OLA Celebrates 20th Anniversary Of Latino Film Festival Of The Hamptons

Adventure, strength, and inspiration form the conceptual and thematic core of four feature-length films and one animated short film from Chile, Ecuador, El Salvador, Mexico, and Canada that OLA of Eastern Long Island will screen during its annual Latino film festival, celebrating its 20th anniversary, September 14 to 17. All films are in Spanish with English subtitles.

“We are thrilled to host two US premieres and one New York premiere for our 20th anniversary year. It will be quite the celebration, presenting five culturally rich and hopeful films representing five countries. We are delighted to be partnering again with the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, in addition to our longtime partner the Parrish Art Museum and, for the fourth year in a row, Sag Harbor Cinema,” said OLA’s executive director, Minerva Perez. “This film festival remains at the heart of OLA’s cultural programming as it allows for a shared experience through storytelling that connects us just when we need it most. These films will inspire and challenge audiences in profound and lasting ways.”

This year’s festival opens with the fantastical animated full feature film, “Ana and Bruno” (Ana y Bruno), which will be screened Thursday, September 14, at 8:30 PM at Sag Harbor Cinema. Tickets are $10. Visit sagharborcinema.org/ola.

On Friday, September 15, at 7 PM, “The Cow Who Sang a Song into the Future” (La vaca que cantó una canción hacia el futuro) will screen at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill. Tickets are $16 for non-members, $10 for members and students with ID, $5 for children under 18. Visit parrishart.org/programs-events.

The festival moves back to Sag Harbor Cinema on Saturday, September 16 at 7 PM with the US Premiere of the Salvadoran film “The Sense of the Chords” (El sentido de las cuerdas). Tickets are $10. Visit sagharborcinema.org/ola

The festival concludes with a family-friendly day, presenting the New York Premiere of the full-feature Mexican film “The Pink Lagoon” (La laguna rosada), preceded by the US Premiere of “Frida in the Sky” (Frida en el cielo), an animated short by director Dani Sadun from Ecuador and Canada. Both films are in Spanish with English subtitles for all ages on Sunday, September 17, at 2 PM at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center. A Live Q+A will follow with The Pink Lagoon’s director Juan Arce and his sister, the film’s lead actress, Monica Arce. Tickets are $5. Visit OLAWHBPACFilmFest2023.eventbrite.com.

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