Cinema Caliente

The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival is undertaking a three-day celebration of Spanish cinema and cuisine. On Friday, the "opening night fiesta" starts at 6 p.m. with A Boyfriend for My Wife, an Argentine rom-com about a man who hires a womanizer to seduce his wife. At 7:30 p.m., there's a delicious buffet of South American food.

Saturday begins with tapas at 3 p.m., two screenings, and a "dulce fiesta" at 7:30 p.m. with flan, tres leches, and more. La Mujer de Mi Hermano plays at 8 p.m., and it's about a woman who revives her love life by fucking her husband's brother.

Sunday kicks off with a Zumba class at 10 a.m.. Then it's Yo Tambien, a film about a man with Down's dating a neurotic coworker; The Milk of Sorrow, a haunting, Academy Award-nominated film about a disease transmitted through breast milk in Peru's civil war; and Habana Eva, which imagines Castro's retirement. It wraps up at 6:30 p.m. with a "taco fiesta" and live music with some Latin American saxophone and flute players.

The Caliente Film Festival runs from Friday to Monday at Cinema Paradiso (503 SE Sixth St., Fort Lauderdale). Tickets for the films only cost $10 or less. Call 954-760-9898, or visit fliff.com.
Aug. 26-28, 2011

 
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