The New York Latino Film Festival (NYLFF), the premier Urban Latino film event in the country, opens its 14th edition on Wednesday, October 11 with “Saturday Church,” written and directed by Damon Cardasis and starring Luka Kain, Margot Bingham, Regina Taylor, Alexia Garcia, Indya Moore, MJ Rodríguez and Marquis Rodríguez. Reminiscent of “La-La Land” meets “Moonlight,” this coming out story from Samuel Goldwyn Films, features exhilarating and tender musical numbers and depicts the journey of a young gay man from the Bronx who comes to find his queer family on the piers of New York’s West Village.
This year’s lineup includes showcase premieres from some of the most respected names in the industry, including Estefan Enterprises’ “A Change of Heart,” Hispanicize Films’ “Hold On,” Orion Pictures and Samuel Goldwyn Films’ “Most Beautiful Island,” among others.
“Our event is about galvanizing and empowering community. We are very excited to bring back the festival with such an exciting lineup showcasing some of the best multicultural, bilingual, and diverse films,” said Calixto Chinchilla, festival founder.
The festival will close with acclaimed director Jim McKay’s first film in over a decade, “En El Séptimo Día/On the Seventh Day,” a timely and humorous look at life in New York as an undocumented Mexican immigrant.