Gainesville Latino Film Fest, Sept. 8-18

The Gainesville Latino Film Festival, which is hosted by the Latina Women’s League, returns to in-person attendance from Sept. 8 through Sept. 18 at various Gainesville venues.

Film screenings, speakers, and music and dance performances will be held over a two-week period at The Hippodrome Theatre, The Historic Thomas Center, University of Florida Smathers Library East, Tower Road Branch Library, and Bo Diddley Plaza.

All festival events are FREE and open to the public. Films will have English subtitles. For a full schedule of events, go to

The theme of this year’s Gainesville Latino Film Festival — “Reinventing Community” — refers to the past two years of pandemic-related social restrictions that prompted communities to discover new ways to connect with family, friends and coworkers.

This year’s festival presents six films from several Latin American countries, including Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Panama, and Venezuela. 

The Festival is also hosting: 

  • a dance performance by Miami’s IFÉ-ILÉ Dance Company, an Afro-Cuban dance troupe, at The Hippodrome Theatre on Sept. 10; 
  • a Latin music concert Noche de Baile! by Gainesville’s own Gilberto de Paz & TROPIX at Bo Diddley Plaza on Sept. 17; 
  • a Spanish Immersion Story Time for children at the Tower Road Branch Library on Sept. 10. 

The Latina Women’s League was established in 2005 as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to contributing to Latino/Hispanic culture and art in Gainesville.

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