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July 2008
NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL LATINO FILM FESTIVAL

NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL LATINO FILM FESTIVAL
Nick Cannon's American Son and 'Days of Wrath' with Lawrence Fishburne and Taye Diggs among films to be shown.


 THE 9th ANNUAL NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL LATINO FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES THIS YEAR'S LINE-UP OF FILMS AND EVENTS

Featuring Domestic and International Screenings, Industry Panels, and Special Events July 22nd through the 27th! - http://nylatinofilm.com/index.html

-Tickets on sale now-

July 16, 2007 (New York, NY) The 9th Annual New York International Latino Film Festival (NYILFF), presented by HBO, announces its complete line-up of films and events, featuring over 100 national and international films, documentaries and shorts. An estimated audience of over 25,000 is expected to come out and enjoy the work of some of the most acclaimed and sought-after Latino talent in the industry.

The festival runs from July 22 - 27, 2008, at the following venues: Clearview Cinemas (1871 Broadway at 62nd St.), Directors Guild of America Theater (110 W. 57th St., bet. 6th & 7th Aves.), Fordham University: Lincoln Center Campus (113 W. 60th St. bet. 9th & 10th Aves.), Helen Mills Theatre (137-139 W. 26th St. bet. 6th & 7th Aves.), ImaginAsian Theater (239 E. 59th Street), QUAD Cinemas (34 W. 13th St., bet. 5th & 6th Aves.), Thomas Jefferson Park (2180 First Ave. bet. 112th & 114th Sts.). Panels take place at HBO (1100 Ave. of Americas bet. 42nd & 43rd Sts.) and Showbiz Software (19 W. 21st St. bet. Broadway and 6th Ave.) Tickets are currently available at the festival's box office (Sunshine Suites, 12 Debrosses Street b/w Hudson and Greenwich Sts.) and the festival's web site: www.NYLatinoFilm.com.

In addition to showcasing national and international feature films, documentaries, and shorts the festival will also hold industry panels and special events. The six-day schedule of film, music, outdoor screenings and cultural events highlights the full range of Latino culture, targeting different segments of the community.

Opening this year's festival is AMERICAN SON, directed by Neil Abramson and starring Nick Cannon, Melonie Diaz and Jay Hernandez. Fresh, vital and unflinchingly true, "American Son" is a snapshot of a nation, a culture, and the moment when the last vestiges of childhood collide with the first tremulous steps into adulthood. AMERICAN SON is presented by Suzuki Auto.

This year's festival closes with THE MINISTERS, directed by Franc Reyes and starring John Leguizamo and Harvey Keitel. In this film John Leguizamo gives a tour-de-force performance as fanatical twin brothers, hell-bent on exacting revenge on the murders of their family. But their plans become undone when one of the brothers becomes involved with a beautiful police detective (Florencia Lozano) investigating a series of murders.

For a full roster of festival films, special activities, or to purchase tickets, please visit the festival's website at www.NYLatinoFilm.com, or call the NYILFF hotline at (212) 726.2358.

2008 WORLD PREMIERES
• TALENTO DEL BARRIO (TALENT OF THE BARRIO), starring Daddy Yankee and directed by José Iván Santiago and George Rivera.
• DAYS OF WRATH starring Wilmer Valderrama, Laurence Fishburne, Taye Diggs and Ana Talancón, directed by Celia Fox.
• BIG PUN: THE LEGACY. Directed by Vlad Yudin and featuring interviews with Rosie Perez, DMX, Method Man, Xzibit, Snoop Dogg and Juelz Santana, among others.
• CELIA THE QUEEN directed by Joe Cardona and Mario de Varona. Presented by Kodak Gallery.

2008 DOMESTIC FEATURES
• PVC – 1 (NY Premiere). Directed by SPiros Stathoulopoulos
• A Beautiful Life (World Premiere). Directed by Alejandro Chomski
• BOHICA (New York Premiere). Director: D.J. Paul
• Chop Shop. Director: Ramin Bahrani
• Harrison Montgomery (World Premiere). Director: Daniel Davila
• Hotel California (World Premiere). Director: Geo Santini
• Juan Frances: Live (New York Premiere). Director: Amy French
• Mona (World Premiere). Director: Alan Kirschen
• Off Jackson Avenue (World Premiere). Director: John-Luke Montias
• Shine On (World Premiere). Director: Augustin
• South of Pico (New York Premiere). Director: Ernst Gossner
• The Big Shot-Caller (New York Premiere). Director: Marlene Rhein
• Up With Me (New York Premiere). Director: Greg Takoudes
• Vicious Circle (New York Premiere). Director: Paul Boyd

2008 INTERNATIONAL FEATURES
• 3 Americas (U.S |Argentina). Director: Cristina Kotz Cornejo
• 7 Soles (7 Suns) (Mexico. New York Premiere). Director: Pedro Ultreras
• A Via Láctea (The Milky Way) (Brazil). Director: Lina Chamie
• Desierto Sur (South Desert) (Chile |Spain. New York Premiere). Directed by: Shawn Garry.
• Lokas (Crazies) (Chile. New York Premiere). Director: Gonzalo Justiniano Malta con Huevo (Scrambled Beer) (Chile. New York Premiere). Director: Cristobal Valderrama.
• Mancora (Peru. New York Premiere). Director: Ricardo de Montreuil
• Perro Come Perro (Dog Eat Dog) (Colombia. New York Premiere) Director: Carlos Moreno.

2008 DOCUMENTARIES
• All of Us (New York Premiere). Director: Emily Abt
• Calavera Highway (New York Premiere). Director: Renee Tajima-Pena
• Camilo (World Premiere). Director: Peter Lilienthal
• Chasing the Law (New York Premiere). Director: Rafael Mendoza
• Children of a Rape (New York Premiere). Director: Yorgos Avgeropoulos
• Estilo Hip Hop (Hip Hop Style) (World Premiere). Director: Loira Limbal & Vee Bravo
• Estrellas (Stars). Director: Federico Leon, Marcos Martinez
• La Americana (The American) (New York Premiere). Director: Nicholas Bruckman
• Muxes of Juchitan (New York Premiere). Director: Yorgos Avgeropoulos
• Septiembres (Septembers). Director: Carlos Bosch
• The Gloves (World Premiere). Directors: Joshua Durham, Sam Mestman and Matt Mochary.
• The Last Conquistador (World Premiere). Director: John J. Valadez
• Transvestites Also Cry (New York Premiere). Director: Sebastiano d'Ayala Valva
• Very Young Girls (New York Premiere). Directors: Nina Alvarez, David Schisgall, Priya Swaminathan.
• Luchando (Fighting). Director: Noelle Stout
• El Primo (The Cousin). (New York Premiere). Director: Nick Oceano
• La Corona (The Crown) Directors: Amanda Micheli and Isabel Vega
• Laughing Silently. Director: Iemi Hernandez Kim
• Street Witness. (New York Premiere). Director: Soraya Umewaka

2008 ON THE EDGE : FEATURE FILMS
• DreaMeR. Director: Ralph Lopez
• Sandman's Box. Director: Gilbert Flores
• El Nino De Barro (The Mud Boy). Director: Jorge Algora
• Red Canyon. Directed by: Giovanni Rodriguez
• Tales From The Dead. Director: Jason Cuadrado

2008 Dominican Night
• 60 Miles East. Director: Jorge Lendeborg. Presented by Heineken and the Dominican American Professional Alliance; sponsored by HBO.

2008 NYILFF REDISCOVERED
• El Norte (The North) (1983). Directed By: Gregory Nava
• Bound By Honor (Blood In, Blood Out) | 15th Anniversary Screening. Directed By: Taylor Hackford

KODAK GALLERY PRESENTS: NYILFF YOUTH SHOWCASE
• 29. Directed by: Frank Romo
• 200 MGS of Normality. Director: Elias Luna
• Broken Mirror. Director: Megan Rosado
• Cool One. Director: Alejandra Lopez
• La Historia De Una Joven. Directors: Vanessa & Erika Murillo
• Music Within. Director: Jeffrey Martinez
• Negative To Positive. Director: Derek Garcia
• Three PHAT Lives. Directors: Luis Moraza, Jessica Rondon & Serena Steele
• We Are People, Too. Director: James Duarte

THE NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL LATINO FILM FESTIVAL PRESENTS
HOLA MEXICO FILM FESTIVAL

• 3:19. (NY Premiere). Director: Dany Saadia
• Arresto Domiciliario (House Arrest). (World Premiere). Director: Gabriel Retes
• Bajo Juarez; La Ciudad Devorando A Sus Hijas (Bajo Juarez; The City Devouring its Daughters). NY Premiere. Director: Alejandra Sánchez, Jose Antonio Cordero
• Familia Tortuga (Turtle Family). (New York Premiere). Director: Ruben Imaz Castro
• Fuera Del Cielo (Beyond The Sky). (NY Premiere). Director: Javier "Fox" Patron
• La Zona (The Zone). Director: Rodrigo Pla
• Llamando A Un Angel (Calling An Angel). USA Premiere / Opening Night Film.
• Director: Pancho Rodriguez, Hector Rodriguez, Rodolfo Guzman
• Malos Habitos (Bad Habits). (NY Premiere). Director: Simon Bross
• Mejor Es Que Gabriela No Se Muera (It's Better if Gabriella Doesn't Die)
• NY Premiere / Closing Night Special. Director: Sergio Umansky
• Nacido Sin (Born Without). (NY Premiere). Director: Eva Norvind
• Niñas Mal (Charm School). (NY Premiere). Director: Fernando Sariñana
• Quemar Las Naves (Burn The Bridges). (NY Premiere). Director: Francisco Franco
• Stellet Licht (Silent Light). Director: Carlos Reygadas

CINEMA UNDER THE STARS – OUTDOOR SCREENING AT THOMAS JEFFERSON PARK
• Los Paquetes de Paquita. Mexican classic cinema starring legendary actress and singer Maria Victoria, who will be making a special appearance. Presented by De Película and De Película Clásico.

The 2008 NYILFF is presented by HBO, and made possible with the additional support of Official Sponsors HBO Latino, Heineken, Suzuki Auto, TBS & TNT, American Airlines, The Hollywood Reporter, Daily News/VNY, Telemundo, Time Warner Cable's New York City Region, 103.5 WKTU, WNBC and Impre.com. The NYILFF is also proud to have Absolut, Café Bustelo, El Especial/El Especialito Newspapers, Kodak Gallery, Latina Media Ventures, MiGente.com, nocheLatina.com, Overture Films & State Street Pictures, Roger Smith Hotel, Tequila Tres Generaciones™, and De Película and De Película Clásico as Benefactor Sponsors. Special Thanks to Avid Technology Inc., BMI, Latino Public Broadcasting, Ethos Water, Showbiz Software, Tribeca Film Institute and the Mayor's Office for Film, Theater and Broadcasting.®

About the New York International Latino Film Festival (NYILFF)
Launched in 1999, the New York International Latino Film Festival (NYILFF) is now the premier Urban Latino film event in the country. The NYILFF's mission is to showcase the works of the hottest emerging Latino filmmaking talent in the U.S. and Latin America, offer expansive images of the Latino experience, and celebrate the diversity and spirit of the Latino community. Programming includes the flagship film festival in NYC, new music and art showcases, free community events, scholarships, and a nationally recognized short film competition in partnership with HBO. The NYILFF has been endorsed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg's NYC Latin Media and Entertainment Commission since its inception in 2003.


 

 


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