The Havana Film Festival New York 2009 & Centro for Puerto Rican Studies presents
Cinema of Puerto Rico: Challenges and Implications of a Rising Cinema
5 p.m. Tuesday, April 21
IDA K. LANG RECITAL HALL @ HUNTER COLLEGE: 424 Hunter North,
68 Street (Between Lex & Park Aves), Manhattan
DIOS LOS CRIA II/GOD CREATED THEM. NY Premiere
Jacobo Morales. Puerto Rico. 2004. MiniDV. Fiction.135 min.
Legendary director, Jacobo Morales once again combines drama and comedy with satire and unexpected endings. Corruption, ethical conflicts, human solidarity, and machismo are among the film's central themes.
Jacobo Morales vuelve a combinar el drama y la comedia con la sátira y los finales inesperados. La corrupción, los conflictos de orden ético, la solidaridad humana y el machismo son algunos de los temas tratados en las tres historias de este filme.
Director present for Q&A.
7:30 p.m. -- Panel Cinema of Puerto Rico: Challenges and Implications of a Rising Cinema
Participants for this panel include filmmakers: Jacobo Morales, Lilian Rosado, Pedro Perez-Rosado y Juanma Fernandez. Moderator: Soledad Romero - Stage actress; Lecturer on Puerto Rican Studies and Spanish at Queens College CUNY. Reception to follow. Sponsored by Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College
This is one of many events planned for the Havana Film Festival.
The Havana Film Festival New York will celebrate its 10th anniversary from April 16-23 in various locations throughout New York City. This year's selection appeals to different age groups, fostering an appreciation of Latin American culture.
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