By Juan Calvillo
The Vincent Price Art Museum will present “Cine Sin Fronteras,” a short film program focusing on Latin filmmakers Saturday.
An offshoot of the Morelia International Film Festival, the program will be screening three short films.
Part of the afternoon’s events will be a live performance by El Rio, a Latin American folk group.
The festival will be concluded with a question and answer portion. The Q&A will have the producers of the film “El Sonido Que Vemos,” Paolo Davanza and Lisa Marr.
“El Sonido Que Vemos” is just one of the three films being screened. “Relato Familiar” and “Coyolxauhqui” are also part of the festival.
Each of these three films has a different focus.
“Through ‘Cine Sin Fronteras,’ we aim to highlight the innovative works of experimental Mexican filmmakers,” said Marissa Hicks-Alcaraz director of programming for the Latin American Cinemateca of Los Angeles, LACLA, and curator of the festival.
The films screened will each highlight something different when it comes to latin filmmaking. “Relato Familiar” focuses in on the often overlooked Japanese immigration after World War 2.
Using the backdrop of a goods store named, Foto Seiki. “Coyolxauhqui” will retell the myth of the Aztec goddess, while “El Sonido Que Vemos” is a short that was shot over a 24-hour period in the nation’s capital and focuses on an orchestra from Mexico City itself.
LACLA first introduced ‘Cine Sin Fronteras’ in 2010 and has since done it annually.
This year’s event at VPAM will run from noon to 3:30 p.m.
The venue seats about 100 people and is free and open to the public. More information can be found on both the LACLA website, www.lacla.org and the VPAM website http://vincentpriceartmuseum.org/visit.html .
“We hope ‘Cine Sin Fronteras at VPAM will serve as a communal space in which various groups, such as students, filmmakers, artists, scholars, and community members can come together and engage in meaningful dialogue around U.S. Latinx, Latin American, and youth filmmaking,” said Hicks-Alcaraz.