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Friday, May 25
 

4:00pm PDT

Latinos: The Changing Face of Washington
With Enrique Cerna

Latinos: The Changing Face of Washington explores the growing presence and contributions of our state’s largest ethnic group.

Veteran journalist Enrique Cerna, the son of Mexican immigrants, traces his family’s journey to the Yakima Valley in the 1940’s, setting the stage for the migration of other Latino families, and a population that would eventually grow by more than 70 percent from 2000 to 2010.
Today, Latinos make up more than 12 percent of the state’s population. Their numbers and impact are growing here and throughout the nation. As the documentary reveals, there are many working to bring about change in politics, education, immigration and entrepreneurship.
Latinos: The Changing Face of Washington is truly an American story.

Performers
LT

Latinos: The Changing Face of Washington

KCTS 9's Enrique Cerna, the son of Mexican immigrants, traces his Yakima Valley roots and explores the growing presence and contributions of Latinos who are helping to shape the future of Washington state. In 1946, producer Enrique Cerna’s parents left Mexico for a new life in Washington... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
SIFF Film Center 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

5:15pm PDT

Short Films from El Instiuto Mexicano de Cinematografia
The Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografia is decentralized public body that promotes the development of the national cinematographic activity through the support of production, the encouragement to creators, the industrial promotion and the promotion, distribution, diffusion and dissemination of Mexican cinema.

Friday May 25, 2018 5:15pm - 7:00pm PDT
SIFF Film Center 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109
 
Saturday, May 26
 

12:00pm PDT

Latinos: The Changing Face of Washington
With Enrique Cerna

Latinos: The Changing Face of Washington explores the growing presence and contributions of our state’s largest ethnic group.

Veteran journalist Enrique Cerna, the son of Mexican immigrants, traces his family’s journey to the Yakima Valley in the 1940’s, setting the stage for the migration of other Latino families, and a population that would eventually grow by more than 70 percent from 2000 to 2010.
Today, Latinos make up more than 12 percent of the state’s population. Their numbers and impact are growing here and throughout the nation. As the documentary reveals, there are many working to bring about change in politics, education, immigration and entrepreneurship.
Latinos: The Changing Face of Washington is truly an American story.

Performers
LT

Latinos: The Changing Face of Washington

KCTS 9's Enrique Cerna, the son of Mexican immigrants, traces his Yakima Valley roots and explores the growing presence and contributions of Latinos who are helping to shape the future of Washington state. In 1946, producer Enrique Cerna’s parents left Mexico for a new life in Washington... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
SIFF Film Center 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

1:30pm PDT

The Forumla of Dr. Funes - Family Film
Directed by Jose Buil
Dr. Funes discovers a formula to turn adults into young people, and when he tests it on himself, he turns into a 12-year-old kid.

Saturday May 26, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
SIFF Film Center 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

3:15pm PDT

La Perla
Emilio Fernández

Performers
LP

La Perla

A Seattle institution since 1988 and proud nonprofit since 2014, Scarecrow Video exists to unite people with film. Today our unique library represents the deep wells of our cultural history spanning over 125 years, and it continues to expand every week bringing in approximately 3,600... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 3:15pm - 4:45pm PDT
SIFF Film Center 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

5:15pm PDT

Salt of the Earth
Herbert Biberman

Performers
SO

Salt of the Earth

A Seattle institution since 1988 and proud nonprofit since 2014, Scarecrow Video exists to unite people with film. Today our unique collection represents the deep wells of our cultural history spanning over 125 years, and it continues to expand every week bringing in approximately... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 5:15pm - 6:45pm PDT
SIFF Film Center 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109
 
Sunday, May 27
 

12:00pm PDT

Latinos: The Changing Face of Washington
With Enrique Cerna

Latinos: The Changing Face of Washington explores the growing presence and contributions of our state’s largest ethnic group.

Veteran journalist Enrique Cerna, the son of Mexican immigrants, traces his family’s journey to the Yakima Valley in the 1940’s, setting the stage for the migration of other Latino families, and a population that would eventually grow by more than 70 percent from 2000 to 2010.
Today, Latinos make up more than 12 percent of the state’s population. Their numbers and impact are growing here and throughout the nation. As the documentary reveals, there are many working to bring about change in politics, education, immigration and entrepreneurship.
Latinos: The Changing Face of Washington is truly an American story.

Performers
LT

Latinos: The Changing Face of Washington

KCTS 9's Enrique Cerna, the son of Mexican immigrants, traces his Yakima Valley roots and explores the growing presence and contributions of Latinos who are helping to shape the future of Washington state. In 1946, producer Enrique Cerna’s parents left Mexico for a new life in Washington... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
SIFF Film Center 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

1:30pm PDT

Lucha Libre Volcanica Documentaries
Jose Luis Gomez

Performers
LL

Lucha Libre Volcanica Documentaries

Lucha Libre Volcánica is an action-packed, all-out war between rudos and técnios whom fly into battle via daring, acrobatic attacks of epic proportions! Lucha Libre translates literally as "free fight", and is a traditional form of Mexican wrestling that has its roots in the early... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
SIFF Film Center 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

3:00pm PDT

Lives with Flavor + Road Trip Documentary about Pescado la Talla
"Lives with Flavor" directed by Pablo Gasca Gollas

Chef Ricardo Muñoz Zurita, an expert on the distinctive universe of colors, flavors, textures, and traditions of Mexican gastronomy, explores the mouthwatering magic of traditional indigenous ingredients like tomatoes, cacao, maize, and of course chilies.

Sunday May 27, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
SIFF Film Center 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

5:00pm PDT

Zoot Suit
Directed by Luis Valdez
Based on the real life events of the Sleepy Lagoon murder in the 1940s, Zoot Suit follows the trials of a gang of young Mexican-Americans in Los Angeles that have been accused of a murder that they did not commit. In 1982, the film was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy.

Sunday May 27, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
SIFF Film Center 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109
 
Monday, May 28
 

12:00pm PDT

Latinos: The Changing Face of Washington
With Enrique Cerna

Latinos: The Changing Face of Washington explores the growing presence and contributions of our state’s largest ethnic group.

Veteran journalist Enrique Cerna, the son of Mexican immigrants, traces his family’s journey to the Yakima Valley in the 1940’s, setting the stage for the migration of other Latino families, and a population that would eventually grow by more than 70 percent from 2000 to 2010.
Today, Latinos make up more than 12 percent of the state’s population. Their numbers and impact are growing here and throughout the nation. As the documentary reveals, there are many working to bring about change in politics, education, immigration and entrepreneurship.
Latinos: The Changing Face of Washington is truly an American story.

Performers
LT

Latinos: The Changing Face of Washington

KCTS 9's Enrique Cerna, the son of Mexican immigrants, traces his Yakima Valley roots and explores the growing presence and contributions of Latinos who are helping to shape the future of Washington state. In 1946, producer Enrique Cerna’s parents left Mexico for a new life in Washington... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
SIFF Film Center 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

1:15pm PDT

Short Films from El Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografia
The Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografia is decentralized public body that promotes the development of the national cinematographic activity through the support of production, the encouragement to creators, the industrial promotion and the promotion, distribution, diffusion and dissemination of Mexican cinema.

Monday May 28, 2018 1:15pm - 1:30pm PDT
SIFF Film Center 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

1:45pm PDT

My Family (Mi Familia)
Directed by Gregory Nava
Mi Familia details the lives of multiple generations of the Sanchez family, as they migrate from Mexico to Los Angeles, get married, have kids, and endure tragic losses. Through some tears and much laughter, the film gives audiences a sense of what life is like for Mexican-American families in Los Angeles.

Monday May 28, 2018 1:45pm - 4:00pm PDT
SIFF Film Center 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109
 


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