July 10, 2006

Tickets Available for New York Latino Film Festival

quinceanera_240.jpgThe New York International Latino Film Festival doesn't start for a few weeks yet, but Cinecultist has been checking out the line-up on their site. We're particularly curious to see their closing night film, Quinceañera, a movie centered around the coming of age ceremony for 15-year-old Magdalena (Emily Rios) who lives in Los Angeles. It won the Grand Jury Prize Dramatic and the Audience Award American Dramatic this past year at the Sundance film festival plus we've heard great things about newcomer Rios's performance. Roger Ebert seeing it at Sundance reported, "There is rich human comedy here, and sadness, and a portrait so textured that we get very involved."

The festival screening is on Saturday, July 29 and Quinceañera will get a theatrical release on August 4. Official trailer via Apple.

Posted by karen at July 10, 2006 10:54 AM