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The film "The Visitor", by the Bolivian Martin Boulocq, will be one of the Latin films that will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival. Photo: Tribeca Film Festival.
The film 'The Visitor,' by Bolivia's Martin Boulocq, is one of the Latin films that will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival. Photo: Tribeca Film Festival.

Latinos at the Tribeca Film Festival

A number of Latinx feature and short films will be part of the renowned Tribeca Film Festival, which begins on June 8 and will run until June 19.

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The Tribeca Film Festival is always a must-see event on the American film calendar. In addition to the Latin actors and actresses that appear on screen at the festival, are also directors from all over Latin America. 

In the programming, Latino filmmakers will present short films, feature films, documentaries and television series.

Some of the productions that will have special screenings at Tribeca, from June 8 to 19 in New York, are:

Narrative Feature Films

Eight films in the narrative feature genre will be presented at the festival. They are: Allswell, Carajita, Huesera, Mars One, Official Competition, Petit Mal and The Visitor. The last film, directed by Bolivian filmmaker Martín Boulocq, will have its world premiere at Tribeca. The feature film, set in the city of Cochabamba, offers a look "on family relationships, class disparity and the increasingly dominant presence of evangelicalism in Bolivia."

Documentaries

Beba, Samson and Me, Endangered, and HALFTIME are the productions included in this category. There is a special public showing for HALFTIME, the “intimate” documentary about the Latin singer, actress and businesswoman Jennifer López, which will also have its world premiere at Tribeca. The film was directed by the Amanda Micheli and is produced by Netflix. HALFTIME will go live on the streaming platform on June 14.

Short Films

Latino short films have been selected in a special category called Human Condition. The productions from five different countries are: Mamá, Phonos, Baby, Paraclete, Desert Lights, Fifth of June, and Ñaños.

What's Tribeca?

The film festival was founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff in 2001 to spur the economic and cultural revitalization of Lower Manhattan following the attacks on the World Trade Center. 

Since then, every year it brings together diverse artists and audiences to celebrate storytelling in all forms, including movies, TV series, virtual reality, games, and music. With strong roots in independent film, Tribeca is a platform that champions emerging and established voices, discovers filmmakers and introduces new technologies through premieres, exhibitions, talks and live performances.

The program for the 2022 edition includes the screening of 110 feature films and 15 online premieres by 150 filmmakers from 40 countries. There will also be 43 short films in competition, 10 music videos, nine online premieres and 18 special screening shorts from 25 countries.

Several films will also be available online exclusively to U.S. audiences through the Tribeca at Home platform.

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