The Film Society of Lincoln Center has announced its official lineup for the 12th edition of their annual Latin American film festival Latinbeat which will take place August 10 - 24 at the Walter Reade Theater in New York City. This year's festival will showcase 23 films, including four US premieres, and it will open with the Argentine romantic comedy Medianeras / Sidewalls by Gustavo Taretto. Highlights of the festival include Julio Hernández Cordón's Marimbas del infierno / Marimbas from Hell (pictured) from Guatemala; the Brazilian film As melhores coisas do mundo / The Best Things in the World by Lais Bodansky; Marta Ferrer's documentary feature El Varal from Mexico; and Marcel Rasquin's Venezuelan hit Hermano.
Additionally Casa Clementina and Cinema Tropical will also co-present a special panel discussion sponsored by New York Women in Film and Television. as part of this year's festival on the recent emergence of Central American and Caribbean cinema.