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Opening night film premiere, El Cuerno de la Abundancia (Horn of Plenty), a comedy by award winning Cuban filmmaker Juan Carlos Tabío and reception at The Directors Guild Theatre

50 years of the Development of Cuban Cinema
• Retrospective of Cuban master, Santiago Alvarez’ bold and unexpected images.
• Remembering Humberto Solas (1941-2008): Legendary filmmaker whose works encompassed key moments in Cuban and Latin American history
• Showcase of works by young Cuban filmmakers

Recent Puerto Rican Cinema: films by leading directors, Jacobo Morales, Raul Marchand, Edmundo Rodriguez, and Lilian Rosado

Stranger than Fiction:  A Tribute to award-winning Colombian director, Luis Ospina

Nuevas Miradas, New Views: the latest films produced by graduate students from the International School of Film and TV (EICTV), San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba

A selection of compelling documentaries

Premieres of award-winning films from the Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano that takes place each December in Havana

Special programming for children at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Educational programs including panel discussions, workshops, and Q&A sessions with filmmakers

Events with Filmmakers

Receptions and parties with Latin American delegates



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EVENT: 10th HAVANA FILM FESTIVAL NEW YORK, Celebrating Latin American Cinema and 50 years of the development of  Cuban cinema
WHEN:  APRIL 16  - 23, 2009 with special events scheduled April 3rd and 14th
WHAT:  The annual Havana Film Festival New York (HFFNY) is an internationally renowned film event introducing its audience to prominent and emerging cinema visionaries by showcasing classics and premiering award-winning movies from and about Latin America and the U.S. Latino community. HFFNY also stimulates audience/artist dialogue by offering panel discussions, workshops, and Q&A sessions with international filmmakers, actors and producers.

The N.Y. premiere of Horn of Plenty (Best screenplay and Third Coral in Festival del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano, Havana) by Cuban director Juan Carlos Tabío, will open the festival on Thursday April 16 at the Directors Guild Theatre. Filmgoers from the metropolitan area will have the opportunity to see more than 40 films from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. This year, HFFNY will pay tribute to Cuban master, Santiago Alvarez (Hanoi, Now, LBJ, 79 Primaveras). The festival will also honor the work of award-winning Colombian filmmaker Luis Ospina (The Paper Tiger, The Supreme Uneasiness, Pura Sangre, Vampires of Poverty).

HFFNY is collaborating with the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Center for Puerto Rican Studies (Hunter College), Bronx Museum of the Arts, Queens Theatre in the Park and, King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center (NYU) to offer free and low-cost events celebrating Latin American and Latino culture. All foreign language films are subtitled in English.

WHERE: Quad Cinema: 34 West 13th Street (between 5th & 6th Avenues), Manhattan
King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, NYU: 53 Washington Square South (between Thompson and Sullivan Streets), Manhattan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art: 1000 5th Avenue (at 82nd Street), Manhattan
Ida K. Lang Theater at Hunter College: North Bldg. 4th Floor, 68th Street (off Lexington Ave.), Manhattan
The Bronx Museum of the Arts: 1040 Grand Concourse at 165th St., The Bronx
Queens Theatre in the Park:  Flushing Meadows Corona Park (same exits off the Grand Central Parkway as the US Tennis Association, The Queens Museum and the Unisphere).