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Dominican Film Festival Presents: CLOSING NIGHT

Alianza Dominicana Cultural Center 10AM
530 W 166th Street @ St. Nicholas Ave.

Screenwriting Workshop

(GRATIS/FREE)

 

Yarissa Rodríguez
Screenwriter and producer with a bachelor’s degree in Cinematography from the Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo (UASD). She co-wrote the box office hit My Girlfriend’s Ghost (2017) by director Francis Disla and starring William Levy and Carmen Villalobos; Two Policemen in Troubles (2015), directed by Francis Disla; and Kintsugi by Alan Nadal (2016). Her latest project is Bomberos (2018)

Conrado Ortiz
He is one of the writer of the box office hit My Girlfriend’s Ghost (2017) by director Francis Disla and starring William Levy and Carmen Villalobos. Other writing credits include: Two Policemen in Troubles (2015), directed by Francis Disla; Un lio de dólares (2014). Currently he is co-writing the dominican movie Bomberos

 

The Armory 7PM
216 Fort Washington Ave. @ 169th Street

LOVE WITH A COLONIAL SCENT

Dir: Joelle Gonzalez | Puerto Rico, United States | Documentary | 2018 | 66 min
NEW YORK PREMIERE

Love with a Colonial Scent uses Puerto Rico’s colonial situation with the USA, the island’s bankruptcy, and breathtaking vistas as a backdrop to focus on the debate over gay marriage on the island.

 

 

 

United Palace 7PM
4140 Broadway @ 175th Street

HAY UN PAÍS EN EL MUNDO / THERE IS A COUNTRY IN THE WORLD

Dir: Jose Enrique Pintor | Dominican Republic | Documentary, Drama | 2017 | 80 min | INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE

A young Dominican musician from the Diaspora tells a girl everything special about his country, without knowing that she also carries it inside. This is a journey that explores dominicanidad through history, architecture, music, gastronomy, tourism and economy… approaching the particularities and peculiarities of the Dominican people.

 

Dominican Film Festival Presents: Women in the Diaspora, Hay Un País En El Mundo, Un Pasaje De Ida

July 29th


United Palace 3PM & 7PM
4140 Broadway @ 175th Street

Dominican Women in the Diaspora

The 7th Edition of the Dominican Film Festival in New York will feature a special retrospective of Dominican filmmakers in the diaspora. The retrospective is dedicated to promote equal opportunities for Dominican women and Latinas who work in the film industry as producers, directors and actresses. The fact that women make up 50 percent of the world’s population and are not yet well paid or on an equal footing in the film industry is what leads us to present these films and opinions of the female filmmakers who are part of the Dominican Diaspora.

 

United Palace 5PM
4140 Broadway @ 175th Street

HAY UN PAÍS EN EL MUNDO / THERE IS A COUNTRY IN THE WORLD

Dir: Jose Enrique Pintor | Dominican Republic | Documentary, Drama | 2017 | 80 min | INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE

A young Dominican musician from the Diaspora tells a girl everything special about his country, without knowing that she also carries it inside. This is a journey that explores dominicanidad through history, architecture, music, gastronomy, tourism and economy… approaching the particularities and peculiarities of the Dominican people.

 

Comisionado Dominicano 9PM
541 W 145th Street #2 at Broadway

Un Pasaje De Ida

Dir: Agliberto Melendez | Dominican Republic | Drama | 1988 | 90 min

DOMINICAN CLASSIC INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE

A fictional retelling of the Regina Express tragedy, in which 22 Dominican stowaways died from suffocation in an attempt of illegal travel in September 1981. Agliberto Melendez’s murky thriller, ”A One-Way Ticket,” is likely to give the shivers to anyone with tendencies toward claustrophobia. In 1981 a group of Dominicans bribe dock officials in Santo Domingo to smuggle them aboard a ship bound for Miami. The escape plan is jeopardized when an informant blows the whistle on them. After a last-minute inspection is ordered by the commander, the escapees are herded to the boat’s only secure hiding place, its stifling ballast tank. A classic of Dominican cinema!

 

 

 

 

Dominican Film Festival Presents: Los Fabulosos Mas Mejores, Gamertag Radio: A Podcast, Open Doors

July 28th                                                                                                               July 29th


United Palace  3PM
4140 Broadway @ 175th Street

Los Fabulosos Ma’ Mejores

Dir: Carlos Manuel Plasencia | Dominican Republic | Comedy, Family | 2018 | 90 min

Chelo Rosario (Luis José López) is a kid baseball coach who’s not doing very well: he has no money, no job and his baseball team, although wonderful, is spectacularly bad at playing baseball. One day an announcement is made on the radio regarding the first ever Kid’s Baseball Tournament in the Dominican Republic and Chelo decides to ask the beautiful Joanna (Denise Quiñones) — who is the mother of one of the kids — for help to enter the tournament. The result is a fun-filled family oriented comedy where kids as well as adults will enjoy the crazy adventures of this fabulous team and the importance of fighting for your dreams regardless of how difficult they may be.

Comisionado Dominicano 5PM
541 W 145th Street #2 at Broadway

GamerTag Radio : A Podcast Story 

Dir: Danny Peña | United States | Podcast | 2018 | 85 min
WORLD PREMIERE

Capturing the ears and hearts of hundreds of thousands of monthly podcast listeners doesn’t happen overnight. But once you know Danny Peña’s story, you’ll understand it was inevitable.  In The Gamertag Radio Documentary, we hear from Peña, Toledo, Lilly–and others whose lives have been touched by Gamertag Radio–about the shaky origins, deep relationships, and eventual accomplishments of the renowned podcast.

 

Comisionado Dominicano 9PM
541 W 145th Street #2 at Broadway

 

Open Doors (Puertas Abiertas)

Dir: Pavel Marcano | Argentina, Dominican Republic | Documental | 2017 | 64 min

Bonifacio is just one of the hundreds of patients who live in Open Door, a psychiatric hospital located on the outskirts of Buenos Aires. After several failed attempts to reintegrate into society, he has no other choice than to make the hospital his home, and his fellow patients, his family.

 

 

 

Dominican Film Festival Opening Night : EL FANTASMA DE MI NOVIA / MY GIRLFRIEND’S GHOST

Dominican Film Festival from July 24th – July 29th

July 26th                                                                        July 27th
July 28th                                                                        July 29th 


EL FANTASMA DE MI NOVIA / MY GIRLFRIEND’S GHOST

Dir: Francis “Indio” Disla | Dominican Republic | Comedy, Romance | 2018 | 94 min | INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE

A petty thief who can see the dead meets the ghost of an actress who has nine days to find real love and wake up from a coma, in this wacky rom-com that deftly mixes humor, drama, and fantasy.

Lupe del Mar (Carmen Villalobos) is an impertinent young actress from NYC traveling to the Dominican Republic to realize her lifelong dream of making a movie under the supervision of her manager and perfect boyfriend, Fernando (Brandon Peniche). However, before she can begin filming Lupe suffers a terrible accident, leaving her body in a coma and her spirit wandering. Desperate and with only nine days before they pull the plug, she searches for help from the only person who an see her – Chepa (William Levy), a scam artist and a spirit seer. Together, Lupe and Chepa discover that Lupe has been cursed and cannot return to her body until she learns to forgive and value people for who they are and not what they have.

NoMAA: Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance

The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA) is a non-profit arts service organization whose mission is to cultivate, support and promote the works of artists and arts organizations in northern Manhattan.

NoMAA’s story begins in 2006, when the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone recognized Northern Manhattan’s need for a more cohesive cultural community in which artists and arts organizations have the resources and support necessary to maximize their artistic, social, and economic potential. NoMAA obtained its official 501(c)3 status in 2007, and was incubated by the Hispanic Federation until becoming fully independent in 2011.

NoMAA facilitates the creation of new works by both emerging and established artists; strengthens the infrastructures of local arts organizations; encourages public dialogue, engagement, and collective reflection around issues that affect upper Manhattan’s cultural community; and fosters the region’s economic development and overall vibrancy.