THE HARTFORD COURANT - Library, Atheneum Host Greater Hartford Children's Latino Film Festival

This weekend, the Hartford Public Library, 500 Main St., and the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 600 Main St. in Hartford, present the Greater Hartford Children's Latino Film Festival, in conjunction with the Association of Peruvian American Professionals.

The first leg of the fest will be on Friday, Sept. 23, from 10 a.m. to noon at the library, recommended for ages 3 to 7. The second will be on Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Atheneum, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., for ages 8 to 13. The final leg will be that day at the Atheneum from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., for kids ages 14 to 18.


Admission is free to all at the library. At the Atheneum, kids get in free and adults are $5.


Also at the the Atheneum this weekend will be a double feature of dramas about people who are very good at solving things.

"Puzzle" is about a housewife who becomes so good at jigsaw puzzles that she joins a tournament. The Argentinian film is 87 minutes and in Spanish with subtitles.

"Queen to Play" is a French-language comedy set about a maid (Sandrine Bonnaire) obsessed with chess who seeks out an American chess expert (Kevin Kline) to coach her. It is 97 minutes.

Showtime is 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22, Saturday, Sept. 24 and 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 25.

Admission is $9, $8 seniors and students, $7 members, $3.50 Film Buffs, Film Stars free. The Atheneum is at 600 Main St. in Hartford. Details:

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