OLA (Organización Latino Americana) announces this year’s award-winning films from Guatemala, Colombia, and the USA. All films have English subtitles. These films represent three very different genres but hold at their center the importance of seeking and speaking the truth. Shorts from local filmmakers via OLA Media Lab will also be in the festival lineup.
“We are fortunate to continue collaborating with Parrish Art Museum and Sag Harbor Cinema to bring these films to beautiful iconic East End venues,” says Minerva Perez, OLA Executive Director. “This year we are excited to offer an UNDER 21 event that will start at 9:30 pm and open with a short video/music installation.”
“Each of the films offers a new perspective and a call for courage,” says Perez. “They are raw as well as incredibly entertaining. We will have the opportunity to hear from each of the filmmakers. This is one of my favorite OLA festival lineups. Even with all of the critical advocacy work we are committed to, OLA understands the vital impact art has on bridging cultures and building understanding and harmony among neighbors.”
Friday Sept 17th at Parrish Art Museum
279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill NY 11976
Outdoor screening – bring your chair!
6:30 pm Light reception and museum tour of Tomashi Jackson’s exhibit The Land Claim – included with ticket price.
7:30 pm La Llorona / The Weeping Woman (1 hr 37 min) (R) Director: Jayro Bustamante. Recorded interview with director to be screened after the film.
La Llorona has received 32 awards and 60 nominations to date. It is a slow-burn political drama that merges the real-life horrors of the Guatemalan genocide with one of Latin America’s most famous folkloric legends. La Llorona is a story about the ghosts of the past bleeding into the present.
Admission for the tour, reception, and film is $15 |$5 for Members and Students with ID.
Sept 18th at Sag Harbor Cinema – 90 Main Street Sag Harbor NY 11963
7 pm – Days of the Whale / Los días de la ballena (1hr 20min) (PG13)
Writer and Director: Catalina Arroyave – Live conversation with filmmaker after the film.
Spanish with English subtitles
Co-presented by Cinema Tropical
Cristina and Simon are two young graffiti artists who paint the city that they live in, Medellín, Colombia. Familiar tensions come together to tell a story where the powerful strength of youth faces fear, violence and the difficulties of growing up.
“Voices of Youth” / “Voces de la juventud” (6 min)
Directed by Allura Leggard and produced by OLA Media Lab
Sept 18th at Sag Harbor Cinema – OLA’s Under 21 Event
9:30 pm – “Myth and Motion” / “Mito y movimiento” (28 min)
Directed by Carolina Fuentes
Video concert featuring inspiring images and music
Produced by OLA Media Lab
The Infiltrators / Los infiltrados (1 hr 35 min) (PG-13)
English and Spanish
Co-presented by Sag Harbor Cinema
Directed by Cristina Ibarra and Alex Rivera – Live conversation with filmmaker after the film.
Without warning, Claudio Rojas is detained by ICE officials outside his Florida home. He is transferred to the Broward Transitional Center, a detention facility used as a holding space for imminent deportations. Terrified of never seeing him again, Claudio’s family contacts the National Immigrant Youth Alliance, a group of activist Dreamers known for stopping deportations.
Tickets: www.SagHarborCinema.org 7 pm show $10 and 9:30 pm show $5 for 21 and under
Call OLA for information 631-899-3441 or email [email protected]
Venues will abide by COVID guidelines