Amplify Latinx is excited to partner with the Boston Latino International Film Festival for the screening of Councilwoman, a documentary about Carmen Castillo, the Dominican hotel housekeeper who wins a seat on the City Council in Providence, Rhode Island. It’s a journey behind the scenes of politics after the victory.
COUNCILWOMAN Debuts on 9.27 at Harvard University. Margo Guernsey’s debut feature film profiling Dominican-born city councilwoman Carmen Castillo positions Castillo as a powerful face of contemporary American grassroots politics at a moment pivotal in the fight for immigrant rights and political representation in the United States.
Boston Latino International Film Festival (BLIFF) is Boston’s first film festival devoted to the Latinx cultures of North America, Central America, the Caribbean, and South America, screening the best Latin American films in English and with English subtitles.
BLIFF 2019 opens Wednesday, Sep 25 at the Museum of Fine Arts with a special screening and Q&A for THE INFILTRATORS, a Sundance award-winning documentary (tickets available only at the MFA page). The Festival continues Thu Sep 26 through Sun Sep 29 with screenings at Emerson Paramount Center’s Bright Screening Room near Downtown Crossing, Tsai Auditorium at Harvard University, and Northeastern University’s Visitor Information Center. There’s another special screening on Sat Sep 28 at the Boston Public Library. The festival concludes Sun Sep 29 with a Closing Reception and Awards Ceremony.