New York, NY — The New York Latino Film (NYLFF), the nation’s premier and most diverse Latino film festival is excited to announce the invite-only premiere screening of HBO Latino’s music special ‘Farruko: En Letra de Otro’ starring Latin Grammy® winner and reggaeton artist Farruko on Thursday, August 15th, as part of this year’s Festival line-up. The special will later premiere on HBO Latino on Friday, August 23rd at 8 pm ET and simultaneously available on HBO GO®, HBO NOW®, HBO On Demand® and partners’ streaming platforms.
In this third edition of HBO Latino’s En Letra de Otro series created and produced by Sony Music Latin, Farruko sings his favorite songs that have inspired him throughout his career, and will be featured in his forthcoming album Farruko: En Letra de Otro, executive produced by Sharo Towers, releasing on Aug 23, by Sony Music Latin. His electrifying performances are intercut with intimate conversations about his upbringing and musical influences. Frankie Ruiz’s “Vuelvo a Nacer,” Jerry Rivera’s “Qué Hay de Malo,” Yandel’s “Te Suelto el Pelo,” Divino’s “Me Trancaron” and Ricardo Arjona’s “Asignatura Pendiente” are some of the songs included in the special. The special ‘Farruko: En Letra de Otro’was directed by Leonardo Linkowski and produced by Isabel De Jesús, Melissa Expósito, Ruben Leyva and Vicente Solís.
“I want to thank HBO Latino & NYLFF for believing in such a big project like this and I feel blessed for being given the opportunity to share more about my life, my home, and my story with my fans and the Latino community. I hope the film inspires many to keep fighting for their dreams and never stop believing in themselves,” said Farruko.
“We’re excited to once again serve as the leading event platform to host world premieres from talented and successful musical artists. In the past, we have presented films by artists such as 50 Cent, Jim Jones, Calle 13, Daddy Yankee, and now Puerto Rican artist Farruko. ‘Farruko: En Letra de Oro’ offers an inspiring and personal look into the life of Farruko and further cements NYLFF as the place to connect with Latino and multicultural films and music fans.” Said Calixto Chinchilla, Founder of NYLFF.
Farruko, a singer-songwriter from Bayamón, Puerto Rico, consistently demonstrates his dominion over most urban music subgenres from reggaeton to trap and has swept Billboard’s “Top Latin Albums,” “Top Latin Songs,” charts, dominating the coveted top positions for several weeks at a time. Farruko became a Latin Grammy® winner for his single “6 AM” featuring J Balvin, taking home the award for Best Urban Song. His international hits include: “Passion Whine” featuring Sean Paul, “Sunset” featuring Shaggy and Nicky Jam, and “Krippy Kush” featuring Bad Bunny. His collaboration with Pedro Capó, the first artist featured in HBO Latino’s first edition of En Letra de Otro, on “Calma (Remix)” was #1 on YouTube’s Top Tracks & Top Video Global Charts for four weeks and has garnered over 1.2 billion views.
This is the third edition of HBO Latino’s En Letra de Otroseries created and produced by Sony Music Latin. The first special, Pedro Capo: En Letra de Otro, premiered in August 2017 and went on to win a Latin Grammy® for the Best Long Form Video category. The second special, Gente de Zona: En Letra de Otropremiered in October 2018. Both are available to stream on all HBO platforms.
ABOUT THE NEW YORK LATINO FILM FESTIVAL (NYLFF)
The New York Latino Film Festival (NYLFF) is the nation’s premier Urban Latino film event founded by Calixto Chinchilla. Since its inception in 1999, each year, the NYLFF brings together more than 20,000 movie fans and industry executives for a celebration of culturally relevant and entertaining experiences that aims to build audiences for Latino cinema, support the film community with professional development and foster relationships for Latino talent. Programming includes the flagship film festival in New York City, the Futuro Digital Conference, NYLFF Summer Cinema series, as well as competition and community programs. For more information, visit www.NYLatinoFilmFestival.com.
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ABOUT HBO LATINO
HBO Latino is a dedicated Spanish-language premium channel that delivers compelling and culturally-relevant programming to the U.S. Latino audience. Exclusive to the channel are award-winning Original Series from Latin America, Spanish language films from the U.S., Latin America, Spain and the Caribbean, Latin music concerts and artist specials, original comedy shows and more. Additionally, HBO Latino offers the latest Hollywood movies and HBO original programming from the network’s main channel in Spanish. HBO Latino is included free with an HBO subscription. HBO Latino content can also be accessed on HBO NOW®, HBO GO®, HBO On Demand®, and partners’ streaming platforms.