Espinosa will attend 8 p.m. screenings of his 2003 comedy “Russian Girl” Oct. 4 and 5 in Floyd Theater, Swain Student Activities Center, on Belknap Campus, and participate in question-and-answer sessions afterward.

The 20th annual festival also offers free, multiple screenings of seven other films, either in Floyd Theater or in Ekstrom Library locations. The films are in Spanish with English subtitles. This year’s offerings are from Uruguay, Mexico, Spain, Peru, Argentina, Costa Rica, Colombia and Guatemala.

The Spanish section of UofL’s classical and modern languages department organizes the film festival in conjunction with the Spanish-language newspaper Al Dia en America.

This year’s festival coincides with an Oct. 4 ‒ 5 campus conference on Latin American and U.S. Latino films. “’Reel’ Latin America: Framing the 21st Century” conference sessions are organized by UofL’s classical and modern languages department.

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Judy Hughes is a communications and marketing specialist for UofL’s Office of Communications and Marketing, where she works in media relations and contributes to news about the university’s College of Arts and Sciences and Kent School of Social Work. She previously worked in news as a writer and editor for a daily newspaper and The Associated Press.