Cine con Cultura Latinx American Film Festival

By Danica Fisher ’05, September 22, 2022

Screenings from September 17 – October 16.

Each fall during Latinx Heritage Month — which runs from September 15 to October 15 — film lovers of all ages gather in Ithaca for the Cine con Cultura Latinx American Film Festival. This year marks the eighth annual celebration of Latin American and Latinx filmmakers from all over the continent.  

This year’s festival includes 14 films from nine different countries. The films provide viewers with a wide-ranging selection of feature-length films and documentaries, along with a different glimpse into life throughout Latin America and the U.S. 

Festival screenings will take place several times a week from Saturday, September 17, through Sunday, October 16, at locations including Ithaca College, Cornell University, Cinemapolis, and even via Zoom. More than half of the films are free and open to the public, while some will require tickets.  

Cine con Cultura Films at Ithaca College

  • "Pasajeras," Brasil/Paraguay (2021), September 22, at 4 p.m. in Textor 102
  • "Lemebel," Chile (2020), September 29, at 6 p.m. in Textor 103
  • "499," Mexico (2021), October 5, at 4 p.m. in Textor 103

“The Cultura Ithaca program aims to provide and share Latina/o/x and Latin American culture with the Tompkins County community through free and low-cost arts and education experiences,” said Enrique González-Conty, associate professor of Spanish at Ithaca College and director of the festival. “Community members, professors, and students bring events into the community and build connections to its exciting and diverse Latinx roots that explore different Latina/o/x cultures through storytelling, music, film, dance, art, theater and more.” 

The Cine con Cultura Latinx American Film Festival continues to collaborate with their longtime partners Cinemapolis, Ithaca College, and Cornell Cinema. In addition, this year they are working with the following Ithaca organizations: Tompkins County Immigrant Rights Coalition; Center for LGBT Education, Outreach & Services, Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program at Ithaca College, Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival at Ithaca College; Greater Ithaca Activities Center, and Department of Romance Studies at Cornell University. 

More information about Cultura Ithaca and the complete schedule of screenings can be found at culturaithaca.com