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12th Latin American Film Festival 2013

When:

Thu 3 Oct 2013, 7:00pm
Fri 4 Oct 2013, 7:00pm
Sat 5 Oct 2013, 2:00pm
Sat 5 Oct 2013, 7:00pm
Sun 6 Oct 2013, 11:00am

Where: University of Waikato, Knighton Road, Hamilton, Waikato

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

S Block (S1.02)

The University of Waikato is pleased to host for the first time, the 12th edition of the Latin American Film festival. This nationwide tour is the only cultural event in New Zealand dedicated to contemporary cinematographic productions from Latin America and Spain.

Ten films from ten countries will screen Thursdays-Sundays from 26 September to 6 October. This exciting selection is put together by embassies and consulates of the countries represented - Cuba, Chile, Mexico, Brazil, Venezuela, Argentina, Peru, Ecuador, Uruguay and Spain. Feast on Spanish-language comedy, drama, politics, romance and a road movie.

All films are subtitled, entry is free and parking is too, (Gate 7, Hillcrest Road) the lecture theatre will be signposted from there.

Opening Night starts with Mal Día Para Pesca (Bad day to go Fishing) a film from Uruguay (107mins, 2009, M) - Jacob van Oppen - formerly 'the strongest man on earth,' now a washed-up alcoholic - and his crafty manager, Orsini, make good money staging bogus wrestling matches in small South American towns. When this oddball duo arrives in the unassuming village of Santa Maria, business really takes off:

Check all classifications, listings and screening times at the LAFF Latin American Film Festival Facebook page.

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