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NOVEMBER 1-14

This fest, now in its eighth year, includes work from countries that are “member or observer states of the Organization of American States.” That means that, although the selection emphasizes Latin America, it also includes films from such places as Spain and Canada. Opening the program is Sergio Cabrera’s The Strategy of the Snail (Nov. 1, 9:15 p.m.; Nov. 5, 4 p.m.), the account of tenants’ fanciful battle against the eviction ordered by their yuppie-swine landlord, and reportedly one of the most popular Colombian films ever. A number of the entries concern the clash between traditional and modern: Argentina’s The Silent Movie Lover (Nov. 2, 9 p.m.; Nov. 3, 8:45 p.m.) is about a nostalgic former screen star who now runs a funeral home; in We’re All Stars (Nov. 4, 6:30 p.m.; Nov. 6, 3:15 p.m.), a Peruvian family is asked to appear on its favorite TV show; and Miss Amerigua (Nov. 10, 9:15 p.m.; Nov. 12, 2 p.m.) is a Swedish/Paraguayan co-production about the staging of a beauty pageant in a country that’s just been delivered from a repressive military government. Also included are a screwball comedy from Spain (You Men Are All the Same, Nov. 2, 6:30 p.m.; Nov. 3, 8:45 p.m.), a Roegian Portuguese thriller (Edge of the Horizon, Nov. 6, 6 p.m.; Nov. 7, 9:15 p.m.); a “caustic, very grown-up comedy” from Canada (Paint Cans, Nov. 12, 8:45; Nov. 13, 12:30 p.m.); and a cut of Orson Welles’ abandoned Don Quixote (Nov. 7, 6:30 p.m.; Nov. 8, 9:15 p.m.). The closing film is The Third Bank of the River (pictured; Nov. 13, 7 & 9 p.m.), Brazilian director Nelson Pereira dos Santos’ “mystical realist” three-generation family saga. At the Kennedy Center’s American Film Institute Theater. $6. (202) 785-4601. (Mark Jenkins)