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Hola muchachos y muchachas!

I have una idea. After your drunken margarita-soaked happy hour Friday, why don’t you mosey on down at 7 p.m. to the National Portrait Gallery to check out one of the five new (and new to you) films by five of Mexico’s most awesome, freshest, newest directors. Included in this delicious cinematic feast is Diego Luna’s fierce documentary Chavez, the actor-turned-director’s homage to one of Mexico’s national heroes and a world class athlete.

Oh yeah, that I mention that Chavez will be followed by a Q&A with director Diego Luna? Yeah, Diego Luna, the dude who you saw towel-smacking a naked Gael Garcia Bernal in Y Tu Mama Tambien. Ladies and dudes who go for dudes, it’s free!

And while you’re at it, ride your horse over to Adams Morgan’s beautifully and traditionally designed Mexican Cultural Institute (a partner in the festival) for its impressive collection of Mexican art which at any time may include the explosive ORIGINAL works of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. Andale!

The Smithsonian Latino Center presents
A Washington D.C. Film Festival
November 30 through December 2, 2007

All events, including discussions, are FREE and open to the public.

For more information, please visit www.latino.si.edu or www.instituteofmexicodc.org or call (202) 728-1675.