6th Dominican Film Festival in New York


Although the complete information on the site is still under construction, the 6th Dominican Film Festival in New York (DFFNY) has announced the 2017 edition, which takes place July 25-30, 2017.

Besides a number of screenings scheduled through the city, other events will include Family Night; a documentary showcase on the Haitian Experience in Dominican Republic; a retrospective honoring actor and director Manny Pérez, with special presentations of his best work throughout his career in Film and Television; and a retrospective of films by Fernandez Báez, including Lago Enriquillo, El rey de Najayo, and Flor de azúcar; both directors will be present at the events.

Opening night, on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, will feature a screening of Carpinteros, at 8:00pm, at the United Palace Theater.

Other venues for screenings and related events are: the Roy and Diana Vagelos Education Center at the Columbia University Medical Center, the Armory Foundation’s Hall of Fame Theater, the Myrna L. Daniels Auditorium at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Comisionado Dominicano de Cultura en USA, and AMC Empire 25.

DFFNY’s mission is to promote a new generation of Dominican filmmakers along with established ones. DFFNY strives on strengthening the vital economic and cultural relationship of the Dominican Republic with the United States. The festival’s main objective is to inform New York City audiences about Dominican cinema and its relation to the history, politics and social life of the country through an aesthetic approach. The festival’s program will showcase an array of works reflecting the city’s diverse population including a large ratio of Latinos from 21 countries.

For more information, see http://www.dominicanfilmfestival.com/index.php/en/

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