What to Expect at Milwaukee Film’s Hispanic Heritage Month

Screenings, food, dancing and more fill out the lineup, running through Oct. 10.

Over the next three weeks, Milwaukee Film’s Cine Sin Fronteras will be hosting movie screenings and events celebrating Hispanic culture for its annual Hispanic Heritage Month Program. Click the link here to check out the full lineup.

“Hispanic Heritage month means a lot to me as a Latina,” said Adilene Quezada, CSF program coordinator, in a press release. “Curating events throughout the month that I know will resonate with other Latinx creatives is an honor. We’ve truly got some great films and events to share that any Latino can enjoy and take part in.”

Friday, Sept. 23, Milwaukee Film will screen Selena at the Oriental Theatre. The 1997 film stars Jennifer Lopez as the legendary Mexican American singer. And in conjunction on Monday, Sept. 26, Cactus Club will host Selena Quintanilla night, with DJ Berto playing Selana mixes, for a night of Tejano music and dancing.

There will also be a screening 2022 documentary Our World Collide, which follows teenage spoken word poets in Los Angeles, at Zócalo Food Truck Park on Sept. 29. You can watch the film, grab food from Zócalo’s vendors and listen to performances from local Latinx poets, like Antonio Vargas and Whitney Salgado.

 Many more movies will be screened at the Oriental during the month, including the documentary Mija, following the daughters of undocumented immigrants working in the music industry, and Ricochet, about the shooting of a young woman by an undocumented immigrant in San Francisco, and the political uproar that followed.

This is the second year Milwaukee Film’s Cine Sin Fronteras will host Hispanic Heritage Month, after the success of last year’s inaugural event. “Creating spaces to showcase new Latinx films and give a spotlight to local Latinx artists brings me so much joy,” Quezada said. “I can’t wait to help contribute to the growth of Cine Sin Fronteras.”

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