- Friday, March 31, 2017
- 8:00 PM–11:00 PM
- Wealthy Theater
March 31 – April 2: The Grand Rapids Latin American Film Festival (GRLAFF), which has been bringing films that represent diverse perspectives, origins, and themes to the Wealthy Theatre since 2010, will be returning for its seventh season this spring. The festival is set to show nine award-winning films from Brazil, Mexico, Guatemala, Argentina, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, and Uruguay.
Throughout the three days of the festival, a number of films will also be followed by discussions where audience members can interact with directors and local speakers. The event is free to the public and all films will be presented with English subtitles.
If you are looking for a way to satisfy the Cultural Competency Professional Development (formerly known as FEN credit) for Calvin employees, this is an opportunity for you to do so!
LASA (Latin American Students Association), along with several other departments at Calvin plus a coalition of area universities, is supporting the GRLAFF this year.
Jayro Bustamante, Guatemalan Director of the movie Ixcanul will visit Calvin College at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 1 for a brunch and a Q & A about his movie.
Ixcanul will be presented at the Wealthy Theater on Friday, March 31 at 8:00 p.m., followed by a Q & A. If you are not able to attend the show on Friday night, you still have the chance to watch it on Netflix, and attend the brunch and Q & A at the Lobby of the De Vos Communication Center on Saturday.