Latino film fest kicks off in New York

August 16th, 2011 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS  

New York, Aug 16 (IANS/EFE) The New York International Latino Film Festival (Nyilff), which this year pays tribute to actor Andy Garcia, began Monday with its traditional Cinema Under the Stars, a free outdoor screening.

Nyilff includes conferences, premieres, documentaries, short subjects and concerts.

Scheduled for Thursday is a day dedicated to Andy Garcia with the presentation of “A Conversation with Andy Garcia”, which will delve into his career and achievements as an actor, director, musician, producer and family man.

On that day Garcia will received the Nyilff Impact Award, an honour for artists whose work has had a significant impact on the community.

The Cuban-American actor will be on hand at the festival to present “Magic City Memories”, a prizewinning film of which he was executive producer.

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