The Hispanic Culture Film Festival kicked off with 2 renowned films: “Evita” (1996) based on the story of Eva Peron during the difficult political times of Argentina at the end of 1940’s. A history of ambitious, commitment, rise and fall of a person that meant so much to the country. And
“The house of spirits” (1993) a family drama based on the book of Isabel Allende where four generations of women are connected in a surprising way.
Both films highlight aspects and values of the Hispanic South American Society in convulsive social political times.
I just loved this selection of films showed in a wonderful venue at the main library in Downtown Jax, with security and facilities of parking and transportation.
Come and support the Hispanic Culture Film Festival. You won’t regret!
The House of Spirits was a very goid movie, intriguing and kept me awake yo the very end. I highly recommend it.
Buenisimas peliculas de inicio, disfruté la historia de Evita. Consejo: traigan sweter, hace frío jajjaa
Que Películas mas buenas, las películas han estado increíbles y el Skype con Andy Garcia estuve espectacular, ademas ese Alec White es un tipo fabulo tambien, estoy loco por seguir este sábado con la nueva tanda de películas las quiero ver todas….
Por favor anoten my email para que el año que venga me llame por anticipado.
Gracias por traer buena cultura española a Jacksonville.
Excellent idea! Just what we need…great activities to do in downtown area. I had seen “Evita” and “The House of the Spirits” before, and getting to see them again brought me great memories.
Today I went back to see “La distancia más larga” and I simply loved it!
Even though I live inSaint Johns County, it is totally worth the ride.
I highly recommend to all the movie lovers to take advantage of the movies playing this weekend, especially “The House of the Spirits”.
Thank you Eugenio and all the people behind the organization of this wonderful festival.
My daughter was given the opportunity to attend the film festival for extra credit from her Spanish teacher. I think she came away with a deeper appreciation of the Spanish culture and is very excited to share the experience with her friends during her next class.
This event was absolutely wonderful! The films shown here were majestic and culturally significant. “La distancia mas larga” and “Living is easy with eyes closed” were particularly gorgeous, each left me with haunting questions about human frailty and both thrilled me with astounding performances and visual magnificence. Overall the films shown at this festival resonated with me long after the credits rolled. The opportunity to meet actors after the screening was the icing on an already perfect cake. Thank you to the Hispanic Culture Film Festival, this is exactly what this city needs. Please do this again, I am already looking forward to the next one.
Loved the movie “Living is Easy With Eyes Closed.” Fantastic. Thank you so much for showing this movie, and for your wonderful hospitality!
What an enjoyable event! I especially loved the House of Spirits movie. It was a classic movie that I have never seen and I took my husband and parents to see it. It was nostalgic for my parents and a wonderful family time honoring Hispanics in film. Hope you return next year!
Thank you Eugenio for selecting my documentary “Lost Country” to be a part of the first ever Hispanic Culture Film Festival here in Jacksonville. I loved answering all of the audience members questions and I am so appreciative of their kind words and support of my film. I’m looking forward to many more years of this festival.
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