Dominican Film Festival 2018

The 2018 Dominican Film Festival New York opens at the United Palace in Washington Heights, Manhattan on Tuesday, July 24 at 8 pm, and runs through Sunday, July 29, 2018.

The Dominican Film Festival New York presents the year’s best Dominican films, produced either in the Dominican Republic or by the Dominican diaspora.


Dominican Film Festival 2018 Films

Opening Night Movie

El Fantasma de mi Novia (My Girlfriend’s Ghost)

The Festival opens with Francis “Indio” Disla’s 2018 Dominican romantic comedy at the United Palace in Washington Heights, Manhattan on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 7 pm. $30 – $120

A petty thief, who sees the dead, meets the spirit of an actress in a coma who must find true love in nine days before they pull the plug on her.

Director: Francis “Indio” Disla
Screenwriters: Francis “Indio” Disla, Juan José Namnun, Conrado Ortiz, Yarissa Rodríguez
Starring: Carmen Villa Lobos and William Levy

The producers include Jeff Goldberg.

Centerpiece Movie


Giancarlo Beras-Goico’s 2018 Dominican thriller Pulso, gets its international premiere at AMC Empire 25 in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 8 pm. $15

Director: Giancarlo Beras-Goico (Café para Dos, Diaz de Carnaval)
Screenwriter: Alfonso Rodríguez
Producers: Alfonso Rodríguez and Kiali Rodríguez
Starring: Alfonso Rodríguez, Ana Carmen Leon and Francisco Vasquez

Closing Night

Hermanos (Brothers)

Archie Lopez’ 2018 Dominican drama gets its international premiere at AMC Empire 25 in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan on July 29, 2018 at 9 pm. $33.72

It’s the story of twin brothers who are separated at birth. One becomes a good man, the other becomes a thief. One day the thief robs the good brother and the fight leaves the good brother in a coma. Noticing their resemblance, the thief takes his brother’s identity and enters the family. How long can you live a lie?

Director: Archie Lopez (Lotoman and Tubérculo Gourmet)
Screenwriter: Archie Lopez and Victor Reyez

Dominican Film Festival 2018 Tickets

Dominican Film Festival

Dominican Film Festival

At press time on June 25, 2018, ticketing wasn’t working yet, but here is the info from last year.

General Admission: $15
Full Day Movie Pass: $45

Opening Night

  • Opening Night: $30
  • Opening Night & After Party: $130

Closing Night

  • Closing Night: $30
  • Closing Night & After Party: $130

Visit the United Palace

United Palace

4140 Broadway, New York, NY 10033
(at 175th St)
Washington Heights, Manhattan


  • (A) (C) to 175th St
  • (1) to 181st St


  • M5, M7 and M100 stop in front of the theater.
  • M4 to 176th St & Fort Washington Ave
  • M3 to 178th St & St. Nicholas Ave

Visit the AMC Empire 25

AMC Empire 25
234 West 42nd St, New York, NY 10036
(near Eighth Ave)
Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan


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