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Dominican Celebrates 10th Anniversary of International Latino Film Festival - San Francisco Bay Area

Dominican University of California and the International Latino Film Festival – San Francisco Bay Area (ILFF) welcome the public to celebrate the festival’s tenth anniversary with a series of events at the University’s San Rafael campus. Dominican is home to the ILFF, as well as to the festival’s extensive film library.

“As the home of the International Latino Film Festival – San Francisco Bay Area, Dominican is delighted to celebrate the success and strength of this important cultural resource,” says Joseph R. Fink, president of Dominican University of California. "The ILFF has enhanced the cultural tapestry of diversity at the University in particular and Marin in general.”

While Dominican has provided a home to the ILFF since 1999, this is the first year that festival films will be screened at Dominican on a large screen. This summer the University added state-of-the art audio/visual capabilities to the 800-seat hall. Dominican and the ILFF are working on plans to show festival films year-round at Dominican in association with Dominican’s new Film Studies Program. These screenings will be open to the public.


Among the events planned for the 10th anniversary celebrations are:


Friday, November 10
6:30 p.m. – Angelico Concert Hall
A celebration of Flamenco dance, “Homenaje a Camarón” by Querencia Productions, followed by a screening of Camarón: When Flamenco Became Legend. The film explores the life of virtuoso José Monge Cruz, whose voice and creativity revolutionized Spanish Flamenco culture. An reception follows at 9 p.m. in the Shield Room, Caleruega Dining Hall. Tickets for the film only are $15 general admission and $12 for ILFF members. Tickets for the film and the reception are $45 general admission and $35 for ILFF members and seniors.

Wednesday, November 15
6:30 p.m. - Angelico Concert Hall
A screening of Pancho Villa: The Revolution Has Not Ended. Director Francesco Taboada and Ernesto Nava, Pancho Villa’s 92-year-old son, will be in attendance.
Tickets are $8 for the general public and $6 for ILFF members and seniors.

Thursday, November 16
7:45 p.m. - Angelico Concert Hall
Dominican’s Institute for Leadership Studies and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will present a screening of Heroína. The film tells the story of a Spanish mother who defeated the drug lords in Galicia, Spain in the 1980s. Tickets are $8 for the general public and $6 for ILFF members and seniors.

Saturday, November 18
2:30 p.m. - Angelico Concert Hall
Dominican will screen a series of short films created by students from the ILFF’s Youth in Video program. Each summer, local high school students spend the summer at Dominican developing shorts and documentaries for the festival. The screening, which is free and open to the public, is co-hosted by the University’s admissions department as a way to highlight the importance of diversity at Dominican. Thanks to ongoing diversity initiatives, 49 percent of this year’s freshman class are students of color.

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Free parking is available in the Conlan Recreation Center Parking Lot, located at the intersection of Grand and Acacia avenues in San Rafael.


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