facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

NY Latino Film Festival features 70 films

July 10, 2005 at 1:18 PM   |   Comments

NEW YORK, July 10 (UPI) -- The sixth annual New York International Latino Film Festival will feature more than 70 domestic and international Latino films.

The film festival, which is presented by HBO, will take place from July 26 - 31 will include panel discussions, educational forums and special cultural events as well as screening of the films.

"It has always been our mission to highlight the diversity of Latino film and to provide a platform for Latino filmmakers from across the world to showcase their work," said Calixto Chinchilla, the head of the film festival. "This year's offering will take us from a favela (slum) in Brazil to the streets of downtown New York, truly capturing the broad essence of Latino culture."

The festival opens with a special screening of "How the Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer" starring Elizabeth Pena, America Ferrera, Lucy Gallardo, Jorge Cevera, Jr., Steven Bauer and Rick Najera.

© 2005 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Kelly Ripa's penthouse sells for $20M Kelly Ripa's penthouse sells for $20M
2
Jamie Foxx sued for allegedly stealing new song Jamie Foxx sued for allegedly stealing new song
3
Randy Travis makes rare public appearance after stroke Randy Travis makes rare public appearance after stroke
4
Polly Bergen, Emmy Award-winning actress, dies Polly Bergen, Emmy Award-winning actress, dies
5
Colin Farrell to star in second season of 'True Detective' Colin Farrell to star in second season of 'True Detective'
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback