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Seattle Latino Film Festival

Pre-festival Film Screening and Filmmakers Reception

3pm
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Old Redmond School House Community Center Auditorium
16600 NE 80th St, Redmond, WA 98052

Join us for a free Pre-festival Screening of two films, Pedro Pan and Caramelos para todos (Candy for All). The films provide a sneak peak to the longer Seattle Latino Film Festival (SLFF) that begins on October 3rd in theaters and TV screens around the Seattle Area, including Redmond.

“This Fall SLFF presents films about immigration and friendship, two subjects that are paramount to the Latino experience right now,” said Jorge Enrique González Pacheco, SLFF founder and executive director. “Pedro Pan and Caramelos para todos show us how important it is to have friends and pay attention.”

The film screening begins at 3pm followed by a Filmmakers Reception at 5pm with Director Andrea Puente, SLFF founderand executive director Jorge Enrique González Pacheco, and other SLFF staff. Complimentary refreshments will be served.

About the films

 

3pm: Pedro Pan

Short-film drama, 2013
Directed by Andrea Puente
Spanish with English subtitles
16 minutes

It’s 1962. In order to escape Fidel Castro’s communist indoctrination, 13-year-old Elena and younger brother Manuel are sent alone to Miami, as part of Operation Pedro Pan. As unexpected circumstances pull them apart, they remain determined to stay together and beat the odds.

4pm: Caramelos para todos (Candy for All)

Documentary, 2004
Directed by Carlos Carcas
Spanish & Portuguese with English Subtitles
60 minutes

Carcas follows Cuban pianist Bebo Valdes on his legendary visit to Brazil after 40 years of exile in Europe. This documentary is the making of El milagro de Candeal (Miracle of Candeal), a documentary about Bebo Valdes and Calinhos Brown in Brazil, directed by Fernando Trueba.


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