NY Latino film fest to kick off 24 July

MUMBAI: The 8th Annual New York International Latino Film Festival (NYILFF), which will run from 24 to 29 July 2007, will open with Trade, a raw and powerful film on international human trafficking, and closes with El Cantante, a salsa music epic starring Marc Anthony as the legendary Hector Lavoe, and Jennifer Lopez as his wife.

The US Hispanic and Latin American cinema festival will also feature some of the most impressive talent in the industry, such as Wilmer Valderrama, Kate del Castillo, Eduardo Ver ástegui, Manny Perez and Victor Rasuk.

The NYILFF will showcase more than 80 US and international feature films, documentaries, and shorts. Industry panels and special events such as Dominican Night, Cinema Under the Stars, NYILFF New Music Showcase, NYILFF Vanguard and NYILFF Family Day demonstrate the festival ‘s dedication to providing a wide milieu of culturally relevant programming, says a release. The six-day schedule of events highlights the full range of Latino culture, targeting different segments of the community.