Latin Film News
- Big Screen Summer: NYFF58 Redux is at Film at Lincoln Center through Aug 26 at filmlinc.org
- The Inwood Artworks Bilingual Film Festival is Monday nights at sundown at The Hudson in Inwood Hill Park, through Aug 30.
- Summer of Soul, the documentary of the 1969 Harlem Music Festival is now playing 🇺🇸
- In the Heights is now playing 🇵🇷🇩🇴
The Netflix Paris Theater in Midtown reopens Fri, Aug 6.
Sunday, August 8, 2021, 7pm
June 17 to September 21, 2021
TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL
Wednesday, June 9, 2021
THEATERS & HBO MAX
Thursday, June 10, 2021
Thursday, May 20, 2021
Hudson Square, NYC
April 2 – May 13, 2021
kickingandscreening.com 🇮🇱🎞 Wednesday, March 31, 2021
DISNEY PLUS | Friday, July 3, 2020
Latin Film Calendar
- May 28-31: New York African Diaspora International Film Festival is virtual.
- May 28 – June 6: Open Roads: New Italian Cinema opens at Film at Lincoln Center. 🇮🇹
- June 4-13: Brooklyn Film Festival is hybrid, both virtual and at Windmill Studios in Greenpoint.
- June 7 – August 30: The Inwood Artworks Bilingual Film Festival is Monday nights at sundown at The Hudson in Inwood Hill Park
- June 9-20: Tribeca Film Festival opens with the world premiere of “In the Heights.” 🇵🇷🇩🇴
- June 18: “Rita Moreno Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It” is in theaters. ritamorenodoc.com 🇵🇷
The Types of Films a Country Makes Reveal the State of the Nation
Hollywood wastes its creativity on shoot-em-ups and superheroes. Independent filmmakers produce much more interesting work. The Latin world is more diverse and more connected to family and community, so Latin films reflect that.
The Colonial Period and then Cold War communist-hunting unleashed mayhem on Latin America that led to instability and civil wars from which we are still recovering.
As filmmaking gear has gotten better and cheaper, filmmakers across the Latin world have been energized.
The types of films a country makes, say a lot about that country. Countries that are very violent make Hollywood style shoot-em-up films. Countries that have been taken over by narcotics traffickers make drug films. Countries that have gone through civil war, make war movies.
But when countries begin to heal, they begin to make films about reconciliation, diversity and so on. That is the great beauty of Latin film. It’s not Hollywood, it’s real life.