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HFFNY 2008 Schedule

All foreign language films are subtitled in English.

FRIDAY April 11

QUAD CINEMA

1:00 pm
3:00 pm
5:00 pm
7:00 pm
9:30 pm
  • Opening Night Party: Dinner & Live Entertainment
9:30 pm

SATURDAY April 12

THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART

12:35 pm

QUEENSBOROUGH PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, QUEENS

8:00 pm
  • El Benny (127 min.) Jorge Luis Sanchez. Cuba

QUAD CINEMA

1:00 pm
  • New Children / New York Youth Program (70 min.) All Directors Present for Q & A.
  • Desconocido. Fausto Chadán, Ecuador, 23 yrs-old
  • My Movie. Kelvin Lara. Dominican Republic, 15 yrs-old
  • Through My Eyes. Bryan Lopez, Puerto Rico. 16 yrs-old
  • Don't Hate the Player, Hate the Game. Jeremy Lopez, Puerto Rico. 13 yrs-old
  • Fitting In. Joshua Carrero, Puerto Rico, 13 yrs-old
  • Aerosol. Desiree Camacho, DR, 16 yrs-old
  • Wrong Way. Mike Vasquez, Colombia. 17 yrs-old
  • The Life of Dasha. Robert Moore, Puerto Rico, 15 yrs-old. & Sam Rosario, Puerto Rico, 15 yrs-old
  • New Children / New York work-in-progress documentary by Gisela Sanders and Lauren Mucciolo.
3:00 pm
5:15 pm
7:00 pm
9:30 pm

SUNDAY April 13

KING JUAN CARLOS I OF SPAIN CENTER, NYU

(Free and open to the public)
Estela Bravo Retrospective: Witness of Her Time
4:00 pm

QUAD CINEMA

1:00 pm
3:10 pm
5:00 pm
7:30 pm
9:45 pm

MONDAY April 14

KING JUAN CARLOS I OF SPAIN CENTER, NYU

(Free and open to the public)
6:30 pm
  • Meet the Industry. A conversation with guest directors and key industry figures. Simultaneous translation in English provided by LART. Panelists: Rebeca Conget (VP Film Movement), Eric Mathis (CEO Ondamax Films), Moderator Jerry Carlson (Producer and Professor at City College, CUNY). Reception to follow

CENTRO AT THE MOVIES: THE KAYE PLAYHOUSE AT HUNTER COLLEGE

(Free and open to the public)
4:00 pm
6:00 pm
  • Las Dos Caras de Jano (81 min.) Edmundo Rodriguez. Puerto Rico. NY Premiere. Director Present for Q&A. Introduction by Joelle González-Laguer, Professor at the School of Communication, Hunter College. Reception to follow. Sponsored by Centro de Estudios Puertoriqueños

QUAD CINEMA

1:00 pm
3:10 pm
5:00 pm
7:00 pm
9:20 pm
  • Radio Corazón (101 min.) Roberto Artiagoitia. Chile. US Premiere. Q&A with Director

TUESDAY April 15

KING JUAN CARLOS I OF SPAIN CENTER, NYU

(Free and open to the public)
Estela Bravo Retrospective: Witness of Her Time
4:00 pm
5:00 pm
6:10 pm
7:00 pm
  • Estela Bravo: Witness of Her Time. A conversation between Estela Bravo and filmmaker and Hunter College profesor Tami Gold about Mrs.Bravo’s perspective on the social documentary. Reception to follow. Simultaneous translation provided by LART

CENTRO AT THE MOVIES: THE KAYE PLAYHOUSE AT HUNTER COLLEGE

(Free and open to the public)
4:00 pm
6:00 pm
  • Angeles Perdidos / Lost Angels (81 min.) Raul Marchand. Puerto Rico. NY Premiere. Producer/Actor Rey Pascual. Present for Q&A. In conversation with Joelle González-Laguer, Professor at the Film & Media Dept., Hunter College Reception to follow. Sponsored by Centro de Estudios Puertorriqueños Studies

QUAD CINEMA

1:00 pm
3:00 pm
  • Radio Corazón (101 min.) Roberto Artiagoitia. Chile. US Premiere Q&A with Director
5:10 pm
7:20 pm
9:35 pm

WEDNESDAY April 16

QUAD CINEMA

1:00 pm
3:30 pm
5:30 pm
7:15 pm
9:35 pm

THURSDAY April 17

QUAD CINEMA

1:00 pm
3:00 pm
  • Tribute to Luis Alberto Garcia: Madrigal (110 min.) Fernando Perez. Cuba
5:00 pm
7:00 pm
9:30 pm

FRIDAY April 18

HFFNY AT THE BRONX MUSEUM OF THE ARTS

(Free and open to the public)
6:00 pm
  • World Premiere of HAVANA KIDS II (40 min.) Alberto Gonzalez. Cuba-US. Q&A with Director. Followed by a First Fridays! Cuban Party with live entertainment

Panels & Special Programs


THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART

1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street
FREE with museum admission, membership, or festival pass
(Reservations suggested / Se sugiere reservar: 212.650.2833)

Saturday, April 12 at 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
EL PRIMER CONTACTO CON EL ARTE: Talleres educativos para la familia en español Charlas / Spanish-language gallery talks
El Nuevo Centro Educativo Ruth y Harold D. Uris /The New Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education ¿QUIÉN ES EL DRAGÓN?

Saturday, April 12 at 12:35 pm – 2:00 pm
CINE INFANTIL LATINOAMERICANO / LATIN AMERICAN FILM FOR CHILDREN DRAGONES: DESTINO DE FUEGO / DRAGONS: DESTINY OF FIRE (2006. 80 min.)
This original story about a dragon’s search for identity is a must see for children. See synopsis section for full description. Spanish with English subtitles. / En español con subtítulos en inglés. Sala de Conferencia Bonnie J. Sacerdote/Bonnie J. Sacerdote Lecture Hall.

El Primer Contacto con el Arte is made possible in part by The Goodman Memorial Foundation; The Samuel and Rae Eckman Charitable Foundation, Inc.; the Thanksgiving Foundation; and the Sunny and Abe Rosenberg Foundation.

QUAD CINEMA

34 West 13th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues)

Saturday, April 12 at 5:15 pm AND Monday, April 14 at 5:15 pm
ESTELA BRAVO RETROSPECTIVE: WITNESS OF HER TIME US Premiere
Quien Soy Yo? Los Niños Encontrados de Argentina / Who Am I? The Found Children of Argentina (2007. 75 min.) See synopsis. Director Estela Bravo present with special appearance by Estela Carlotto, President of the Plaza de Mayo Grandmothers. In conversation with Mario Murillo, host of WBAI’s Wake Up Call and Associate Professor at the School of Communication, Hofstra University. Translation provided.

QUEENSBOROUGH PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

222-05 56th Avenue at Springfield Blvd., Bayside

Saturday, April 12 at 8:00 pm
HFFNY at QPAC Queens
Premiere of EL BENNY (2006. 127 min.) See synopsis.

Special concert by Chita Rivera on Sunday, April 13th at Queensborough Performing Arts Center at Queenborough Community College.
For discounted ticket sales information, see QPAC in Venues Panel.

Film Premiere: $10.00, Chita Rivera Concert: $45.00
Festival Pass holders: Film Premiere: Free; Chita Rivera Concert: $40
Chita Rivera Ticket Holders: Film Premiere: $7.50
Tickets for film AND Chita Rivera Concert: $47.50

Tickets available through QPAC box office at (718) 631-6311 (Monday – Friday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm).

KING JUAN CARLOS I OF SPAIN CENTER, NYU

53 Washington Square South (Between Thompson & Sullivan Streets)

Sunday, April 13, 2008 at 3:30 pm
ESTELA BRAVO RETROSPECTIVE: WITNESS OF HER TIME
FREE Screenings
FIDEL (2001, 90 min.) preceded by CHILDREN IN DEBT (1987, 28 min.) See synopsis.

Monday, April 14 at 6:30 pm
MEET THE INDUSTRY
FREE
Panel A conversation with guest directors and key industry figures. Panelists: Rebeca Conget (VP Film Movement), Eric Mathis (CEO Ondamax Films), Moderator: Sandy Lieberson (Chair, Film London) Invited filmmakers: Rodrigo Bellot, Ariel Rotter, Israel Cardenas, Jorge Furtado, Juan Taratuto, Elias Jimenez, and Juan Fischer. Simultaneous translation in English provided by LART. Reception to follow. Co-sponsored by Film in the City.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008
ESTELA BRAVO RETROSPECTIVE: WITNESS OF HER TIME
FREE Screenings
4:00 pm THE CUBAN EXCLUDABLES (1997, 57 min.) AFTER THE BATTLE (1991, 58 min.) HOLY FATHER AND GLORIA (1987, 39 min.) See synopsis.
7:00 pm: American filmmaker Estela Bravo, whose 30 award-winning documentaries on Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa and the US reach across cultural and language barriers, in conversation with Tami Gold (Filmmaker and Professor at Hunter College, CUNY). Reception to follow. Simultaneous translation provided.

THE KAYE PLAYHOUSE AT HUNTER COLLEGE

East 68th Street (between Park Avenue and Lexington Avenue)
(In collaboration with the Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College, CUNY)

Monday, April 14
CENTRO AT THE MOVIES: The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College
Free and open to the public.
4:00 pm PUERTO RICAN: OUR AMERICAN STORY (60 min.) See synopsis.
6:00 pm LAS DOS CARAS DE JANO (2008. 81 min.) Edmundo Rodriguez. Puerto Rico. NY Premiere. Director present. In conversation with Professor Joelle González-Laguer, Film and Media Department, Hunter College. Reception to follow.

Tuesday, April 15
CENTRO AT THE MOVIES: The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College
Free and open to the public.
4:00 pm NUYORICAN: PUERTO RICAN IN NEW YORK (60 min.) See synopsis.
6:00 pm ANGELES PERDIDOS (2006. 81 min.) Raul Marchand. Puerto Rico. NY Premiere. Producer/Actor Rey Pascual present. In conversation with Professor Joelle González-Laguer, Film and Media Department, Hunter College. Reception to follow.

THE BRONX MUSEUM OF THE ARTS

1040 Grand Concourse at 165th Street, The Bronx

Friday, April 18
HFFNY AT THE BRONX MUSEUM OF THE ARTS
Free and open to the public.
6:00 pm World Premiere of HAVANA KIDZ II (2008. 45 min.) Alberto Gonzalez. See synopsis. Director present for Q&A. Party with live band and DJ celebrating the music of Cuba to follow. In collaboration with the First Fridays! series at The Bronx Museum of the Arts.

Argentina

BOLIVIA

BRAZIL

CHILE

COLOMBIA

CUBA

GUATEMALA

MEXICO

PERU

PUERTO RICO

UNITED STATES