By Jessika Gomez-Duarte
Returning for its 16th year, Cine Las Americas brings over 100 films by or about Latinos and indigenous groups of the Americas. Its opening night film—Blancanieves—featured a new take on the famous Brothers Grimm tale, where Pablo Berger replaces words with the beat of flamenco, and transforms a princess into a torera hero.
Blancanieves set the tone for this year’s festival, where viewers can expect films that serve as mirrors into reality, all while experiencing the magic embedded within it.
In a true commitment to making films accessible to all, Cine Las Americas will be providing free screenings at the Mexican American Cultural Center and St. Edward’s University, in addition to screenings for badge holders or individual ticket buyers at Alamo Drafthouse Village and the Stateside Theatre.
Visit www.cinelasamericas.org to view this year’s lineup.
¿No hablas Español? Don’t worry, all films are subtitled in English.