Film

 

BEYOND BOLLYWOOD: THE SOUTH ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL
September 27-29 The 14th annual South Asian Film Festival showcases diverse images of South Asian culture and heritage through independent films from across the globe. This program is co-presented with the Asian Cultural Association. Various showings. $10 individual films, $35 series pass. Enzian Theater, 1300 S. Orlando Ave., Maitland. 407-333-3667. enzian.org

DATE NIGHT AT LEU GARDENS

September 4 A romantic movie (America’s Sweethearts), a garden setting, a blanket or chairs and a picnic supper. What better way to finish off the summer? 6 p.m., movie at dusk. $7 adult, $2 child. Free to Leu Gardens members. 1920 N. Forest Ave. 407-246-2620. leugardens.org
 
GLOBAL LENS 2009
Through November 1 Thought-provoking series at the Orlando Museum of Art includes feature films from around the world, selected for authentic voice, cinematic style and cultural perspective. This month’s films: What a Wonderful World, Faouzi Bensaïdi, Morocco, September 11–13; Those Three, Naghi Nemati, Iran, September 25–27; Margarette’s Feast, Renalto Falcao, Brazil, September 26. Friday 4 and 7 p.m., Saturday 7 p.m., Sunday 1:30 p.m. Film included in $12 gallery admission, $7 for OMA members. Discount for seniors, students and military. Orlando Museum of Art, 2416 N. Mills Ave. 407-896-4231. omart.org

GLOBAL PEACE FILM FESTIVAL
September 20-27 A festival that celebrates the power of the motion picture to bring about peace. Films are shown at venues including Rollins College, Winter Park Public Library and the UCF Digital Media Center (across from Bob Carr). 407-894-3474. peacefilmfest.org
 
12TH ANNUAL MANHATTAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
September 22 Enzian’s showing of a new program of short films from around the world, with audiences from more than 130 cinemas across five continents voting for their favorite work during the same week. 6:30 p.m. $10. 1300 S. Orlando Ave., Maitland. 407-629-0054. enzian.org
 
2009 ORLANDO HISPANIC FILM FESTIVAL
September 16-20 A competitive event that recognizes independent filmmakers from around the world who integrate Hispanic culture into their work. The festival highlights the talents of Hispanic actors, directors, producers, screenwriters and cinematographers, and it plans to show approximately 75 films, many with English or Spanish subtitles. Various screening times. $6-$8, $60 VIP package for all screenings and parties. Plaza Cinema Cafe, 155 S. Orange Ave. 321-274-1570. ohfilmfestival.com