The San Diego Latino Film Festival is all grown up this year, 18, and it is ready to set the screen on fire! Going beyond the U.S.A. and Latin America to Spain and even Ireland and Sweden, this year’s film selections will take us on a whirlwind of emotions. Eleven days and nights will host over 20,000 festival attendees showcasing 160 films for all ages and tastes. The red carpet will see Latin stars from the screen and TV, celebrated filmmakers, artists, musicians and you of course.

This year is no exception for the great line-up in store like “Flamenco Flamenco” whose picturesque film explodes with light, music and dance starring the most important figures of this deep-rooted Spanish dance. “Te Presento a Laura” asks the question “what would you do if you had 30 days to live?” in a film comprised of a motley crew of characters. 23 year old Laura has just learned that she will die on April 30th and living in the megalopolis of Mexico City, she feels alone but knows that she is not the only one. Solace is found by witnessing a failed suicide attempt and the support of an optimist’s club. With a list of ten to-do items before the month is up, Laura starts with item #1, “Save a life and care for it.”

Don’t let this year’s SDLFF pass you by, put it on your list, set a date and grab your tickets and some treats; your host, the Media Arts Center San Diego appreciates your continued support of its community outreach programs.

March 10 – 20