The documentary Singing Our Way to Freedom will run for a week beginning September 26. Join the GLFF at the end of the run to speak with director Paul Espinosa about his presentation of an activist and a movement.
The Latina Women’s League is proudly partnering with the UF Samuel Proctor Oral History Program to present the 16th annual Gainesville Latino Film Festival (GLFF). The GLFF is Gainesville’s Largest Latin American and Latinx cultural/educational event. It is held during Hispanic Heritage Month, as a celebration that highlights Latinx and Latin American film directors, actors, and critics; and engages with other performers and creators practicing the arts.
GLFF 2020 brings a Spanish Film Club Series with obras from Colombia, Brazil, Venezuela, Argentina, Cuba, and the US; lauded at festivals in Chicago, Mar de Plata, Venice, Tallinn, Havana, and Seattle. We’ll bring you events organized with previous Festival partners–the Harn Museum of Art, the Florida Museum of Natural History, the UF Center for Humanities in the Public Sphere–and with two new partners: Galleria118 and Wayfaring Painter. And don’t miss Festival de Sabores Latinos, our nod to last year’s culinary crowd pleasers.
This year’s theme, “Unity In Community, Unidad En Comunidad,” reinforces the need for togetherness during these precarious times. So bring your friends & family together at home or on the web and join the Festival! For more information see our events posted on the GLFF Facebook page or at www.gainesvillelatinofilmfestival.com.
This Festival is funded in part by the City of Gainesville, Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department and the UF Center for Latin American Studies. Singing Our Way to Freedom is sponsored by the UF Samuel Proctor Oral History Program.