By Jet Hall
LATIN FILM FESTIVAL
October 18-20, 2019
The Tampa Bay Latin Film Festival located in St. Petersburg,
Florida, explores Latin America’s extraordinary emerg-
The Festival hopes to answer the questions: What is hap-
sion also includes spotlighting the work of Latin American
commercial theaters, they explore the incredibly diverse perspectives
that Latin America has to offer the world. Through
this process, national boundaries, boundaries between self
and other begin to dissolve as they explore universal themes
that unite us all. Hopefully this Festival will further a dialogue
that will create greater understanding and empathy for
others. The festival is a project of Linda Friedman Ramirez
Latin Art LLC.
FILMS AT THE FESTIVAL
10/19- 7PM - Matar a Jesus. (Directed by Laura Mora).
10/20-4PM - La Novia del Desierto
(Directors Cecilia Atan and Valeria Pivato)
10/20-6:45 - La Libertad del Diablo
(Directed by Everardo Gonzalez).
10/21-6PM - Los Sobrevivientes
(1979-Directed by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea).
10/26-7PM - Pajaros de Verano
(Directors Cristina Gallego and Ciro Guerra)
Linda Friedman Ramirez is the founder and current
Festival Director. She is an attorney, as well as the owner of
Linda Friedman Ramirez Latin Art LLC. Linda has a B.A. in
Public and International Affairs from George Washington
University and a J.D. from Willamette College of Law. She
has served as a Consulting Attorney to the Mexican Consulate
in Portland, Oregon. Her appreciation for Latin America
has been shaped by travels throughout the region.
Mary Childs is an independent curator and also the Artistic
Director at Duncan McClellan Gallery in St Petersburg,
Florida. A native of Massachusetts, Mary has worked in the
managed galleries, and has worked with leading glass artists
from around the world. With a belief in the positive power of
their work highly rewarding. Mary’s passion for art is something
she enjoys sharing with the public.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2019-Opening Reception, 7 PM-9 PM at
the James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art, 150 Central Avenue,
St Petersburg, Florida. Admission price includes refreshments as well
as an opportunity to view the Museum’s collections and exhibitions.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2019-Film Screenings, 11 AM- 9 PM
at AMC Sundial 20, 151 Second Avenue North, St Peteresburg, Florida
AWARDS CEREMONY-9 PM- 10 PM-Gilbert Chapel Gallery, 212
Third Street North, St Petersburg, Florida 33701
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2019 - Film Screenings-1 PM-7 PM,
AMC Sundial 20, 151 Second Avenue North, St Petersburg, Florida
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Julie Garisto, a Largo High, USF and recent graduate of
the University of Tampa’s Creative Writing MFA program,
Julie Garisto is a St. Petersburg-based writer whose recent
assignments include arts features in Creative Pinellas’ online
magazine, Florida travel pieces in Visit Tampa Bay and Visit
Jacksonville, as well as features and reviews in the Tampa
Bay Times. Her previous journalistic roles include arts and
pa Bay Times and copy editor for the Weekly Planet. A published
movie critic, Julie has grown up obsessed with foreign
Bay Latin Film Festival.
Franco Silva has been a resident of the Bay Area since the
in the representation of Latinos on the radio, and he has now
been the host of WMNF’s Latino54 for more than 24 years.
He insisted that Latin music and culture be presented on air
in English so that it can be enjoyed by everyone. Franco has
interviewed countless local and international musicians, as
well as Latino professionals and other community members.
Latino54 now airs on WMNF 88.5 Tampa Bay on Mondays
at 1 pm, and is also a podcast heard around the world. Fran-
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