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Now in its 28th year, the AFI Latin American Film Festival showcases the best filmmaking from Latin America and, with the inclusion of films from Spain and Portugal, celebrates Ibero-American cultural connections.
This year's selection of films will once again include numerous international film festival favorites, award winners, local box office hits and debut works by promising new talents. Highlights include the North American premiere of Cannes-debuted Colombian drama THE DRAGON DEFENSE [LA DEFENSA DEL DRAGÓN]; THE QUEEN OF SPAIN [LA REINA DE ESPAÑA], Fernando Trueba's Spanish answer to HAIL, CEASAR!, starring Penélope Cruz; Argentina's acclaimed 2016 Oscar® selection, THE DISTINGUISHED CITIZEN [EL CIUDADANO ILUSTRE]; THE UNTAMED [LA REGIÓN SALVAJE], the latest from Cannes' prize-winning Mexican director Amat Escalante; the U.S. premiere of Portuguese colonial drama JOAQUIM; and Sundance-debuted Dominican prison romance WOODPECKERS [CARPINTEROS], with lead actor Jean Jean in attendance.
Twenty-five early confirmations listed below (mouse-over for details); the complete schedule of approximately 45 films will be announced in early September.
WEEKLY HAPPY HOURS
Stop by the AFI Silver Café on Fridays starting Sept. 15 for the festival Happy Hour from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.! Happy Hours feature complimentary snacks, Latin American drink specials and festive music. Enjoy a cold drink and a delicious appetizer before your film.
Happy Hour dates: Sept. 15, 22 & 29
Happy Hour specials are valid only for AFI Latin American Film Festival pass holders and ticket holders to festival films playing on the given dates.