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The Americas Film Festival of New York 2024 Present Films from North America, Central America, and South America

The 11th edition of The Americas Film Festival New York runs June 13th to the 21st and presents eight feature films plus more than 25 shorts, celebrating the rich diversity of the stories, languages, and cultures of the Americas.  Held at venues across the city, TAFFNY represents the cultures, languages and stories of North America, Central America, and South America along with their associated islands. TAFFNY events are free and open to the public, and all foreign language films are subtitled in English. The Festival opens on Thursday, June 13, at 6:00 pm at the Instituto Cervantes New York (211 E 49th Street, NYC) with the New York premiere of The Extorsion. Renowned actor Guillermo Francella stars as Alejandro, a pilot on the verge of retirement who is blackmailed and forced to carry a mysterious cargo from Buenos Aires to Madrid to avoid being penalized for a serious fault he committed on the job. The biggest box office hit from Argentina in 2023.

TAFFNY closes on Friday, June 21, at 6:00 pm with its awards ceremony for short films in competition at the National Museum of the American Indian (1 Bowling Green, NYC), followed by the NY premiere of Frybread Face and Me by Navajo/Hopi/Laguna Pueblo filmmaker Billy Luther. The film follows two adolescent Navajo cousins from different worlds as they bond during a summer on their grandmother’s Arizona ranch, learning more about their family’s past and themselves. Director Billy Luther will be present for a Q&A session.

TAFFNY was created to generate a cinematographic appreciation space focused on multiculturalism, diversity, and new societies around the Americas, as well as to encourage the work of new film directors.

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The Americas Film Festival of New York
June 13 - 21, 2024

Various venues in NYC

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