OLA (Organización Latino Americana) brings the 18th annual Latino Film Festival of the Hamptons to the East End on September 17-18, and this year will be presenting award-winning films from Guatemala, Colombia and the United States. Screenings will be held at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill and the Sag Harbor Cinema.
“We are fortunate to continue collaborating with Parrish Art Museum and Sag Harbor Cinema to bring these films to beautiful iconic East End venues,” said Minerva Perez, OLA’s executive director. “This year we are excited to offer an ‘Under 21’ event that will start at 9:30 p.m. and open with a short video/music installation.
All films screened at the festival will 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.
“Each of the films offers a new perspective and a call for courage,” said 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, September 17 • 6:30 p.m. Parrish Art Museum 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill
Outdoor screening — bring a chair Light reception and museum tour of Tomashi Jackson’s exhibit “The Land Claim” included with ticket price.
“The Weeping Woman” (“La Llorona”)1 hr. 37 min. Rated R. Director: Jayro Bustamante. Recorded interview with director to be screened after the film.Spanish and Kaqchikel with English subtitles
“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.
Tickets: $15 ($5 for members and students with ID) at parrishart.org includes tour, reception and film.
Saturday, September 18 • 7 p.m. Sag Harbor Cinema 90 Main Street, Sag Harbor
“Days of the Whale “ (“Los días de la ballena”) 1hr. 20 min. Rated 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
OLA’s “Under 21” event • 9:30 p.m. “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. Rated 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: 7 p.m. show $10. 9:30 p.m. show $5 for 21 and under at sagharborcinema.org. Venues will abide by COVID guidelines.