“Corto Circuito/Short Cuts,” the second Latin American Short Film Festival organized by New York University’s King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, located at 53 Washington Square South, and by film programmer Diana Vargas, will present some of the most acclaimed and controversial Latin American short films produced in the last decade. The festival will take place from Thursday, October 20, through Saturday, October 22. Screenings on Thursday and Friday take place at 7 p.m.; on Saturday, 2 p.m., 4 p.m., and 7 p.m. Films are in Spanish or Portuguese with English subtitles and are free and open to the public. For further information, call 212.998.3652 or 718.478.1015 or visit www.nyu.edu/kjc/cortocircuito.

Throughout the festival more than 50 films will be presented, including award-winning short films in fiction and documentary, as well as some experimental works. Selections come from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala, Cuba, Peru, Mexico, Panama, Nicaragua, and the U.S.

Highlights include: El Otro sueño Americano (Thurs., Oct. 20); the whole retrospective of the Escuela de Cuba (Fri., Oct. 21); the works of Pablo Jauregui, Walter Tourmier, and Dominique Jounard (Sat., Oct. 22), as well as “Spanglish Rules the World,” three films courtesy of HBO Latino on Saturday at 7 p.m.

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