URBANWORLD Film Festival Highlights Latino Filmmakers

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The 19th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival, presented by BET Networks with founding sponsor HBO, recently announced the films that will be showcased. The nation’s largest competitive multicultural film festival will take place September 23-27, 2015 at Manhattan's AMC Empire 25 on 234 West 42nd Street. The festival will screen over 80 films.

“Urbanworld Film Festival is committed to the Latino community," said Gabrielle Glore, Festival Director, Urbanworld Film Festival.  "We are excited to add an even deeper variety of content that highlights Latino filmmakers and their stories as we continue to champion diversity through our film slate.”

NALIP is proud to be an Urbanworld Film Festival supporter. We are excited to host the following films next week! Be sure to check them out if you're in NY!

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AFTER SCHOOL

(USA)

Fri, Sep 25 10:00 PM

Directed by Carlos Melendez, Mauricio Mendoza

Starring Mauricio Mendoza, Yeniffer Behrens, Adrian Moreira-Behrens

Award-winning film about a troubled young boy with a terrifying secret, which explodes at school. A disgraced teacher and a tough cop try to save his life


 

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POCHA (MANIFEST DESTINY)

(USA)

Fri, Sep 25 7:15 PM

Directed by Michael Dywer

Starring Veronica Sixtos, Robert Urbina, Julio Cedillo, Jess Garcia. Jorge A. Jimenez, Maria del Carmen Farias

Raised in the US, Claudia is an undocumented immigrant living beyond her means in a twisted version of the American dream. When she’s arrested by the FBI for credit card fraud, Claudia is quickly deported to México. Speaking no Spanish and lost in her foreign “homeland,” she reluctantly takes refuge at her estranged father's cattle ranch. As she clashes with her unyielding father, her attempts to return home to the US thrust her into a dangerous bond with a dangerous smuggler, Ricky. Caught between her father’s sermons, Ricky's promises, and the encroaching military, Claudia must navigate a tightrope of impossible choices. Both a slow burning thriller and western, the film follows the transformative journey of a young woman confronting the high price of American ideals in the dark places between two cultures

 

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