The New York International Film Festival (NYCIFF) looks to discover new and talented filmmakers and to promote established ones from the U.S. and around the world. This year marks the 3rd edition of the festival. It takes place August 8 - 16 in several cinemas in NYC.
Here are some of the Latino movies participating, most of them August 14 - 16.
A commune is created right after the end of Franco’s dictatorship. Breixo, a local boy is seduced by the idea of an alternative lifestyle and helps the young people to recover the deserted village of Lovetown (Vilamor). Without private property, cultivating fields and in a total union with nature, the dream starts to become true in the lost mountains of Galicia.
* 03:34 TERREMOTO CHILE
03:34 Earthquake in Chile is based on three stories that share the same theme: the catastrophe occurred on February 27, 2010. All of them are based on real situations of drama and hope.
* SODOMA …L’ALTRA FACCIA DI GOMORRA
A bunch of ‘Wise Guys’ make mob life things so complicated that instead of being scary everything become funny and hilarious! It is a real fun takes on the Gomorrah life in Campania, Italy.
* PEANUTS 1 DOLLAR
Argentina, nowadays. Dr. De Feo arrives to the center of mental sanity where he works to do his usual duties. Once there, an inmate called Lucas Del Mar, who claims to be a movie director who made a movie in New York, called ‘peanuts One Dollar’, comes to his attention. Lucas tells then the tale of an Argentine man who emigrated to the USA escaping from the economical chaos of his country, searching the American dream but ending instead selling peanuts on the streets of the Big Apple. Through the interview, De Feo discovers that Lucas tale was actually more than just a movie.
A post apocalyptic universe. A metropolis of two societies. On the surface, a regime that isolates the individuals in elite. A whole city scraped in the underground, where survival is the only law. Up and down don’t merge. Yet the Mole will climb up to fulfill his dreams.
* IL POSTO : THE PLACE
At the table of a parlor two persons meet daily: Laura, a nervous woman, and ‘The prAt the table of a parlor two persons meet daily: Laura, a nervous woman, and ‘The professor’. We can hardly get from the ambiguity of the Professor speech, whether we are in a jail, speaking about terrorism, or in a strange psychiatric community.ofessor’. We can hardly get from the ambiguity of the Professor speech, whether we are in a jail, speaking about terrorism, or in a strange psychiatric community.
* THE GUITAR IS THEIR SON
Directed by Charlie WILLIAMS. Mexico– Documentary Feature
The Mexican town of Paracho is unique to the world. For generations, the lives and livelihood of its people have been defined by the guitar. Today, this one small town is home to more than four hundred individual craftsmen and no fewer than fifteen factories employing hundreds of workers, producing thousands of guitars a day. Shot during the town’s 2006 International Guitar Festival, this is a touching and insightful portrayal of a community striving to preserve its traditions and identity in the face of fierce competition from China and the Far East.
* CELEBRATING LIFE IN UNION
Directed by Gladys BENSIMON, Narrated by Andy GARCIA. USA – Documentary, Educational
Celebrating Life in Union is a story of human resilience, community, and brotherhood. It follows a group of former Cuban political prisoners through their memory of imprisonment and their half century fight against the aging Castro regime. Having developed a strong community for themselves that now crosses three generations, they struggle with the realization that their own mortality may come before they can return to their homeland.
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