Latin American Film Series

CLACS links campus and community through extensive public programming, including the popular Latin American Film Series, perhaps the longest running film festival in Milwaukee.

Coming soon…the 39th annual Latin American Film Series, organized by the UWM Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, with UWM Union Student Involvement and Union Cinema.

April 21-27, 2017

UWM Union Cinema
2200 East Kenwood Boulevard

Free Admission

Announcing our opening night film:

Friday, April 21
3 Beauties (3 Bellezas)
Venezuela, 2014, 97 min
Directed by Carlos Caridad Montero

Perla, one of Venezuela’s beauty queens, is a single mother with three children – two daughters and a son who endure the impact of their mother’s obsession with beauty pageantry. The family is forced to follow Perla’s dream to make “princesses” out of her daughters, leading to a lived nightmare in this dark comedy.  Winner of Venezuelan Film Festival in New York Best Feature Award 


And that’s only the beginning.   We’ll have films from the Chicago Latino Film Festival, co-presented screenings with the Sam and Helen Stahl Center for Jewish Studies and with the Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival, and a closing night film by one of our favorite Chilean directors.

Watch for the full lineup announcement during the week of April 3.

And did we mention the wide-ranging collaborative support that makes LAFS possible?

The series is co-sponsored by Colectivo Coffee, UWM Union Sociocultural Programming, the Center for International Education, the Sam and Helen Stahl Center for Jewish Studies, the Milwaukee LGBT Film,/Video Festival, the Center for 21st Century Studies, the Roberto Hernández Center, the Honors College, Departments of Africology, Art History, Film Studies (English), French, Italian and Comparative Literature (FICL), History, MA in Language, Literature and Translation (MALLT), Political Science, Translation & Interpreting Studies, Spanish & Portuguese, Urban Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Certificate Program, and the major in Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latin@ Studies (LACUSL). In collaboration with the Chicago Latino Film Festival.

LAFS 2017 includes five films funded in part by a Spanish Film Club Grant.  The Spanish Film Club series was made possible with the support of Pragda, Spain arts & culture and the Secretary of State for Culture of Spain.

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