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      April 26, 2019

      Friday   7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (daily until April 27, 2019)

      Worcester, Massachusetts

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      23rd Latino Film Festival

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      On April 26-27, CENTRO will host the 23rd Latino Film Festival.
      The LFF will be at Cinema 320 located at Clark University, 950 Main St. Worcester. The LFF is FREE for the general public and will focus its attention on Ecuador, its cultural richness and the current political and social situation.
      The festival will showcase three films created by underrepresented Latino artists, actors, and producers.
      CENTRO (Centro Las Americas) is a multi-service, non-profit Latino organization. Its purpose is to offer educational opportunities, economic development, social responsibility and raise a strong cultural identity through service, empowerment, and advocacy.

      Friday, April 26
      7 p.m. to 9 p.m. – Ecuatorian Shetta by Daniel Varela I
      Baltasar is going through a dry spell. Harvest time is taking too long, and this delay is affecting his marijuana business. To make things worse, his ex-wife sends Catalina, their daughter, to spend some time with him. That day, Baltasar has to jump through hoops in order to please his clients and his daughter with the help of his sole partner, a white 1977 Volkswagen Beetle. Baltasar turns to Laura, an old woman who happens to be the best marijuana grower in Quito. She has a new type of weed, Ecuatorian Shetta. Shui, Alejandra, Martín, Alicia, and Ximena, Baltasar’s best clients, try it and enjoy it. Shortage and stress will bring Baltasar difficulties and emotional conflicts with Catalina. His main desire is to keep his daughter happy and to take her some day to the Galapagos Islands so she can meet her grandmother.

      Saturday, April 28
      10 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Cenizas by Juan Sebastian Jacome
      As Cotopaxi spews ash, issuing an eerie penumbra over Quito, a young woman confronts dormant familial conflicts. Desperate for a place to store her things as volcanic disaster looms, Caridad turns to her long-estranged father Galo for help. Galo abandoned Caridad's mother long ago and is eager to make amends, but questions concerning the nature of his transgressions linger, straining communication between father and daughter and casting grave doubts over the possibility of reconciliation.
      2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. – Panel Discussion
      3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Huahua by Joshi Espinoza
      A couple of young indigenous people are going to be parents. This news arouses their concern about the identity with which they will educate and raise their son or daughter.

      Cost: Free -

      Categories: Film | Fundraising & Charity

      This event repeats daily until April 27, 2019:

      Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.