Attend this film fest: Boston Latino International Film Festival


The tenth Boston Latino International Film Festival opens with the evocatively titled America (2011; 7:10 pm), Sonia Fritz's wrenching, poignant melodrama about the eponymous young mother (Lymari Nadal) who flees an abusive boyfriend in Puerto Rico for New York City, starring Edward James Olmos. There she struggles to survive working as a nanny, finds solidarity with her fellow domestics, and dreams of reuniting with her daughter. Olmos will attend the screening and opening ceremony. It's followed at 9:10 pm by an "International Immigration Program" of shorts, including Sean Temple and Jalissa Cruz's all too timely Illegal, about the effect of a harsh new immigration law on a divided family. It all takes place Thursday, November 17-Tuesday, November 22 in Cambridge at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University in the Tsai Auditorium, 1730 Cambridge Street + MIT Sloan Latin American Club, MIT Building 54, Auditorium Room 54-100, 21 Ames St + Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Weiner Room, 79 John F. Kennedy St | $10; $8 students, seniors; $50 festival pass |


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