin American Film Festival, screening more than a dozen films, from April 3-6 at Wealthy Theatre, 1130 Wealthy St. SE, Grand Rapids.

All films have English subtitles, and the entire festival is open to the public with free admission. Festival co-sponsors also include Aquinas College, Calvin College, Ferris State University and Davenport University, with individual screenings sponsored by various Consulate offices.

The festival provides the West Michigan community and students with a unique and enriching opportunity to acquaint themselves with the latest and most acclaimed Latin American films. Focusing on a wide range of contemporary subjects, the films come from different geographical areas, including Chile, México, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela, República Dominicana, Bolivia and Argentina.

Special guests on April 6 include: Bruno Irizarry, Puerto Rican filmmaker and actor, to discuss his film 200 Letters; Laura Amelia Guzmán, Dominican filmmaker will present her film Jean Gentil, and Fernando Fenando Holguin (Colorado State University) will discuss the border conflict between República Dominicana and Haití in his lecture, “Our Neighbors, the Primitives.”


For a full schedule and more information, visit www.gvsu.edu/artscalendar, or contact Zulema Moret, associate professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies coordinator, at 616-331-2286, or moretz@gvsu.edu.