The Milwaukee Film Festival revealed the lineup for its new program, Cine Sin Fronteras. The program features six fiction and documentary films highlighting stories of the multifaceted Latinx diaspora.
Milwaukee Film has hired Claudia Guzmán, the sociocultural program manager for student involvement at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, and Jeanette Martín, the assistant director of the LGBT Resource Center at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, to co-curate the program.
“The films in Cine Sin Fronteras – literally translated to ‘Cinema Without Borders’ – transcend boundaries and blur lines, embodying the spirit of the Latinx experience,” Guzmán and Martín said in a prepared statement. “They highlight and explore myriad facets of human identity and are not confined by genre, language, country of origin, race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexuality, or ability.”
The six films in Cine Sin Fronteras are Burden of Peace (Paz y Paz), directed by Joey Boink; Death by a Thousand Cuts, directed by Juan Mejia Botero and Jake Kheel; Kings of Nowhere (Los reyes del pueblo que no existe), directed by Betzabé García; Ovarian Psycos, directed by Joanna Sokolowski and Kate Trumbull-LaValle; Rara, directed by Pepa San Martín; and The Violin Teacher (Tudo que aprendemos juntos), directed by Sérgio Machado
“While it was difficult to choose just six films, we are confident that our selections reflect a diverse and inclusive snapshot of Latinx life through fiction and documentary films from nine countries, in five languages, and exploring a broad array of critical themes,” Guzmán said.
For more information about Cine Sin Fronteras and the Milwaukee Film Festival, visit mkefilm.org.