The 2019 New York Latino Film Festival (NYLFF) kicks off on Monday, August 12th with the New York premiere of the film Princess of the Row from director Van Maximilian Carlson and starring Martin Sheen, Edi Gathegi, Ana Ortiz, Tayler Buck, Jacob Vargas, among others. Unflinching and emotional, Princess of the Row is the inspiring tale of a runaway foster child who will stop at nothing to live with the only family she knows: her father… a homeless, mentally ill-veteran fighting to survive on the streets of LA’s skid row.
The Festival will feature with a star-studded line-up of more than 83 films representing 10 countries including a special showcase of the beloved Bronx-set classic I Like It Like That. Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the screening will be joined by the film’s cast – fully reunited for the first time since its premiere in 1994. In honor of the late Oscar-nominated filmmaker John Singleton, NYLFF will present an outdoor screening of Poetic Justice, with a special appearance by his daughter Justice Singleton.
Returning to the Festival is FUTURO, a one-day digital conference featuring conversations with top thought-leaders, executives, and influencers in the Latino digital space.
This year, in partnership with HBO Latino, NYLFF presents Latinos Stand-Up competition, in search of the best Latino stand-up comedians around the country. Aspiring comedians are asked to submit their entries no later than Friday, July 19th for a chance to win a paid opportunity to appear in an upcoming HBO Latino Entre Nos comedy special.
Closing the Festival, NYLFF will present the Dominican film El Proyeccionista (The Projectionist), a genre-bending homage to the power of pre-digital cinema.