Latin American Film Festival

Kennesaw State University, in collaboration with the Consulates of Argentina, Columbia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, and Peru, is proud to host our second annual  Latin American Film Festival. This program is designed to highlight groundbreaking films from Latin America, and build awareness among the KSU campus and greater-Atlanta community of the artistry of these films and the important social and cultural topics addressed.

Screenings are free and open to the public. Each film will be accompanied by light refreshments and a brief introduction by the Consul General of the film's host country, as well as a Q&A session following the screening.

The film screenings start at 5 pm in rooms 1019 or 3030 of the Social Sciences Building on the Kennesaw Campus. See a campus map for directions.

2016 Film Festival

  • Dos Aguas / Two Waters (2014)

    Tuesday, September 27, 2016 @ 5-7 PM

    Location: SO 1019

    Directed by Patricia Velázquez

    Country: Costa Rica

    The film involves a fledgling soccer player who is encouraged in his ambition by his older brother, himself in debt to thugs, and a Frenchman seeking solace at one of the area's eco-resorts. He also keeps a rather mysterious cache of money beneath his bed. That suitcase, and its owner, disappear (perhaps accidentally, perhaps not) while he is swimming in the ocean. Both events upset the community. This gently-paced film has a subtle, realistic view of human relationships, which, along with lovely shots of the "Tican" rain forest, makes it definitely worth a viewer's while.(IMDB dmill030)

  • Cuatro Puntos Cardinales / Four Cardinal Points (2014)

    Tuesday, October 4, 2016 @ 5-7 PM

    Location: SO 3030

    Directed by: Javier Kafie

    Country: El Salvador

    Four Cardinal Points brings together four inspiring stories from North, South, East and West El Salvador. With a soft poetic veil, these stories portray a rich cultural, ecological and social diversity, showing a viewpoint of the country that distances itself from the accounts of violence that prevail in the Central American region.(IMDB)

  • El abrazo de la serpiente / Embrace of the Serpent (2015)

    Tuesday, October 11, 2016 @ 5-7 PM

    Location: SO 1019

    Directed by Ciro Guerra

    Country: Colombia

    The story of the relationship between Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and last survivor of his people, and two scientists who work together over the course of 40 years to search the Amazon for a sacred healing plant.(IMDB)

  • Cápsulas / Capsules (2012)

    Thursday, October 13 @ 5-7 PM

    Location: SO 1019

    Directed by Verónica Riedel

    Country: Guatemala

    FONSI is an apparently privileged 12 year old boy. As we get to know his dysfunctional family, his world begins to crumble in a matter of hours. Due to a series of unexpected events, each character changes drastically, facing a crude reality. (IMDB)

  • Generación Spielberg / Generation Spielberg (2014)

    Tuesday, October 18 @ 5-7 PM

    Location: SO 3030

    Directed by Gibrán Bazán

    Country: Mexico

    Five intertwined stories. A couple of lovers stays 24 hours under the sheets emulating Yoko Ono and John Lennon. A well to do girl is trapped in an elevator with a messenger and an accountant, with whom she falls in love. A group of writers get drunk with mezcal in a van, recalling their eighties times. A psychoanalyst locks herself in the bathroom to commit suicide and an executive and mother hides in the brooms closet of her office to heal her broken heart with wine. They are related with each other and communicate with their cellphones. (IMDB)

  • Resurrección / Resurrection (2015)

    Thursday, October 20 @ 5-7 PM

    Location SO 1019

    Directed by Gonzalo Calzada

    Country: Argentina

    A young priest travels to Buenos Aires in order to help sick people during the 1871 yellow fever epidemic.

  • La Prueba / The Trial (2006)

    Tuesday, October 25 @ 5-7 PM

    Location: SO 1019

    Directed by Judith Vélez

    Country: Peru

    To save the life of her younger brother, a girl must find her father, whom she has not seen in 13 years. With time running out, Miranda begins searching the place where he was last seen five years ago (Wikipedia)

 2015 Film Festival

Kennesaw State University in collaboration with the Consulates of Argentina, Brazil, Mexico & Peru was proud to host our 2015 Latin American Film Festival.

  • O ano em que meus pais saíram de férias/The Year My Parents Went on Vacation (2006)

    Tuesday, September 27 @ 6:00 pm

    Directed by Cao Hamburger

    Presented by the Consulate General of Brazil

    Young Mauro finds himself living with strangers after his parents had to leave because of government persecution. His coming of age happens in the midst of a diverse and vibrant culture that teaches him a few lessons while he awaits the return of his parents.

  • El aura/The Aura (2005)

    Tuesday, October 4 @ 6:00 pm

    Directed by Fabian Bielinsky

    Presented by the Consulate General of Argentina

    Esteban Espinoza fantasizes about committing the perfect crime, though he is epileptic and may have an episode at any moment. His wishes come true during a hunting trip in Patagonia, but his condition keeps blurring the distinction between reality and fantasy.

  • La piedra ausente/The Absent Stone (2013)

    Tuesday, October 11 @ 6:00 pm

    Directed by Jesse Lerner & Sandra Rozental

    Presented by the Consulate General of Mexico

    In 1964, the largest carved stone of the Americas was removed from a town nearby Mexico City to be taken to the National Museum of Anthropology. Such action sparked much controversy about identify and cultural property between the government and the people of San Miguel Cuatlinchan.

  • Las malas intenciones/The Bad Intentions (2011)

    Thursday, October 13 @ 6:00 pm

    Directed by Rosario García-Montero

    Presented by the Consulate General of Peru

    A period piece that focuses on the life of a young girl living in the Lima of the early 1980s. The film is an exploration of society through the eyes of Cayetana, who is self-absorbed with thoughts of her own death at a time when Peru was going through one of its darkest periods in recent history.