CSUN To Host Latin American Film and Art Festival

The annual Latin American Film and Art Festival in the Armer Theater at California State University Northridge takes place Friday,  Nov. 18 through Monday, Nov. 21.

CSUN’s Department of Cinema and Television Arts is partnering with the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México en Los Ángeles (UNAM-L.A.) to present the festival.

“The Department of Cinema and Television Arts is delighted to collaborate again with our friends in UNAM-L.A. and the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences in the presentation of the third annual Latin American Film Festival,” said John Stahl, chair of the Department of Cinema and Television Arts.  “We’re thrilled that, once again, we get to kick off the festivities with a screening of one our own students’ work— ‘Caps,’ one of the standout films from our recent Senior Film Showcase.  We hope everyone will get a chance to see as many of the great films on the schedule as possible.”

The festival will display the artistic contributions of regions that stretch from the southern tip of Latin America to Mexico. This year’s festival will highlight films from Brazil, as well as films from other Latin American countries. The Cuban film, “El Acompañante” and the Colombian film, “Alias Maria” were selected for Oscar considerations.

On Nov. 18 there will be an opening reception at 6 p.m. The festival will show the Mexican children’s film, “The Incredible Story Of Stone Boy,” Sunday, Nov. 20, at 2:30 p.m.

The festival activities will take place in Manzanita Hall, near the southwest part of the campus at 18111 Nordhoff St. in Northridge. Parking at CSUN is $8. Permits can be purchased at information booths located near the perimeter of campus on Lindley Avenue to the south or on Prairie Street to the West. Parking permit dispensers can also be found in student parking lots around the campus.

For more information about the festival, visit http://www.csun.edu/social-behavioral-sciences/2016-latin-american-film-and-art-festival