Latin Culture in New York

5 New Faces of Independent Film That Filmmaker Magazine Missed
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5 New Faces of Independent Film That Filmmaker Magazine Missed

Filmmaker Mag might not be looking to Latin America for emerging talent but we are. Check out this weekend’s event at Latinbeat: “New Voices in…

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Dream Casting the Celia Cruz Biopic. Who Would Play ‘La Reina de la Salsa’?
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Dream Casting the Celia Cruz Biopic. Who Would Play ‘La Reina de la Salsa’?

11 years after her death, there still isn’t movie about ‘La Reina de la Salsa.’ Who would play Celia, Johnny, Tito, and el ‘Judio Maravilloso’?…

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TRAILER: 3D Animated Film ‘Book of Life’ Promises a Land of Epic Fiestas & All You Can Eat Churros
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TRAILER: 3D Animated Film ‘Book of Life’ Promises a Land of Epic Fiestas & All You Can Eat Churros

We were sold after the all-you-can-eat churros but, it gets better. Diego Luna, Zoe Saldana, Danny Trejo, and Ice Cube also lent their voices to…

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TRAILER: Benicio del Toro as Pablo Escobar in ‘Paradise Lost’ Is Scary as Hell
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TRAILER: Benicio del Toro as Pablo Escobar in ‘Paradise Lost’ Is Scary as Hell

‘Paradise Lost’, about a gringo who falls for Pablo Escobar’s niece, is coming soon to a theater near you.

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ICYMI: Get Caught Up With ‘Metastasis’ the Colombian Remake of ‘Breaking Bad’
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ICYMI: Get Caught Up With ‘Metastasis’ the Colombian Remake of ‘Breaking Bad’

Metastasis, the Spanish-language remake of ‘Breaking Bad,’ is playing daily on UniMas just like your mom’s favorite novela. Here’s a primer to help you catch…

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Is ‘Jane the Virgin’ the Next ‘Ugly Betty’?
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Is ‘Jane the Virgin’ the Next ‘Ugly Betty’?

What happens when a virgin gets pregnant? A Latina-led sitcom happens.

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VIDEO: Skateboarding in La Paz, Bolivia, The Highest Capital City in the World
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VIDEO: Skateboarding in La Paz, Bolivia, The Highest Capital City in the World

A new documentary depicts the creation of the Pura Pura skatepark in La Paz, a place where the skate scene in Bolivia can come together.…

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Where to Eat at Rockaway Beach
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Where to Eat at Rockaway Beach

The Latin food scene is growing at Rockaway beach — check out these staples and new additions.

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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist Jose Antonio Vargas Handcuffed & Detained by Border Agents
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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist Jose Antonio Vargas Handcuffed & Detained by Border Agents

Jose Antonio Vargas, journalist, filmmaker, and immigrants rights activist, is being held by border agents in Texas.

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Four Reasons Why Mexican Indie Film ‘Somos Mari Pepa’ Rocks It Hard
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Four Reasons Why Mexican Indie Film ‘Somos Mari Pepa’ Rocks It Hard

Samuel Kishi Leopo’s feature film debut ‘Somos Mari Pepa’ proves that punk will never die. See it this week in NYC at the Anthology Film…

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Punk Bands, Metalheads & ‘Romeo and Juliet’ in DR: 6 Must See Movies at Latinbeat
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Punk Bands, Metalheads & ‘Romeo and Juliet’ in DR: 6 Must See Movies at Latinbeat

The 15th edition of Latinbeat is here. NYC, don’t miss this chance to see films about a Mexican garage band, Andean metal heads, and a…

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17 Years Later, Latinbeat Goes On: Film Programmer Marcela Goglio On How It All Started
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17 Years Later, Latinbeat Goes On: Film Programmer Marcela Goglio On How It All Started

The programmer of Latinbeat for the last 15 years, Marcela Goglio shares how the Lincoln Center’s Latin American film showcase got its start.

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Feature: Azucar Papi, Creating A Safe Space To Wine Yuh Waist
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Feature: Azucar Papi, Creating A Safe Space To Wine Yuh Waist

How did the most exciting thing happening in NYC Latino nightlife come to be?

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Four Latino Films in PBS Online Film Fest That Are Keeping It Real
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Four Latino Films in PBS Online Film Fest That Are Keeping It Real

PBS isn’t just about pledge drives; it’s bringing a film festival right to your laptop. Here’s a look at the Latino films.

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What if We Could Make a Taíno “Lion King”?
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What if We Could Make a Taíno “Lion King”?

Dominican artists at work: check out this series of animated shorts that bring back Taíno myths and culture.

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