LA Latino Film Festival Fans Treated to Special Screenings of “Snowpiercer”
This year’s Los Angles Latino film festival did not disappoint. Film buffs were treated to special screenings of “Snowpiercer,” which as NPR points out, has not only a Latino focus but cast credits that are diverse and international. The movie is directed by a Korean but stars such American Hollywood namestays Tilda Swinton and Ed Harris. It’s a movie highly anticipated by the nerds, or as NPR puts it, “film nerds, science fiction nerds, Tilda Swinton nerds and fans of director Bong Joon-ho.”
A World Frozen in Ice that Ironically Reflects Our Own
The film has been very well received, thanks to Bong’s talent for keeping viewers off balanced and ill at ease. The movie is set in a world where climate change disaster has left the earth a frozen tundra. The entire film takes place on a train that must constantly circle the earth in order for its passengers to live. The movie takes a hard look at economic social classes during a time of environmental strife. “Their idea to simplify was a very silly one,” Grady Hendrix, who co-runs the New York Asian Film Festival, told NPR. “The movie is incredibly simple. It is a train. The poor people live in the back. The rich people live in the front. And the poor people in back want to get to the front.”
“Snowpiercer” did not disappoint fans of this year’s LA Latino Film Festival. It proved to be a big draw with several sold out showings.
Supporting the Los Angeles Latino Film Festival
The Los Angeles Latino Film Festival is a cultural tradition worthy of your support. One of the easiest ways to support the festival is to buy tickets. You can purchase tickets online, over the phone or by showing up in person at the TCL Chinese 6 Theaters in Hollywood. You can purchase individual tickets for films or pick up a festival pass and enjoy films all week. Box offices are open at screenings, about one hour before screen time. You can also email for tickets and information at the festival’s email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also support the festival by volunteering. Volunteer possibilities include office support, helping with receptions, and helping with transportation for festival attendees.