Cine con Cultura Latinx Film Festival continues!

Each fall during Latino Heritage Month, film lovers of all ages gather in Ithaca for upstate New York's premiere Latin American film festival: Cine con Cultura Latin@ American Film Festival.

2017 marks our fourth annual celebration of Latin@ American filmmakers from all over the continent, and we are so proud to announce our official festival selection for this year, which includes critically-acclaimed and award-winning films from eleven different countries. Some are brand new, some are from a few years ago, and all of them provide a different glimpse into life throughout Latin America.

We are also thrilled to have expanded our festival this year: in addition to our longtime partners Cinemapolis, we are also teaming up with Ithaca College, the Greater Ithaca Activities Center (GIAC), the Committee on U.S.-Latin American Relations (CUSLAR), the Tompkins County Immigrants Rights Coalition (TCIRC), the Rocky Acres Farm (with Rafael Aponte), the Multicultural Resource Center, No más lagrimas, and Cornell Cinema to host selected festival screenings.

Festival screenings will take place several times a week from Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 through Sunday, October 15th, 2017. There will be a total of 12 films shown this year, more than ever before, with a wide ranging selection of shorts, feature-length films and documentaries. We are also planning other related events for festival-goers this year, including live music, talkbacks with filmmakers, a student film contest with cash prizes, ticket giveaways, and more.

Here is the program of the festival:

T 9/19 - Land and Shade (Colombia, 2015) 6PM @Cinemapolis w/Palonegro

W 9/20 - The Sound of Ill Days (Puerto Rico 2017) 4PM @Textor 103, Ithaca College

TH 9/21 - 500 years (Guatemala 2017) 7PM @Cinemapolis w/Multicultural RC

T 9/26 - Hermia and Helena (Argentina 2016) 7PM @Cornell Cinema

W 9/27 - U-Turn (Guatemala, 2017) 6PM @GIAC w/TCIRC

TH 9/28 - El tiempo nublado (Paraguay 2014) 7PM @Cinemapolis

T 10/3 - Sin muertos no hay carnaval (Ecuador 2016) 7PM @Cinemapolis

W 10/4 - Hasta la raíz (Dominican Republic 2017) 6PM @316 Anabel Taylor Hall, Cornell University w/CUSLAR

TH 10/5 - Viva (Cuba, 2015) 7PM @Cinemapolis w/IC’s LGBT Center

T 10/10 - La soledad (Venezuela, 2016) 7PM @Cinemapolis

W 10/11 - Ciclovida (Brazil, 2010) 4PM @Textor 103, Ithaca College w/Rafa Aponte

TH 10/12 - Endless Poetry (Chile, 2016) 7:15PM @Cornell Cinema

Sun 10/15 - Endless Poetry (Chile, 2016) 4:30PM @Cornell Cinema

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Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Enrique Gonzalez-Conty at or (607) 274-7044. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

Originally published in Intercom: Cine con Cultura Latinx Film Festival continues!