The Georgia Straight proudly sponsors the Vancouver Latin American Film Festival

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      The 12th annual Vancouver Latin American Film Festival takes place August 28 to September 7 at various Vancouver venues, includes The Cinematheque (1131 Howe Street), SFU’s Goldcorp Centre of the Arts (149 West Hastings Street), and Vancity Theatre (1181 Seymour Street).

      This year’s festival will feature over 70 films, with a focus on cinema from Chile. The festival will be attended by six Chilean filmmakers, and VLAFF will host a retrospective on Chilean actor Manuela Martelli, who will also be in attendance.

      Argentinian romantic comedy Lion’s Heart, directed by Marco Carnevale, will open the festival. Anina, an animated film from Uraguay, will close the festival.

      Tickets to individual screenings and festival passes can be purchased online in advance. Tickets can also be purchased in person until August 28 at Woodward’s Atrium (111 West Hastings Street) from 2 to 6 p.m. on weekdays, and during the festival at the Cinematheque from 5 to 9 p.m. on weekdays and 1 to 9 p.m. on weekends.