Any of my friends will vouch for the fact that I love films of all kinds. If I had the means, I'd by a pass to almost all of the film festivals that grace New York City's screens but not having means is how this blog came to be. So you might imagine my excitement to find out that the 11th Annual Havana Film Festival New York (HFFNY) is offering a number of free events.

For synopses of the films mentioned below go to the HFFNY website.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at 6:30 pm
El Museo del Barrio

New York premieres of Uprooted (Documentary, 2009, Columbia) and El Play (2008, Dominican Republic - U.S.). Director Pablo Medina will be present for Q&A.

Friday, April 9, 2010 at 6 pm
Bronx Museum of the Arts
U.S. Premiere of 20 AƱos (Animation, 2009, Cuba) and World Premiere of Homo Erectus (Fiction, 2010, US/Cuba). The director and producer of Homo Erectus will be in attendance for a Q&A session. There will also be an after-party celebrating Cuban music with Pepito GOmez & his sextet and DJ Asho.

Saturday April 17, 2010 at 12:30 pm

Metropolitan Museum of Art
, Bonnie J. Sacerdote Lecture Hall
(Free with Museum Admission which is always suggested, meaning pay what your wish)

Latin American Film for Children. 5 films from Columbia, El Salvador, and Spain will be screened.

Saturday, April 17, 2010 at 4:30 pm
Queens Museum of Art
Family Film. NY Premiere of Fantasma De Buenos Aires/A Buenos Aires Ghost (Fiction, Argentina, 90 min)

Monday, April 19, 2010 at 4:30 pm
King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, NYU
Tribute to Enrique Pineda Barnet: A Mind Without Boundaries. Giselle (Dance Film, 57 min) and Cosmorama (Experimental, 5 min, Cuba).

Monday, April 19, 2010 at 8 pm
Tisch School of the Arts, NYU

U.S. premiere of Close Up (Cuba, 23 min) and La Marea (Cuba, 27 min).

Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at 5:30 pm
King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, NYU

NY Premiere of Diario del Fin/Diary of the End (Peru) and U.S. Premier of Anectodotas Sobre Fidel/ Anecdotes about Fidel.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at 7 pm
King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, NYU

Discussion entitled "The Business of Filmmaking: Latin America - US." The legal and business aspects of motion picture development and finance. The impact of copyright and intellectual property rights on production and distribution.

Thursday, April 22, 2010 at 6 pm
Cantor Center, NYU
The Extraordinary Journey of Fernando Buijones (US, 2009, 60min)

Thursday, April 22, 2010 at 7:30 pm
Cantor Center, NYU

La Bella De La Alhambra
/ The Beauty of Alhambra. 20th Anniversary presentation of this iconic film directed by Enrique Pineda Barnet, who will be present for Q&A.

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  1. Prerana Reddy says:

    Hey there - just a FYI that QMA screening is Saturday April 17 (not Monday April 19) @ 430 pm!

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