lulasff 2022

October 13-16, 2022

Enjoy free movies and bring your friends!

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Warch Campus Center Cinema

711 E. Boldt Way, Appleton, WI

Free admission. Spanish with English subtitles

Thursday, October 13

5:00 PM THE WEASELS' TALE / El cuento de las comadrejas  (Argentina, 2019)

8:00 PM PRAYERS FOR THE STOLEN / Noche de fuego  (Mexico, 2021) 

Friday, October 14

4:30 PM "ALMODÓVAR: A CRITICAL TAKE." Javier Guerrero (Princeton University)

5:30 PM PARALLEL MOTHERS / Madres paralelas (Spain, 2021)

Saturday, October 15

5:00 PM CLARA SOLA (Costa Rica, 2021)

8:00 PM THE GOOD BOSS / El buen patrón  (Spain, 2021)

Sunday, October 16

2:00 PM A WORLD FOR JULIUS / Un mundo para Julius (Peru, 2021)

Siekman Foundation
Helen Barr Rudin Fund and Foreign Language Coalition, Lawrence University
Department of Spanish, Lawrence University
Film Studies program, Lawrence University
Friends of the Festival



Location of Warch Campus Center on Google Maps

Download parking map (ramp or street parking recommended; limited visitor spaces available near the Chapel, Chapman Hall, and Brokaw Hall)


CONTENT DISCLAIMER. All films are rated “R” (Restricted) or “NR” (Not rated for US audiences) and they may not be appropriate for underage viewers. Films may contain sensitive content for some audiences (e.g., graphic violence, strong language, nudity, etc.). Click on film titles for synopses and trailers. Viewer discretion is advised.

Covid-19 2022 Guest Policy. Lawrence University is a Mask Friendly campus. Masks can be worn by anyone at any time on our campus but are not universally required. We ask that you read the Covid-19 Guest Policy before attending the event:

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Guest speaker: Film director Gonzalo Justiniano (Damn Kids, Chile 2018).

  • PERFECT STRANGERS / Perfectos desconocidos (Mexico, 2018)
  • BROKEN PANTIES / Calzones rotos (Chile, 2018)
  • BIRDS OF PASSAGE / Pájaros de verano (Colombia, 2018)
  • THE ANGEL / El Ángel (Argentina, 2018)
  • THE CHAMBERMAID / La camarista (Mexico, 2019)
  • JOURNEY TO A MOTHER’S ROOM / Viaje al cuarto de una madre (Spain, 2018)
  • DAMN KIDS / Cabros de mierda (Chile, 2018) and Q&A with Damn Kid’s director Gonzalo Justiniano


Guest speakers: film director Carla Cavina (Puerto Rico), and producers Tania Zamora and Francesca Romero, LU '11 (Mexico).

  • WOODPECKERS (José María Cabral, Dominican Republic, 2017)
  • THE LAST SUIT (Pablo Solarz, Argentina, 2017)
  • TEMPEST (Tatiana Huezo, Mexico, 2016)
  • THE UNTAMED (Amat Escalante, Mexico, 2016)
  • EXTRA-TERRESTRIALS (Carla Cavina, Puerto Rico, 2016)
  • NOBODY'S WATCHING (Julia Solomonoff, Argentina, 2017)
  • SUMMER 1993 (Carla Simón, Spain, 2017)
  • SPIDER THIEVES (Guillermo Helo, Chile, 2017)


Guest speaker: film director Arí Maniel Cruz (Puerto Rico).

  • THE BRIDE (Paula Ortiz, Spain, 2015)
  • THE CLAN (Pablo Trapero, Argentina, 2015)
  • ALIAS MARIA (José Luis Rugeles, Colombia, 2015)      
  • THE COMPANION (Pavel Giroud, Cuba, 2015)
  • BEFORE THE ROOSTER CROWS (Arí Maniel Cruz, Puerto Rico, 2016)
  • DESIERTO (Jonás Cuarón, Mexico, 2016)
  • NERUDA (Pablo Larraín, Chile, 2016)
  • JULIETA (Pedro Almodóvar, Spain, 2016)


Keynote: "Latin American Cinema and Globalization," Dr. Sophia McClennen (Penn State U).

Guest speaker: Film director and actor Brionne Davis (Embrace of the Serpent).

  • WILD TALES (Damián Szifron, Argentina 2014)
  • MAGICAL GIRL (Carlos Vermut, Spain 2014)
  • 600 MILES (Gabriel Ripstein, Mexico 2015)
  • FROM AFAR (Lorenzo Vigas, Venezuela 2015)
  • THE CLUB (Pablo Larraín, Chile, 2015) 
  • THE EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT (Ciro Guerra, Colombia 2015) 
  • MARSHLAND (Alberto Rodríguez, Spain 2014)


Keynote: “Latin America and/in the Global World Order,” Dr. Walter Mignolo (Duke U).

Guest speakers: film directors Rubén Mendoza (Colombia) and Moisés Sepúlveda (Chile).

  • BAD HAIR (Mariana Rondón, Venezuela 2013)
  • DUST ON THE TONGUE (Rubén Mendoza, Colombia 2014)
  • TWO SHOTS FIRED (Martín Rejtman, Argentina 2014)
  • TO KILL A MAN (Alejandro Fernández, Chile 2014)
  • CANTINFLAS (Sebastián del Amo, Mexico, 2014)
  • THE ILLITERATE (Moisés Sepúlveda, Chile 2013)
  • LIVING IS EASY WITH EYES CLOSED (David Trueba, Spain 2013)


Guest speakers: film directors Juan Andrés Arango (Colombia), Adrián Saba (Perú) and Catherine Tatge (USA).

  • AFTER LUCÍA (Michel Franco, Mexico 2012)
  • WAKOLDA/THE GERMAN DOCTOR (Lucía Puenzo, Argentina 2013)
  • LA PLAYA DC (Juan Andrés Arango, Colombia 2012)
  • SO MUCH WATER, (Ana Guevara, Uruguay 2013)
  • THE CLEANER, (Adrián Saba, Peru 2012)
  • WHITE ELEPHANT, (Pablo Trapero, Argentina 2012)
  • GLORIA, (Sebastián Lelio, Chile 2013)
  • CANNIBAL (Manuel Martín Cuenca, Spain 2013)


Guest speakers: film directors Solveig Hoogesteijn (Venezuela) and Raphael Alvarez (Brazil), and Dr. Javier Guerrero (Princeton U)

  • BLANCANIEVES (Pablo Berger, Spain 2012)
  • MAROA (Solveig Hoogesteijn, Venezuela 2006)
  • DUDAMEL: LET THE CHILDREN PLAY (Alberto Arvelo, Venezuela 2010)
  • DZI CROQUETTES (Raphael Alvarez and Tatiana Issa, Brazil 2009)
  • THE VIOLIN (Francisco Vargas, Mexico 2005)
  • BIRDS OF PASSAGE (Rachel Lears, USA-Uruguay 2009)
  • MARIMBAS FROM HELL (Julio Hernández Cordón, Guatemala 2010)
  • THE WIND JOURNEYS (Ciro Guerra, Colombia 2009)
  • VIOLETA WENT TO HEAVEN (Andrés Wood, Chile 2011)


Keynote: "The Films of Pedro Almodóvar," Dr. Paul Julian Smith (CUNY)

  • THE SKIN I LIVE IN (Pedro Almodóvar, Spain 2011)
  • THE FISH CHILD (Lucía Puenzo, Argentina 2009)
  • REVERÓN (Diego Rísquez, Venezuela 2011)
  • LEAP YEAR (Michael Rowe, Mexico 2010)
  • A YEAR WITHOUT LOVE (Anahí Berneri, Argentina 2005)
  • UNDERTOW (Javier Fuentes León, Peru 2009)
  • LOVE FOR SALE (Karim Ainou, Brazil 2006)
  • MOSQUITA & MARI (Aurora Guerrero, USA 2012)
  • CHICO & RITA (Fernando Trueba, Spain 2010)