EVENT UPDATE

 

Your safety is important to us.  Due to Covid-19, the 2020 Des Moines Latino Film Festival has been postponed.  Please continue to follow LCI for new dates and information.

ABOUT / THE DSM LATINO FILM FESTIVAL

EVENT OVERVIEW

 

Latino Center Of Iowa, in partnership with the Des Moines Art Center and the Chicago Latino Film Festival, will support the rich cultural diversity of the Des Moines community by featuring four films from Latin America and Spain and the work of local filmmakers on April 17-19, 2020 at the Des Moines Art Center. To reach all communities with this celebration, this festival will be free to attendees. With this, we are relying on the generous support of sponsors to bring this first-annual festival to Des Moines where we anticipate 600+ attendees over this 3-day festival.

OUR GOALS

 

GOAL #1 / CELEBRATE & SUPPORT

Through the Des Moines Latino Film Festival, Latino Center of Iowa will promote and increase awareness of the rich Latino culture and serve to enrich the cultural scene of central Iowa.

GOAL #2 / BUILD AWARENESS

A secondary, yet crucial, goal of the Des Moines Latino Film Festival is to build awareness of capacity for Latino Center of Iowa. Greater awareness will lead to an increase in capacity where we can serve more people and achieve our long term goal of developing a physical center for people to gather.

OUR PARTNERSHIPS

Logo.Chicago Latino Film Festival Cultur

The Chicago Latino Film Festival (CLFF) is produced every April by the International Latino Cultural Center of Chicago (ILCC), a pan-Latino, nonprofit, multidisciplinary arts organization dedicated to developing, promoting and increasing awareness of Latino culture among Latinos and other communities by presenting a wide variety of art forms. The Chicago Latino Film Festival began in 1985 with 14 films projected onto a concrete wall for 500 viewers, and has now grown into the ILCC, which was originally founded as Chicago Latino Cinema.

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The Des Moines Art Center believes in the power of art to inspire personal, political, and social transformation. They commit to exhibit and explore thought-provoking modern and contemporary art. They connect people and art by offering opportunities for feeling, imagining, dreaming, and creating. They promote curiosity and embrace critical and empathetic thinking with a spirit of openness. They strive to be a welcoming and equitable cultural resource. This effort to ensure access to art for everyone has been a core tenet of the museum since its founding.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

& TICKETS

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

The 2020 Des Moines Latino Film Festival will be a three day event. Films will be screened in the Levitt Auditorium. The 220-seat auditorium has limited ADA-accessible seating.

FIRST DAY DATE ANNOUNCEMENT / TBD

 

6:00PM - 6:20PM / Auditorium - Welcome & Trailer

6:20PM - 8:00PM / Se Busca Novio...Para Mi Mujer (99min)

Looking For A Boyfriend...For My Wife

8:00PM - 9:00PM / Opening Night Reception

Appetizers / Beer & Wine

 

 

SECOND DAY DATE ANNOUNCEMENT / TBD

1:00PM - 1:10PM / Trailer

1:10PM - 2:50PM / El Jugador De Ajedrez (98min)

The Chess Player

2:50PM - 3:05PM / Intermission / Light Snacks / Beer & Wine

3:05PM - 3:15PM / Welcome & Trailer

3:15PM - 5:15PM / Buen día, Ramón (120min)

Guten Tag, Ramón

5:15PM - 6:00PM / Screening After Party

Appetizers / Beer & Wine

 

 

THIRD DAY DATE ANNOUNCEMENT

 

1:00PM - 1:30PM / Heroes Around The Corner (25min)

1:30PM - 1:40PM / ICE Raid In Mount Pleasant (7min)

1:40PM - 2:00PM / Israel Lopez Short Film (20min)

2:00PM - 2:20PM / Intermission / Light Snacks / Beer & Wine

2:20PM - 2:30PM / Welcome & Trailer

2:30PM - 4:00PM / Broche De Oro: Comienzos (87min)

The Gold Brooch: Beginnings

4:00PM - 5:00PM / Screening After Party

Appetizers / Beer & Wine

EVENT LOCATION

 

The Des Moines Art Center

4700 Grand Avenue / Des Moines, IA 50312

THE DES MOINES LATINO FILM FESTIVAL IS A FREE EVENT! WE WILL BE ANNOUNCING FESTIVAL DATES SOON SO YOU CAN MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS AND GET YOUR TICKETS.

ABOUT / THE FILMS

SE BUSCA NOVIO...PARA MI MUJER

LOOKING FOR A BOYFRIEND...FOR MY WIFE

FILM SYNOPSIS

Based on Pablo Solarz’s 2008 Argentinian comedy of the same title (itself remade in Mexico a couple years ago), Diego Rougier’s new film centers on Daniel (Fernando Larraín), a frustrated husband who has lost his patience with his rather temperamental wife Natalia (Javiera Contador). Afraid to ask her for a divorce, Daniel follows his best friend’s advice and hires a Lothario who can seduce her out of his life. And, of course, things do not go according to plan.

FILM DETAILS

Genre / Comedy, 2017

Country / Chile

Director / Diego Rougier

Film Length / 99 Minutes

Language / Spanish w/ English Subtitles

EL JUGADOR DE AJEDREZ

THE CHESS PLAYER

FILM SYNOPSIS

Ramón, a young farmworker from Northern Mexico, has failed to cross the border five times. He refuses to work for the drug traffickers who provide his hometown’s only source of employment and travels to Germany in search of a friend’s aunt who will supposedly offer him a job. He arrives with no money, no papers, no knowledge of the language and no friend’s aunt in sight. He barely survives on the streets until he meets Ruth, a lonely retiree, who offers him help, even though they can only communicate through drawings and hand signs. They do have one language in common: the universal language of friendship.

FILM DETAILS

Genre / Drama, 2013

Country / Spain

Director / Luis Oliveros

Film Length / 98 Minutes

Language / Spanish w/ English Subtitles

BUEN DÍA, RAMÓN

GUTEN TAG, RAMÓN

FILM SYNOPSIS

Based on Pablo Solarz’s 2008 Argentinian comedy of the same title (itself remade in Mexico a couple years ago), Diego Rougier’s new film centers on Daniel (Fernando Larraín), a frustrated husband who has lost his patience with his rather temperamental wife Natalia (Javiera Contador). Afraid to ask her for a divorce, Daniel follows his best friend’s advice and hires a Lothario who can seduce her out of his life. And, of course, things do not go according to plan.

Film Length / 120 Minutes

Language / Spanish w/ English Subtitles

FILM DETAILS

Genre / Comedy, 2017

Country / Mexico & Germany

Director / Jorge Ramirez Suarez

BROCHE DE ORO: COMIENZOS

THE GOLD BROOCH: BEGINNINGS

FILM SYNOPSIS

Find out how the naughty trio of Rafael, Pablo and Anselmo became best friends in this hilarious and touching prequel to Puerto Rico’s box office smash hit, “Broche de Oro”. Rafael (Jacobo Morales) reluctantly accepts to be sent to a nursing home by his son after his wife’s death. There he meets Pablo (Diego de la Texera), a man with delusions of being a Don Juan, and hypochondriac Anselmo (a riotous turn from Adrián García). With the help of a trio of women nicked named The Greeks” (Charytín Goyco, Georgina Borri y Noelia Crespo), they liven up what would otherwise be a routinary existence. The rare prequel that works as a standalone story, “Broche de Oro: Beginnings” far surpasses the original in its wit and poignancy.

FILM DETAILS

Genre / Comedy, 2017

Country / Puerto Rico

Director / Raúl Marchand Sánchez

Film Length / 87 Minutes

Language / Spanish w/ English Subtitles

SPONSORSHIP

INTERESTED IN SPONSORING?

PLEASE CONTACT OUR BOARD PRESIDENT TO SPONSOR TODAY!

Luis Leon  /  Latino Center Of Iowa Board President

P  /  515.635.4134

E  /  iowalatinocenter@gmail.com

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