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‘Habla Now’, ‘Appeal Metropolis Kings’, ‘Crucial Considering’ And Extra Set For Hybrid Version Of Fest

The New York Latino Film Festival (NYLFF) has set their lineup for his or her forthcoming hybrid version of its fest which is able to happen September 14-20.

Within the wake of the pandemic, many festivals have both canceled or pivoted to a completely digital program. NYLFF is among the Latinx-based movie fests which have continued with plans for his or her annual fest — with the suitable modifications. The twenty first version will probably be a mixture of digital occasions and in-person, drive-in screenings that celebrates Latinx creators. The fest will even host the primary Latino drive-in expertise to happen each in New York and in The Bronx.

This 12 months’s competition options almost 75 movies representing greater than 10 international locations, spanning all genres together with options, shorts, documentaries, net sequence and experimental movies.

“Impressed by the resilience of the Latino neighborhood, NYLFF is proud to return with a recent format that includes our first-ever drive-in experiences,” stated Calixto Chinchilla, Founding father of NYLFF. “We’re proud to function an necessary platform for Latino creatives to share culturally related tales about intersectionality, range, and lived experiences on this nation. Gracias to our sponsors for persevering with to assist our neighborhood of content material creators and movie-goers. Whereas there’s a lot realized this 12 months, one factor we are able to all agree, the tradition continues!”

The fifteenth version of the HBO sequence Habla Now will function the fest’s opener, giving private and relatable tales from well-known Latino personalities equivalent to Dominican Singer/Actress/Activist Amara La Negra, Mexican American Environmental Activist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, Puerto Rican Olympian Laurie Hernandez, Colombian Actress Diane Guerrero, amongst others.

As well as, Angel Manuel Soto’s Charm City Kings can have its New York premiere on the fest. Produced by Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith and James Lassiter, with a narrative by Oscar winner Barry Jenkins, Appeal Metropolis Kings marks the function directorial debut follows the journey of 14-year-old Mouse who desperately needs to hitch the Midnight Clique, an notorious group of Baltimore dirt-bike riders who rule {the summertime} streets.

John Leguizamo’s Critical Thinking will even make its New York premiere. The pic tells the true story of 5 Latinx and Black youngsters from Miami Jackson Senior Excessive Faculty who battle their manner into the Nationwide Chess Championship beneath the steerage of their unconventional however inspirational instructor.

Learn the entire lineup for NYLFF beneath.

OPENING NIGHT

HABLA NOW
Introduced by: HBO Latino
Documentary Particular | U.S.A. | 60 min | Wednesday, September sixteenth | 8:00 PM

The 2020 New York Latino Movie Competition (NYLFF) kicks off with Habla Now, the fifteenth installment of HBO Latino’s award-winning “Habla” sequence. This one-hour documentary particular options testimonials from US Latinos –celebrities, acknowledged professionals, and on a regular basis Latinos – who share sincere tales about being Latino within the U.S. The storytellers embody Arturo Castro, Nelly Galan, Amara La Negra, Cristina Jimenez, Ozzie Areu, Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, Edgardo Miranda Rodriguez, Mark Hugo Lopez, Mariana Atencio, Laurie Hernandez, Justina Machado, Diane Guerrero, Carmen Carrera, José Andrés, and plenty of extra.

Typically humorous, typically poignant, all the time truthful, “Habla” is an award-winning sequence on HBO Latino that has put the faces and voices of US Latinos on the display like no different present earlier than it. The tales informed have an academic and cultural influence not solely on the fast-growing American Latino neighborhood, but additionally with a broader viewers. This hit sequence is not only the possibility for US Latinos to face up and be heard, but additionally a possibility to bridge cultural gaps… and it’s a bridge that goes in each instructions.

SHOWCASE PREMIERES

CHARM CITY KINGS
U.S.A. | 125 min
Directed by: Angel Manuel Soto
Writers: Screenplay by Sherman Payne, Story by Barry Jenkins, Kirk Sullivan, Christopher M. Boyd
Produced by: Caleeb Pinkett, Clarence Hammond, Marc Bienstock
Forged: Jahi Di’Allo Winston, Meek Mill, Will Catlett, Teyonah Parris, Donielle Tremaine Hansley, Kezii Curtis

A Baltimore teen has to decide on between making ready for a future as a veterinarian and “getting cash” in a dust bike gang’s drug operation on this electrical function from Puerto Rican director Angel Manuel Soto. Pulsing with teen gusto, thumping hip-hop, and superb bike methods, Appeal Metropolis Kings gained the hearts of viewers and critics alike at its world premiere on the 2020 Sundance Movie Competition, taking residence the Particular Jury Award.

Fourteen-year-old Mouse desperately needs to hitch the Midnight Clique, an notorious group of Baltimore dirt-bike riders who rule {the summertime} streets. His older brother was their prime rider earlier than his tragic demise—a loss that consumes Mouse as a lot as his ardour for bikes. Mouse’s mother and his police mentor, Detective Rivers, work time beyond regulation to assist the charismatic teen attain his full potential, however when the Midnight Clique’s chief takes the boy beneath his wing, the lure of revving his personal filth bike skids Mouse towards a street well beyond the straight and slender. Based mostly on the documentary 12 O’Clock Boys, Appeal Metropolis Kings is one boy’s unforgettable journey towards manhood.

CRITICAL THINKING
U.S.A. | 117 min
Directed by: John Leguizamo
Author: Dito Montiel
Produced by: Jason Mandl, Scott M. Rosenfelt, Elayne Schneiderman Schmidt, Joseph Krutel
Forged: John Leguizamo, Rachel Bay Jones, Michael Ok. Williams, Corwin C. Tuggles, Jorge Lendeborg Jr.

Directed by John Leguizamo, Crucial Considering tells the 1998 true story of 5 LatinX and Black youngsters from Miami Jackson Senior Excessive Faculty, situated in one of many hardest neighborhoods in Miami, who battle their manner into the Nationwide Chess Championship beneath the steerage of their unconventional however inspirational instructor.

U.S. FEATURE NARRATIVE

AMARAICA
U.S.A.-Mexico | 93 min | Wednesday, September sixteenth | 7:00 PM
Directed by: Tim Sparks
Author: Tim Sparks
Produced by: Tom Musca, Elpidia Carrillo, Tim Sparks, Kori Sparks, Rafaela Rodriguez Ibarra
Forged: Aldo Verastegui, Karian Lechuga, Edgar Arreola

On this emotionally charged drama ripped from the headlines, undocumented immigrant Roberto places his plans for authorized residency on maintain when he turns into a brand new father on the onset of the US governments ‘Zero Tolerance’ baby separation coverage.

Roberto Hernandez seeks to acquire his papers by way of a fraudulent marriage however is thwarted from his purpose when his ex-girlfriend Juana reveals up claiming he’s the daddy of her baby. Selecting to do the suitable factor, he abandons his solely authorized path in the direction of the American dream to embrace fatherhood. He quickly discovers that every one the love on this planet can not defend his daughter Amara from the newly energized immigration enforcement.

IN OTHER WORDS
U.S.A.- Mexico | 100 min | Monday, September 14th | 7:00 PM
Directed by: Patrick Perez Vidauri
Author: Cristina Nava
Produced By: Cristina Nava and Patrick P. Vidauri
Forged: Bryan McClure, Edy Ganem, Natasha Esca

In Different Phrases breathes new life into the rom-com style on this delightfully humorous movie about falling in love throughout the language barrier.

True Andrews is a tech geek who lands an investor for his matchmaking app; however when his app matches him with an attractive woman who doesn’t converse English, he travels along with his buddies to the wine nation in Baja California to show his algorithm isn’t screwy.

PRESIDENT EVIL
U.S.A. | 83 min | Friday, September 18th | 9:00 PM
Directed by: Richard Lowry
Writers: Richard Lowry, Gregory P. Wolk
Produced by: Ruben Estremera, Gregory P. Wolk, Francesca Zappitelli
Forged: Jose Rosete, Christian Hutcherson, Johanna Rae

Days earlier than the U.S. elections, three younger girls of colour are stalked by a deranged killer dressed because the POTUS.

A parody of John Carpenter’s horror masterpiece, President Evil sees Michael Myers disguised as Trump as he goes about suburbia, hell-bent on killing minorities. Jose Rosete (The Strolling Lifeless : Purple Machete), Christian Hutcherson (Darkish) and Johanna Rae (Psychos) star on this satirical slasher flick that drives residence the message that reality is unquestionably stranger than fiction.

LIKE: THE MISEDUCATION OF LIL TITO
U.S.A. | 84 min | Wednesday, September sixteenth | 9:00 PM
Directed by: Geo Santini
Author: Geo Santini
Produced by: Tracy Keshek, Luis Arellano
Forged: Rene Rosado, Lisa Roumain, Tiffany Daniels, Scotty Tova, Jessica Meza, Jacory Gums

This hilarious mockumentary follows the meteoric rise and painful demise of Benito Cruz as he evolves from outrageous social media click on bait king to the extraordinarily controversial and chart-topping hip-hop troll, Lil Tito.

Welcome to the world of social media prankster, Benito Cruz. Having constructed a following by pulling edgy pranks that flirt with legality, Benito finally pulls the one which lands him behind bars, solely to be launched and uncover that his social media following has approached God-like proportions. Together with his newfound reputation, Benito transforms from click on bait prankster to hardcore rapper, Lil Tito. A trolling genius, Lil Tito, skyrockets to the highest of the charts. Individuals change into utterly infatuated with him and his antics, asking themselves, “what is going to Lil Tito do subsequent?” Nonetheless, with fame comes accountability…

THE LAST RAFTER
U.S.A. | 82 min | Tuesday, September fifteenth | 9:00 PM
Directed by: Carlos R Betancourt, Oscar Ernesto Ortega
Writers: Carlos R Betancourt, Oscar Ernesto Ortega
Produced by: Alina Rodríguez
Forged: Hector Medina, Nestor Jiménez, Chaz Mena, Cristina García

On this highly effective and strikingly well timed coming-of-age story, America’s first undocumented Cuban immigrant searches for his father whereas unraveling a previous of intolerance and hate that haunts him.

After risking his life crossing the Florida Straits on a raft, a younger Cuban searches Miami for his long-absent father. When a political shift makes him America’s first Cuban undocumented immigrant, he should battle the brand new and larger worry of deportation, whereas looking for a spot the place he actually belongs.

A NEW YORK CHRISTMAS WEDDING
U.S.A. | 89 min | Saturday, September nineteenth | 7:00 PM
Directed by: Otoja Abit
Author: Otoja Abit
Produced by: Kory Aption, Otoja Abit, Ian Phillips, Chris Noth, Armando Gutierrez, Peter Lees
Forged: Chris Noth, Nia Fairweather, Cooper Koch, Adriana DeMeo, Tyra Ferrell

When you knew you can do it over, would you?

As her Christmas Eve wedding ceremony attracts close to, Jennifer is visited by an angel who reveals her what might have been if she hadn’t denied her true emotions for her childhood finest buddy.

INTERNATIONAL FEATURES

A STATE OF MADNESS / MIS 500 LOCOS
Dominican Republic | 93 min | Tuesday, September fifteenth | 6:00 PM
Directed by: Leticia Tonos
Writers: Waddys Jaquez, Lenin Compres
Produced by: Joaquin Labour, Julissa Reynoso, Rafael Elias Muñoz
Forged: Luis Jose German, Jane Santo, Pavel Marcano, Rick Montero

Fashionable, emotional, and based mostly on a real story, A State of Insanity is the story of an intrepid Dominican physician who defied the chances to efficiently run a psychological establishment throughout a brutal dictatorship.

An asylum-set drama that evokes the movie noir of the fifties, A State of Insanity transports us to 1953, when the Dominican Republic was beneath the violent dictatorship of President Rafael Leonidis Trujillo. After a gaggle of psychological sufferers escape from the Nigüa Psychiatric Hospital, Dr. Antonio Zaglul is appointed new director of the establishment as a way to calm the unfavorable press that the shortage of management of the place was producing. As soon as there it is going to be troublesome to inform if the insanity lives inside or exterior the hospital partitions.

NEITHER HERO NOR TRAITOR / NI HÉROE NI TRAIDOR
Argentina | 74 min | Tuesday, September fifteenth | 9:00 PM
Directed by: Nicolás Savignone
Writers: Nicolás Savignone, Pio Longo, Francisco Grassi
Produced by: Ariana Spenza, Nicolás Savignone
Forged: Juan Grandinetti, Inés Estevez, Rafael Spregelburd

Neither Hero nor Traitor affords a poignant portrayal of battle in a narrative a couple of nation on the point of battle and a younger man compelled to decide on between his goals and his “obligation.”

Buenos Aires, 1982: Matías, a 19 12 months outdated on the point of maturity, has simply completed army service and needs to check music in Spain. His issues boil all the way down to convincing his girlfriend to hitch him later and coping with his father’s disapproval. However his life shortly takes an surprising flip when the Falklands Conflict breaks out and he and his mates are referred to as to enlist within the military.

MAMBO MAN
Cuba | 82 min | Tuesday, September fifteenth | 7:00 PM
Directed by: Mo Fini, Edesio Alejandro
Writers: Mo Fini, Paul Morris
Produced by: Zadoc Nava, Julio Cezar
Forged: Hector Noas, Isael Yudexi de la Torre Mesa, Alejandro Palomino Infante, David Pérez

Mambo Man pairs a stellar soundtrack of Cuba’s most iconic musicians with hanging pictures of the island’s lush countryside to inform the true story of a farmer turned music promoter who gambles the whole lot on a deal that seems too good to be true.

Prolific actor Hector Noas performs JC, a Cuban farmer and music promoter struggling to make ends meet on this heart-warming movie based mostly on a real story. The soundtrack and dwell performances within the movie function a line-up of the legendary Cuban artists who appeared within the field workplace smash, Buena Vista Social Membership, together with Grammy award-winning Eliades Ochoa (Buena Vista Social Membership), Juan de Marcos Gonzalez (Afro-Cuban All Stars), Candido Fabre, David Alvarez and others.

THE RABBITS’ HOUSE / LA CASA DE LOS CONEJOS
Argentina – Spain – France | 94 min | Sunday, September twentieth | 8:00 PM
Directed by: Valeria Selinger
Author: Valeria Selinger
Produced by: Oscar Azar
Forged: Dario Grandinetti, Miguel Angel Sola, Guadalupe DoCampo Paula Brasca

Valeria Selinger’s debut function delivers a robust story of activism, resistance and secrecy from the angle of a younger woman whose household is compelled into hiding throughout Argentina’s bloody Junta dictatorship.

Buenos Aires, 1975. Laura is just seven years outdated, however she is aware of that to outlive it’s important to maintain quiet. Rising up together with her mom, she learns to dwell a secret life, to make use of a faux title, and to cover the activists with whom she shares a house. She is aware of, too, {that a} clandestine printing press is hid behind the rabbit’s home. The Rabbits’ Home marks documentary director Selinger’s first incursion into fiction options in an adaptation of the actual and extraordinary occasions in Laura Alcoba’s autobiography of the identical title.

MARCELO
Puerto Rico | 115 min | Saturday, September nineteenth | 9:00 PM
Directed by: Transfor Ortiz
Author: Jesus M. Rivera
Produced by: Socorro Torres
Forged: Jorge Pabón

When pissed off actor Papote learns that his ex-wife plans to relocate to Orlando with their son, he’s pushed to do no matter he can to keep away from shedding his household.

Papote is struggling to make a reputation for himself in Puerto Rican theater. On prime of his skilled frustrations, his ex-wife has determined to relocate to Orlando with their 10 12 months outdated son, who Papote loves with all his coronary heart, and her new husband. However Papote’s life takes an surprising flip when he snaps at work and is required to attend an anger administration program at a psychological well being establishment. As soon as there he units out to provide a play starring his fellow sufferers as a way to maintain his son’s innocence intact.

MALPASO
Dominican Republic | 80 min | Thursday, September seventeenth | 9:00 PM
Directed by: Héctor M. Valdez
Writers: David Maler, Hector Valdez, Angel de la Cruz, José Pastor, José Ramón Alamá
Produced by: José Ramón Alamá
Forged: Luis Bryan Mesa, Ariel Diaz, Wigberto Dechamps, Vicente Santos, Marie Michele Bazile, Peter Jean Baptiste, Pepe Sierra

After their grandfather dies, twin brothers battle to search out their manner on this planet, difficult by prejudice towards one boy’s albinism.

Candido and Braulio are fraternal twins rising up within the border city of Malpaso, Jimani, proper throughout the border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Rising up orphaned, Braulio helps his grandfather promote coal out there whereas Candido stays of their secluded residence attributable to his albinism. Their life takes a flip for the more severe after the surprising demise of their grandfather. Now Braulio might want to take care of his brother and each will try to make ends meet within the border city market. All of the whereas, Candido goals of the eventual return of their estranged father.

BREATHLESS / SINALIENTO
Dominican Republic | 106 min | Wednesday, September sixteenth | 9:00 PM
Directed by: Ettore D’Alessandro
Author: Ettore D’Alessandro
Produced by: Carolina Encarnacion, Ettore D’Alessandro, Antonio Gennari
Forged: Ettore D’Alessandro, Judith Rodriguez, Margaux Da Silva, Camila Santana, Gerardo Mercedes, Lizbeth Santos

Half thrilling crime drama, half epic love story, Breathless is a heart-pounding trip by way of the complexities and ethical ambiguities of its characters when compelled to their restrict.

Within the Dominican Republic, hardened cop Manolo tries to take down an notorious drug cartel; in the meantime, his daughter has fallen in love with Lorenzo, a building employee who has unwittingly gotten himself embroiled within the drug cartel’s dealings.

DOCUMENTARIES

FIVE YEARS NORTH
Documentary | U.S.A. – Guatemala | 88 min | Monday, September 14th | 8:00 PM
Directed by: Zach Ingrasci, Chris Temple
Produced by: Jenna Kelly

5 Years North’s unparalleled entry and observational method makes for a gripping coming-of-age story of an undocumneted boy determined to deliver the American Dream again residence to Guatemala, and a worthwhile entry level to understanding America’s damaged immigration system.

15-year-old Luis Lopez arrives alone in New York Metropolis after a harmful journey north. He’s spellbound by the brilliant lights of Instances Sq. and the promise of a greater life. Over the following few years, actuality units in as he desperately tries to study English, navigate highschool, work momentary jobs, and handle expectations from his dad and mom again residence. Working close by is Judy, a veteran Cuban-American ICE agent and native New Yorker. Though Judy’s Cuban dad and mom voice their disapproval of ICE, she feels grateful to have a steady job with advantages. Beneath mounting strain from the administration, and rising frustration with the shifting focus away from criminals, Judy decides to comply with her personal rule e-book.

BIRTH WARS
Documentary | U.S.A. – Mexico | 73 min | Wednesday, September sixteenth | 7:00 PM
Directed by: Janet Jarman
Produced by: Janet Jarman & Filip Lein

Instructed by way of deeply private tales within the trenches of the healthcare sector, Delivery Wars chronicles an influence battle between medical doctors and midwives in Mexico over differing visions of childbirth.

Whereas medical doctors rule over a medical system that goals to be protected and environment friendly, girls typically really feel disrespected, and their well being and well-being suffers. Delivery Wars follows midwives and medical doctors in Guerrero and Chiapas, two of Mexico’s most marginalized and violent states, as they battle towards big odds to rework this method in the direction of one centered on respect for a lady’s well being, wants and decisions. It is a journey into two worlds pushed by prejudices and antagonism, and a testomony to the truth that constructing bridges between these worlds might assist save lives.

YOUR MOTHER’S COMFORT
Documentary | U.S.A. – Brazil | 79 min | Thursday, September seventeenth | 7:00 PM
Directed by: Adam Golub
Produced by: Johnny Symons, Tammy Kremer

With the approaching election of an extreme-right wing president in Brazil, trans activist and politician Indianara Siqueira fights to defend the LGBT homeless shelter she based referred to as CasaNem.

Indianara Siqueira, trans activist and politician, admonishes her political celebration for ousting her days earlier than the 2018 Brazilian nationwide elections. In the identical election cycle extreme-Proper candidate Jair Bolsonaro is a forerunner for president of the republic. Indianara is the founding father of CasaNem, a homeless shelter and neighborhood heart for trans intercourse employees within the heart of Rio de Janeiro. Dealing with the specter of CasaNem’s eviction, Indianara occupies a colonial palace within the metropolis heart to make her calls for. As Brazilian democracy crumbles round her she fights to save lots of her neighborhood from the unsure streets.

SHORT DOCUMENTARY PROGRAM I
Saturday, September nineteenth | 6:00 PM

OUT OF THE SHADOWS
Brief Documentary | U.S.A. | 14 min
Directed by: Rafael Samanez
Joselyn, a Mexican transgender immigrant girl, crosses the Mexico/U.S. border to flee more and more harmful circumstances in her hometown. She makes an attempt to regulate to her new residence in Queens, New York, however finds related oppressive circumstances within the U.S. After falling right into a melancholy following the homicide of her finest buddy, Joselyn finds a neighborhood of transgender girls and collectively they battle to carry themselves out of poverty by trying to open the primary trans owned cooperative salon in the USA.

LÁZARO
Brief Documentary | Mexico | 23 min
Directed by: Mario González Jiménez
A penetrating look inside life in a rehab clinic as 15-year-old Jonathan tells his personal story of his struggles with medication and habit.

THE BONY LADY / LA FLACA
Brief Documentary | Mexico | 20 min
Directed by: Thiago Zanato, Adriana Barbosa
Arely Vazquez is a transgender girl and chief of the Santa Muerte Cult in Queens, New York. Throughout her yearly celebration to the Bony Girl (“La Flaca” as she likes to name her), Arely faces the problem to meet a promise she made ten years in the past.

THE OTHER BORDER
Brief Documentary | U.S.A. | 8 min
Directed by: Justin Zimmerman
Highschool scholar Gerardo Hernandez – raised in the USA since six months of age – was considered one of over 100 undocumented employees arrested by ICE in Ohio on June fifth, 2018. Gerardo spent virtually two months in jail earlier than being launched… and is now scheduled to be deported in early 2020.

SHORT DOCUMENTARY PROGRAM II
Sunday, September twentieth | 6:30 PM

ADRIFT / A LA DERIVA
Brief Documentary | Dominican Republic | 14 min
Directed by: Paula Cury Melo
Within the Dominican Republic, sexual training is sort of nonexistent, teen being pregnant charges are staggeringly excessive, and abortion is unlawful in all circumstances. Adrift seeks to show layers of social points together with disregard for ladies’s rights, poisonous masculinity, home violence, and a political system coerced by faith. However whilst they face large adversity, anticipating moms as younger as 14 reveal a fierce willpower and a collective hope for a greater future.

CON DIOS
Brief Documentary | U.S.A. | 8 min
Directed by: Anthony Rojas
Carmen Rojas, a Dominican immigrant, neighborhood chief, and loving mom in Washington Heights, has devoted over 40-years of her life to advocating for fairer therapy, protesting overcharges, midway homes, faculty shutdowns and combating for the folks of Higher Manhattan. She isn’t about to let a respiratory situation stop her from empowering her neighborhood…

THE UNDOCUMENTED LAWYER
Brief Documentary | U.S.A. | 19 min
Directed by: Chris Temple, Zach Ingrasci
Lizbeth Mateo is an lawyer in Los Angeles—one who began a regulation apply, employed 4 staff, and took an oath to uphold the U.S. structure. She additionally has no authorized choices to remain within the nation. Lizbeth is undocumented. Since crossing the border at age 14, Lizbeth hasn’t let her immigration standing maintain her again. Pissed off by an unjust system, she’s drawing from her personal experiences to battle for immigrant rights within the streets and within the courts.

SPECTRUM
Friday, September 18th | 7:00 PM

NAPS
Brief Fiction | U.S.A. | 10 min
Directed by: Martinique Watson, Tarik Smith
A younger black girl faces battle when going towards what’s regular in her neighborhood.

A POSTCARD TO NINA
Brief Fiction | U.S.A. | 13 min
Directed by: Ronald Baez
Longtime Instagram penpals Jean and Nina meet in individual for the primary time, re-defining their relationship as they stumble by way of a misleading, though well-meaning dinner with Nina’s ultra-conservative father.

PLUS
Brief Fiction | U.S.A. | 14 min
Directed by: Andrew J. Rodriguez
Zaire Ruiz has life beneath management when he’s immediately recognized with HIV, a situation that also carries a heavy social stigma. Zaire carries this burden alone.

HEIR
Brief Fiction | U.S.A. | 10 min
Directed by: Clark Fong Barclay
A freshly topped triad boss invitations his estranged sister again into the household.

THE FIX
Brief Fiction | U.S.A. | 17 min
Directed by: Glenn Ford
Marcus as soon as had the whole lot, however after a tragic loss in his household he struggles with habit. His function in life dissipates after shedding the whole lot necessary to him. His finest buddy, Bobby, is his solely hope to salvage what’s left.

MIDNIGHT
Friday, September 18th | 11:00 PM

CULPA
Brief Fiction | U.S.A. | 7 min
Directed by: Miguel Ferrer
A print-shop employee finds out the laborious manner that when you let it, guilt, will kill you.

BACK ON THURSDAY / VOLVEMOS EL JUEVES
Brief Fiction | Argentina | 6 min
Directed by: Catalina Zuloaga
An aged girl sits in a lodge room, surrounded by handwritten notes to fight her critical reminiscence drawback. However nonetheless, there’s something she doesn’t bear in mind, regardless of having the reply in entrance of her eyes.

INTO THE UNCANNY VALLEY
Brief Fiction | U.S.A. | 13 min
Directed by: Liz Fania Werner, Carlos Montaner
When a lady takes a brand new drug meant to reinforce assertiveness by blocking empathy, she finally ends up locked in a lethal energy battle together with her dismissive husband.

THE HISTORY OF MONSTERS
Brief Fiction | U.S.A. | 20 min
Directed by: Juan Pablo Arias Muñoz
Haunted each evening by monsters of unknown origin, an remoted girl finds a stranger within the woods and struggles between her security and her sexual needs.

O.U.
Brief Fiction | Puerto Rico | 20 min
Directed by: Vance Mclean Ball
In a time when androids are destroyed, Mateo, a affected person with a synthetic coronary heart, embarks on the journey to search out the one which has taken care of him for the reason that surgical procedure.

NAHJUM
Brief Fiction | Mexico | 17 min
Directed by: Sebastian Torres Greene, Manuel Del Valle
A prehistoric household´s determined seek for a legendary supply of life turns into tragedy when the egos and obsessions of their male members rise to the floor.

BERTA
Brief Fiction | Chile | 13 min
Directed by: Claudia Robles
Daniela Vargas was a lady from Chile’s Nationwide Minors’ Providers who died regardless of being authorized for a coronary heart transplant. She was not thought of due to her social standing and unstable household state of affairs. They spoke of the moral ideas, of worldwide protocols for the care of transplant sufferers… however no person spoke for Daniela.

FUTURO
Thursday, September seventeenth | 7:00 PM

LOUEY & BRI TV
Net Sequence | U.S.A. | 5 min
Directed by: Oliver Ponce
A sketch comedy net sequence starring Luis Guzman and Bri Smith the place each episode is standalone and packs a punch! Within the sequence’ first episode, Beck seeks assist from her new therapist Dr. Nicky, solely to comprehend his unconventional strategies could not assist together with her murderous boyfriend Joe in any case.

BODEGA KNIGHTS
Net Sequence | U.S.A. | 7 min
Directed by: Miguel Ortiz, Oshton Cox
Two misguided youth tackle native crime after a sequence of robberies. They change into the unsought heroes of a Brooklyn ghetto and should confront one of many bosses, an actual life villain alongside the way in which. Their decisions start to deviate because the story unfolds. Can they survive the woes of the vigilante life?

GONE
Net Sequence | U.S.A. | 6 min
Directed by: Felix Martiz
After being separated from her mom, Sarai is possessed with the facility to make others disappear. She begins by disappearing the kids of the guards from the detainment heart that holds her.

HYPHENATED
Net Sequence | U.S.A. | 9 min
Directed by: Damian Gomez , Miles Crawford
A Mexican-American man struggling to make it as an expert dancer in Los Angeles survives by way of aspect jobs like “Canine Strolling-Bar Mitzvah Dancing-Fill within the Clean-Uber Driver.” Mendacity to his Mexican dad and mom about his employment, he appears to maneuver additional away from his dream with every new gig…

THE NEW YORK EFFECT
Net Sequence | U.S.A. | 8 min
Directed by: Juan Rivera, J.F. Seary
The New York Impact follows Juan, a homosexual Puerto Rican man, as he navigates life, love and work in NYC. Juan’s trials and triumphs are all topic to the devastatingly pleasant eye of Juancé – Juan’s drag queen conciencia.

BEFORE WE WRAP
Net Sequence | Cayman Islands – U.S.A. | 25 min
Directed by: Elizabeth Charles
Wrapping your hair at evening is a black feminine custom. Listening to the sounds of RnB and soul over late evening radio is an city custom. Earlier than We Wrap combines these uniquely black, feminine rituals within the type of a late evening speak present that embodies the aesthetic and power of 90’s city radio, recalibrated for a millennial viewers, and providing candid discussions on problems with race, gender, id, well being and well-being.

MY FIRST TIME
Net Sequence | U.S.A. | 20 min
Directed by: Chad Quinn, Eric Dickens
My First Time is a mockumentary-style TV sequence that chronicles the story of native New Yorkers as they share their first sexual experiences.

DOMINICANYORK
Net Sequence | U.S.A. | 10 min
Directed by: Michelle Ramirez
DominicanYork is an impartial mini net sequence that dives into the lives of a solid of 8 millennials .Relationships are examined and identities are challenged as they take care of breakups, secrets and techniques, discover their function, and weave by way of the duality of their Dominican and American upbringing.

CANTERA 5V5
Net Sequence | U.S.A. | 72 min
Directed by: Jeff Zimbalist, Michael Zimbalist
This documentary net sequence directed by filmmakers Jeff and Michael Zimbalist, offers the viewers an unique perception into a worldwide scholar 5v5 Soccer Event and the lives of 5 aspiring athletes from world wide: Yahya Sabbar (Italy), Rodrigo Alpizar (Mexico), Gisela Robledo Gil (Colombia), Daniel Zabala (Argentina), and Flavia Alonso De Carvalho (Brazil). With behind-the-scenes entry, the content material brings viewers high-octane, thrilling portraits of sacrifice and fervour, exploring what it takes to be a champion – each on and off the pitch.

SHORTS PROGRAM 1: COURAGE UNDER FIRE
Monday, September 14th | 6:00 PM

CHECK YES!
Brief Fiction | U.S.A. | 10 min
Directed by: Luciannys Camacho
In a world the place each 8 out 10 folks has some type of superpower, being a hero is a viable profession, and highschool senior Reineldis De La Cruz goals of being one when she grows up, regardless of her overbearing mom’s objections. Issues change one afternoon throughout a visit to the salon.

THE ART LESSON
Brief Fiction | U.S.A. | 10 min
Directed by: Leo Curbelo
An outdated man walks right into a gallery to understand a portray. His second of peace is damaged by a loud speaking teenager. She makes enjoyable of the art work and he proceeds to clarify it to her. However who does finally obtain the artwork lesson?

SOLEDAD
Brief Fiction | U.S.A. | 10 min
Directed by: Carlos Renaso
After arriving in the USA from a Caribbean Island, Soledad makes a cellphone name to her older sister the place she learns her marriage could also be a lie.

DATE NIGHT
Brief Fiction | Canada | 6 min
Directed by: Arlen Aguayo Stewart
Alba hasn’t dated in a very long time, so saying she’s nervous is an understatement. Not serving to: feeling outdated, language limitations, an excessive amount of make-up, and a deeper worry her daughters don’t wish to speak about.

ACUITZERAMO
Brief Fiction | U.S.A. – Mexico | 16 min
Directed by: Miguel Angel Caballero
Salvador, a homosexual Mexican elder who has misplaced his associate of 15 years, calls his associate’s estranged son, Anthony, to inform him of his father’s passing. Unaware of their relationship, Anthony travels from Chicago to a small rural city in Mexico to attend his father’s funeral. As household secrets and techniques are uncovered, identities and perceptions are challenged.

ROCKET / FOGUETE
Brief Fiction | Brazil | 15 min
Directed by: Pedro Henrique Chaves
Within the coronary heart of the town, a toy attracts hundreds of individuals and brings totally different generations collectively. The problem of going up and down the rocket enchants a father and son who performed in the identical place and saved secrets and techniques that had been by no means revealed.

I LOOK AT YOU ALL
Brief Fiction | U.S.A. | 15 min
Directed by: Hernán Bornás
Bowie is a lonely ten 12 months outdated boy struggling to beat a monumental loss. Outfitted with a incredible creativeness, his finest buddy, and a whole stranger, he makes an attempt to navigate his manner by way of love, demise and friendship, in the hunt for actual solutions.

SHORTS PROGRAM 2: MEDITATIONS IN AN EMERGENCY
Friday , September 18th | 8:00 PM

REFLECTION
Brief Fiction | U.S.A. | 10 min
Directed by: Timur Bootzin
Manuel. Two worlds. Two lives.

THE QUIET
Brief Fiction | U.S.A. | 10 min
Directed by: Mateo Márquez
Within the midst of a lethal outbreak, a person returns residence in the hunt for household.

PASSED OVER
Brief Fiction | U.S.A. | 12 min
Directed by: Steven Sagues
Impacted by COVID-19, an strange man and his family members take care of the struggles of on a regular basis life in quarantine. He finally finds hope by way of these darkish days and shares his pleasure.

DREAMER
Brief Fiction | U.S.A. | 8 min
Directed by: Vergi Rodriguez, Diana Zollicofer
Lily Cruz, a DACA recipient, travels on a medical volunteer mission and upon returning to the USA a TSA agent isn’t so welcoming.

BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE / ANTES QUE SEJA TARDE
Brief Fiction | Brazil | 15 min
Directed by: Leandro Goddinho
Brazil, the primary week of 2019. A brand new president takes workplace in a state of affairs of fanaticism, prejudice, and violence. Locked in a lodge room, two youngsters determine to alter the course of their lives earlier than it’s too late.

STUPID / PENDEJA
Brief Fiction | Mexico | 9 min
Directed by: Sebastián Torres
Graciela should obtain 7,000 pesos for one month’s wage at Mrs. Pia’s residence. As a substitute, her boss offers her 90 pesos.

THE 90 DAY PLAN
Brief Fiction | U.S.A. | 8 min
Directed by: Gabriela Garcia Medina
Highschool senior Lorena (plus-sized Latina in a wheelchair, bright-eyed overachiever, obsessive about heist motion pictures) tries to persuade her bestie Vashundra (Indian-American, plain Jane, obsessive about butt fashions on Instagram) that it will be of their finest curiosity to rob a Financial institution of America.

SHORTS PROGRAM 3: EL GALLO COMES HOME TO ROOST
Thursday, September seventeenth | 9:30 PM

1, 2, 3, ALL EYES ON ME
Brief Fiction | U.S.A. | 15 min
Directed by: Emil Gallardo
When a disaster immediately engulfs an elementary faculty campus, Ms. Leena, a decided artwork instructor, tries the whole lot she will to save lots of her frightened class.

INSTANT DOCTOR
Brief Fiction | U.S.A. | 7 min
Directed by: Youth, Diogo Gameiro
What is going to the way forward for healthcare maintain? Will algorithms eclipse medical doctors completely? We hope not…

HOME MOVIES
Brief Fiction | U.S.A. | 4 min
Directed by: Lorena Russi
NYC-Colombian comic, Lorena Russi, discusses and recreates how her dad and mom initially met hitchhiking.

MY WAR
Brief Fiction | U.S.A. | 4 min
Directed by: Jojo Ernholtz
Haunted by the reminiscences of battle, a veteran struggles to return to regular life. Nina experiences a extreme PTSD episode throughout her first Independence Day in America. Because the explosions of the fireworks intensify, so too does her anxiousness. Alone and with none assist, she is compelled to relive a traumatic occasion associated to her fight expertise in a grocery store.

THREE FLOORS / TRES PISOS
Brief Fiction | Colombia | 8 min
Directed by: Manuela Blandon Restrepo
A woman, a spouse and an outdated girl dwell in an condominium constructing, one over the opposite. Mariana simply needs to play, however her mom forces her to check. Cristina packs her luggage and tries to flee her aggressive husband.On the highest flooring, Carmen needs to hearken to the radio, however her abusive daughter doesn’t.

HOURS OF OPERATION
Brief Fiction | U.S.A. | 15 min
Directed by: Freddy Hernandez
A grieving father is given an opportunity at redemption to save lots of the daughter he thought he had misplaced. Now he’s going to danger all of it to maintain her protected… however not the whole lot is because it appears.

SHORTS PROGRAM 4: SALSA AND BLUES
Saturday, September nineteenth | 8:00 PM

START WITH A SONG
Brief Fiction | U.S.A. | 15 min
Directed by: Sebastián Bisbal
It’s an strange day for finest mates Alejandra and Matt – a geometry check, an argument about album titles, a rehearsal for an upcoming music competitors– till it’s interrupted by immigration officers barging into Alejandra’s residence. As her dad and mom try to fend off the intruders, the kids escape out the rear window and should seek for assist, security, and solutions. When the inevitability of their state of affairs units in, they do the whole lot they will to delay their final little bit of time collectively.

ADULT NIGHT
Brief Fiction | U.S.A. | 11 min
Directed by: Kevin Alejandro, Leslie Alejandro
In an try to “dwell colorfully,” the energy of a pair’s relationship is examined by a state of affairs the place it is likely to be extra necessary to get out fairly than get off.

OPENING NIGHT / APERTURA
Brief Fiction | Costa Rica | 10 min
Directed by: Sofía Meza Herrera
An introverted geek opens a café in hopes to attach with different folks whereas he battles along with his social anxiousness that manifests by way of musical numbers.

THIS CHARMING MAN
Brief Fiction | U.S.A. | 6 min
Directed by: Becky Bradshaw
Debonair and charismatic Augustine dances his manner by way of a perverse night of his personal delights on this fashionable, twisted tackle a silent movie.

WELCOME BACK / BIENVENIDOS
Brief Fiction | U.S.A. – Ecuador | 20 min
Directed by: Tiffany Ok. Guillen
Welcome Again takes place in current day Venezuela, and is impressed by a compilation of true tales. The movie facilities round Rosa and her daughter, Sophie, who’ve been deported again to the extraordinarily harmful and unstable Venezuela.

NYMPH
Brief Fiction | Puerto Rico | 18 min
Directed by: Maria del Mar Rosario
Pressured by her financial state of affairs, a newly arrived immigrant in New York enters a world of embellished intercourse work.

THE DANCE / EL BAILE
Brief Fiction | Ecuador | 11 min
Directed by: James García Sotomayor, Mariano Casanova
Lisa discovers that the dancing associate she has rehearsed with for months to impress an necessary expertise scout is now within the hospital with a twisted ankle. She must select between forfeiting or dancing with clumsy Javi.

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