CineLatino Phx


September 21
September 28
October 5
October 12


1620 W Montebello Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85015

 All screenings are at 7pm.

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Phoenix Film Festival is proud to present CineLatino PHX. Join us for four Fridays this fall as we celebrate Hispanic culture through film with four critically acclaimed films. 

Purchase the CineLatino Pass for only $30 to see all four films. Or see one or two films for just $10 each! Phoenix Film Society Members and Reel Friends can see all four films for only $21. Where else can you get four award winning films for just $30?


Friday, September 21 at 7pm

Summer 1993

Directed by Carla Simon

Official Selection: Berlin International Film Festival
Official Selection: Palm Springs International Film Festival
Official selection: AFi Fest

Winner of over 30 Film Festival awards including Best First Feature and International Jury Grand Prix at Berlin. Winner of 3 Goyas (Spain's version of the Oscar) and named by the National Board of Review one of the Top 5 Foreign Films of 2017.

100% Fresh on RottenTomatoes!

In the summer 1993, following the death of her parents, six years old Frida moves from Barcelona to the Catalan province to live with her aunt and uncle, who are now her new legal guardians. The country life is a challenge for Frida  time passes differently in her new home and the nature that surrounds her is mysterious and estranging. She now has a little sister for whom she has to take care of and has to deal with new feelings, such as jealousy. Often, Frida is naively convinced that running away would be the best solution to her problems. Yet, the family does what it can to achieve a fragile new balance and bring normality to their life. Occasional family outings to a local fiesta or a swimming pool, cooking or listening to jazz in the garden bring them moments of happiness. Slowly, Frida realizes that she is there to stay and has to adapt to the new environment. Before the season is over, she has to cope with her emotions and her parents have to learn to love her as their own daughter.

Film will be presented with English subtitles.

All screenings are at Harkins Christown. 


Friday, September 28 at 7pm

The Last Suit

Directed by Pablo Solarz

Official Selection: Seattle International Film Festival
Winner of numerous festival awards including Audience Awards in Philadelphia and Miami.

71% Fresh on RottenTomatoes!

At 88, Abraham Bursztein is seeing his place in the world rapidly disappear. His kids have sold his Buenos Aires residence, set him up to move to a retirement home, and disagree on how to handle his fading health. But Abraham survived the Holocaust, made a successful life in a foreign land, and isn't about to quietly fade away. Instead, he plots a secret one-way trip to Poland, where he plans to find the Christian friend who saved him from certain death at the end of World War II, and to keep his promise to return one day. Comedic and poignant in equal measure, from Argentina to Spain, across Germany and finally to Poland, Abraham is on his own but also accompanied by the characters he meets along the way, who both help him and need his help. A standout among these is the iconic Spanish actress Angela Molina, as the proprietor of the Madrid hotel where he stays. With its klezmer-driven score, evocative cinematography and fleet pacing, THE LAST SUIT approaches its weighty themes with a light touch that illuminates a serious story. And in its mix of Spanish, Yiddish, German and Polish it is a globe-trotting surprise, a late-in-life road movie with planes, trains and heart.

*Presented with English Subtitles

All screenings are at Harkins Christown. 


Friday, October 5 at 7pm


Directed by Lucrecia Martel

Official Selection: Toronto International Film Festival
Official Selection: Venice Film Festival
Official Selection: Palm Springs International Film Festival
Official Selection: New York Film Festival, Rotterdam.

Winner of a dozen Film Festival prizes and international awards and named one of the best Indie movies of 2018 (so far) by IndieWire.

100% Fresh on RottenTomatoes!

Zama, an officer of the Spanish Crown born in South America, waits for a letter from the King granting him a transfer from the town in which he is stagnating, to a better place. His situation is delicate. He must ensure that nothing overshadows his transfer. He is forced to accept submissively every task entrusted to him by successive Governors who come and go as he stays behind. The years go by and the letter from the King never arrives. When Zama notices everything is lost, he joins a party of soldiers that go after a dangerous bandit.

*Presented with English Subtitles

All screenings are at Harkins Christown.


Friday, October 12 at 7pm

The Desert Bride

Directed by Cecilia Atán and Valeria Pivato

Official Selection: Cannes Film Festival
Official Selection: Palm Springs International Film Festival
Official selection: San Sebastian

84% Fresh on RottenTomatoes!

54-year-old Teresa has worked for decades as a live-in maid with a family in Buenos Aires. When the family sells the house, she is forced to take a job in the distant town of San Juan. Although feeling uncomfortable with traveling, she embarks on a journey through the desert. During her first stop, in the land of the miraculous Saint Correa, she loses her bag with all her belongings. This unexpected incident leads her to cross paths with El Gringo, a traveling salesman and the only person who can help Teresa find her bag. What seemed like the end of her world will ultimately prove her salvation.

*Presented with English subtitles.

All screenings are at Harkins Christown.



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