History will be made in Minneapolis’s St. Anthony Main Theatre over the next 10 days. It’s there that the Twin Cities’ first major Latin Film Festival will take place, featuring 41 films from Central and South America, Mexico, and Spain. The 10-day festival, produced by The Film Society of Minneapolis-St. Paul, kicks off tonight at 7 p.m. with a film by Diego Luna (Y Tu Mama Tambien, Milk): ABEL, the coming-of-age story of a psychologically challenged boy taking on the role of head of the household after his father disappears. Following the film is an opening night party, with Latin-inspired eats from Chowgirls, Argentinean wine courtesy of Famiglia Meschini, beer from Estrella Damm, and dance music by Rumba Eterna. A handful of the festival movies’ filmmakers will be in attendance, too, providing attendees the chance to discuss and dissect the films with the creators themselves.
MSP Latin Film Festival
Thursday, November 3–Sunday, November 13
St. Anthony Main Theatre, 115 SE Main St., Mpls.
Time and ticket information on website: mspfilmfest.org/Latin11