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San Luis Film Festival announces schedule of screenings for November 15-18, 2022

San Luis, Arizona (October 8, 2022) _ Four world-award winning films are to be screened during the 11th San Luis Film Festival to be held November 15- 18, 2022 at the Cesar Chavez Cultural Center, 1015 North Main Street, San Luis, AZ.
President and Founder of SLFF Profesor Antonio Carrillo confirmed this year´s program as follows:
Tuesday, November 15, 2022; “La Fiesta de San Juan” (The Thunder Feast), Mexico, 2017. Rated “PG-13”. Documentary. Sinopsis: Every year, the humble community of San Juan de la Vega, located in the lowlands of north-central Mexico, becomes the epicenter of an explosive tradition: The Carnival of San Juan. Blending religious beliefs with massive amount of gunpowder, this celebration sees locals creating detonations by smashing hammers coated with explosives as an offering to San Juanito –a saint not formally recognized by the Catholic Church.
Special guest: Santiago Stern, Director.

Wednesday, November 16, 2022; “Utama”, Bolivia-Uruguay-France, 2022.
Rated “G”. Documentary. Sinopsis: In the Bolivian highlands, an elderly Quechua couple has been living the same daily routine for years. When an uncommonly long drought threatens their entire way of life, Virginio and Sisa face the dilemma of resisting or being defeated by the passage of time. With the arrival of their grandson Clever, the three of them will face, each in their own way, the environment, the necessity for change, and the meaning of life itself.
Special guest: Alejandro Loaysa Grisi, Director.

Thursday, November 17, 2022; “They Called Me Tiger”, Mexico, 2017.
Rated “PG-13”. Documentary. Sinopsis: In June of 1967, the Court of Tierra Amarilla, New Mexico, was assaulted by armed men under the command of Chicano leader Reies Lopez Tijerina. The outcome of such bold action was the largest manhunt in the recent history of the United States. Tijerina managed to survive prison, a psychiatric hospital, and several assasination attempts.
Special guest: Angel Estrada Soto, Director.

Friday, November 18, 2022; “Finlandia”, Spain-Mexico, 2022.
Rated “R”. Drama. Sinopsis: A devastating earthquake hits Oaxaca and causes hundreds to fall victims to its effects. The drastic physical effects are felt in Mexico while across the globe its emotional effects are felt in Finland. The seismic movement has caused an emotional tremor in the lives of the Muxes.
Special guests: Horacio Alcalá, Director, and Actors Leonardo Alonso and Erick Israel Consuelo.

Mr. Carrillo said every night the screenings will start at 6pm, but doors open at 5:30pm.
Tickets can be obtained for free at www.EventBrite.com.
The San Luis Film Festival is a special event brought to the community by Yuma County Arts & Cultural Group and is possible thanks to main sponsors City of San Luis, Arizona, Regional Center for Border Health, Riedel Construction, Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area, Mexican Consulate in Yuma, Arizona, and San Luis AZ News.
For more information please visit www.SanLuisFilmFestival.com.