Every Tuesday through Oct. 15, the Take 2 blog will feature posts celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. Read all entries in this series here. This week’s installment looks at a regional event celebrating the season.
If you are interested in expanding your intake in Latin American film, an event in the Poconos may be exactly what you need. East Stroudsburg University is hosting its third annual Latin Heritage Month Film Festival now through Oct. 15. Select screenings are being held at Stroud Hall 113 throughout the event’s run and at Pocono Community Theater Oct. 2-4 and Oct. 15.
Six films are part of the free festival, and some screenings on the ESU campus will have a question-and-answer session with the director. Two documentaries, three comedies and a drama make up the schedule. Check the trailers for each movie and when they will be shown at Pocono Community Theater:
“Paraiso (Paradise)” – 7 p.m. Oct. 2 (no subtitles in the trailer), Mexico.
“El Facilitador (The Facilitator)” – 2 p.m. Oct. 3, Chile, Ecuador, U.S.
“Malacrianza (The Crow’s Nest)” – 7 p.m. Oct. 3, El Salvador; director Arturo Menédez in attendance at Stroud Hall showing at 2 p.m. Oct. 1. (Trailer language NSFW)
“Bajari: Gypsy Barcelona” – 2 p.m. Oct. 4, Spain; director Eva Vila in attendance at Stroud Hall showing at 2 p.m. Oct. 6.
“Mr. Kaplan” – 5 p.m. Oct. 4, Spain, Uruguay, Germany.
“Adelante” – 5 p.m. Oct. 15, United States; director Noam Osband of Norristown in attendance.
Festival screenings are free. For information, visit poconocommunitytheater.org