Parrish Art Hosts Screening of feature film ‘Neruda’ / OLA Film Festival, Nov 17








Neruda Film Poster

The Parrish Art Museum will screen Neruda (Chile, 2016, 108 minutes), the biographical drama about  Chilean senator and Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda, on Friday evening, November 17, as part of the 14th annual, multi-venue OLA Film Festival curated by the Organización Latino-Americana of Eastern Long Island (OLA). The program at the Parrish includes a bi-lingual (Spanish/English) docent tour of new Permanent Collection exhibition Five and Forward at 5:30 pm; a  reception with Testa Wines of the World and special appetizers from the Golden Pear Café from 6–7 pm; and the screenings at 7 pm. The docent tour, reception, and films are free with museum admission ($12). Additional menu items are available for purchase at the Golden Pear Café.

“We are delighted to continue our wonderful partnership with OLA and invite our Spanish-speaking community to enjoy films and exhibition tours in Spanish at the Parrish,” said Corinne Erni, Parrish Art Museum Curator of Special Projects. “As a center for cultural engagement, the Parrish is committed to programs that support and reflect the region’s diverse cultural heritage.”

Directed by Pablo Larraín and starring Gael García Bernal, Luis Gnecco, and Mercedes Morán, Nerdua is set at the start of the Cold War as the poet is pursued by police prefect Oscar Peluchonneau. Unable to flee the country, Neruda goes into hiding and becomes a symbol of liberty at home and in Europe. Neruda was screened in the Directors’ Fortnight section at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival,  as well as at the Telluride Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, and the New York Film Festival. It was selected as the Chilean entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 89th Academy Awards.

Prior to Neruda, the Museum will screen the Long Island premier of Desde el Principio, (From the Beginning, 2017, 11 minutes), with the director Miguel J. Soliman in attendance. The setting of the film is a dark, soundproof recording studio, where a conversation sparks between two voice actors who are coping with a shared tragedy.

OLA’s Latino Film Festival has partnered with the Parrish Art Museum for the last nine years, The organization  selects films from around the globe that challenge, engage, and entertain both Spanish and English-speaking audiences. Most of OLA’s festivals feature music, dancing, food, and wine from Latino/Hispanic countries.  


Friday, November 17

5:30–6pm: Bi-lingual (Spanish/English) tour of the special exhibition of the new Permanent Collection exhibition Five and Forward

6–7pm: Reception

7pm: Screenings

Desde el Principio (From the Beginning)

2017, 11 minutes

Director, Miguel J. Soliman


Chile, 2016, 108 minutes,

Directed by Pablo Larraín

Both in Spanish, with English subtitles

Free with Museum admission ($12 for non-members). Advance registration encouraged.

Friday nights are made possible, in part, by the generous support of The Corcoran Group, Bridgehampton National Bank, and Sandy and Stephen Perlbinder. The Parrish Art Museum and OLA wish to acknowledge the generous in-kind support of ProChile and Testa Wines of the World.


OLA of Eastern Long Island, Inc.

OLA (Organización Latino-Americana) was founded in 2002 as a nonprofit agency committed to promoting social, economic, cultural, and educational development within Long Island’s East End Latino/Hispanic communities. Through its own programming initiatives and ongoing local collaborations, OLA strives to empower, inform and celebrate our varied Latino and Hispanic communities while building bridges within the larger East End community that help to foster understanding and harmony.


Parrish Art Museum

Inspired by the natural setting and artistic life of Long Island’s East End, the Parrish Art Museum illuminates the creative process and how art and artists transform our experiences and understanding of the world and how we live in it. The Museum fosters connections among individuals, art, and artists through care and interpretation of the collection, presentation of exhibitions, publications, educational initiatives, programs, and artists-in-residence. The Parrish is a center for cultural engagement, an inspiration and destination for the region, the nation, and the world.


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