The 18th Havana Film Festival New York (HFFNY) showcases the diversity of Latino voices and stories in a program that includes over 35 films. “Our 18th festival reinforces the mission of AFLFC by continuing to build cultural bridges between the U.S. and Cuba through art projects,” says Carole Rosenberg, President of AFLFC. “It Is a honor to have such an outstanding line-up of Cuban and Latin American films and filmmakers here to share their cinematic stories with our audience.”
Our ever-popular kick-off event First Fridays! with The Bronx Museum of the Arts will take place at Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture, March 24 at 6pm. The program, free and open to the public, begins with a reception, followed by the screening of Pavel Giroud and JuanMa Villar’s Playing Lecuona, a documentary about celebrity Cuban composer and pianist Ernesto Lecuona. The film explores Lecuona’s musical impact in an exceptionally inventive way- through the lenses of three contemporary megastars: Chucho Valdés, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, and Michel Camilo.