The New York Latino Film Festival, Presented By HBO, Kicks Off Opening Night with Award-Winning Film ‘Princess of the Row’

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New York, NY — The New York Latino Film Festival (NYLFF) kicks off on Monday, August 12thwith more than 83 films representing 10 countries. The Festival will open with the New York premiere of the film Princess of the Row from director Van Maximilian Carlson and starring Martin Sheen, Edi Gathegi, Ana OrtizTayler BuckJacob Vargas, among others. Unflinching and emotional, Princess of the Row is the inspiring tale of a runaway foster child who will stop at nothing to live with the only family she knows: her father… a homeless, mentally ill-veteran fighting to survive on the streets of LA’s skid row.

The Festival returns with a star-studded line-up of screenings, including a special showcase of the beloved Bronx-set classic I Like It Like That. Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the screening will be joined by the film’s cast — fully reunited for the first time since its premiere in 1994. In honor of the late Oscar-nominated filmmaker John Singleton, NYLFF is honored to present an outdoor screening of Poetic Justice, with a special appearance by his daughter Justice Singleton. Returning to the Festival is FUTURO, a one-day digital conference featuring conversations with top thought-leaders, executives, and influencers in the Latino digital space. This year, in partnership with HBO Latino, NYLFF presents Latinos Stand-Up competition, in search of the best Latino stand-up comedians around the country. Aspiring comedians are asked to submit their entries no later than Friday, July 19th for a chance to win a paid opportunity to appear in an upcoming HBO Latino Entre Nos comedy special. Closing the Festival, NYLFF presents El Proyeccionista (The Projectionist), the first Dominican film to screen at Sundance presenting a genre-bending homage to the power of pre-digital cinema.


The New York Latino Film Festival (NYLFF) is presented by HBO. Major sponsors include American Airlines, Comcast NBCUniversal Telemundo. Additional support provided by Hennessy VSOP Privilege, Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, WarnerMedia, HBO Collabs, Google’s Hispanic Googler Network – HOLA, The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), AMC Independent, Hispanic Federation, SAG-AFTRA, DGCine Dirección General de Cine República Dominicana, and Third World Newsreel. For sponsorship and brand partnership opportunities, please contact: [email protected].