Time for Todos Santos Film Festival

The week long event has many venues and many tie ins with restaurants and music
BY: CATHY WATKINS

Now in its 13th year, the Todos Santos Festival De Cine is March 16-22.  It has become a much anticipated annual event with directors and filmmakers from across Mexico and Latin America screening their films in the town’s historic Márquez de León theater. It’s a fun evening to followed with dinner at local restaurants. Most of the films are presented with English subtitles and often feature discussions with their creators following the screenings.

Here are just a few highlights that might interest you. 

A Night of “Salsa & Mojitos” at Casa Tota featuring the film, “Between Mexico and Cuba, Everything is Nice and Delicious.” Enjoy Cuban rhythms with a Salsa Cubana demonstration accompanied by a Cuban mojito.  March 15

The Little Prince In Baja.  The La Paz &  Todos Santos film school presents a multimedia event of animation, film, and theater followed by dinner at Hotel California accompanied by the music of song writer Divier and his band.  This is a Fundraiser for the Youth in Video program of Leonardo Perel School of Cinema. There will be a raffle and silent auction. March 16

Animation Night at Gallo Azul is a tour of the Mexican and Spanish animation of the last decades.  Plus a stunning demonstration of virtual reality by the MUV company of digital multimedia technology. March 18

A Night For Sushi Lovers. After the multi-award winning film “East Side Sushi” shown in the Marquez de Leon Theater enjoy sushi by Chef Sergio at restaurant La Casita. March 20

Closing night with a movie followed by music and dance, and it’s all  under the stars at the Luna Azul Theater. The movie “The Resurrection of Victor Jara” is about the famed Chilean singer and founder of the American New Song. The band “Mala Rumba” (Bad Rumba) features flute, guitars, and percussion and is a fusion of rumba, flamenco, rock, jazz, and Mexican music, with a Tribute to Victor Jara.  March 21

If you’re fan of Latin American cinema, don’t miss this week long festival. Seating is limited for some events.  For tickets and to see all the details of the Todos Santos Film Festival go to: http://www.todossantoscine.org.