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
107 Suffolk St #202
Lower East Side
1468 Madison Ave
Upper East Side
NYU Cantor Film Center
36 East 8th St
260 West 23rd St
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 “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 “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