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Latin Wave Film Festival at the MFAH
Friday, April 28, 2017$10
Explore the world at screenings of nine remarkable films from and about Latin America at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s 12th Annual Latin Wave film festival.
Friday, April 28, 2017
- The Grown-Ups (Los niños) (2016) – Directed by Chilean director Maite Alberdi, this documentary is about a group of adults with Down Syndrome who have attended the same pastry-making school for over 40 years. The Grown-Ups follows the students as they are confronted with the reality that the independent lives they had envisioned for themselves may be hard to attain. This film offers an intimate portrayal of close friends told with humor, sensitivity, and compassion. Spanish with English subtitles. 5pm.
- Guilty Men (Pariente), presented by Writer and Director Iván Gaona (2016) – Columbian Director Gaona’s suspenseful feature debut unfolds in his hometown of Güespa, nestled in Colombia’s oil-rich region especially vulnerable to right-wing paramilitaries. Set in 2005, Guilty Men tells a gripping crime story about ordinary men caught in a situation that rapidly slips out of their control. Spanish with English subtitles. 7pm.
- Santa & Andrés, presented by Writer and Director Carlos Lechuga (2016) –Set in eastern Cuba in 1983, Santa & Andrés tells the story of the unlikely friendship between a dissident gay novelist and a young woman dedicated to the Cuban revolutionary government’s political beliefs. Santa travels to the writer’s isolated cabin to watch over him during a political event, convinced that he is burdened with “ideological problems.” But, after a few days of living in close proximity, the absurdity of the situation begins to sink in and a bond develops that neither expected. Spanish with English subtitles. 9:30pm.
General admission is $10. MFAH Members, students with ID, and ages 65 and up receive a $2 discount. Students with ID receive complimentary admission to films screening on Sunday, April 30, 2017. Click here to order tickets or for more information.