Magazine article Screen International

AFI Announces 2017 AFI Latin American Film Festival Line-Up

Magazine article Screen International

AFI Announces 2017 AFI Latin American Film Festival Line-Up

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Festival is set to run September 14-October 4.

The American Film Institute (AFI) announced on Thursday the complete slate of films for the 2017 AFI Latin American Film Festival, which will take place from September 14-October 4 in Silver Spring, Maryland.

The opening night film is Ecuador’s acclaimed 2017 Oscar selection, Such Is Life In The Tropics (pictured at left). The sixth feature by filmmaker Sebastián Cordero is a thriller about a land dispute that pits vastly disparate Guayaquil communities against one another. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with lead actor Daniel Adum Gilbert and a post-screening reception sponsored by the Embassy of Ecuador.

The festival celebrates its 28th edition this year and showcases the best in filmmaking from Latin America and, with the inclusion of films from Spain and Portugal, celebrates Ibero-American cultural connections. …

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