EVENT UPDATE

 

The inaugural Des Moines Latino Film Festival has been scheduled for June 18-20, 2021. The festivities will be broken up into two celebrations. On June 18, we will be throwing a street party off 16th street in Downtown Des Moines while June 19th & 20th will be dedicated to presenting the films.

ABOUT / THE DSM LATINO FILM FESTIVAL

WHY / THE GOALS OF THE DES MOINES LATINO FILM FESTIVAL ARE AS FOLLOWS:

01 / Provide access to Latino films not available in local theaters

 

02 / Support Latino filmmakers

03 / Connect Iowans to aspects of Latino culture and social life not presented in mainstream media.

Latino Center of Iowa, in partnership with the Chicago Latino Film Festival, has created Iowa’s first Latino film festival celebrating the rich cultural diversity of the Des Moines community through food, art, music, and performances featuring films from Latin America and Spain and showcasing the work of local Latin filmmakers.

Diversity, equity and inclusion is paramount and art must be accessible to all people in our community. It is important for Iowa to retain our young people, and offering a vibrant cultural scene is key to making our communities an attractive place to live.

Attendance to this 3-day festival is free to all, and to do this we are relying on the partnership, generosity and support of our sponsors to help us bring this first annual festival to Des Moines with an estimated attendance of over 2,000 over the three days.

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.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

& TICKETS

 

JOIN US FOR A FREE 3-DAY CELEBRATION OF THE LATINO CULTURE THROUGH ARTS, MUSIC, FOOD, MOVIES, AND OTHER PERFORMANCES FOR INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES-YOUNG & OLD

Iowa Latino produced films and directors will be celebrated throughout the festival, interspersed with the four + National / International Feature Films from our partner organization, Chicago Latino Film Festival celebrating 37 years.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

FRIDAY

Street Party on 16th Street Between East Grand and East Des Moines Street. Shops, Music, Food & Fun for All Ages.

SATURDAY & SUNDAY

RiverView Park hosting performers and performances all day with vendors, food trucks and sponsor booths featured.

WE ESTIMATE ATTENDANCE OF IOWA’S INAUGURAL FESTIVAL TO BE OVER 2,000 OVER THE THREE DAY EVENT.

Support comes from our Event Partners and Contributors such as Bravo, the Iowa Arts Council, Parks Area Foundation, Polk County, The Des Moines Art Center, Speak PR, PlasticA Designs, and Lamar Outdoor Advertising to name a few.

FILM SHOWING LOCATION

RIVERVIEW PARK

710 Corning Avenue / Des Moines, IA 50313

FOR SATURDAY & SUNDAY ONLY

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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