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The Havana Film Festival NY Returns

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Bringing Latin American and Cuban cinema back to New York theatres, the 21st Havana Film Festival New York will feature more than 30 films from 11 countries on September 17 – 23, 2021.

The Havana Film Festival NY is back. For a full program of film screenings, free events, special guests from around the world, and more info on tickets and festival passes, visit the website at:

Included are tributes to two late, great Cuban directors, Enrique Pineda Barnet (1933-2021) and Juan Carlos Tabío (1943-2021) with screenings of newly restored prints of Pineda Barnet’s Giselle, an imaginatively cinematic take on the popular classical ballet starring prima ballerina assoluta Alicia Alonso plus Tabío’s Se Permuta (House Swap), a charming farce about the Cuban housing shortage.

In its 21st edition, the festival will showcase films from Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico, Spain, and the U.S, offering a cinematic window into the multiple perspectives that make up the Latin American diaspora and fostering an environment for industry professionals, film lovers, and Latinos to enrich and expand their vision of Latino culture.

Filmmakers will appear in person to introduce audiences to their stories, interpretations, and approaches to the art of making movies. The festival is partnering with small, independently-owned bars, restaurants, and gallery spaces in the neighborhood to celebrate Latin American stories and the region’s cultural presence in NYC. Two major focuses of this year’s festival are diversity and community, and a clear message to its audience to support local business.

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