Latin Wave

Latin Wave 16

The annual Latin Wave series provides the opportunity for Houstonians to see new films from Latin America, and to meet internationally acclaimed filmmakers. The nature of the festival allows audience members to interact with the filmmakers in Q&A sessions and informal conversations. These dialogues enrich the understanding of contemporary filmmaking in Latin America.

Latin Wave 16 | April 27–30, 2023

Festival Admission
MFAH members, seniors (65+), and students with ID receive a $2 discount. Students with ID receive free admission on Sunday, April 30 only.

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Organized by the MFAH in association with the creative partner Fundación PROA, Buenos Aires.
Sponsored by Tenaris.


Programmed in collaboration with Cinema Tropical.


Upcoming Events in this Series

  • La Jauria Film Poster
    La Jauría

    Winner of the Grand Prize at Cannes’ Critics’ Week, the enigmatic debut feature by Andrés Ramírez Pulido is a powerful tale of lost innocence. 

    Thursday, April 27, 2023
    5 p.m.
    Saturday, April 29, 2023
    9:30 p.m.
  • The Visitor Film Poster
    The Visitor (El visitante)

    In Cochabamba, Bolivia, ex-convict Humberto makes a modest living by singing at wakes. Filmmaker in Attendance

    Thursday, April 27, 2023
    7:30 p.m.
  • Vicenta B Film Poster
    Vicenta B

    The story of Vicenta, an Afro-Cuban woman who can see into the future, is a compelling parable about healing and the power of letting go.

    Friday, April 28, 2023
    7 p.m.
  • The Bone Woman Film Poster
    Huesera: The Bone Woman (Huesera)

    This acclaimed Tribeca-award-winning supernatural horror movie uses Mexican folklore to tell a terrifying and unexpected story about motherhood. Filmmaker in Attendance

    Friday, April 28, 2023
    9 p.m.
  • Argentina 1985 Film Poster
    Argentina, 1985

    Inspired by a true story, public prosecutors Julio César Strassera, Luis Moreno Ocampo, along with their young legal team of unlikely heroes, engage in a David-vs-Goliath battle to prosecute Argentina’s bloodiest military dictatorship.

    Saturday, April 29, 2023
    1 p.m.
  • I Have Electric Dreams Film Poster
    I Have Electric Dreams (Tengo sueños eléctricos)

    The award-winning debut feature by writer/director Valentina Maurel focuses on Eva, a 16-year-old girl who lives with her mother, her younger sister, and their cat, but who wants to move in with her estranged father.

    Saturday, April 29, 2023
    4:30 p.m.
  • Charcoal Film Poster
    Charcoal (Carvão)

    Carolina Markowicz’s accomplished debut feature—with an outstanding ensemble cast featuring Argentine actor César Bordón, Maeve Jinkings, and Rômulo Braga—is a captivating thriller, with poignant humor, and biting social commentary.


    Saturday, April 29, 2023
    7 p.m.
  • Perlimps Film Poster

    The animated Perlimps is a dreamlike and exuberant fantasy adventure that follows Claé and Bruô, two secret agents from enemy kingdoms sent to a world controlled by giants that is in the midst of a terrible war. 

    Sunday, April 30, 2023
    1 p.m.
  • The Eternal Memory Film Poster
    The Eternal Memory (La memoria infinita)

    This highly emotional film tells the story of a man who has fought to prevent national atrocities by the military dictatorship but now struggles to preserve his own memory.

    Sunday, April 30, 2023
    3 p.m.
  • Love and Mathematics Film Poster
    Love & Mathematics (Amor y matemáticas)

    Set in Monterrey, this satirical comedy about the ambitions and aspirations of upper-middle-class Mexican society follows former popular boy band member Billy Lozano, who is now a thirtysomething unhappily married man.

    Sunday, April 30, 2023
    5 p.m.
  • Chile '76 Film Poster
    Chile ’76 (1976)

    Set during the early days of Pinochet’s dictatorship, Chile ’76 builds from a quiet character study to a gripping suspense thriller as it explores one woman’s precarious flirtation with political engagement.

    Sunday, April 30, 2023
    7:30 p.m.