Free books tonight and a party tomorrow are part of the fun at the Nashville Film Festival. Tonight at 9 PM is the Music City feature screening of Viva Cuba Libre: Rap is War! The film is a documentary by Jesse Acevedo on the arrest of the Cruz brothers and the censorship of rap duo, Los Aldeanos. As a volunteer for World Book Night, I will be at the screening and give away 20 free copies of Ray Bradbury's classic on censorship, Fahrenheit 451.
Then on Wednesday, April 24th, The Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will host a party to celebrate Hispanic films and filmmakers following the 6:30 showing of Post Tenebras Lux at the Regal Green Hills Cinema. Filmmakers, actors, Nashville Film Festival attendees and the public are invited to meet and mingle from 8 PM - 10 PM at Alegria Mexican Restaurant. Please RSVP@nashvillehispanicchamber.com.
Post Tenebras Lux won Carlos Reygadas the Best Director award at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. It is the story of Juan and his urban family trying to live in the Mexican countryside. Can the two worlds coexist or will they eliminate one another?
One of the nineteen Hispanic-interest films showing at the Nashville Film Festival this year will be awarded Best Hispanic Film of 2013, an award co-sponsored annually by the NAHCC. For a complete list of Hispanic films at NaFF go here.