Friday, July 18, 2008

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Stars to Light Up the Screen at the Ninth Annual New York International Latino Film Festival

The New York International Latino Film Festival (NYILFF), presented by HBO, returns for its Ninth Annual Edition from July 22-27 and will have its biggest line-up yet with over 100 national and international films, documentaries and shorts. NYILFF also boasts more premieres than ever before including Opening Night's AMERICAN SON, directed by Neil Abramson and starring Nick Cannon, Melonie Diaz and Jay Hernandez, and Closing Night's THE MINISTERS, directed by Franc. Reyes and starring John Leguizamo and Harvey Keitel. Other talent represented in this year's NYILFF include Daddy Yankee, Laurence Fishburne, Taye Diggs, Rosie Perez, Wilmer Valderrama, Snoop Dogg, Method Man, Tyson Beckford, skateboarding star Paul Rodriguez, Jr., Jesse Garcia, Emily Rios and David Banner, many of whom are confirmed to attend.
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Presented by: LATIN HORROR

LATIN HORROR and the HBO/New York International Latino Film Festival (NYILFF) have joined forces to bring you an exciting panel on the history of Latin horror and its current emergence in the U.S., and put the spotlight on some of the filmmakers that are helping the genre to explode onto the international filmmaking stage. Don't miss this historic event.

Panelists include:

- Jason Cuadrado, director, TALES FROM THE DEAD*

- Julio Antonio Toro, director, REPENTANCE*

- Gilberto Flores, director, SANDMAN'S BOX*

- Pepper Negron, director, SO QUIET, IN STILLNESS I LIE (part of horror anthology)

- Giovanni Rodriguez, director, RED CANYON*

Moderated by LATIN HORROR founder, Edwin Pagan

LATIN HORROR is also the official host of the films participating in the ON THE EDGE track of the NYILFF.

* Denotes a film participating in the the 2008 HBO NYILFF.


Do you have a taste for blood and a hankering for horror films? Scary movies have been earning big bucks and studios are finally taking note of the new crop of Latin filmmakers adding a touch of spice to the horror genre. While acclaimed directors like Guillermo Del Toro and Robert Rodriguez are re-envisioning the boundaries of the genre, up-and-coming Latino filmmakers are infusing America's traditional fright fest with a bold, new passion. Panel discussions will explore the history and evolution of Latin horror and present case studies that are pushing the emergence of today's Latin horror flicks to the forefront of the U..S. film market. Panel participants will include filmmakers whose films are being showcased during the festival. Plus a few surprises...come if you dare!

Time: 2:00PM

Location: Showbiz Software Store

19 West 21st Street (Broadway & Avenue of the Americas)

Admission: $6 -- Seating Limited

LATIN HORROR (http://www. latinhorror. com - "Scaring Up A RevoluciĆ³n!"

The Official Publication of Latin Horrorphiles Everywhere.