OLAFest 2007 Opens With 'Cayo'
The 3rd Annual OLA FEST 2007 will be held at City Arts Factory, the Gallery on Avalon Island (formerly DMAC), and The Plaza Theater will feature Latin American filmmakers, writers and musicians, and a number of cultural and film events celebrating Latin American arts and heritage.
In keeping with the theme of 'Valentine's Day' February 14, the opening night event is "A Love Letter to Puerto Rico" with international poet Martín Espada, musician Diomedes Matos (2006 National Endowment for the Arts Heritage Fellow), the Central Florida premier of the Puerto Rican film Cayo along with its producers, Ineabelle Colón and Pedro Muñiz and local young singer, Andrea, returning for the third time to open OLA FEST. (Ticket Price is $20.00)
As part of this year's "Celebration of Brazilian Cinema", three outstanding filmmakers will present and discuss their films and the art of filmmaking. Among the films included will be Central Station, City of God and Women of Brazil, all these three films were produced by Elisa Tolomelli who will be present throughout the festival, and Brazilian directors Malu de Martino (Women of Brazil) and Joel Zito Araújo (Denying Brazil).
Film tickets are $5. For complete and detailed information regarding times, venues, cost of films and events, artists bios, and additional events go to www.olafest.org.
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