Film festival celebrates ‘Reel Latin America’


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Guatemalan director Rodolfo Espinosa will attend two movie screenings and answer questions about his work Oct. 4-5 during the University of Louisville’s “Reel Latin America” Film Festival Oct. 4-19.


    Espinosa will attend 8 p.m. screenings of his 2003 comedy “Russian Girl” Oct. 4 and 5 in Floyd Theater, Swain Student Activities Center, on UofL’s Belknap Campus, and participate in question-and-answer sessions afterward.

    The 20th annual festival also offers free, multiple screenings of seven other films, either in Floyd Theater or in Ekstrom Library locations. The films are in Spanish with English subtitles. This year’s offerings are from Uruguay, Mexico, Spain, Peru, Argentina, Costa Rica, Colombia and Guatemala.

    For a listing of the festival films, descriptions, times and locations, check

    The Spanish section of UofL’s classical and modern languages department organizes the film festival in conjunction with the Spanish-language newspaper Al Dia en America.

    This year’s festival coincides with an Oct. 4-5 campus conference on Latin American and U.S. Latino films. “𔄀Reel’ Latin America: Framing the 21st Century” conference sessions are organized by UofL’s classical and modern languages department.

    For more information, contact Manuel Medina, classical and modern languages, at 502-419-6114, 502-852-0501 or

    Judy Hughes
    Judy Hughes is a senior communications and marketing coordinator for UofL’s Office of Communications and Marketing and associate editor of UofL Magazine. She previously worked in news as a writer and editor for a daily newspaper and The Associated Press.