Posts Tagged ‘Latino Film’

Long Island Latino International Film Festival (LILIFF) 2009

Icon Written by Cumba on November 1, 2009 – 4:47 pm

Now in its fifth year, the Long Island Latino International Film Festival is once again showcasing a fine lineup of films. Some of the films such as “Premature,” “Made in Japan” and “Little Courage” (all exceptional films) have been making the festival circuit and deserve to be seen once again if you have not had [...]

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Film Review – Falling Awake

Icon Written by Cumba on June 26, 2009 – 2:44 pm

Last year, I had the pleasure of seeing the film “Shine On” at the NYILFF. It gives me great pleasure to see that the film is getting a release on September 18, 2009. The name of the film has been changed to Falling Awake.

You can find out more about the film on and join the Facebook page as well.

My review of the film from last year has been reposted below. Catch the film when it opens and support Latino and Independent film!

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Entre Nos and Sleep Dealer – New Latino Films

Icon Written by Cumba on April 26, 2009 – 3:07 pm

While everyone goes out to support the big Hollywood films that go out of their way to marginalize most of us, there are a very talented group of filmmakers that are putting themselves out there and creating quality independent films. Two recent films of note, one with limited distribution and another premiering at The Tribeca [...]

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TCM – Race and Hollywood: Latino Images in Film

Icon Written by Cumba on April 10, 2009 – 5:23 pm

In May, TCM is presenting it’s fourth in the series “Race and Hollywood.” This edition is on “Latino Images in Film.” The series runs every Tuesday and Thursday in the month of May, starting at 8:00PM and continuing overnight. Each night will have a different theme, such as “Spanish Dons and Señoritas in the Silent [...]

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Sugar Film Opening in NY and LA on 4/3/09

Icon Written by Cumba on April 2, 2009 – 11:35 pm

A new film by the writers and directors of the film “Half Nelson”, this one features a Dominican baseball player as the main character. The part of the main character “Sugar” is played by someone who has never acted before. Hope to catch this film in the theaters.

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Latino Films online – Cine Dulce

Icon Written by Cumba on March 28, 2009 – 12:39 pm

The art of short filmmaking fascinates me. Telling a story in a short amount of time, often with limited resources and producing something to be enjoyed is admirable. I am happy that there are resources out there where these films can gain an audience and don’t just fade away as part of someone’s resumer or [...]

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Teatro La Tea "Asi Somos" Bi-lingual Playwrights Festival

Icon Written by Cumba on November 26, 2008 – 12:38 pm

You can click on the images for a larger view. The festival runs from December 5th- December 14th. All plays will be performed first in English, then in Spanish. The theater is located at 107 Suffolk St. New York, NY 10002. Tickets can be bought at I conducted an interview with one of the [...]

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NYILFF – Shorts Program – Made You Smile

Icon Written by Cumba on July 25, 2008 – 9:51 pm

I saw two shorts programs today but only have time to write about one. The other – Talk 2 Her will be reviewed later on. Short Films: Made You Smile La Leyenda Del Hombre Lento (The Legend of the Slow Man) – Director: Armando Del Rio – An odd man out type of story done [...]

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NYILFF – Shorts Program – Boys to Men

Icon Written by Cumba on July 24, 2008 – 9:33 pm

The six short films in this program dealt with boys becoming men. The first film “El Prestidigitador (The Prestidigitator)” directed by Hugo Sanz, was about a boy who will do anything to get a good grade so as not to disappoint his mother. In the second film, “ Kid” directed by Miguel Alvarez, a boy [...]

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New York International Latino Film Festival

Icon Written by Cumba on July 23, 2008 – 8:30 pm

I am attending the Latino Film Festival in New York and I will be posting on the movies that I saw. Today was my first day and I was able to catch three films: Off Jackson Avenue – Directed and written by John-Luke Montias I have to admit that I was prepared to hate this [...]

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