¡HOLA NYICFF!

Runtime: 89 min. | Recommended ages: 10+
You’ve asked if we could screen more Spanish-language films. Our answer? ¡Sí, claro! Our annual program delivers the best Latinx stories from around the world, and not just in Spanish, but also English, and even Portuguese, celebrating the many Latinx cultures, histories, identities and languages. From the playfully mystical storytelling in Our Lady Lupe, where an icon in mechanic’s coveralls has the power to change a young boy’s fate, to the moving drama of Alma y Paz, in which two young sisters must leave their countryside home behind, to the beautiful stop motion of My Grandma Matilde, which celebrates everyday hard work and the art it happens alongside, these expansive stories are lasting conversation-starters in any language.

Shorts in this lineup:

Our Lady Lupe

Chico’s luck might be a Lady Lupe in mechanic’s coveralls when he looks for a way to help out his mom, in this magical realist short about the power of family and the magic of Lotería.

An Invisible Apprentice

Twelve-year-old Inés keeps her challenges in check as she roller skates her way to equilibrium in this thoughtful 80s-inspired snapshot of time, family, and place.

Alma y Paz

Sisters Alma and Paz have to consider parting with their childhood home. While the decision seems clearer for city-dwelling Paz, for younger Alma, their place in the Mexican countryside is full of memories hard to leave behind.

My Name is Maluum

Maalum comes from a home surrounded by love and Afro-centered references. When her classmates tease her about her name, Maluum discovers the lovely legacy of her name and ancestry.

My Grandma Matilde

With a keen eye for art and a soft-spot for all creatures, Maria’s easily distracted in the eyes of her more practical grandmother. But their relationship shifts when Maria’s grandmother remembers a secret from her own childhood.

Burros

In southern Arizona, on the Tohono O’odham Nation, a young Indigenous girl meets a girl her age from across the border who has been separated from her dad.

I’m a Vampire

In and amongst the confusion created by the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, 8 year-old Jackie believes she is turning into a vampire.

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Through Wednesday, April 6th