AMHERST, Mass. - The department of Judaic and Near Eastern studies at the University of Massachusetts will host a four-part Latino/Jewish Film Festival and Lecture Series in Herter Hall, room 231, beginning Thurs., Oct. 18. On that night, Professor Ilan Stavans of Amherst College will discuss Ashkenazi/Sephardi and non-Jewish Latino relations in Mexico, following a related film. The program is free, and open to all Five College students, faculty, and staff, as well as to the community at-large. All events begin at 7 p.m.