The Viva! Latino Film Festival NYC Int'l debuts this February. They'll screen a variety of short and feature films made by Latinos in the U.S. as well as selections from Guatemala, Mexico, Venezuela, and more. Titles include Aguruphobia, The Hardest Love, and many more.
A couple highlights:
Danny Trejo stars in this drama about Juan Garcia, a boy on the threshold of manhood living in a gang-controlled neighborhood. His role models could not be further apart: his older sister Angie, a single mom, struggling to gain a foothold in the white corporate world and his uncle Manny, an ex-gang member, who has fallen into an acting career playing gang bangers since his release from prison. With the future on his doorstep, Juan, like most boys, can only think of girls and is unaware of the judicial system's hard line stance against gang affiliation.
Water & Power
This films follows twin brothers, nicknamed "Water" and "Power," from the Eastside streets of Los Angeles as they rise through the city's political and police ranks to become enmeshed in a complex web of the powerful and corrupt of Los Angeles.
New York: Feb. 19 - 22. Full details here.