Boston Latino International Film Festival at DRCLAS


Thu - Sun, Sep 28 to Oct 1, 4:00pm - 9:00pm


CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium, 1730 Cambridge Street


DRCLAS is pleased to co-sponsor several screenings of the 2017 Boston Latino International Film Festival (BLIFF). In its 15th year, the festival remains committed to its mission of "using the power of film to break stereotypes, bring cultures and communities together, and reveal the complex issues that affect the Latino community in the United States and Latin America."

The 2017 programming is aligned with this mission and expands the festival’s scope. “This year, in addition to showcasing films by submission, BLIFF will also include many award-winning feature-length films never before screened in Boston,” the BLIFF press release explains. “Several of these films were directed and/or written by women. This year’s recurring theme is the power of music and its impact on society and individuals. Also, BLIFF is proud to feature eight films with ties to the New England community. BLIFF will recognize the best submissions in the feature, documentary, and short film categories at the end of the festival. And for the second year in a row, audiences will vote for their favorite film, with the winner announced at the closing reception on October 1.”

The festival runs from Thursday, September 28 through Sunday, October 1, with screenings taking place at DRCLAS on Thursday, September 28 and Friday, September 29. A full schedule can be found on the BLIFF website, and a listing of the screenings at DRCLAS can be found below. Click on the film titles for additional information on the films from BLIFF and to buy tickets via Eventbrite on the BLIFF website.

Additionally, two films in BLIFF that will be screened at venues outside of DRCLAS are included in our ARTS@DRCLAS series Looking Out for the Queer in Latin American Film and Video Art (Fall 2017 - Spring 2018): Chavela, will be screened on September 28 at 7pm and on September 30 at 9pm, at the Emerson Paramount Center, and I Dream in Another Language will be screened on September 30 at 6:30pm at the Emerson Paramount Center and on October 1 at 6pm at Northeastern University. See the Looking Out for the Queer in Latin American Film page for a full list of film titles for the series.


Thursday, September 28

Shorts Program #1: 4pm

El Hombre Bueno (Narrative, 15 mins, José Luis Solís, Mexico, 2017)

Out of Season (Narrative, 23 mins, Sabrina Campos, Argentina, 2016)

Teta (Documentary, 25 mins, Alexandra Hidalgo, USA, 2017)


El Hombre Que Cuida: 5:30pm

Narrative, 85 mins, Alejandro Andújar, Dominican Republic, 2017


Havana Skate Days: 7:30pm

Documentary, 90 mins, Kristofer Ríos & Julian Moura-Busquets, USA/Cuba, 2016


Friday, September 29


The Man in the Cowboy Hat: 4pm

Documentary, 60 mins, Janice Rogovin, USA, 2016

**Q&A with director Janive Rogovin and producer Laura McLam following the screening**


Primaria: 5:30pm

Documentary, 83 mins, Mary Jane Doherty, USA/Cuba, 2016

**Q&A with director Mary Jane Doherty following the screening**


Alba: 7:30pm

Narrative, 94 mins, Ana Cristina Barragán, Ecuador, 2016