¡Fiesta Latina! Schedule Released
Friday, 28 March 2014
|New in 2014, the Canadian Film Institute, with the generous support of Celebrate Ontario, introduces a one-day cultural experience, offered completely free, as part of our 18th Latin American Film Festival.
Tomorrow, Saturday, March 29th
, join us at the Library and Archives Canada Building (395 Wellington Street) for ¡Fiesta Latina! and enjoy a wide variety of fare and fun organized by the Canadian Film Institute and provided by Ottawa's own Latin American community, as well as Embassies of Latin American nations:
- gastonomic specialties from local Latin restaurants
- wine sampling from a variety of Latin American wineries
- authentic recipies prepared by Embassy chefs
- locally-produced coffee and chocolate sourced from Latin American beans
- artisinal crafts and textiles
- dance and martial arts performances and demonstrations throughout the day
- folkloric and Latin jazz musical performances
- Spanish-language literature and magazines
- a professionally curated fine art exhibition
- cultural and tourism information on Latin American countries
- a chance to meet and mingle with musicians, filmmakers, and film lovers
¡Fiesta Latina! runs continuously from 1:00pm to 7:00pm
, so stop by anytime!
¡FIESTA LATINA! SCHEDULE:
LA VIRGEN DE LA CARIDAD
As a special feature of ¡Fiesta Latina!, the Canadian Film Institute presents the Cuban silent film THE VIRGIN OF CHARITY (LA VIRGEN DE LA CARIDAD, dir. Ramón Peón, 1930)
, with live piano accompaniment from acclaimed Cuban musician Miguel De Armas!
Tickets for the film will be sold at the door and are still available online. This is a truly unique opportunity to see this rarely-screened film from Cuba's silent film era.
Latin American Film Festival: 18 Years and Counting
Monday, 17 March 2014
The Latin American Film Festival is back, and this year is better than ever!
Not only do we have a great line-up of films (see the complete schedule here
), guest filmmakers (from Cuba
), and Embassy-hosted receptions (after Habanastation
, among others), but for 2014, we have a special treat for everyone:
¡Fiesta Latina! is a day-long food, wine, and cultural experience offered completely free on March 29th
, organized by the Canadian Film Institute, with the generous support of Celebrate Ontario. The event features delicacies, wines, coffee, chocolate, literature, artwork, and information from local Latin American organizations, communities, friends, and Embassies, all offered during a schedule full of dance and musical performances and demonstrations. ¡Fiesta Latina! starts at 1:00pm on Saturday, March 29th, and runs until 7:00pm.
As a truly memorable experience that day, we're excited to welcome local musician Miguel De Armas as he plays live piano accompaniment to the classic silent Cuban film The Virgin of Charity
(1930). Tickets will be sold at the door, in advance at the box office, and — soon — from our website!
Changement de programme / Program Change
Sunday, 09 March 2014
Millefeuille sera présenté ce soir en version originale arabe sous-titrée en anglais et non en français comme cela avait été annoncé. Nous vous prions de bien vouloir nous en excuser.
Tonight's presentation of Millefeuille (Hidden Beauties) will be presented in Arabic with English rather than French subtitles, as previously announced. We apologize for the inconvenience.
An end to Bright Nights for 2014
Friday, 14 February 2014
Wow! Thanks to everyone who came out and supported this 4th year of Bright Nights: The Baltic-Nordic Film Festival! We had a record attendance — and record number of Embassy receptions, too!
Thanks to all of our supporters, staff, volunteers, and sponsors for the event
, as well as our generous collaborators, the Embassies of the Baltic and Nordic nations featured in the Festival. We at the Canadian Film Institute would not have an event without these people and organizations.
Did you miss a film that you really wanted to see? Visit each film page
(scroll down below the trailer), or use IMDb
to track down the director, producer, or distributor and ask them how you can see it, or when the DVD/Blu-ray will be released to purchase.
Thanks again for all your dedication and support,
The Canadian Film Institute team
Tom McSorley, Executive Director
Jerrett Zaroski, Programmer