Your Guide to Everything Latino at Tribeca Film Festival: Movies, Talks & Virtual Reality

Your Guide to Everything Latino at Tribeca Film Festival: Movies, Talks & Virtual Reality

If you are like me (and every other Latino) you are sick of seeing movies where the people that look like us are only maids, janitors, undocumented
immigrants or drug dealers. The Latino experience is so much more complex; it spans continents, languages, and cultures. This year’s Tribeca Film Festival, running April 16 – 27, is filled with
films that offer diverse portraits of Latinos (including a few requisite drug traffickers).

There are stories about New Yorkers searching for love, a black-and-white ode to slackers set during a Mexico City student strike, a divorced Miami chef
who buys a food truck (his ex-wife is played by Sofia Vergara), a Venezuelan kid who’s obsessed with having straight hair, a naive
Afro-Colombian teen who gets caught up in drug smuggling (produced by Spike Lee), plus documentaries on transgender youth in Puerto Rico, Diego Maradona, soccer during the Chilean dictatorship, and the Argentinian pretty-boy boxer Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez.

Amidst the screenings are celebrities, red carpets, film talks, and immersive transmedia experiences complete with virtual reality goggles. Eva Longoria, America Ferrera, John Leguizamo, and lots of the directors are scheduled to appear.

Ticket prices aren’t cheap. (Do they have a minority scholarship?) But this year, thanks to a corporate sponsor that shall go unnamed all screenings on Friday, April 25 are FREE! To help
you plan your movie marathon staycation here’s a list of all the Latino movies and events at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival.

Movies


Your Guide to Everything Latino at Tribeca Film Festival: Movies, Talks & Virtual Reality 

Tribeca Film Festival: Manos Sucias

Thursday, April 17th from 6:45pm to 8:45pm
at Bow Tie Cinemas Chelsea

Towing a submerged torpedo in the wake of their battered fishing boat, ‘Jacobo,’ a desperate fisherman and Delio, a naive teen, embark on a…


Your Guide to Everything Latino at Tribeca Film Festival: Movies, Talks & Virtual Reality 

Tribeca Film Festival: Gueros

Thursday, April 17th from 9:00pm to 11:00pm
at AMC Loews Village 7

A water balloon suddenly dropping from the sky exploding on a mother’s head in the frantic first moments of this striking debut feature, announces…


Your Guide to Everything Latino at Tribeca Film Festival: Movies, Talks & Virtual Reality

Tribeca Film Festival: Mala Mala

Saturday, April 19th from 8:00pm to 10:00pm
at Bow Ties Cinema Chelsea

Antonio Santini and Dan Sickles’ vibrant and visually striking immersion in the transgender community of Puerto Rico celebrates the breadth of…


Your Guide to Everything Latino at Tribeca Film Festival: Movies, Talks & Virtual Reality

Tribeca Film Festival: Maravilla

Saturday, April 19th from 8:30pm to 10:30pm
at AMC Loews Village 7

A true underdog story, Maravilla follows Argentinian boxer Sergio ‘Maravilla’ Martinez, as he sets out to reclaim the title of Middleweight…


Your Guide to Everything Latino at Tribeca Film Festival: Movies, Talks & Virtual Reality
Tribeca Film Festival: X/Y

Saturday, April 19th from 9:30pm to 11:30pm
at Tribeca Performing Arts Center
Ryan Piers Williams directs and stars alongside America Ferrera, Amber Tamblyn and Melonie Diaz in a character-driven drama centered around four…


Your Guide to Everything Latino at Tribeca Film Festival: Movies, Talks & Virtual Reality

Tribeca Film Festival: Bad Hair (Pelo Malo)

Sunday, April 20th from 9:00pm to 11:00pm
at AMC Loews Village 7

Junior, a nine-year-old living in Caracas, wants nothing more than to straighten his unruly hair to look like a singer for his school photo—a…


Your Guide to Everything Latino at Tribeca Film Festival: Movies, Talks & Virtual Reality

Tribeca Film Festival: Chef

Tuesday, April 22nd from 9:30pm to 11:30pm
at Tribeca Performing Arts Center (Borough of

After years of directing big-budget Hollywood fare, the Iron Man helmer Jon Favreau is returning to his indie roots. (He is the man we have to thank…

Tribeca Talks

Movie screening followed by a live conversation with notable actors and filmmakers.


Your Guide to Everything Latino at Tribeca Film Festival: Movies, Talks & Virtual Reality

Tribeca Film Festival: 30 For 30 Soccer Stories

Sunday, April 20th from 2:30pm to 5:30pm
at School Of Visual Arts

Soccer Stories features two films on South American futbol followed by a conversation with the filmmakers. The Opposition Directed by Ezra…


Your Guide to Everything Latino at Tribeca Film Festival: Movies, Talks & Virtual Reality

Tribeca Film Festival: Meet America Ferrera, Producer of X/Y

Wednesday, April 23rd from 6:00pm to 7:00pm
at Apple Store (SoHo)

Indiewire has once again partnered with Apple to host the “Meet the Filmmaker Tribeca Talks Series,” in partnership with the Tribeca Film Festival….


Your Guide to Everything Latino at Tribeca Film Festival: Movies, Talks & Virtual Reality

Tribeca Film Festival: Food Chains

Saturday, April 26th from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
at School Of Visual Arts

Executive produced by Eva Longoria, this hard hitting documentary gives pause for thought with every plate of food we eat by exposing the rampant…


Your Guide to Everything Latino at Tribeca Film Festival: Movies, Talks & Virtual Reality

Tribeca Film Festival: 30 For 30 Soccer Stories

Saturday, April 26th from 1:30pm to 4:30pm
at Tribeca Cinemas

Soccer Stories features two films on South American futbol followed by a conversation with the filmmakers. The Opposition Directed by Ezra…

Immersive Art Exhibits


Your Guide to Everything Latino at Tribeca Film Festival: Movies, Talks & Virtual Reality

Tribeca Film Festival: Use of Force

Wednesday, April 23rd to Saturday, April 26th
at Dune Studios

A fully immersive transmedia documentary experience that puts you on scene when migrant Anastasio Hernandez Rojas was killed by border patrol on the…

Short Films


Your Guide to Everything Latino at Tribeca Film Festival: Movies, Talks & Virtual Reality

Tribeca Film Festival: Contrapelo

Friday, April 18th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
at AMC Loews Village 7

The story of a proud Mexican barber who is forced to shave the leader of a drug cartel. By the end of the shave, the Barber will find out that he
and…


Your Guide to Everything Latino at Tribeca Film Festival: Movies, Talks & Virtual Reality

Tribeca Film Festival: Tinto

Saturday, April 19th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
at AMC Loews Village 7

A young woman who seeks comfort journeys to the mountainous wine country of Chile in an attempt to reconnect with her estranged mother. Screening…


Your Guide to Everything Latino at Tribeca Film Festival: Movies, Talks & Virtual Reality 

Tribeca Film Festival: La Carnada

Thursday, April 17th from 10:00pm to 11:45pm
at AMC Loews Village 7

13-year-old Manny from Tijuana embarks on his first drug smuggle across the ‘Devil’s Highway,’ a notoriously fatal stretch of desert on the…

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