AAAFF is proud to co-present the screening of X500 and participate in Cine Sin Fronteras during the 20th Annual Cine Las Americas International Film Festival (CLAIFF).

X500 (Canada/Colombia/Mexico, Drama)

Juan Andrés Arango’s acclaimed drama tells three stories, separated by thousands of miles but linked by the common theme of migration. In rural Colombia, Alex—recently deported from the U.S.—tries to resume his old life as a fisherman in a town increasingly ruled by gangs. In Mexico, villager David arrives in the capital and seeks respite from his construction job in the city’s punk rock scene. And in Canada, Maria starts running with a tough crowd after moving from the Philippines to Montreal. Arango’s observational style depicts youth subcultures in a compassionate, non-exploitative manner, while providing powerful individual portraits of teenagers seeking identity on shifting terrain.

Date: Friday, May 5th
Time: 6pm
Location: Blanton Museum of Art (200 E MLK Jr Blvd)

AAAFF 2016 badgeholders can attend X500 for FREE!  Bring your AAAFF 2016 badges to the registration table to pick up a ticket to X500 prior to the screening (please arrive early).  AAAFF badgeholders will abide by the CLAIFF badgeholder policy.  You may also purchase tickets online or at the venue.

CLAIFF is able to offer $4 validated parking at the UT Brazos Garage, right next to the Blanton Museum.  More information here.

Cinema Sin Fronteras

New at CLAIFF this year is “Cine Sin Fronteras” (Cinema Without Borders), and AAAFF will be there to participate among many other diverse organizations and artists working against borders.

Event is FREE and open to the public!  RSVP/details on facebook.

Date: Saturday, May 6th
Time: 9pm – 2am
Location: Cheer Up Charlies (900 Red River St)

About Cine Las Americas

Cine Las Americas presents films made by and/or about Latinos or Indigenous peoples of the Americas, and they have a fantastic film festival lineup every year.  You can attend events by purchasing a badge/pass/ticket, or see one of many free screenings they offer.  Check out their full festival schedule here.