14th Annual Latino Film Festival of the Hamptons Presents Spanish-Language Films November 17-19


The 14th annual Latino Film Festival of the Hamptons takes place this weekend, November 17 to 19, in East Hampton, Water Mill and Riverhead, with a slate of five Spanish-language films.

Presented by the Organización Latino-Americana of Eastern Long Island, or OLA, the festival will screen movies from Chile, Mexico, Colombia and the United States.

The festival kicks off Friday at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill with a bilingual tour of the museum’s permanent collection exhibition “Five and Forward” at 5:30 p.m. and a wine reception at 6 p.m. Then the film program begins at 7 p.m.

First up is the Long Island premiere of the short film “Desde el Principio,” or “From the Beginning.” Miguel J. Soliman, the director of the 11-minute film 
set in a sound recording studio with two voice actors coping with a shared tragedy, will be in attendance.

The night’s feature presentation will be “Neruda,” a biopic about Chilean senator and Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda, directed by Pablo Larraín. Among Mr. Larraín’s directing credits are “Jackie” and “No.”

The tour, reception and films are free with museum admission, which is $12 for non-members. Register at parrishart.org.

“We are delighted to continue our wonderful partnership with OLA and invite our Spanish-speaking community to enjoy films and exhibition tours in Spanish at the Parrish,” Parrish Art Museum Curator of Special Projects Corinne Erni said in a press release. “As a center for cultural engagement, the Parrish is committed to programs that support and reflect the region’s diverse cultural heritage.”

Saturday at 6:30 p.m. doors open at Guild Hall in East Hampton, where the festival will hold a reception and screen “Translúcido,” another Long Island premiere. The American film from director Leonard Zelig is about a man diagnosed with terminal cancer who decides to kill himself. Following the screening, the filmmakers will take part in a Q&A. Admission is $10, or $20 for preferred seating.

On Sunday at 1 p.m., the festival continues at Vail-Levitt Music Hall in Riverhead with “El Jeremías,” a comedy directed by Anwar Safa set in Sonora, Mexico. The title character is an 8-year-old who finds out he is a gifted child. Admission is $5 and the film is recommended for all ages.

The festival concludes at Vail-Levitt on Sunday at 8 p.m. with “Los Nadie,” or “The Nobodies,” from Colombia, by director Juan Sebastian Mesa. The film is about five friends at the end of adolescence, surviving at the edges of the city of Medellin.

Admission is $10, or $20 for preferred seating. It is recommended for ages 16 and older.

A concert and party will follow from 9:30 to 11 p.m. featuring Mila Tina and Junicko with food and drinks for teens and adults. Admission is free with a movie ticket.

All films shown throughout the weekend will have English subtitles. Call 631-899-3441 for more information or visit https://olafilmfest2017.eventbrite.com.

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