Theater screening Grand Rapids Latin American Film Festival


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The Grand Rapids Latin American Film Festival is returning this weekend.

The festival will be this Friday through Sunday at Wealthy Theatre.

The event’s slogan is “Cinema Without Borders.”

The ninth Grand Rapids Latin American Film Festival will screen eight feature-length films from Brazil, Chile, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Mexico and Paraguay.

The festival will also show a selection of short films from Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Venezuela.

Some of the films will be followed by panel discussions by local experts.

Throughout the festival, attendees can try Latin American-style refreshments by local restaurants and talk with directors and speakers in the lobby.

“I’m excited to see how audiences will respond to what we have planned for 2019,” said Mayra Fortes, a Grand Valley State University professor and co-chair of the festival’s Organizing Committee.

“Every year, more and more people from the community attend the festival, and the organizers love to hear how much they enjoy the event — from the films themselves to the discussions and the food.”

Admission to the festival is free.

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