Havana Film Festival April 12 – 22

The 13th Annual Havana Film Festival, a celebration of Latin American cinema, began yesterday—Thursday, April 12—and runs through April 22. The festival hosts over 40 films on the topics of Latin America, the Caribbean, and Latinos in the U.S., Jennifer Monteagudo reports.

The opening night ceremony is April 12 at 7 p.m. with a viewing of Habanastation, a Cuban box office hit depicting modern Havana through the “eyes of two kids from different social backgrounds,” at the Directors Guild Theatre. The Directors Guild Theatre is located at 110 W 57th Street, between 6th and 7th Avenues. Following films will start Friday, April 13, at 1 p.m. at Quad Cinema at 34 W. 13th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues.

For a full list of movies and times, visit hffny.com. Tickets for films cost $11 for adults, $8 for seniors and students with ID. All foreign-language films will be subtitled in English. Other venues for the event include Instituto Cervantes, the Bronx Museum of the Arts, and the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens.

This year’s festival pays tribute to Eslinda Nuñez, a Cuban-born actress who has participated in the Cuban film industry for over 40 years.

For the original report go to http://www.allmediany.com/detail-article.php?art_id=2714

One thought on “Havana Film Festival April 12 – 22

  1. Since the Havana film festival has been around for over a decade, it is important to improve the event every year so as to popularize the event. One way that can add some excitement to the festival is by allowing film lovers to vote on their most favorite films in different categories. Awards can then be given to the most voted for films. This would not only make the event more exiting but would also encourage film makers to produce entertaining films.

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