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Latin Wave Film Festival at the MFAH
Thursday, April 27, 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.
Thursday, April 27, 2017
- Jeffrey (2016), presented by director Yanillys Pérez – Presented in Spanish with English subtitles, this film from the Dominican Republic straddles documentary and fiction. It offers an intimate portrayal of a young boy and the adult challenges he faces. Twelve-year-old Jeffrey works as a windshield washer in Santo Domingo to help support his family, but dreams of becoming a professional singer. With the help of his older brother, he composes and records songs about his life and aspirations. Set in the busy streets of the Dominican Republic’s capital city, Jeffrey is a poignant reminder that all of us, no matter how limited our means, dream of something more. 7:30pm.
- The Rolling Stones Olé, Olé, Olé!: A Trip Across Latin America (2016) – Presented in Spanish and Portugese with English subtitles, the documentary chronicles the legendary band’s tour of ten Latin American cities. Director Paul Dugdale offers an enticing combination of backstage antics, exhilarating concerts, and historical context. During a time when rock ‘n roll was banned, listening to The Rolling Stones was a form of freedom of expression. Culminating in their historical free concert in Havana, Cuba, this film demonstrates the Rolling Stones’ powerful connection to its fans. 9pm.
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.