Latino Film Series


Yakima-Morelia Sister City Association’s

“Cinema Latino: 2018 Film Series"


February 27-March 3


Thanks to the generous collaboration with the Fresh Hop Group, 4th Street Theatre, YVC Diversity Series, SOZO Sports, YYSA, Copa Yakima, Crossfire Yakima, Coca Cola of Yakima,  we are excited to present Cinema Latino: 2018 Film Series. In celebration of the 2018 World Cup Soccer Tournament, Y-MSCA will be screening films from the Americas which highlight icons, injustices, inequities, and the coming-of-age as seen through the lens of the beautiful game of soccer.  

The series will open Tuesday, February 27th at the 4th Street Theatre for three consecutive nights of food, drink, merriment, and international films.. On the 27th we will screen Flight of the Butterflies, where you can experience the most incredible migration on earth and one man’s search to unravel its mysteries. The evening will continue with the film Pele, a name known around the world and a sports legend who changed soccer forever. The following evening, February 28th, we will screen The Year My Parents Went on Vacation, A boy is left alone in a Jewish neighborhood in the year of 1970, where both world cup and dictatorship happen in Brazil. On March 1st we will screen the edgy documentary, The Two Escobars, which unveils the unsettling ties between the electric Colombian national soccer team and the notorious Medelin drug lord, Pablo Escobar.

On Friday, March 2nd the series moves to Yakima Valley College’s Palmer Martin Building where, as part of the YVC Diversity Series, we will have a free screening of Mujeres con Pelotas, an Argentinian documentary which exposes how women are relegated to an inferior status and their determination to play the game they love.

On Saturday, March 3rd, the series will move to the SOZO Sports Complex  for a free matinee of the Mexican Comedy Atlético San Pancho. The little town of San Francisco del Monte, birthplace of football in Mexico, is now a quiet and forgotten place. But Don Pepe, an old janitor from the town's school, is trying to unite a group of kids into a football team, in order to give San Francisco del Monte the recognition it deserves.

Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. all three nights at the 4th Street Theatre. The March 2nd screening at YVC will be at 1:00 p.m. and the March 3rd screening at SOZO Sports Complex (2200 S 36th Ave. Yakima) will be at 3:00 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door or through the Capitol Theatre Box Office 509-853-2787. Admission to each evening screening is $10 adults and $5 for students and children. A series pass for all three nights at the 4th Street Theatre is $24. The screenings at YVC and SOZO are free.

Click on the film titles to view a trailer of our featured films.

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