The 18th annual Latin American Film Festival (tonight through Oct. 7) takes viewers through Latin America, Spain and Portugal in 36 unique features and shorts. The journey includes the slums of Rio (“The Greatest Love of All”), remote Patagonia (“Glue”), the streets of Pinochet-era Chile (“City of Photographers,” “Fiesta Patria”) and Costa Rican cacao farms (“Chocolate Country”). Most screenings are at AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center. For full schedule and details: 301/496-6720, www.afi.com/silver.
— Jenny Mayo