The historic Midwest Theater announces the 3rd Annual Hispanic Heritage Film Festival with a weekend of three different film screenings Sept. 20-22. The lineup includes “The 33,” “Mariachi Gringo,” and the on-tour New York International Children’s Film Festival “Viva Kid Flicks.” All three films have free admission, and will include door prize drawings.
The Lineup includes the Sunday showing:
NYICFF Viva Kid Flicks:
Summary: NYICFF Viva Kid Flicks celebrates Spanish-language and Latino-themed stories in shorts from around the globe. Can a fabled stone offer another path for Matilde’s life on her Mexican rancho? The choices we make at mealtime sometimes have a very big impact, especially for a seemingly picky eater with a lot more on his mind in the drama from Spain, Fish. The universal language of wizards bridges cultures from the UK to Cuba in the imaginative doc Spelliasmous. You’ll experience moving stories and hear how around the world, Spanish stories have their own distinctive flair.
The short films, which are in Spanish with English subtitles or no dialogue, are: SPELLIASMOUS, Cuba, Documentary; GINA, Mexico, Animation; STARDUST, Mexico, Live Action; HORSE’S STONE, Mexico, Live Action; JESSZILLA, USA, Documentary; MI ABUELITA, Guatemala, Animation; and FISH, Spain, Live Action. Audience members can vote for the winning film.
Rating: for age 8 and up
Runtime: 65 min
Sunday, September 22 1:30pm