7th Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival 2017 screens Mexico and Puppets

The International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival screens films of Puerto Rico and the Puerto Rican diaspora.


7th International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival

The 7th International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival (IPRHFF) is Wednesday – Sunday, November 8 – 12, 2017.

This year’s festival adopts Mexico as a guest country. Both Puerto Rican and Mexican films are being screened.

Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival Venues

Teatro Sea

107 Suffolk St #202
Lower East Side

Mount Sinai

1468 Madison Ave
Upper East Side

NYU Cantor Film Center

36 East 8th St
Greenwich Village

Cinépolis Chelsea

260 West 23rd St
Chelsea


Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival Opening Night

The IPRHFF opens with a red carpet at the Cinépolis Theater in Chelsea, Manhattan Wednesday, November 8 at 6:30 pm. $15

Academy Award-nominated Puerto Rican director Jacobo Morales (Lo que le pasó a Santiago, 1989) will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award.

The Hispanic Federation will receive a Humanitarian Award.

Broche de Oro: Comienzos

Raúl Marchand’s 2017 comedy is the opening night selection.

SYNOPSIS: Rafael, Pablo and Anselmo meet at an elders’ home. Their friendship grows based on their sense of humor and will to live. Life at the home can be sad. With their typical wit, they recruit other residents, particularly a trio they call The Greeks, to challenge rules and go into a contest for a prize. Because there are no rules for growing old, Broche de oro: Comienzos celebrates life and reminds us to live it to the fullest until the end.


Thursday, November 9, 2017

The “Festival Bori-Mex” is at Teatro SEA in the Lower East Side.

Workshop A

Workshop A “La época de oro del cine Mexicano” is at 12 pm. Free

Guillermo Martínez Solares’ Las cinco noches de Adán (1942) screens at 1 pm. Free

Alberto Gout’s Aventurera () screens at 2:45 pm. Free

Workshop B

Workshop B “La época de oro del cine Mexicano” is at 4:30 pm. Free

Emilio “Indio” Fernández’ Enamorada screens at 5:30 pm. Free

Emilio “Indio” Fernández’ Las Abandonadas screens at 7:15 pm. Free


Friday, November 10, 2017

Douglas Sánchez’ Midnight Sun gets its U.S. premiere at the NYU Cantor Film Center in Greenwich Village at 7:30 pm. $15

SYNOPSIS: Manolo is a private detective specializing in adultery cases who spies and records the affair of old friends Carlos and Migdalia while simultaneously attempting to mentally re-construct the events that culminated in the murder of his twin-brother Frank for which he was accused and charged.


Saturday, November 11, 2017

Jacobo Morales’ Al final del eclipse (2014) gets its U.S. premiere at the NYU Cantor Film Center in Greenwich Village at 6 pm. $15


Sunday, November 12, 2017

Most of the action moves back to Teatro SEA in the Lower East Side.

Manuel A. Morán’s Titeres en el caribe Hispano: Puerto Rico gets its U.S. premiere at Teatro SEA in Manhattan’s Lower East Side at 5 pm. $10

A chronological journey through the history of puppet theater in Puerto Rico, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic that brings to life the work of many of the region’s prominent puppet masters.

Manuel A. Morán is the director of Teatro SEA, New York City’s Latino children’s theater.

The screening is followed by a Q&A and the festival closing ceremony.


Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival Tickets

Get a complete schedule and tickets, visit iprhff.com


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