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@riverview park

june 18-20, 2021

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

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JOIN US FOR A FREE 3-DAY CELEBRATION OF THE LATINO CULTURE THROUGH ARTS, MUSIC, FOOD, MOVIES, AND OTHER PERFORMANCES FOR ALL AGES

Thanks to the generosity of sponsors from our community, all events at the Des Moines Latino Film Festival are free to the public. To support this entirely free festival, please click the donation link below!

FRIDAY

5PM / Community Party / Music, Food

& Fun for all ages

7:30PM / Music by Son Peruchos

SATURDAY 

11AM / Doors Open / Art Activities, vendors, food trucks and sponsor booths featured

1PM / Comedy Feature

"Broche de Oro: Comienzos"

3PM / Local Film Features / Three short films created by Iowa Latino artists

4PM / Drama Feature / "El Jugador de Ajedrez"

7:30PM / Thriller Feature / "Ojos de Arena"

SUNDAY

11AM / Doors Open / Vendors, Food Trucks and Sponsor Booths Featured

11:30AM / Drama Feature / "Buen Día, Ramón"

1:45PM / Music by Las Guitarras de México

3PM / Documentary / "Sembradoras de Vida"

5PM / Comedy Feature

"Se Busca Novio...Para Mi Mujer"

Note for visitors: All activities will take place in the outdoor Riviera Amphitheater. There are no built-in or provided seating options. You are welcome to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and tents that don't require stakes in the ground. Riverview Park will not allow coolers with outside beverages. There will be free water stations, and our vendors will have food and drinks for purchase. 

LOCATION

RIVERVIEW PARK

710 Corning Avenue / Des Moines, IA 50313

VIEW A MAP OF THE PARK

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VIRTUAL FESTIVAL

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VIRTUAL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

All of the films from the first Des Moines Latino Film Festival will also be shown in a virtual Zoom room hosted by the Latino Center of Iowa and sponsored by Veridian Credit Union. 

During the live festival, films will be shown at the same time as the on-site screening. Select films will also be shown during the following week. 

ONLY IOWA RESIDENTS WILL BE ADMITTED to the online Iowa Latino Film Festival. 


Please install Zoom on your laptop or phone, and allow at least 10 minutes to register in advance for each film.


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

SATURDAY June 19

1PM / Comedy Feature "Broche de Oro: Comienzos".

Join the virtual screening

3PM / Local Film Features / Three short films created by Iowa Latino artists. Join the virtual screening

4PM / Drama Feature "El Jugador de Ajedrez" 

Join the virtual screening

7:30PM / Thriller Feature "Ojos de Arena" 

Join the virtual screening

SUNDAY June 20

11:30AM / Drama Feature "Buen Día, Ramón"

Join the virtual screening

3PM / Documentary / "Sembradoras de Vida"

Join the virtual screening

5PM / Comedy Feature "Se Busca Novio...Para Mi Mujer"

Join the virtual screening

WEEK OF JUNE 21-26

Monday 8PM / Comedy Feature "Broche de Oro: Comienzos".

Join the virtual screening

Tuesday 8PM / Drama Feature "El Jugador de Ajedrez" 

Join the virtual screening

Wednesday 8PM / Drama Feature "Buen Día, Ramón"

Join the virtual screening

Thursday 8PM / Comedy Feature "Se Busca Novio...Para Mi Mujer"

Join the virtual screening

Friday 8PM / Local Film Features / Three short films created by Iowa Latino artists. Join the virtual screening

ABOUT / THE DSM LATINO FILM FESTIVAL

WHY / THE GOALS OF THE DES MOINES LATINO FILM FESTIVAL

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.

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ABOUT / FEATURE FILMS

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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

After Diego Padilla wins the Spanish Chess Championship he meets a beautiful French journalist called Marianne and they soon marry and have a daughter. But when the Spanish Civil War breaks out and his best friend is assassinated, Mariana convinces Diego to move to France; fate deals them a cruel hand when Diego is accused of spying by the Nazis and imprisoned in an SS prison. His survival and the opportunity to reunite with his wife and daughter will depend now on his frequent chess matches with Nazi Colonel Maier.

FILM DETAILS

Genre / Drama, 2013

Country / Spain

Director / Luis Oliveros

Film Length / 98 Minutes

Language / Spanish w/ English Subtitles

OJOS DE ARENA

SAND EYES

FILM SYNOPSIS

Carla, a forensic psychologist, and her husband Gustavo have been separated ever since their son was kidnapped a year ago. When Gustavo stumbles upon a photo on Facebook of a girl that went missing two days after her son, he convinces Carla to meet Horacio and Inés, the girl’s parents. They also meet a psychic who is looking for her missing granddaughter and believes that Horacio is hiding something. What starts as a heart-wrenching psychological drama turns into a powerful, unnerving thriller, the tonal shifts masterfully handled by Alejandra Marino without losing sight of her story’s emotional heart.

FILM DETAILS

Genre / Thriller, 2020

Country / Argentina

Director / Alejandra Marino

Film Length / 93 Minutes

Language / Spanish w/ English Subtitles

SEMBRADORES DE VIDA

MOTHERS OF THE LAND

FILM SYNOPSIS

Brothers Álvaro and Diego Sarmiento follow five women from the Andes highlands in their daily struggle to preserve traditional and organic methods of agriculture that are centuries old and are in danger of disappearing due to climate change. These women share their insights on the connections between plants and animals, between diseases and what we eat as well as the differences in taste between organically grown food and those following a more industrial method of growing and harvesting. The Sarmientos also join them in their travels, especially a poignant one to a global seed vault in Norway where the planet's seeds are being protected.

FILM DETAILS

Genre / Documentary, 2019

Country / Peru

Director / Álvaro & Diego Sarmiento

Film Length / 74 Minutes

Language / Quechua and Spanish w/ English Subtitles

BUEN DÍA, RAMÓN

GUTEN TAG, RAMÓN

FILM SYNOPSIS

Ramón, a young farmworker from Northern Mexico, has failed to cross the border fve 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 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

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

ABOUT / LOCAL FILMS

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SPONSORS

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