The fifth edition of the Dominican Film Festival New York happens this June. A couple highlights:
A tale of a small .22 caliber gun with a heavy history behind it, "La Gunguna" tours the caribbean underground leaving a trace of bad luck and unfortunate events, marked with tones of black humor. A parade of bizarre characters - lowlifes, loan sharks, gun traffickers, professional pool and domino players, corrupt military men - moved by vengeance and deception, weaved together in episodes of tension, violence, even reflexion, in an ironic and picturesque society where "La Gunguna" becomes a bad omen, showing how curses are sometimes disguised under a shiny coat of gold.
A Orillas del Mar
When his father disappears from their fishing village, teen Pedro sets out to find his missing parent.While scouring the city he discovers that living is harder than he had originally thought. Safety and unconditional parental love are hard to find in this social drama. However, Pedro encounters humanity in the least expected places.
New York: June 22 - 26. Full lineup and details here.