The New York International Latino Film Festival

By Jonathan Adams Jul 21, 2008

From Felix at MediaRights The New York International Latino Film Festival starts this week and it is offering some impressive films. Highlights include Cristina Kotz Cornejo’s narrative 3 Americas; Big Pun: The Legacy, a documentary that looks at the life and music of the late South Bronx hip hop star; and Renee Tajima-Peña’s Calavera Highway, which tells the story of “seven Mexican-American men grappling with the meaning of masculinity, fatherhood and a legacy of rootless beginnings” (set to air this year on POV). Other than films, the festival has planned some interesting panels and events. I’m most excited about the one entitled Latin Horror: The Accent on a New Genre, which appeals to the horror geek in me. For the full festival schedule, go to: