Pracna Fireside Room Fri, Nov 1, 2019 5:00 PM


Opening Night of Cine Latino will feature films from Spain (The Prado Museum: A Collection of Wonders), Mexico (Lives with Flavor), and Colombia (Litigante). Cine Latino’s Opening Night Festivities are sponsored by the Consulate of Mexico in St. Paul, Minnesota, the City of Minneapolis, Amigos de España, and the American Friends of the Prado Museum.

2019 Cine Latino kicks off in Pracna’s Fireside Room, adjacent to St. Anthony Main Theatre. This hosted reception features delicious appetizers provided by Popol Vuh, and wine provided by Amigos de España. Special guests include the Mexican director of Lives with Flavor, Ruth Zachs Babani, as well as Mexico’s General Consul to Minnesota, Gerardo Guerrero, a delegation from Minneapolis’s sister city Cuernavaca, Mexico, Spain’s General Consul in Chicago,and other diplomatic guests from Mexico, Spain and Colombia. Admission is included with tickets to the Official Opening Night Presentation of Lives with Flavor, screening at 7:00pm.

Click here to purchase tickets to the Lives With Flavor

This year, we are dedicating Cine Latino to Maria Gonzalez Haro, whose memory and enthusiasm for Cine Latino and all of our film programs will never fade. Maria’s husband, Joe Haro, has established a fund in Maria’s memory to support Cine Latino for years to come.

We are also immensely grateful to the individuals and community organizations collaborating with us to present Cine Latino each year, and want to thank our 2019 Cine Latino Co-Chairs Maria Antonia Calvo, Lili Hall and Paola Nunez, our Cine Global Advisory Group and our Major Sponsors Drumm/Knock, Mary Ingebrand-Pohlad for the inspiring enthusiasm and energy they bring to the program.

We see these growing partnerships with so many representatives of the diverse Spanish-speaking communities here in MN and abroad as a testament to the cultural importance of this unique annual celebration of Latin American and Iberian cinema.

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Cine Latino, the region’s only showcase of Latin American and Ibero cinema, features a rich tapestry of narrative and documentary films from across the globe from some of the world’s most acclaimed and up-and-coming Spanish- and Portuguese-language filmmakers.

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