The Los Angeles International Latino Film Festival (LALIFF) premiered in Los Angeles last Friday with the opening night film “Café de los Maestros,” a documentary about the remaining surviving tango legends. The film’s producer, Emmy and Oscar-winning composer Gustavo Santaolalla received a lifetime achievement award that evening, presented to him by Antonio Banderas.
There are 132 films in this year’s festival. A large number of them are documentaries. Colombian film takes center stage during the week-long event, which on Saturday saw the world premiere of “La Milagrosa,” a film about the guerrilla conflict.
If you’re in the L.A. area and are interested in seeing some of the films, here’s the schedule. The festival, in its 12th year, was founded by Marelene Dermer and Edward James Olmos.