6th Annual Dominican Film Festival
The 6th Annual Dominical Film Festival is kicking off its 2017 season by honoring Latina actress, Dascha Polanco. The festival is showing movies directed by and regarding prominent and upcoming Dominican directors. They’re overarching goal is to emphasize and grow the economic and cultural relationship between the United States and the Dominican Republic. They hope to represent life in not only the Dominican but throughout Latin America. This year the festival is showing works created to address issues regarding New York City’s diverse Latino population.
Beginning Thursday July 13th, 2017, with an Honoring of Dascha Polanco, movies are being screened all over Northern Manhattan. While the event for Dascha Polanco is happening on the 13th, the movie screenings begin on Tuesday July 25th and end on Friday July 28th. The event is going to be a presentation of a culture different from many of our own and hopefully assist in bridging gaps between communities and cultures. Many of the films will also have Q & A’s with the Directors and cast, making the event more exciting than a regular trip to the movie theatre.
One of the spotlights is being placed on a new film called Carpinteros (Woodpeckers), where a young man finds love in a surprising place, the Domincian Republic’s Najayo Prison. The story portrays the strength of love and the lengths people will go to maintain it. Tickets for all screenings can be found here and tickets range from $15-$50 depending on the night. Tickets are also available to the Dascha Polanco event, but prices start at $100. This year’s festival is going to bring beautiful art and emotional performances to the big screen, so grab tickets and check out a show or two.
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