The cinematic journey of the 16th annual Cine Las Americas International Film Festival will take you to more than 30 countries, from Canada to Colombia, in six days. The festival voyage, which starts Tuesday, departs from Spain, with “Blancanieves” (“Snow White”), and ends in Paraguay with the movie thriller “7 Cajas” (“7 Boxes.”)
Receiving more film entries than ever before, Cine Las Americas kicks off this year’s festival at the Stateside Theatre with Pablo Berger’s uniquely Spanish approach to the Brothers’ Grimm fairy tale. “Blancanieves,” a contemporary silent, black-and-white film, is set in 1920s Seville, where Snow White’s father is a famous bullfighter. She escapes her malicious stepmother and joins a group of bullfighting dwarves.
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Cine Las Americas International Film Festival
When: April 16-21
Where: The film festival will take place at the Stateside Theatre in downtown Austin, the Alamo Village, and the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, with additional screenings at St. Edward’s University.
Tickets: Film passes are $80 and give full preferred acess to film festival events, including screenings and parties. Individual tickets for all screenings are also available at cinelasamericas.org and at the box office of each venue. All screenings at the MACC and at St. Edward’s University are free and open to the public.