A few weeks ago I got the opportunity to check out four films for Vancouver Weekly at the Latin American Film Festival. The festival was a ton of fun, and is the only film festival in Vancouver that still offers free screenings for some of its films (anything that played at SFU Harbour Centre was free of charge as long as you had a festival membership). Below is a collection of the reviews I wrote.
The first film I saw was Seeds of the Inner City, which was a close look at Vancouver’s own Sole Food program that has residents of the DTES working in urban farms.
I saw another documentary that same week called Civilización about controversial Argentinean artist León Ferrari.
I kicked off the second weekend of VLAFF with a ridiculous Mexican comedy Pastorela about a traditional nativity play that goes horribly wrong when a new preacher decides to change the cast and boot a regular.
Finally, the last film I saw, and my favourite of the four, was Joven y Alocada, a raw film about a sexually active teen living in a Fundamentalist Christian family.
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