BIFF Latino Film Festival debuts Feb. 18 in Beloit, Wis.

Staff Report

BELOIT, Wis. — Making its debut at the Beloit International Film Festival Saturday, Feb. 18, BIFF Latino is bringing the power of Spanish language films to Beloit, Wis.

The event commences with a family-friendly morning program consisting of five feature films and other activities from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., and then continues with films for teens and adults lasting from 2:30-9:30 p.m. The films: La Teta Asustada — Milk of Sorrow, Postales — Postcards, and No eres tu, soy yo, will be presented with English subtitles at La Casa Grande, 618 Fourth St. in Beloit.

Capping the day, the much-anticipated B.A.D. — BIFF After Dark presents a concert performance by the group San Juan Project direct from Guadalajara, Mexico. Self-described as “tragic jazz freely flowing with improvisation and the accompaniment of eclectic fusion and electronic beats,” the music may truly be called avant-garde. Through the vehicle of film, BIFF Latino will lend an insight into the Latino experience and inspire the community to come together and experience the world through a unique cultural lens.

Saul Arteaga, director of Southern Wisconsin Interpreting and Translation Services (SWITS), has played a significant supporting role in making this event possible and anticipates that BIFF Latino will go a long way in educating the community on linguistic and cultural differences and will help usher in a new age of greater multicultural appreciation and understanding.

From the Feb. 15-21, 2012, issue

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