London/UK News (ongoing): The 24 Latin American Film Festival
An opportunity to immerse yourself in Latin American culture in London, whilst watching a selection of feature films and documentaries now showing at the ongoing Latin American Film Festival. There is free admission at the festival’s venues: the Bolívar Hall, University College London Institute of the Americas.
The Festival began last week, in a Latin American way … with a lively party night at 13 The Gallery in Newington Green, in London, where the founder Eva Tarr Kirkhope opened the program, welcoming the stunning exhibition of Erik Olivera Rubio, contemporary painter from Havana, Cuba, known for his unique style of portraiture.
The show is being held at 13 The Gallery. Today the painter was at the gallery showing his work and welcoming visitors.
The London Latin American Film Festival, LLAFF, operates on a non-profit basis as does 13 The Gallery. LLAFF brings together the best of Latin American feature films and documentaries each year, to promote recognition for a range of Latin American film talent.
Eva Tarr, Founder, Director, Curator and Programmer of the festival, began 24 years ago with her late husband Tony Kirkhope determined to bring to a much wider audience the range of Latin American films which would not otherwise be seen in the UK. The festival aims to raise Latin American cultural awareness and to promote a positive image of Spanish speaking people in the UK.
Neruda in the Round – Friday 21 November, 5 pm @ UCL/Institute of the Americas
For those following this blog, please note that there will be a documentary about Pablo Neruda, 1971 Nobel Prize in Literature. Neruda in the Round, is a 59 minutes colour documentary, with English subtitles, which will be shown at the UCL/Institute of the Americas.
The documentary shows a Pablo Neruda recital of his work filmed at the Roundhouse, London, in 1970. Biographer Adam Feinstein and his close friend Robert Pring-Mill discuss his work.To see a trailer on the documentary please click here.
Chilean poet Pablo Neruda was featured in previous articles: 21 Unpublished Poems by Pablo Neruda Brought Together in a New Book, 7 November 2014 and in Las palabras, 19 May 2014.