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Latin movies in theaters, movie theaters and previous screenings in New York City

Lincoln Center Out of Doors is Lincoln Center’s summer festival

Wednesday-Sunday, July 24 – August 11, 2019
LINCOLN CENTER & CONCOURSE, THE BRONX ~ Lincoln Center’s summer festival includes African, Cuban, Dominican, Honduran, Indigenous, Jewish, Mexican, Peruvian, Puerto Rican, & Spanish music, dance, film and word for FREE

Film Society of Lincoln Center

LINCOLN CENTER, Daily ~ New York’s top film presenter screens movies daily and produces many film festivals including the New York Film Festival.
Francesca Beale Theater
Howard Gilman Theater
Walter Reade Theater
# film presenter movie theater

MoMA Film

MIDTOWN ~ The Museum of Modern Art screens one of the great film collections and produces the New Directors/New Films and MoMA Doc Fortnight film festivals.
# film presenter movie theater

IFC Center

WEST VILLAGE, Daily ~ Home of the Independent Film Channel and DOC NYC
#MOVIETHEATER

Angelika Film Center

GREENWICH VILLAGE ~ One of New York City’s leading independent movie theaters


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Latin Movies

The types of stories being told, say a lot about the health or sickness of our societies

‘Coco’, Disney’s Day of the Dead movie is at Lincoln Center Out of Doors

Thursday, July 25, 2019
LINCOLN CENTER ~ Mariachi Real de Mexico plays the main plaza, then La Santa Cecilia from Los Angeles performs before a screening in Spanish with English subtitles. 2018 Oscar & Golden Globe Best Animated Film

‘Yuli’ the story of Cuban ballet legend Carlos Acosta

Sunday, July 14, 2019
LINCOLN CENTER, NYC ~ This inspiring movie tells the life story of Cuban ballet dance legend Carlos Acosta (Royal Ballet, Acosta Danza)

‘The Silence of Others’ speaks to the silence of our own leaders

HUDSON SQUARE, NYC | May 8-14, 2019, Extended to Jun 6 | Spanish movies | The Almodóvar executive produced film asks the existential question of what happens when crimes against humanity go unpunished?

‘Nona’ how far will you go for freedom? Amazon and TVOD

TV ON DEMAND; Tue, Mar 19, 2019; Honduran movies ~ Nona (Sulem Calderon) trusts Hecho (Jesy MCKinney) to take her to her mother in America, but gets trafficked instead. The film launched first-time actress Calderon on the road to stardom, and it’s more than a movie. It’s a story that needs to be told and needs to be heard. This is real. By Michael Polish (2018).

Legendary film ‘I am Cuba’ (Soy Cuba) at Film Forum

HUDSON SQUARE, EXTENDED YET AGAIN Fri-Thu, Mar 29-Apr 4, 2019, classic Cuban movies ~ 1964 Cuban-Soviet film tells four stories of Cuba with the most ingenious tracking shots. Presented by Francis Ford Coppola & Martin Scorsese.

‘Birds of Passage’ an epic Colombian movie at Film Forum

HUDSON SQUARE; Feb 14 to Apr 11, 2019; Indigenous Colombian movie ~ This epic ‘Godfather’-like crime drama made the 2019 Oscars shortlist for “Best Foreign Language Film”

Who will write our history at Quad Cinema

GREENWICH VILLAGE through Thu, Jan 31, 2019 ~ This unprecedented screening of the award-winning documentary at 350 venues in 55 countries and Facebook Live marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Not Jewish? It’s even more important to watch. Jewish documentary movie.

‘The Image Book’ Jean-Luc Godard French cinema at Film Society

LINCOLN CENTER, daily Jan 24 to Feb 7, 2019, French movies ~ A jaw-dropping kaleidoscope of sound and imagery from the 87-year old French New Wave master filmmaker.

“The Heiresses” Paraguayan movie at Film Forum

HUDSON SQUARE, Jan 16-29, 2019 ~ “A coming of age story for a 60-year old woman.” A critics pick.
# paraguayan movies women

‘Que León’ romantic comedy starring Ozuna & Clarissa Molina

TIMES SQUARE & MORE, opened Jan 25, 2019, Dominican Puerto Rican movies in Spanish ~ This family romantic comedy with two Latin stars is a big hit in the Dominican Republic & Puerto Rico

Alfonso Cuarón’s ‘Roma’ Best Director, Foreign Film Review

NETFLIX; Nov 21, 2018 to Mar 21, 2019; Mexican movies Oscar winners Netflix TV ~ Best movie of 2018 in any language. See it in a theater so you can hear it too.

‘Green Book’ wins Academy Award for Best Picture (Review)

Nov 16, 2018 to Mar 28, 2019; Italian African movies Oscar winners ~ Oscar Best Picture, Golden Globes Best Musical or Comedy. When people who might seem different, actually live and work together, we discover our common humanity.

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Haitian-Puerto Rican “Boom for Real”

BROOKLYN, DECEMBER 22 (Sun in 2019) ~ “Boom for Real” is a documentary (May 11 – June 21, 2018) about Basquiat’s early years and the City that formed the landmark Haitian-Puerto Rican artist who was born in Brooklyn in 1960.
# haitian puerto rican artist movies documentary

‘A Star is Born’ Lady Gaga (Review)

GREENWICH VILLAGE; Oct 5, 2018 – Apr 4, 2019; Italian-American movies, Oscar winners ~ Lady Gaga follows Barbra Streisand and Judy Garland in one of the great love stories. “Best Original Song”

“CIELO” captures the heavens over Chile’s Atacama Desert

HUDSON SQUARE, Aug 15-21, 2018 ~ “Oh my God! It’s full of stars!”
# chilean movie documentary

“BlacKkKlansman” earns 6 Oscar nominations

August 10 – October 11, 2018 ~ The Brooklyn director is at his best in this true story of a Black cop who infiltrated the KKK with the help of a Jewish cop.
OSCAR NOMINATIONS Best Picture, Supporting Actor, Director, Adapted Screenplay, Film Editing & Original Score
CANNES Grand Prix
# african jewish movie

‘Wild Style’ is THE classic Hip-Hop movie

Celebrate the first Hip-Hop movie’s 35th Anniversary with original cast members and special guests where the movie’s climax was filmed.
SUMMERSTAGE
East River Park Bandshell
Lower East Side, Manhattan
Thursday, August 9, 2018

‘Cocote’ is a Dominican film that questions family, tradition and faith

Winner of “Best Film” at Switzerland’s 2017 Locarno International Film Festival.
IFC Center
West Village, Manhattan
August 3 – 9, 2018

‘Brimstone & Glory’ makes time stand still in the fire

BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn!
Prospect Park Bandshell
Saturday, July 21, 2018

‘Chavela’ is an intimate portrait of Mexican ranchera singer Chavela Vargas

SUNSET PARK, BROOKLYN, Fri, May 4, 2018 ~ New York City Department of Parks & Recreation and Mexico Now! screen “Chavela” for Cinco de Mayo.
# mexican movies documentary

‘Disobedience’ by Oscar winning Chilean director Sebastián Lelio

The latest by the Academy Award-winning Argentine – Chilean director of ‘A Fantastic Woman’ and ‘Gloria.’
April 27 – July 12, 2018

‘FANIA All Stars Live in Africa’ captures the excitement that was la Salsa

Museum of the City of New York
East Harlem, Manhattan
Wednesday, April 11, 2018

‘Back to Burgundy’ is the next generation of a traditional winemaking family

Angelika Film Center
Greenwich Village, Manhattan
March 23 – 29, 2018

French-Canadian sci-fi thriller ‘Blade Runner 2049’ wins Two Oscars

Winner of 2 Oscars & 2 BAFTAs for:
Cinematography
Special Effects

‘El Mar La Mar’ uncovers haunting beauty on the border at MoMA Film

The experimental film immerses you in how hard the journey across the border is.
MoMA Film
Midtown, Manhattan
Daily
February 23 – March 1, 2018

Chilean ‘A Fantastic Woman’ 2018 Foreign-Language Film Oscar winner

Marina, a waitress and singer, faces rejection while mourning the death of her boyfriend. By Argentine – Chilean director Sebastián Lelio.
February 2 – May 17, 2018

Gina Rodriguez is tougher than cartel bad guys in ‘Miss Bala’

CITYWIDE, opened Feb 1, 2019, American gangster movie set in Mexico with a Puerto Rican star. ~ Who would you become to save your family?

‘Vazante’ gets under your skin in a painfully beautiful way

Brilliant story about racism in colonial Brazil.
IFC Center
West Village, Manhattan
January 12 – 25, 2018

‘Django’ shows us how to respond to institutional racial hate ~ Keep going

A bio-drama about how the legendary French Manouche Hot Jazz guitarist responded to Nazi persecution.
IFC Center
West Village, Manhattan
January 5 – 18, 2018

‘Ferdinand’ the bull has to decide whether he is a fighter or a lover

OPENED December 15, 2017
CLOSED January 18, 2018

Mexican director Del Toro’s Best Picture ‘The Shape of Water’ closes today

13 Oscar Nominations. WINNER: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Score, Best Production Design
BAFTA Best Director
2 Golden Globes
2 SAG Award Nominations
Venice Golden Lion
November 30, 2017 – April 5, 2018

‘Gabo y el Cine’ explores the influence of film on Gabriel García Márquez

Colombian Consulate
10 East 46th St
between Fifth & Madison
Midtown East, Manhattan
Wednesday, November 29, 2017

‘The Paris Opera (L’Opéra)’ backstage with the world’s best opera ballet

Film Society of Lincoln Center
Francesca Beale Theater
Thursday, October 19, 2017
EXTENDED AGAIN
Thursday, November 16, 2017

Lincoln Center White Light Festival 2017 explores the art of spirituality

Lincoln Center and venues across Manhattan
October 18 – November 15, 2017

New York Film Festival 55 (2017)

Film Society of Lincoln Center
& Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center
September 28 – October 15, 2017

Lincoln Center at the Movies

Central Park SummerStage
Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Modesto Lacen is a multitalented actor

National Puerto Rican Day Parade 2017 Ambassador

Open Roads: New Italian Cinema 2017

Contemporary Italian movies
Film Society of Lincoln Center
Walter Reade Theater
165 West 65th St
Lincoln Square
June 1-7, 2017

“Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe” asks one of the big questions of our time

The Austrian-Jewish writer was one of the great international writers of the 1930s. When Europe self-destructed, he saved himself through exile in Brazil, but never stood up to Fascism. Opened May 12. Now playing at Lincoln Center Cinemas in the Upper West Side, Fri, May 19, 2017.

Zoe Saldana is back as Gamora in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Dominican-Puerto Rican star
Opened citywide May 5
Now playing
Friday, June 9, 2017

Like Crazy (La pazza gioia) finds a little bit of happiness

Two half women make themselves whole by taking a road trip out of the psychiatric hospital into a truly crazy world in this Italian comedy-drama.
IFC Center
West Village, Manhattan
May 5 – 18, 2017

How to be a Latin Lover stars Eugenio Derbez, Salma Hayek, & Raquel Welch

Mexican-American comedy
Played April 28 – June 9, 2017

Unforgettable is a fun erotic thriller starring Rosario Dawson

Dawson plays the new fiancé with a dark past. Katherine Heigl is the “psycho-Barbie” ex in this update of the 90s thriller formula. Opened Apr 21. Now playing May 5, 2017

Tribeca Film Festival 2017 celebrates the power of storytelling

N.O.W. Showcase just announced! Argentine, Brazilian, Colombian, Cuban, Dominican, French, Italian, Mexican, Spanish, and Venezuelan stories, Wed-Sun, Apr 19-30, 2017

Truman is a comedy about life

The Spanish comedy-drama, a critical favorite, is now playing at Angelika Film Center in Greenwich Village, Fri, Apr 28, 2017

Nacho Vigalondo’s “Colossal” is a monster of a romantic comedy

The Spanish director makes a fun romantic comedy with a riveting Kaiju monster twist. Stars Anne Hathaway and Jason Sudeikis. Opened April 7. Now playing at Regal Union Square & Cinépolis Chelsea, Fri, May 5, 2017

Havana Film Festival New York 2017

At the Directors Guild Theatre and other venues Mar 30 – Apr 7, 2017

46th New Directors / New Films

New Argentine, Brazilian, Chilean, & Mexican directors
MoMA, Midtown
Film Society of Lincoln Center
March 15-26, 2017

Neon Bull is a beautiful ride (Review)

The Brazilian Cinema Tropical Award winner for “Best Feature Film” screens at the Museum of the Moving Image, Sun, Feb 26, 2017

89th Academy Awards (2017)

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Hollywood, California
Sunday, February 26, 2017

Cinema Tropical Festival, the year’s best Latin American films

Award-winning Argentine, Brazilian, Dominican, and Mexican films at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens, Feb 24-26, 2017

Everybody Loves Somebody is a fun, romantic comedy

Bilingual Mexican-American film screened Feb 17 – Mar 2 2017

Paz Encina

The only film director to emerge from Paraguay in recent times is screening her two features and some shorts at MoMA in Midtown, Fri-Sun, Feb 10-12, 2017

Dance on Camera Festival 2017

The world’s longest-running dance film festival screens Cuban, Brazilian, and Venezuelan filmmakers at Film Society of Lincoln Center Feb 3-7, 2017

Neighboring Scenes 2017 contemporary Latin American cinema showcase

Film Society of Lincoln Center
January 26 – 31, 2017

74th Golden Globes (2017)

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Assassin’s Creed

French adaption of the French-Canadian video game stars French actress Marion Cotillard making Michael Fassbender relive the adventures of his Templar-fighting ancestor in 15th century Spain. AMC Empire 25 Jan 20-26, 2017

Julieta is mature Pedro Almodóvar about the losses in life

Spanish cinema
December 2016-March 2017

Neruda is a wry detective story

Hot Chilean director Pablo Larrain stars Mexican actor Gael García Bernal at IFC Center Mar 10-16, 2017

Elle

Paul Verhoeven’s psychological thriller, starring Isabelle Huppert, is the French Best Foreign Language Film submission to the 88th Academy Awards. MoMA is screening “Elle” December 8, 2016

Natalie Portman is elegant in Jackie

Chilean director Pablo Larrain wows in his English-language debut about Jackie Kennedy. Now playing at Landmark Sunshine, Mar 10-16 2017

Arrival (Review)

An intelligent science fiction drama by French-Canadian director Denis Villeneuve. Starring Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, and Forest Whitaker, it opens citywide Nov 11, 2016.

Our Last Tango

The story of María Nieves, the legendary Tango partner of Juan Carlos Copes, the artist who put Tango on the stage. On Netflix.

Sofia Vergara

Forbes reports Sofia Vergara, the Colombian-American star of “Modern Family” is the highest paid actor in television

When Two Worlds Collide

HUDSON SQUARE, Aug 17-30, 2016 ~ Heidi Brandenburg and Mathew Orzel document the struggle between Indigenous Amazonians and the Peruvian government.
# indigenous peruvian movie documentary

Death in Arizona

Unusual visual poetry about love lost is intertwined with thoughts of the sole survivor of a cataclysmic event in Tin Dirdamal’s 2014 Mexican-Bolivian-German film. Screens with director Q&A as part of the PROYECTOR series at UnionDocs Brooklyn on Friday July 15 at 7:30pm.

Anna Magnani

Retrospective of the actress who was the symbol of Italian post-war cinema
Film Society of Lincoln Center
May 18 – June 1, 2016

CINEFEST 2016

A showcase of recent films from across the Spanish-speaking world curated by the The New School’s Foreign Languages department
The New School
Friday, April 15 from 4-10pm
Friday, April 22 from 4-10pm

Displaced but not Defeated

In this Films BYkids production, 16-year old Colombian María Ceballos tells her personal story about what it is like to be displaced by civil war.
THIRTEEN NYC
Sunday, February 14, 2016 7:30-8pm

Neighboring Scenes: New Latin American Cinema

Contemporary Latin American cinema showcase
Film Society of Lincoln Center
January 7 – 10, 2016

The Condemned (Review)

March 5, 2013 ~ “The Condemned” 2012 by writer/director Roberto Busco-Garcia, is a psychological thriller set in small town Puerto Rico.

Heleno Movie Review

A universal story, masterfully told, elegantly shot & brilliantly acted by Rodrigo Santoro. A film of passion, decadence and destruction.

Rodrigo Santoro ~ Heleno

An interview with Rodrigo Santoro on his latest film, Heleno, a powerful human drama about the passion, decadence and destruction of Heleno de Freitas.

Heleno

A film about the passion, decadence and destruction of the first global sports star, Brazilian footballer Heleno de Freitas, opens December 7.