NewLatino Filmmakers Screening Series, Feb. 8 in NYC

NewLatino Filmmakers Screening Series kicks off its tenth year at Anthology Film Archives with another round of films by Latino/a filmmakers as part of the best and only independent Latino “cinematheque” showcase in New York City!

 

February 8, 2012 from 7-10:30pm (cocktail networking reception with filmmakers @ 7pm)

 

Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Avenue at Second Street, Lower East Side, NYC

 

Price: $6 admission ~ at the box office ~ general seating

 

Series curated by NALIP member Edwin Pagan

 

-- SHORTS PROGRAM --

 

"THE TICKETS" 2011 / 17 mins / USA / HD

 

Directed by: Michael Diaz  / Written by Michael Valinsky & Daniel Warren 

 

In order to score concert tickets to see their favorite band's one-time reunion concert, Danny and Mick organize a heist of their own AA meeting. The robbery doesn't go as planned.

 

"URBAN LULLABUY" 2010 / 8 mins / USA / HD

 

Directed / Written by: Sonia Gonzalez-Martinez

 

Unemployed artist Nina is at her breaking point in her noisy Bronx neighborhood. She is too intimidated to step to Mateo, her young, thuggish neighbor and source of the noise. They finally have a confrontation that forces them to examine how to navigate the space they both occupy.

 

"CRUSH" 2011 / 9 mins / USA / HD

 

Directed by: Gloria La Morte / Written by: Dominic Colon

 

Prom Night in the South Bronx, Michael is in for the an evening of horror, hilarity and hope as he decides whether or not to man up and "kick it" to his high school Crush or "punk out" and let him walk into the sunset.

 

"SEED" 2011 / 16 mins / USA / HD

 

Directed / Written by: Hugo Perez

 

The year is 2022, a decade after the world famine and food riots, and the Mendelian Corporation now bioengineers the world’s entire commercial food supply through genetically-modified seeds, and has outlawed natural “heirloom” seeds which can only be found on the black market. Looking to serve his country, Juan joins the Corp’s Sprouts youth program and secretly inspects the crops on neighboring farms in search of “bad seeds” and discovers a contaminated patch. Will he follow the corporation's motto of “Duty First” and report the perpetrators?
 

"CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTOR" 2011 / 25 mins / USA / HD

 

Directed / Written by: J.W. Cortes

 

Jason Cruz (JW Cortes), is an Iraq war veteran arrested amidst allegations of murdering unarmed Iraqi children. Jason attempts to detach himself from his unsuspecting family in an effort to save them from his pang of conscience. His bride, Kayla (Giselle Forte) discovers simultaneously with the audience what exactly has put Jason and his family in the most challenging and trying situation of their lives. "Conscientious Objector" reminds us that the affects of war are indeed different, complex and as unique as the soldiers are experiencing it. Objecting to a one's self-conscience can be the toughest battle any one person can fight.

 

-- FEATURE SELECTION --

 

"CHANGING DIEGO" 2011 / 118 mins / USA / HD

 

Directed / Written by: Will Fonseca

 

Diego is a shy, young paralegal who lives with his parents and his eccentric grandmother who believes in the supernatural. Diego is head-over-heels over his co-worker Marissa. After a fun date night, Marissa reveals to Diego a secret that emotionally crushes him. Heartbroken and hopeless, he turns to his grandmother and the supernatural world for help.