‘Quinceañera’ brings Latin flair to film fest

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THE CUBAN ANIMATED feature “Chico and Rita,” which has been nominated for an Academy Award, will be screened during “La Quinceañera” at the 15th annual Sonoma International Film Festival, as Emily Charrier-Botts reports for The Tribune.

The Sonoma International Film Festival will mark its 15th birthday in April with a new offering aimed at celebrating Spanish-language films. “La Quinceañera Film Fiesta,” a two-day festival within the festival, will bring a wide variety of cinema, from features to documentaries, representing some of the 16 Spanish-speaking countries that produce films.

“Films will be from all over, with an emphasis on films from Mexico,” said Claudia Mendoza-Carruth, who is organizing “La Quinceañera” for the film festival.

The Sonoma International Film Festival takes place Wednesday through Sunday, April 11 to 15. “La Quinceañera” is set from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, April 14 and 15, with a kick off…

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Author: Camara Dia Holloway

I am an art historian specializing in early twentieth century American art with particular focus on the history of photography, race and representation, and transatlantic modernist networks. I earned my PhD at Yale University in the History of Art Department. Besides my leadership role as the Founding Co-Director of the Association for Critical Race Art History (ACRAH), I am recognized for my expertise on African American Art, particularly African American Photography, and as a seasoned consultant for exhibitions, museum collections, and symposia/lectures planning.

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