Latin American Film Festival

The festival will present films from recent Latino cinema

   Organizacion Latino-Americana of Eastern Long Island will bring its ninth annual OLA Latino Film Festival to the Parrish Art Museum on Saturday from 6 to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 3 to 7 p.m.
    The festival will present films from recent Latino cinema, such as “Locas Mujeres,” a documentary by Maria Elena Wood about the inner world of the Chilean poet Gabriela Mistral. The film, which opens the festival on Saturday at 6 p.m., won the Audience Choice Award at the Santiago International Film Festival.
    Following at 7:30 p.m. is Patricio Guzman’s documentary “Nostalgia for the Light” from Chile. The subject is the Atacama Desert, where astronomers gather to observe the stars and local people sift through the soil looking for graves of family members killed during the nation’s brutal political past. It was a selection for the 2010 Cannes Film Festival.
    On Sunday at 3 p.m., “Un Jardin en el Mar,” from Mexico and the director Thomas Riedelsheimer, follows the underwater sculpture commission of Cristina Iglesias in the Sea of Cortez.
    Daniel Burman’s “Abrazo Partido/ Lost Embrace,” a 2004 film from Argentina, concludes the festival at 4:30. The subject is a young Jewish-Argentinean who reconnects with his father, who left for Israel to fight in the Yom Kippur War in 1973 and never returned.
    Tickets for the films are $10, $8 for Parrish members.


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