Cine Las Americas International Film Festival
Devoted to films made by and/or about Latinos or the Indigenous peoples of the America, the Cine Las Americas International Film Festival returns June 8-12 with its first in-person event since 2019. The 24th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival opens June 8 with the Javier Bardem Spanish workplace dramedy El Buen Patrón (The Good Boss) and closes June 12 with the Brazilian drama Deserto Particular (Private Desert). Austin-based director Iliana Sosa’s documentary Lo que dejamos atrás (What We Leave Behind) screens June 9 as the festival’s Hecho en Tejas Centerpiece Feature. The festival includes more than 30 narrative and documentary features screenings in and out of competition as well as Texas, U.S. and international shorts and student films. This year also sees the return of the Femme Frontera Showcase, which places a focus on films by women and non-binary filmmakers from the U.S.-Mexico border regions of El Paso, Las Cruces, and Cd. Juárez, Chihuahua, in México. Screenings will be held at the AFS Cinema and the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center. The festival will also offer virtual programming.
Aired: June 7, 2022.