American Film Institute Rolls with 2017 Latin American Film Festival

 Entertainment   Thu, September 21, 2017 11:12 AM

Silver Spring, MD – The American Film Institute (AFI) is well underway with its 2017 AFI Latin American Film Festival running to October 4th at the historic AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center in Silver Spring, MD.  Celebrating its 28th edition, the festival showcases the best in filmmaking from Latin America , Spain and Portugal. This festival embraces Ibero-American cultural connections.  There are a diverse selection of 42 films, one-third of which are female-helmed, ranging from international festival favorites and award winners to local box-office hits as well as debut works from outstanding new talent.  Additionally, a number of the filmmakers and actors will present their films in person at this year's screenings.  Several of the festival's Special Presentations will include post-screening receptions.