The Organización Latino-Americana of Eastern Long Island (OLA) will be screen independent Spanish language films with English subtitles from Argentina, Ecuador, USA and Venezuela for its 13th Annual Latino Film Festival at the Parrish Art Museum on November 11 and at Guild Hall on November 12.
“Thirteen years ago, OLA founders saw the Latino Film Festival as an effective cultural conduit through which Latinos from different countries here on the east end would find new perspectives in what is often a one dimensional depiction of our varied and rich mix of cultures. Equally effective would be the sharing of these perspectives via English subtitles with English-speaking audiences eager to expand their own understanding of Latino culture,” said Minerva Perez, OLA’s executive director, in a press release issued this week.
Parrish Art Museum will feature “Our Last Tango”/“Un Tango Más,” directed by German Kral and produced by Wim Wenders on November 11. It tells the passionate love story of Argentina’s most famous tango couple in a documentary format. There will be a Doña Sarita Mezcal tasting reception at 6 p.m. and the film will be at 7 p.m. Tickets are free with paid $10 admission to museum.
On November 12, Guild Hall, the directing and producing team of Isabel Rodas and Gabriel Páez from Ecuador will attend the Mezcal Tasting reception and introduce their film “Here and There”/“Vengo Volviendo” — its Long Island premiere. The film tells the story of 22-year-old Ishmael who has an internal struggle about migrating to the U.S. The reception is at 5 p.m. and the film starts at 6 p.m. and costs $10.
Serious Shorts will begin at 8:30 p.m. and be followed by a discussion. The cost is $10 and it is not for viewers under 13. From Mexican American filmmaker, Natalie Camou, the 13-minute film “Tereza” tells the story of a mother and daughter navigating mental illness. “Normal” a Venezuelan film by Vadim Lasca shows a man and woman that are brought together by violent political protests. A combination ticket for all three Guild Hall films is $15.
Tickets for Parrish can be purchased at: http://parrishart.org/programs/tags/film, and tickets for Guild Hall can be purchased on Eventbrite at https://olalatinofilmfestival.eventbrite.com.
For more information, please contact Minerva Perez at (631) 871-3408 or at Olaexecdir@gmail.com, or visit olaofeasternlongisland.org.