New York International Latino Film Festival 2012: Movies to Keep on Your Radar

Movie lovers, it’s that time of year again to support Latino independent films! The New York International Film Festival rolled out the red carpet for the premiere night screening of the Sundance hit, Filly Brown. The film directed by Youssef Delara and Michael Olmos, features Gina Rodriguez as an aspiring hip-hop artist who struggles to balance success and her personal life while her mother, played by Jenni Rivera, is incarcerated.

Watch the trailer of Filly Brown and check out our list of additional films to keep a look out for below:

Elliot Loves

Synopsis: A dark-comedy drama about Dominican American, Elliot Ayende, a gay 21-year-old looking for love in all of the wrong places. The film , directed by Terracino, dives into is relationship with his single mother and taps into their similarities when it comes to the matter of the heart.

El Medico: The Cubaton Story

Synopsis: The documentary directed by Daniel Fridell depicts modern day Cuba like never before. Focusing on a Swedish music producer who discovers an aspiring reggaeton artist known as “El Medico,” he attempts to help him cross over, but discovers the paradoxes between the capitalist dream and Cuban revolutionary ideals.

The Girl in Trouble

Synopsis: See Wilmer Valderrama's dark side in this thriller executive produced by Spike Lee. The Venezuelan actor plays a bartender who becomes wrapped into a gripping murder mystery with many unexpected suspects.


The NYILFF12 runs until August 19th in New York City. To find out more or purchase your tickets, visit The New York International Film Festival website.