24th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival

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El Buen Patron (The Good Boss)
El Buen Patron (The Good Boss) Photo courtesy of Cine Las Americas International Film Festival

The Austin-based Cine Las Americas International Film Festival will have a hybrid presentation, featuring a big return to in-theater screenings after a two-year pause. CLAIFF opens with Fernando León de Aranoa’s dark comedy El Buen Patrón (The Good Boss), which was Spain’s Academy Award selection this year, and will close with Aly Muritiba’s drama Deserto Particular (Private Desert), which was Brazil’s Oscar entry this year.

The 24th edition of Cine Las Americas will once again provide a rare showcase of films and videos from Latin America (North, Central, South America, and the Caribbean) and the Iberian Peninsula. The film festival celebrates films and videos made by or about Latinx in the U.S. or the rest of the world, with films and videos by or about indigenous groups of the Americas also featured. This year’s edition of CLAIFF will also continue their efforts to feature inclusiveness in the programming among the films representing over 15 countries throughout Ibero-America.    

Not content to simply return to in-theater screenings and in-person events (including a celebratory red carpet gala event on Opening Night), Cine Las Americas will also be adding the Femme Frontera Filmmaker Showcase, as well as bringing back its popular Emergencia youth film focus celebrating the work of student filmmakers. To underline the film festival’s commitment to education, CLAIFF will team with One Day Studio at Teach For America to present a selection of films by youth and educators, all of which contribute to — and invite — a conversation about educational equity.

For a full schedule of events, go to the festival website.

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The Emma S. Barrientos Mexican-American Cultural Center
600 River St.
Austin, TX 78701

Austin Film Society Cinema
6259 Middle Fiskville Rd.
Austin, TX 78752


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