Film Society of Lincoln Center Announces Lineup for Latinbeat 2011

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.