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Ara Malikian. A Life Among Strings (Ara Malikian. Una vida entre las cuerdas)

A lively, energetic portrait of famed violinist Ara Malikian, from his youth as an Armenian in growing up in Lebanon to his status as a world-renowned artist deeply committed to connecting to others—and continually discovering himself--via his beloved violin, in this exuberant debut from Nata Moreno winner of the Goya Award 2020 for Best Documentary.

Fri, Oct 16 12:00 AM
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Cachada, The Opportunity (Cachada)

On the busy streets of one of El Salvador’s most impoverished neighborhoods, five struggling single mothers create a play rooted in shared traumas, leading to a powerful and cathartic live performance in this unforgettable debut feature from writer/director Marlén Viñayo, Audience Award winner at the 2019 SXSW Film Festival.

Fri, Oct 16 12:00 AM
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Defiant Souls (Insumisas)

Cine Latino Best of Fest Encores - Watch through Sunday, October 25

Defiant Souls, the new film by prominent Cuban film director Fernando Pérez in collaboration with Swiss filmmaker Laura Cazador, is based on real events and tells the story of Enriqueta Faber (played by Swiss actress Sylvie Testud), a Swiss woman who arrived in Baracoa in 1810 and became the first to practice medicine in Cuba dressed as a man. A harrowing story of a woman ahead of her time and a pioneer of women’s rights in the nineteenth century.

Fri, Oct 16 12:00 AM
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The Good Intentions (Las buenas intenciones)

Assuming the caregiver role for her three younger siblings as well as her hard- partying father, 10 year-old Amanda finds herself having to choose between the promise of stability offered by her mother and the freedom of life with a carefree dad in this scrappy and deeply touching autobiographical first feature from Ana Garcia Blaya.

Fri, Oct 16 12:00 AM
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Identifying Features (Sin señas particulares)

Magdalena’s son, Jesús, left Guanajuato with a friend to cross the border into the United States, and then vanished. Thus, she begins a perilous trek through Mexico, into the worst areas plagued by violence and despair.

Fri, Oct 16 12:00 AM
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Once Upon a Time in Venezuela (Érase una vez Venezuela)

Audience Choice Winner Documentary Feature

Cine Latino Best of Fest Encores - Watch through Sunday, October 25

In the tiny, impoverished Venezuelan fishing village of Congo Mirador—entirely perched on stilts yet sinking—the political turmoil of a troubled nation is played out in a quiet war between two women in this powerful new documentary from Anabel Rodríguez Ríos.

Fri, Oct 16 12:00 AM
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Rosa's Wedding (La boda de Rosa)

OPENING PRESENTATION

Your ticket includes a special recorded Q&A with Director and Co-writer Icíar Bollaín following the film.

Taken for granted, taken advantage of and tired of putting out other people’s fires, middle-aged Rosa announces a surprise engagement to a mysterious suitor--much to the dismay of her family-- With an absolutely stellar cast, expert writing, and a fabulous mix of comedy, drama, and near-parody, Rosa’s Wedding is not only one of the year’s best, but a necessary viewing for everyone from acclaimed writer/director Icíar Bollaín.

Thu, Oct 15 7:00 PM
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Sancocho

While preparing a “sancocho,” traditional broth in several Latin American cuisines, a filmmaker reflects on the complexity and duality of growing up “LatinX” before the label existed.

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Say You Will

Following his release from the juvenile hall at fourteen, Jeovany “Jeo” Salgado finds out he is subject to a gang injunction – a secretive law enforcement tool that will follow him for the rest of his life. Fast forward to fourteen years later, his mother and youngest brother unveil Jeo’s chronicle and how their three lives were shaped by the enduring abuse of the criminal justice system in the United States.

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Signals (Señales)

Blanca Regalado witnessed the femicide of her sister, Susan Regalado, at the hands of her husband. Blanca recounts the horror that Susan lived with her life partner, with whom she had been married for 21 years and ended up stabbing her in her bed next to her children.

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Two Beats One Soul

Powerhouse music industry couple Ray Chew -music director for ABC’s “Dancing with The Stars”-, and Vivian Scott Chew - an innovative figure in the global music and entertainment world - assemble an all-star collection of American and Cuban musicians—from upstart rappers and DJs to veterancantadores, in this stirring, hip-shaking testament to the unifying power of music from directors Bille Woodruff and Sara Nesson.

Fri, Oct 16 12:00 AM
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