This years lineup for the 14th Annual LA Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF) is set. From August 15th to 23rd LALIFF will screen 73 of the most recent works from some of the best established and emerging Latino filmmakers at the Chinese Mann theater in Hollywood, California. Tickets for all shows are on sale as of today.
Amongst the plethora of pictures to see, three films of special interest are the closing night selection “Backyard,” directed by Carlos Carrera, the world premiere of William Wedig’s new film “Forged,” and the west coast premiere of “Bedrooms,” directed by Youssef Delara, Michael D. Olmos and Victor Teran. All three films are narrative features: “Backyard” gives a fictionalized account of the wave of homicides that ravaged the woman of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico; “Forged” examines an ex-convicts struggle to reconstruct his relationship with his son; and “Bedrooms” follows the trials of four lovers as they move through webs of heartbreak and infidelity.
Premieres aside, the festival also includes screenings of already acclaimed award winners, such as Anna Muylaert’s “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes,” and a screening of the classic 1979 Peurto Rican film “Dios Los Crias” from director Jacobo Morales.
For the complete lineup of films, visit the fest’s website here.
Other highlights from this year’s LALIFF catalogue are:
“Entre A Luz A Sombra”
Dir: Luciana Burlamaqui
“Los Viajes Del Viento” (“The Winds Journey”)
Mal Dia Para Pescar (“Bad Day To Go Fishing”)
Dir: Alvaro Bechner
“Memorias Del Desarrollo” (“Memories Of Overdevelopment”)
Dir: Miguel Coyula
Dir: Sebastián Leilo
Dir: Sebastian Cordero
“Retratos En Un Mar Dr Mentiras” (“Portraits In A Sea of Lies”)
Dir: Carlos Gaviria
“Cruz Reynoso: Sowing The Seeds Of Justice”
Dir: Abby Ginsberg
Dir: Esaú Meléndez
“The Storm That Swept Mexico”
Dir: Ray Telles