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2012 EVENTS A BEVY OF EVENTS BEYOND FILM SCREENINGS! MAKE SURE TO CHECK OUT OUR SCHEDULE FOR THE LATEST SPECIAL EVENTS AND PROGRAMMING.

NICOLE DI ROCCO dream big

2012 FILM FESTIVAL LINEUP IT’S THAT TIME AGAIN! HELD IN HONOR OF HISPANIC/ LATINO HERITAGE MONTH.

Money doesn’t grow on trees, but perhaps it does on swimsuits. p.12

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Welcome

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2012 Sonsors

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2012 Film Guide

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Festival Guest /

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Festival Speaker /

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2012 Event Guide

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Getting Arround /

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Places To Visit /

The Gainesville Latino Film Festival is back again!

Meet our 2012 Gainesville Latino Film Festival Sponsors

The 2012 Film Festival kicks off on Sept. 13 @ 6:00 pm

Nicole Di Rocco

Allan Burns

Fernando Mieles

Lillian Guerra

Dr. William T. Vickers

Madeline San Miguel-De Paz

Check out the schedule for 2012 Panels & Conversations

Venues

Gainesville Favorites

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WELCOME /

¡BIENVENIDOS! Yes, we are back! The

unique opportunity to view the works of local artists

8th Annual Gainesville

during the Gainesville Art walk.

Latino Film Festival is drawing near as the first

Participants are also encouraged to attend “Exploring

signs of the fall season

Ancient American Artists: Naturalism and Abstraction”,

begin to peek throughout

a lecture to be given by Dr. Maya Stanfield-Mazzi,

North Florida. From

professor of Latin American Art History, at the

September 13 to October

University of Florida.

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The exhibition Orishas: Yorubas in America, a series

Film Selection Committee

of paintings and prints by the talented artists Jorge,

has carefully selected a wide variety of films, each in its

Juan and José Ibánez, will be displayed and open to the

own way a sensory experience serving to represent its

public at Emiliano’s Café on 7 Southeast 1st Avenue in

country of origin.

downtown Gainesville.

The many highlights of this year’s Festival include

I would like to express my deepest gratitude to this

acclaimed Cuban-American designer Nicole Di Rocco

year’s staff and volunteers for their invaluable support

and Ecuadorian filmmaker Fernando Mieles’ new film

and arduous effort to insure the success of the

Prometeo Deportado. Other guest speakers include Dr.

Gainesville Latino Film Festival. We are so grateful for

Allan Burns, Dr. Lillian Guerra, and Ms. Madeline San

the tremendous support of the individual donors and

Miguel-de Paz.

sponsors who made our festival possible.

Please come and join us during our special events in the Opening Night gala, where we will be featuring the Caliente Latin Swimwear Interactive Fashion Display by

I hope you enjoy the festival ¡Los espero en el festival!

swimwear designer Nicole Di Rocco.

Victoria Condor-William, Festival Director

Additional events include family friendly Latin American Folk tale series and a Peruvian folk craft exhibition at

Bringing the Community of Women Together

the Headquarters Library. For the salseros/as, be ready to dance to the extraordinary sounds of Gilberto de Paz and his band TROPIX. In addition, guests will have the

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ABOUT /

8TH GAINESVILLE LATINO FILM FESTIVAL The Gainesville Latina Women’s League annually hosts

tourism potential.

the Gainesville Latino Film Festival in celebration

The film festival has grown over the past seven

of the Latino/Hispanic Heritage Month. This festival

years in both the number of events offered and total

presents a series of six Latino films and a variety of

participation. The first four festivals averaged around

events including bilingual story time, gallery talks, book

400 participants while the 2009, 2010 and 2011 festivals

signings, a craft exhibit and a celebration of the Latino/

attracted over 2000 participants.

Hispanic culture in downtown Gainesville. This event not only showcases the enormous diversity of Latin America and promotes a cross-cultural understanding of Latino cultures and issues, but also draws visitors to Alachua

In addition to the films, Gainesville offers a wide variety of activities, restaurants, art, dancing, and music that celebrate the Hispanic/Latino culture.

County and strengthens this community’s cultural

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THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO TOOK THE TIME TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE /

¡MUCHAS GRACIAS!

Latina Women’s League is proud to acknowledge the support of the sponsors of the Gainesville Latino Film Festival. These visionary supporters are committed to building audiences for filmmakers with an original voice. Thank you for your leadership in helping Latina Women’s League present the 8th Latino Film Festival for the City of Gainesville and Alachua.

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Center for Latin American Studies

GOLD SPONSORS

BRONZE SPONSORS

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FESTIVAL SPONSORS

Center for Women Studies & Research

POLLY & PAUL DOUGHTY

SALLY & JOSH

CHERYL LAMAY

DICKINSON

WILLIAMS - CONDOR FAMILY

SCREENING SPONSORS

AMIGOS SPONSORS VICTORINA BASAURI

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AMALIA ALVAREZ

TERESA BRAÑEZ

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MARGARET BOONSTRA

GEORGIA ROLFE


EVENTS SPONSORS NEIGHBORHOODS UNITED FOR BETTER ALACHUA

OPENING NIGHT SPONSORS

Flaco’s

Cuban Bakery & Coffee

COMMUNITY SPONSORS

MUSIC EVENT SPONSORS UF CENTER FOR LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES GILBERTO DE PAZ AND TROPIX

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The Harn is a proud supporter of the 2012 Latino Film Festival We look forward to seeing you Opening Reception: “PastPort Cuba: The Search for Nicolita” Thursday, September 13, 6 p.m. Enjoy Latin flavors from local restaurants. Director and swimwear designer Nicole Di Rocco will give an introduction to her film which follows her quest to find a model to represent her Cuba-inspired swimwear line.

Gallery Talk with Maya Stanfield-Mazzi

Saturday, October 13, 1 p.m. Prior to the film “Paraíso en Venta” join professor of Latin American art history Maya Stanfield-Mazzi in the Verdant Earth and Teeming Seas exhibition. Explore the ways in which ancient American artists used both naturalism and abstraction to represent the world around them. Moche culture, Peru, North Coast (Andean Region), Stirrup-Spout Bottle of Crab God with Fanged Feline Mouth. 200 – 300 CE 12red-slipped THE LATINA WOMEN’S LEAGUE CORP. IS A 501(c)(3) NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION Burnished ceramic, museum collection, University Gallery purchase

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PASTPORT: CUBA /

THE SEARCH FOR NICOLITA EXECUTIVE PRODUCER NICOLE DI ROCCO USA 2010 54 MIN ENGLISH/SPANISH W/ENGLISH SUBTITLES Synopsis: Pastport Cuba follows swimwear designer Nicole Di Rocco as she embarks on a journey to reconnect with her culture in a home left behind. Watch as this Cuban American trendsetter gets the opportunity of a lifetime—to travel with her parents to Cuba, a country they left almost 50 years ago. The Search for Nicolita captures her quest to find a model to represent

SEPT. 13 @ 7:00 PM Harn Museum of Art Chandler Auditorium SW 34th Street and Hull Road Gainesville, Florida

her Cuba-inspired line, but the real

Introduction by Executive Producer Nicole Di Rocco

discovery comes from a place she’s

Sponsored by:

never been. PastPort: Cuba unveils the mystery behind a country often misunderstood, and bridges the gap between family that left and those that stayed. The events that unfold are life changing.

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UF Institute of Hispanic/Latino Cultures (La Casita) UF Center for Latin American Studies Nuvo TV Dr. Lillian Guerra NICOLITA

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Pastport: Cuba unveils the mystery behind a beautiful country often misunderstood, and bridges the gap between a family that left and those that stayed.


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FESTIVAL GUEST /

NICOLE DI ROCCO

Owner/Designer at Nicolita bikini collection that is reminiscent

swimsuit lines in the country,” The

of Cuba’s alluring 1940’s era. By

Entrepreneurial Spirit Comes in a

blending vintage glamour with

Bikini, Latin Star Magazine, July

modern day silhouettes, NICOLITA

2007. Di Rocco finished her degree

has set itself apart in the swimwear

program at USC’s prestigious

industry. NICOLITA’S signature

Marshall School of Business

fit of ‘Cuban-style bottoms’ was

with a degree in Marketing and

designed for the curvaceous Latina

Entrepreneurship.

figure. “’Cuban-style bottoms’ are

In 2009, Di Rocco was able to fulfill

designed with more coverage on the hips, a heart-shaped backside and ‘no-pinch’ fit elastic,” said Di Rocco.

About the Designer NICOLITA’S designer, Nicole Di Rocco, established NICOLITA Swimwear in 2003. For the last seven seasons, Di Rocco’s designs and creative direction has built her brand by focusing on conservative sexy and curve conscious styles. Drawing inspirations from her family’s cultural Cuban roots, Nicole Di Rocco continues to create each

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These designs and unique branding attracts a broad range of fans and celebrities worldwide.

her personal and professional dream of traveling to her parent’s homeland of Cuba for an incredible on-location photo shoot. In addition to the photo shoot, SiTv, America’s leading cable network for Latinos,

Di Rocco’s talent and passion has

filmed the incredible journey of

led to multiple magazine articles

reuniting her parents with their

and television appearances,

homeland and family after 49 years.

showcasing her capacity for design and her business drive. “The CubanAmerican beauty has combined her business and marketing savvy with her own Latina sense of style to launch one of the trendiest

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Granito: How to Nail a Dictator...’ doesn’t simply relate history; it is also part of history.

GRANITO /

HOW TO NAIL A DICTATOR DIR. PAMELA YATES USA/GUATEMALA 2011 103 MIN ENGLISH/SPANISH/QUICHÉ W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES RATED NR WITH VIOLENT CONTENT) Synopsis: Sometimes a film makes history; it doesn’t just document it. So it is with Granito: How to Nail a Dictator”, the astonishing new film by Pamela Yates. Part political thriller, part memoir, Yates transports us back in time through a riveting, haunting tale of genocide and returns to the present with a cast of characters joined by destiny and the quest to bring a malevolent dictator to justice.

SEPT. 22 @ 2:00 PM Harn Museum of Art Chandler Auditorium SW 34th Street and Hull Road Gainesville, Florida

As if a watchful Maya god were weaving back together threads of a story

Introduction by Dr. Allan Burns

unraveled by the passage of time, forgotten by most, our characters

Sponsored by:

become integral to the overarching narrative of wrongs done and justice

• Latina Women’s League

sought that they have pieced together, each adding their granito, their tiny

• Skylight Pictures

grain of sand, to the epic tale.

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FESTIVAL SPEAKER /

ALLAN BURNS A DIGITAL VIDEO ANTHROPOLOGIST

Dr. Allan Burns, Emeritus Professor

knowledge of the language and

of Anthropology, has focused on

culture, he is a federal witness in

the history and contemporary

civil and criminal cases involving

lives of Maya people in Mexico and

immigrants from Mexico and

Guatemala throughout his career.

Guatemala. He is also on the US

Among his publications are Maya

Board of the Universidad del Valle

in Exile: Guatemalans in Florida, a

in Guatemala, and a member of the

book about Maya refugees from the

board of the Guatemala Tomorrow

Guatemalan Civil war who settled

fund. Burns is Professor Emeritus

in Florida, An Epoch of Miracles:

of Anthropology at the University

Oral Literature of the Yucatec

of Florida, where he also served as

Maya, two PBS documentaries on

Department Chair of Anthropology

Guatemalan Mayas living in Florida

and Associate Dean in the College of

(Maya in Exile, and Maya Fiesta), and

Liberal Arts and Sciences.

many other scholarly and popular publications. Burns speaks Mayan and Spanish, and as a result of his

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as time passes and the possibility of leaving fades, a new way of life is created in the waiting room.

PROMETEO DEPORTADO /

DEPORTING PROMETEO DIR. FERNANDO MIELES ECUADOR 2009 112 MINUTES SPANISH W/ ENGLISH SUB-TITLES RATED NR Synopsis: In a European airport, members of the EU pass through immigration freely, while the “others” wait in line. A group of Ecuadorians is specifically targeted, arrested and put into a holding cell before being deported. All of them have something to hide, including Prometeo, a young Ecuadorian with some special luggage. As time passes in the waiting room, more and more Ecuadorians arrive, and conditions soon deteriorate to inhumane levels. With no exit, a new order and illusion are created, thanks in part to Prometeo. Fernando Mieles is an Ecuadorian director, screenwriter and graduate of the International School of Film and Television of San Antonio de los

SEPT. 29 @ 2:00 PM Harn Museum of Art Chandler Auditorium SW 34th Street and Hull Road Gainesville, Florida Introduction by Director Fernando Mieles Sponsored by:

Baños, Cuba (EICTV). Director of numerous shorts and several feature

• UF Center for Latin American Studies

documentaries, Prometeo Deportado is his first narrative feature.

• Other Eye Films

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FESTIVAL GUEST /

FERNANDO MIELES FOCUSING ON MIGRATION After studying literature and theater he won a scholarship for the school of film and television at San Antonio de los Banos, Cuba were he graduated in 1992 as a director. Some of his works includes short films “En Algun Menadro de la Estigia” (video, fiction 17 minutes director and writer) “Opus Nigrum” (16mm fiction 20 minutes director and screenplay) and “Arbol de vida” (16mm. fiction 18 minutes screenplay). He was detained and deported at the Barajas airport after he travel to Europe. After he returned to Ecuador he made documentaries in videos and wrote screen plays for television. Internationally he works as first assistant director and actor for a feature film “O Toque do Oboe”(Oboe’s Call) Brazil/Paraguay) and he wrote the screenplay for “Guayaquil de Mis Amores”(documentary project for the series Mi Tierra) Since 1998 he has been part of Universidad Catolica de Guayaquil in the screenwriting, film and production. In 2001 he produceD and directed the Guayaquil part of the documentary “Ecuador vs el resto del mundo”(Ecuador vs the rest of the world) by Pablo Mogrovejo (digital video 54 minutes). In 2003 he produced four video documentaries about the the artist Enrique Tabarra for the museum of anthropology and contemporary art in Guayaquil; and he was invited to the screenwriting workshops of Gabriel Garcia Marquez “Fiction in documentaries” and “How to tell a story”. In 2004 he premier the documentary “Aqui soy Jose” (screenplay and direction 68 minutes super 8 and digital) in the third festival of other films.

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The only impression you have is that you’re not a person, but a number in a passport, and if your passport disappears, you can disappear too.

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FESTIVAL SPEAKER /

LILLIAN GUERRA

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF CUBAN & CARIBBEAN HISTORY Dr. Lillian Guerra, Professor of Cuban and Caribbean History at the University of Florida. As a teacher, Professo Guerra strives to forge ties of identification, knowledge and connection among and between Latino, Latin American and US peoples through history. At Bates College (2000-2004) and Yale University (2004-2010), she taught courses focused on gender, transnational identities, and the dynamics of imperialism and political violence in the forging of Caribbean and Latin American nation-states from the 18th through 20th Centuries. In addition to these themes, Professor Guerra teaches courses at the University of Florida on the comparative history of the Caribbean, race and the legacies of slavery as well as the Cuban Revolution, the Latin American Cold War and the Jewish Diaspora of Latin America.

plaza.ufl.edu/lillian.guerra/

forging ties of identification, knowledge and connection among and between Latino, Latin American and US peoples

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even though life is bittersweet, each moment of it is a priceless gift

EL BRINDIS /

TO LIFE

DIR. SHAI AGOSIN CHILE/MEXICO 2007 100 MINUTES SPANISH W/ ENGLISH SUB-TITLES RATED NR Synopsis: Synopsis/Summary: “El Brindis,” a 2007 film by Chilean filmmaker Shai Agosin, tells the story of Emilia, a Mexican woman who travels to Chile to meet her estranged father who is preparing for his late bar mitzvah. Things get complicated when Emilia starts a forbidden romance with the local rabbi.

OCT. 6 @ 2:00 PM Harn Museum of Art Chandler Auditorium SW 34th Street and Hull Road Gainesville, Florida Introduction by Dr. Lillian Guerra Sponsored by: • UF Center for Jewish Studies • Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile

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What price would you pay for paradise? And who would you be willing to take it from?

PARAÍSO EN VENTA /

PARAISO FOR SALE

DIR. ANAYANSI PRADO PANAMA/USA 2011 75 MINUTES ENGLISH/SPANISH W/ ENGLISH SUB-TITLES RATED NR SYNOPSIS: What price would you pay for

community to a local businessman

Anayansi was born in Panama and

paradise? And who would you be

turned political hopeful and an

moved to the United States as a

willing to take it from? The pristine

indigenous leader fighting for his

teenager. Her debut documentary

archipelago of Bocas del Toro,

land, the characters and stories in

Maid in America about Latina

Panama attracts retirees and

PARAISO FOR SALE speak to the

domestic workers in Los Angeles,

developers from the U.S. with its

larger global issue of communities,

CA screened nationally on PBS

crystal-clear waters and its island

new and old, under siege from

series.

culture. In PARAISO FOR SALE,

faceless corporations. PARAISO

filmmaker Anayansi Prado returns

FOR SALE explores issues of

to her homeland to document the

modern day colonialism, residential

effects this fast-growing migration

tourism, global gentrification and

of Americans is having on the local

reverse migration, by revealing that

community.

immigration between Latin America

This engaging and revealing documentary tells the personal

and the US is not just a one-way street.

stories of the people who call this

Anayansi Prado – Director/Producer

area home and would like to keep

– is an award-winning documentary

it that way. From an American

filmmaker who has taught and

couple who’ve invested not just in

showcased her work throughout the

their home but in their Panamanian

U.S., Latin America, Asia & Africa.

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OCT.13 @ 2:00 PM Harn Museum of Art Chandler Auditorium SW 34th Street and Hull Road Gainesville, Florida Introduction by Dr. William T. Vickers Sponsored by : • UF Center for African Studies • UF Center for Latin American Studies • Impacto Films


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FESTIVAL SPEAKER /

WILLIAM T. VICKERS PROFESSOR EMERITUS OF ANTHROPOLOGY AT FIU William T. Vickers is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at Florida International University in Miami. He received his Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Florida in 1976. He first became interested in anthropology while serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ecuador in 1964-65, where he worked on rural community development projects in Cotopaxi

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and Tungurahua Provinces. In 1972 he initiated a program of field research among the Siona and Secoya peoples of northeastern Ecuador and his relationship with these communities continues to the present. Dr. Vickers’ research focuses on the human ecology of native communities, land and civil rights, and frontier development. He is particularly interested in studying the relationships between people, nature, and culture and how these evolve through time. The research issues he has addressed include the use of forest and aquatic resources in Amazonia, ethnobotany, shifting cultivation, and the sustainability of hunting. He has also written extensively on frontier expansion and how it affects indigenous societies, including their social and political responses to national and regional development. In the 1980s Dr. Vickers served as a consultant to Ecuador’s Ministry of Agriculture on the demarcation of lands for Siona, Secoya, and Cofán communities in Sucumbíos Province. In 1995 the Catholic University of Quito invited him to serve as an international observer in Shuar border communities in

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Morona-Santiago Province that were impacted by the Cenepa War between Ecuador and Peru. Professor Vickers’ books include Los Sionas y Secoyas: Su Adaptación al Ambiente Amazónico, Useful Plants of the Siona and Secoya Indians (co-authored with Timothy Plowman) and Adaptive Responses of Native Amazonians (coedited with Raymond B. Hames). His articles have appeared in such journals as Science, American Ethnologist, Human Nature, Human Ecology, Interciencia, Law and Anthropology, Cultural Survival Quarterly, Studies in Third World Societies, Latin American Research Review, Latin American Anthropology Review, and Reviews in Anthropology. Professor Vickers has been a Fulbright Fellow in Ecuador, a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow at the School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and a Doherty Foundation Fellow. He has also been Visiting Professor at the Pontificia Universidad Católica, Quito, Ecuador. The State University System of Florida has presented Dr. Vickers with awards for excellence in teaching and excellence in research.


FESTIVAL SPEAKER /

MADELINE SAN MIGUEL-DE PAZ ARTIST & CERTIFIED SPANISH & ART TEACHER Madeline San Miguel-de Paz is a native of Puerto Rico. She moved to Gainesville in 1980 to pursue her studies at the University of Florida. She holds a Bachelors degree in Fine Arts with a concentration in Printmaking and a minor in Art History. As an artist, she has participated in various art exhibitions and her works have been displayed in a variety of venues. Among these exhibitions are “The Impression of Sensibility” at Art at the Airport (November 26, 2001 - January 20, 2002), the “Alagarto Print Show” at the University of Florida (September 23- October 23, 2003), and the solo exhibit “Pensamientos” at the University of Florida Focus Gallery (June 4th 2003). In addition, Madeline took part in the international traveling show “Collaboration/ Kolaboracja/ Sammarbeid” (February 24-March 5, 2004), where her works were displayed in Poland, Denmark and the US. Madeline is also a certified Spanish and Art teacher, and has worked in both capacities at the University of Florida, Millhopper Montessori School and Santa Fe High School.

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A wonderful film with a lot of heart. ATLÉTICO SAN PANCHO /

NEVER TOO YOUNG TO DREAM DIR. GUSTAVO LOZA MEXICO/2001 63 MINUTES SPANISH W/ ENGLISH SUB-TITLES RATED NR SYNOPSIS:

OCT.7 @ 2:00 PM

A ragtag soccer team from a small Mexican village goes for the gold in this

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uplifting family comedy. Grizzled janitor-turned-coach Don Pepe (Hector Suarez) knows his team has what it takes to make it to the championships in Mexico City and bring fame to San Francisco del Monte, but he faces an uphill battle as he tries to mold the young rookies into supreme soccer players.

Introduction by Madeline San Miguel-de Paz Sponsored by : • Altavista Films • Neighborhoods United for a Better Alachua • Latina Women’s League

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EXHIBITION OF PERUVIAN FOLK ART SEPT. 08 - OCT. 31 31 Alachua County Library Headquarters 401 E University Ave / Gainesville, FL 32601 Info: www.aclib.us / (352) 334.3941 / latinawomensleague.org

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CUENTOS LATINO AMERICANOS / LATIN AMERICAN FOLK TALE SERIES Alachua County - Library Headquarters 401 E University Ave / Gainesville, FL 32601 Info: www.aclib.us / (352) 334-3941 or latinawomensleague.org / (352) 378-9787

WED, SEPT. 19 @ 10:30AM THE DANCING TURTLE A Folktale from Brazil by Pleasant De Spain Presentation by LWL Members

WED, SEPT. 26 @ 10:30AM LA VACA SIN MANCHAS / THE COW WITHOUT SPOTS by Breanna Dede, Alicia Frazer, Ashley Reedy and Sierra Nesbit

LA MARIPOSA / THE BUTTERFLY by Emma Nolan, Ahmand Guenoun, Yuxin Zhang and Lulu Cao Presentation by Ms. Maria Eugenia Zelaya and Eastside High School students

WED, OCT. 3 @ 10:30AM LAS DOS PRINCESAS / THE TWO PRINCESS by Apara Agarwal, Christine Pu and Lucinda Peng

ERASE UNA VEZ DE BABOSA / ONCE UPON A TIME THERE WAS A LITTLE SLUG by Aubrey Hiebert, Joy Kuykendall and Madison Burger Presentation by Ms. Maria Eugenia Zelaya and Eastside High School, students

WED, OCT. 10 @ 10:30AM BORREGUITA AND THE COYOTE A Tale from Ayutla, Mexico. Retold by Verna Aardema. Presentation by Ms. Liz Alza and Loften High School Professional Academies Magnet students

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A NIGHT IN EL BARRIO FRI, SEPT. 28 @ 7PM-10PM Bo Diddley Community Plaza E University Ave & SE 1st St / Gainesville, FL 32601 FREE SALSA CONCERT The Latino Film Festival partnership with the City of Gainesville Free Fridays Concert series to bring to the Gainesville community an incredible Latin night with “el Maestro de la salsa” Gilberto de Paz and TROPIX. Info: http://www.gvlculturalaffairs.org/website/programs_events/plaza_series/plaza.html or www.latinawomensleague.org

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MUSICAL PERFORMANCE /

GILBERTO DE PAZ AND TROPIX

Tropix is a tropical fusion band based in Gainesville, Florida specializing in bringing latin flavor to any event. Tropix has its roots in the Carribean island of Puerto Rico and performs music from all over Latin America and Spain along with American standards and classics. Latin-music band performing salsa, merengue, bachata, cumbia, boleros and more! Tropix is a tropical fusion band based in Gainesville, Florida specializing in bringing latin flavor to any event. Tropix has its roots in the Carribean island of Puerto Rico and performs music from all over Latin America and Spain along with American standards and classics.

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ART WALK GAINESVILLE FRI, SEPT 28 @ 7PM-10PM Downtown Gainesville Over a dozen galleries in downtown will open their doors to art lovers to showcase their latest exhibits and artist. Don’t miss this unique opportunity of highlight the visual arts of our Gainesville artists’ artwork. Info: artwalkgville@gmail.com

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FESTIVAL POSTERS EXHIBITION SEPT. 13 - OCT. 13 Harn Museum of Art - Auditorium SW 34th Street and Hull Road / Gainesville, FL 32611 Finalist posters created by Graphic Design students from Santa Fe College. Info: www.harn.ufl.edu or laitnawomensleague.org

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CELEBRATION OF THE HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH AT THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA The Gainesville Latino Film Festival is partnership with UF Hispanic Heritage Month Committee to bring cultural events to the community in Celebration of the Hispanic at the University of Florida. The UF Hispanic Heritage Month. Committee is organizing the following events:

OPENING CARNIVAL SEPT. 17 @ 10AM - 1PM University of Florida / Reitz Union - North Lawn

OPENING CEREMONY SEPT. 17 @ 6:30PM - 9:30PM University of Florida / Reitz Union - Grand Ballroom Info: hispanicheritagemonth@gmail.com

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GAINESVILLE LATINO FILM FESTIVAL GOES THE CITY OF ALACHUA 1st Annual Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration at City of Alachua The Gainesville Latino Film Festival is partnership with the Neighborhoods United for a Better Alachua, Inc, in celebration of the Latino/ Hispanic Month. The Neighborhoods United for a Better Alachua is organizing the 1st Annual Hispanic Heritage Month at City of Alachua Info: 352.672.2122

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ART EXHIBIT: ORISHAS: YORUBAS IN AMERICA SEPT. 1 - OCT. 15 Emiliano’s Café, 7 Southeast 1st Avenue Gainesville, FL 32601 The exhibition is a multimedia show combining acrylic paints and silkscreen prints by talented artists Jorge, Juan and José Ibañez. The word Yoruba describes both a language and a tribe living across Nigeria and the Popular Republic of Benin, in an area of forest and savannah. Their origins can be traced back to the end of the first millennium like the civilization of Ife. An Orisha (also spelled Orisa or Orixa) is a spirit or deity that reflects one of the manifestations of Olodumare (God, also known as Olorun) in the Yoruba spiritual or religious system. This religion has found its way throughout the world and is now expressed in practices as varied asCandomble, Lucumi/Santeria, and other practices throughout the Caribbean. Orisha communities and lineages can be found in parts of Europe and Asia aswell. While estimates may vary, some scholars believe that there could be more than 100 million adherents of this spiritual tradition worldwide. The Yoruba, imported as slaves into all the colonies of the Caribbean, brought with them their traditions, music, art, foods and believes. The Orishas are today ambassadors, like last standing Caribbean Yorubas, guardians of the rich African heritage that is a central part of the Caribbean culture. Info: www.emilianoscafe.com

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GALLERY TALK OCT. 13 @ 1:00 PM Harn Museum of Art SW 34th Street and Hull Road Gainesville, Florida Join professor of Latin American art history Dr. Maya Stanfield-Mazzi in exploring the ways in which ancient American artists used both naturalism and abstraction to represent the world around them. Dr. Maya Stanfield-Mazzi attended Smith College for her B.A. and received her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles. Her fellowships include a National Resource Fellowship to study Quechua and a Fulbright-Hays Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship for study in Peru. She was a visiting professor at Tulane University before coming to the University of Florida. Dr. Stanfield-Mazzi specializes in art of the Pre-Columbian and colonial Andes, especially that of colonial Peru. She has published articles in Current Anthropology, Hispanic Research Journal, Colonial Latin American Review, and Religion and the Arts. She is currently finishing a book on envisioning the Christian divine in the colonial Andes. She co-curated with Susan Cooksey the exhibition currently at the Harn Museum of Art, entitled “Verdant Earth and Teeming Seas: The Natural World in Ancient American Art.” Info: www.harn.ufl.edu/exhibitions

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GLFF GOES TO THE LOCAL CLASSROOMS! The Gainesville Latino Film Festival is expanding its Teen Producers Project to bring guest film directors directly to the classrooms. Info: www.latinawomensleague.org

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GETTING ARROUND /

VENUES

VENUE ACCESSIBILITY Gainesville Latino Film Festival works to make each of its venues physically accessible for all Festivalgoers. All Festival venues are wheelchair accessible, it is important to request accessible seating for a particular screening at least one day before the screening. As there are a limited number of available seats, waiting until walk-up or the day of the screening does not guarantee an accessible seat will be available. These requests can be made by calling at 352.378.9787 or email us at info@latinawomensleague.org

SAMUEL P. HARN MUSEUM OF ART SW 34th Street and Hull Road Gainesville, FL 32611 (352) 392-9826

DRIVING DIRECTIONS From Interstate 75, take exit 384 and travel 1 mile east on State Road 24 (Archer Road). Turn north (left) on State Road 121 (SW 34th Street). Travel 3/4 mile to the third traffic signal. Turn east (right) on Hull Road. The entrance to the University of Florida Cultural Plaza is on the south (right) side of Hull Road. From U.S. 441, travel 2 miles west on State Road 24 (Archer Road). Turn north (right) on State Road 121 (SW 34th Street). Travel 3/4 mile to the third traffic signal. Turn east (right) on Hull Road. The entrance to the University of Florida Cultural Plaza is on the south (right) side of Hull Road.

BUS ROUTES Off Campus: Use Regional Transit System (RTS) Routes 20, 21 or 34. See the RTS web site for detailed routes and schedules. UF Campus: During the Fall and Spring semesters, use the “Harn Park & Ride #1” (Lakeside) route. See the RTS web site for detailed routes and schedules.

PARKING Reserved parking for museum visitors - excluding University holidays - is $4 per day (cash only), 8:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The reserved parking area is immediately east and north of the Harn Museum of Art in the UF Cultural Plaza. Please see attendant in gated booth. Parking is free on weekends and state holidays. Designated parking spaces are available for visitors with disabilities.

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BUS PARKING Bus parking available nearby the Cultural Plaza. Visit the parking kiosk for more information upon arrival.

31 ALACHUA COUNTY LIBRARY HEADQUARTERS 401 East University Avenue Gainesville, FL 32601 (352) 334-3900

DRIVING DIRECTIONS From Interstate 75, take exit 384 and travel 3 miles east on State Road 24 (Archer Road). Turn left onto SW 13th St. Turn right onto W University Ave. Destination will be on the right. From U.S. 441, head southeast on 441. Turn right. Turn right toward US-441 S. Turn left onto US-441 S. Turn left onto W University Ave. Destination will be on the right.

THE LOCAL CHAMELEON 14520 Main Street Alachua, FL 32615 (386) 266-9470

DRIVING DIRECTIONS From U.S. 441/University Ave., head north on US-441 N/NW 13th around 15 miles. Turn left onto NW 140th St/County Rd 241 S (0.3 mi). Turn right onto NW 146 Ave (459 ft). Take the 1st left onto Bob Hitchcock’s Main St/Main St.

BO DIDDLEY COMMUNITY PLAZA The beautiful Bo Diddley Community Plaza is located at 111 E. University Avenue on the corner of SE 1st Street and E. University Avenue in the heart of Historic Gainesville. It is available for concerts, festivals, church gatherings and more throughout the year; offering a covered stage as well as a picnic and park area. It was renamed in 2008, after the death of a local treasure - legendary rock & roll singer, guitarist and songwriter, Bo Diddley.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS From Interstate 75, take exit 384 and travel 3 miles east on State Road 24 (Archer Road). Turn left onto SW 13th St. Turn right onto W University Ave and travel around 1 mile. Destination will be on the right.

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PLACES TO VISIT /

GAINESVILLE FAVORITES MATHESON MUSEUM 513 E. University Avenue Gainesville, FL 32601 Phone: (352) 378-2280 Email: info@mathesonmuseum.org www.mathesonmuseum.org/

DEVIL MILLHOPPER GEOLOGICAL STATE PARK 4732 Millhoppper Road Gainesville, Florida 32653 (352) 955-2008 www.floridastateparks.org/devilsmillhopper/

LAKE ALICE Lake Alice is a signature feature of the University of Florida campus. It is a proven sanctuary to alligators as well as many birds. At dusk, a colony of bats that roost in a nearby bathouse emerges to cleanse the sky of much of the insect life that the lake nourishes. A dusk outing to view the impressive cloud of bats leaving the house for their nocturnal sorties is a popular local pastime. virtualtour.ufl.edu/campus_sites/alice.htm

THE UF BAT-HOUSE The UF Bat Barn and Bat House are located on the north side of Museum Road between Village Drive and Radio Road across from Lake Alice. Parking is available in a lot just south of the bat houses near Radio Road. A sidewalk leads from the parking lot to the observation area. A UF parking decal is required Monday - Friday from 7:30 a.m - 4:30 p.m. Parking is free after 4:30 p.m. weekdays and all day on weekends. www.flmnh.ufl.edu/bats/

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THOMAS CENTER 302 Northeast 6th Avenue Gainesville, FL 32601 (352) 334-5067 http://www.gvlculturalaffairs.org/website/facilities/thomas_center.html

PAYNES PRAIRIE PRESERVE STATE PARK 100 Savannah Boulevard Micanopy, Florida 32667 (352) 466-3397 http://www.floridastateparks.org/paynesprairie/

GAINESVILLE - HAWTHORNE TRAIL STATE PARK 3400 SE 15 Street Gainesville, Florida 32641 (352) 466-3397 http://www.floridastateparks.org/gainesville-hawthorne/

LA CHUA TRAIL The LaChua Trail is three miles round-trip from the North Rim of the Prairie to the observation tower. This trail provides scenic views of wet-prairie and marsh habitat including Alachua Sink and Alachua Lake. Main access is 4801 Camp Ranch Road. LaChua Trail opens at 8:00 a.m. and is open 7 days a week. For safety and wildlife disturbance reasons, the trail closes 1 hour before sunset. Alternate access is from Boulware Springs at 3500 SE 15th Street. (Boulware Springs is also the starting point of the Gainesville-Hawthorne Trail State park). Foot traffic only! Pets are not allowed on this trail.

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8th Gainesville Latino Film Festival e-Program  

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