From the dark and mysterious, to the downright fun and profoundly beautiful, the 13th annual Sydney Latin American Film Festival (SLAFF) is back this September (6—15). Returning to the Dendy Opera Quays, Addison Road Picture House and PYT Fairfield, the Festival will screen a specially curated program of contemporary Latin American cinema: nine feature films, one documentary and a shorts package, along with vibrant opening and closing night parties, over nine festive days.
From side-splitting comedies, to touching true-stories and dark fantasies, the 2018 program features an array of films that shine a light on social justice and aims to highlight the immense talent coming from Latin America.
The Festival opens with the Australian premiere of Spider Thieves. Based off a true story, the film follows a group of teenage girls who, after breaking into wealthy apartments and stealing a few luxuries, are thrust into the public spotlight as the “Niñas Araña”, making them media sensations.
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What: 13th Sydney Latin American Film Festival
Where: Dendy Opera Quays, Sydney
Addison Road Picture House, Sydney
When: Thursday 6 September – Saturday 15 September 2018
Thursday 6 September 6:15pm Spider Thieves
Friday 7 September 7pm Liquid Truth (+ Méndigo Ruido)
Friday 7 September 9pm Retablo
Saturday 8 September 11am Film, Fun & Fútbol!
Saturday 8 September 6:30pm La Familia (+ Alteridad+)
Saturday 8 September 7pm Killing Jesus
Saturday 8 September 9pm Tigers Are Not Afraid
Sunday 9 September 6pm Home Team
Sunday 9 September 8pm A Crack in the Wall
Tuesday 11 September 6:30pm New Female Voices
Tuesday 11 September 8:30pm Get the Weed (+ Samburu Moran)
Wednesday 12 September 6:45pm Ruben Blades Is Not My Name
Saturday 15 September 6pm Home Team
Saturday 15 September 8:30pm Spider Thieves