Boston Latino International Film Festival at DRCLAS


Friday, September 29, 2017, 3:00pm to 4:30pm


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 Oct 1.” The festival runs from Thursday Sep 28 through Sunday Oct 1 with screenings taking place at DRCLAS on Thursday Sep 28 and Friday Sep 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 Sep 28 at 7pm and on Sep 30 at 9pm at the Emerson Paramount Center and I Dream in Another Language will be screened on Sep 30 at 6:30pm at the Emerson Paramount Center and on Oct 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 Sep 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 Sep 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