The New York International International Latino Film Festival (NYILFF), announced today its lineup for its 13th edition which will run August 13-19. Opening the festival is Youssef Delara and Michael D. Olmos' Filly Brown, starring Gina Rodriguez as a tough LA street poet, and closing with Laura Brownson and Beth Levison's Lemon the incredible story of three-time felon and one-time Tony Award-winner, Lemon Anderson.
This year, NYILFF will also include panel discussions and other activities in celebration of Latino films beginning with a presentation of Selena at Cinema Under the Stars, a free outdoor screening at St. Nicholas Park. Presenting Dominican Night, the festival will screen the winner of the Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Audience Award, the heartwarming film Elliot Loves by Terracino, a story finding love in New York.
The World Premiere of The Girl is in Trouble, starring Wilmer Valderrama and Columbus Short, will screen with actors in attendance for a Q&A. Valderrama plays a bartender entangled in a murder mystery involving a desperate woman, a missing rug dealer and the scion of a powerful investment firm. NYILFF will also be presenting its in competition domestic and international features, documentaries and shorts, including Tom Gustafson's Mariachi Gringo, Winner of the prize for Best Mexican Film at the last edition of the Guadalajara Film Festival, Alejandro Bellame Palacio's El rumor de las piedras / The Rumble of the Stones from Venezuela, and Rodrigo Marín's Zoológico / Zoo from Chile.
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