FOLLOW THIS LINK for a complete schedule of LATINO FILM FESTIVAL 2018 EVENTS including 12 films from notable female directors from Latin America.
7:00: Ella / She, Latino Film Festival 2018, Thomas Center, 306 NE 6th Ave, Downtown. When Georgina dies, her husband Alcides tries to give her a dignified funeral, which is quite difficult, because they have no money and are living in the poorest district of Bogotá. Gomez delivers a cinematically gorgeous inside look at the struggle her protagonists... Spanish with subtitles.
6:30: A Certain Loneliness: A Memoir, Matheson Museum Book Launch with author Sandra Gail Lambert, 513 East University Avenue, Downtown. The museum host the free launch of Sandra Lambert's powerful memoir, A Certain Loneliness: A Memoir. A book signing will follow her presentation. In A Certain Loneliness Lambert probes the intersection of disability, queerness, and female desire in this frank and funny memoir of her lifelong struggle with isolation and independence after contracting polio as a child.
7:00: Bo Diddley: The Life and Times of Ellas McDaniel, Santa Fe College Gallery, Santa Fe College, 3000 NW 83rd St. This exhibit features the creative works of Ellas "Bo Diddley" McDaniel. In addition to being a ground-breaking blues musician, Bo was a lifelong maker. Aside from the custom guitars he made, Diddley also made paintings, sculptures and ceramics. This event will feature free refreshments.
8:00: Sherlock Gnomes, Tioga Town Center Movie Night, Tioga Town Center, 105 SW 128th St. Newberry. Garden gnomes, Gnomeo & Juliet, recruit renowned detective Sherlock Gnomes to investigate the mysterious disappearance of other garden ornaments. Bring a blanket, chairs, kids and friends for this family favorite.
8:00: Imposters: Beatle Tribute, Free Fridays Concerts Series, Bo Diddley Community Plaza, Downtown. The Impostors play a wide selection of the Beatles' favorites from the popular hits of their early heydays, through the experimental era of the Revolver and Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band albums, to the Abbey Road album and their final rooftop appearance. For a special treat, this year's "Free Fridays" concert also features a string quartet that includes Aaron Colverson (violin), Marina Tucker (violin), Helen Kirkland (viola) and Austin Hierholzer (cello)
8:30: Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood, OPENING NIGHT, Hipp Cinema, Various days – times, Downtown. Watch the secret history of Hollywood unfold in the pre-Stonewall era in this 2017 documentary. Having just been mustered out of the Marines Corps after the Second World War, Scotty Bowers comes to Hollywood in 1946. Strikingly handsome and personable, he immediately catches the eye of many of the town's stars. Scotty begins having sex with many of the key players in the movie colony and soon starts connecting many of them with his band of beautiful and promiscuous friends, most of them newly discharged from the military.
9:00: Family Friendly Bike Ride, Depot Park, 200 SE Depot Ave., Downtown. Join the Gainesville Cycling Club for a free monthly family friendly ride from Depot Park down the Gainesville Hawthorne Trail to the Lake Alachua Overlook for a 9 mile round trip. A shorter option is to ride to the Sweetwater Overlook, which is a 6 mile round trip. Parents and helmets required. Tag-alongs and bike trailers welcome, but no training wheels. We will meet at the far end of the Depot Park parking lot. Don't forget your water bottles.
10:00: VIVA MUSEUM, Florida Museum, 3215 Hull Rd. In coordination with the Gainesville Latino Film Festival, celebrate South American culture with music, dance and artifacts at the Florida Museum. Enjoy the musical group Perú Dance as they perform traditional music and dance. This unique program will also display seldom-seen Andean artifacts from the Museum's South American ethnographic collection. Participate in bilingual tours of the Florida Fossils exhibit as well as talk with bilingual representatives from the Lubee Bat Conservancy and the Montbrook Fossil Dig. This is a bilingual, family event. Este es un evento biligüe y familiar. Food Vendor: Old San Juan Gastronomia, Dance Performances: 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. (30 minutes each).
8:00: Michael Claytor and His Friends, Heartwood Soundstage, 619 South Main St., Downtown. Michael Claytor and His Friends skillfully blend Folk, Americana, and Bluegrass into a satisfying combination of sounds and textures sprinkled with the melancholic themes of travel and searching for greater meaning in life.
2:00: Archaeology Workshop: Pottery, Florida Museum, 3215 Hull Rd. Learn to identify different types of pottery found throughout Florida and discover how archaeologists use these clues to study people in the past. Pre-registration is required for this free event. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
2:30: Florida, a book of short stories by Lauren Groff, ACLIB Book Signing, Headquarters Branch Library, 401 E. Univ. Ave. Downtown. Ms. Groff is one of the hottest writers in contemporary American literature, evidenced by the extended articles in the New Yorker, the Guardian , and the Paris Review. Lauren Groff will be at the Headquarters Library to discuss her latest publication, Florida, a book of short stories. According to the Washington Post Ms. Groff Lauren Groff wrote President Obama's favorite novel in 201