CULTURA Ithaca Presents 4th Annual Film Fest

4th Annual Cine con Cultura Latin@ American Film Festival
Sept 19 – Oct 15
Screenings at Cinemapolis & Other Locations throughout Ithaca
$8.50 each film / $50 season pass (includes all 12 films)
Students/seniors: $6 each film/ $40 season pass

Each fall during Latino Heritage Month, film lovers of all ages gather in Ithaca for upstate New York’s premiere Latin American film festival: Cine con Cultura Latin@ American Film Festival.

2017 marks the fourth annual celebration of Latin@ American filmmakers from all over the continents, with this year’s official festival selection of critically-acclaimed and award-winning films from eleven different countries. Some are brand new, some are from a few years ago, and all of them provide a different glimpse into life throughout Latin America.

This year, the festival is expanding beyond the walls of Cinemapolis: ¡Culture Ithaca! is also teaming up with Ithaca College, the Greater Ithaca Activities Center (GIAC), the Committee on U.S.-Latin American Relations (CUSLAR), the Tompkins County Immigrants Rights Coalition (TCIRC), the Rocky Acres Farm (with Rafael Aponte), the Multicultural Resource Center, No más lagrimas, and Cornell Cinema to host selected festival screenings.

Festival screenings will take place several times a week from Tuesday, September 19th, 2017
through Sunday, October 15th, 2017. There will be a total of 12 films shown this year, more than
ever before, with a wide ranging selection of shorts, feature-length films and documentaries. We
are also planning other related events for festival-goers this year, including live music, talkbacks
with filmmakers, a student film contest with cash prizes, ticket giveaways, and more.

Screenings at Cinemapolis:

Tues Sep 19 at 6 pm – Land and Shade (Colombia, 2015)  with LIVE music from Palonegro!
Thur Sep 21 at 7 pm- 500 years (Guatemala 2017)
Thur Sep 28 at 7 pm – El tiempo nublado (Paraguay 2014)
Tues Oct 3 at 7 pm- Sin muertos no hay carnaval (Ecuador 2016)
Thur Oct 5 at 7 pm- Viva (Cuba, 2015)
Tues Oct 10 at 7 pm – La soledad (Venezuela, 2016)

More information about ¡CULTURA! Ithaca: The CULTURA Ithaca! program aims to provide and strives to foster and share Latina/o & Latin American culture with the Tompkins County community through free and low-cost arts and education experiences. Community members, professors. and students bring events into the community and build connections to its exciting and diverse Latinx roots that explore different Latina/o cultures through storytelling, music, film, dance, art, theater and more.

CULTURA Ithaca! also provides programming that focuses on civic engagement and education on subjects like finances, health, legal issues and more. CULTURA’s downtown office, located in the Tompkins County Workers Center on the 2nd Floor of Autumn Leaves Used Bookstore on the Commons, acts as a resource center and gathering space for Latin@s and amig@s to come together. It is also the site of the Cafe con CULTURA coffee and Spanish conversation hour.