Thursday, October 18, 2007

Latino Film Festival this weekend

The Latino Film Festival will take place this weekend at Carmike Cinemas in Allentown.

Here's the schedule. All films are in Spanish, with English subtitles:

Opening night: ''KordaVision,'' 8 p.m. Friday: Documentary about world-renowned Cuban photographer Alberto Diaz ''Korda.'' Director Hector Cruz Sandoval will be on hand to talk about the film.

''My Backyard Was a Mountain,'' 1 p.m. Saturday: 10-year-old Adan moves from Puerto Rico to New York City, but has to leave his beloved goat behind.

''Hermanas,'' 3 p.m. Saturday: Sisters separated since they left Argentina during the dictatorship meet again in Texas in 1984.

''Young Rebels,'' 5 p.m. Saturday: Documentary follows five Cuban hip-hop groups and two producers over a Havana summer.

''El Abrazo Partido'' (''Lost Embrace''), 7 p.m. Saturday: Ariel lives in the slightly seedy world of downtown Buenos Aires, but wants to discover why his father left his family shortly after his birth to fight a war in Israel and never returned.

''Ted Busco'' (''I Looked For You''), 9 p.m. Saturday: A boy learns about love, friendship and betrayal when he helps his uncle hatch a plan to seduce a singer in Bogota.

''From Mambo to Hip Hop,'' 1 p.m. Sunday: A chronicle of two generations that grew up on in the South Bronx and the two styles of dance that defined them.

''El Perro,'' 3 p.m. Sunday: A man and his dog go on an adventure across the Argentine Patagonia.

''Flamenco,'' 5 p.m. Sunday: A film exploring the 13 rhythms of flamenco.

''Historias Minimas,'' 7 p.m. Sunday: Near the provincial town of San Julian, three vibrant characters -- a lonely, traveling salesman; a grizzly grandfather; a poor young mother -- undertake a mundane journey that is life changing.

Note: After parties will be held at 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday at St. Nick's Club, 170-172 Allen St., Allentown. $5, with ticket stub.

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