Hartford International Film Fest Continues Through Weekend

Arthouse cinema featured on local screens

Fans of international and indie film will have plenty of opportunities to indulge themselves this weekend by viewing a number of films on the big screen rather than just their Netflix accounts.

The Hartford International Film Festival, which opened Thursday with a screening of  the Hurricane Katrina documentary "Trouble the Water", continues through this weekend. The festival features multiple screenings of international and independent films, as well as discussion panels with filmmakers.

Other films that will be screened include:

  • "3 Americas", about a 16-year-old Boston girl forced to move to Argentina to live with her reclusive anti-American grandmother.
  • "Intimidad", a Mexican love story about family relationships and the meaning of "home."
  • "The Devil Among Us: America's First Witch Trial", a documentary about the Winston witch trials that predated those of Salem by 50 years.
  • "Diamond in the Rough", a documentary about Ugandan hip-hop artists who use music as a tool of political change and means to chronicle the African nation's disastrous civil war.

Venues are located around the area and films are of varying length, from 4 minutes to feature length. A full schedule of screenings and panel discussions is available online.

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