May 12, 2010


Check it out... our 2010 NYILFF Domestic Features roster!!


World Premiere / 85 MIN / HD

Directors: Neal Thibedeau and Sarah Louise Wilson

Writers: Neal Thibedeau and Sarah Louise Wilson

Producers: Mercedes Leanza, Neal Thibedeau, Sandra Voris and Byron Werner

Cast: Caroline Le Duc, Christina Ferraro, Ashley Fink, Mercedes Leanza, Steve Talley

In the shadow of Dia de los Muertos, a young couple has 24 hours to decide if their love should live or perish for good. Sue is afraid of commitment; Joey is confused by where it all went wrong. Soon they find themselves swept up in the intoxication of the Day of the Dead, where the dead walk the earth for a day – including phantoms from Sue’s past who have designs on Joey’s soul.


New York Premiere / 97 MIN / HD

Director: Miguel Necoechea

Writers: Carl Bessai, Kirk Harris and Miguel Necoechea

Producers: Don Franken, Kirk Harris and Miguel Necoechea

Cast: Marco Antonio Barrera, Sofia Espinosa, Kirk Harris, Michael Madsen, Alex Perea, Martin Sheen

Trapped in the rough and tumble life of Mexico City, Abner dreams of becoming a professional boxer. When he meets Frank Irwin (Martin Sheen), an American doctor running a medical clinic, and Irwin’s son Jimmy, an Olympic boxer with a burnt out pro career, Abner thinks his dream at last can become reality. Father and son unite to teach Abner the proper skills -- and repair their damaged relationship. In “Chamaco,” we see a world where everyone battles for a better life -- and the heart fuels the punches we throw.


New York Premiere / 92 MIN / HD

Director: Alan Jacobs

Writers: Trina Calderon and Alan Jacobs

Producers: Scott William Alvarez, Frank Aragon, Erica Armin

Cast: Laz Alonso, Kate Del Castillo, Danny Glover, Snoop Dogg, Elizabeth Pena, Emily Rios, Jessica Romero

Rascal, a 15-year-old high school student in East L.A, is one of the leaders of a tough gang of young Latinas, who are in a turf war with a rival band of African-American girls. As their longstanding territorial battle continues, the violence escalates and the stakes grow deadlier. Rascal’s hope of escape lies with her English teacher, Mr. Shannon (Danny Glover), who recognizes her talent for writing. Soon Rascal is torn between the opportunity to get out and her gang’s unwritten code of loyalty.


World Premiere / 77 MIN / HD

Director: William Wedig

Writers: Manny Perez and William Wedig

Producers: Josh Crock, Steven Holtzman and Josh Van Wie

Cast: Kate Breznahan, David Castro, Margo Martindale, Manny Perez, Jaime Tirelli

After serving time for manslaughter, Chuco (Manny Perez) returns from prison to the cold and rusted steel town of Scranton, Pennsylvania. His crime was among the most horrific imaginable: the murder of his son's mother. Ten years later, Chuco must now grapple with avoiding his vengeful son (David Castro) and trying to be the father he never was. In “Forged”, a father’s quest for redemption and connection may end up taking far more than he has to give.


World Premiere / 88 MIN / HD

Director: Carmen Marron

Writer: Carmen Marron

Producers: Sid Idris and Carmen Marron

Cast: Aimee Garcia, Al Bandiero, David Hernandez, Gina Rodriguez, Rene Rosado, Andres Perez-Molina

Night after night, Carmen and her friends tear up the dance floor at the local club. By day, she works at a grocery store to put herself through junior college and fulfill her immigrant parents’ dream for her to get an education and have a better life. But when one of Carmen’s professors catches her dancing, he challenges her to embrace a new destiny: that of a trained dancer at a formal dance school. Soon Carmen finds herself torn between her family’s working-class ways and her dream to dance.


World Premiere / 101 MIN / HD

Director: Ric Dupont

Writer: Carl Lucas

Producers: Gregg Jackson, Jake Pokluda, Patrick Rousseau, Alan Trever and Noah Workman

Cast: Luis Bordonada, Jorge Jiminez, Art LaFleur, Omar Leyva, Salome Martinez, Shirley Rumierk

Five interconnected stories explore hope, heartbreak and the lines people cross in search of a better life. In Juarez, a day laborer helps his friend traffic illegal migrant workers across the border. A young mother flees Mexico in a desperate attempt to get her son American medical treatment. In New Mexico, an illegal immigrant sells drugs to pay the bills for his American-born children. And, when a low-level Mexican gangster tries to work his way up the ladder by smuggling drugs and people across the border, he unwittingly sets these lives on a collision course.


New York Premiere / 90 MIN / HD

Director: Christian Sesma

Writers: Matt Flynn and Christian Sesma

Producers: Redford Mejia, Mason Mukai and Helen Taylor

Cast: Deborah Baker, Jr., Ina Barron, Felipe Esparza, Paul Rodriguez, Edwin san Juan, Chi Chi Navarro, Sophia Santi

For Felipe, life at 30 consists of living at home with his extended family -- father, mother, sisters, brothers, grandmother and sister-in-law -- hanging with friends, and, well…that's pretty much it. There are lots of things Felipe would like to do some day: Lose weight. Face his fears. Get a life. One day, Felipe bumps into an old high school classmate, Jill -- a chance encounter that reawakens his sense of possibility. But to turn his life around, Felipe must first convince himself that, "I'm not like that no more."


New York Premiere / 81 MIN / HD

Director: Laura Neri

Writer: Laura Neri

Producers: Janeen M. Levin, Laura Neri, Linda Pianigiani and Aldo Shllaku

Cast: Cayce Clayton, Maria Elena Laas, Joe Lia, Lili Mironjnick, Katerina Moutsatsos

When drug-abusing Galia kills her two-timing drug dealer, Lyle, she calls on her best friend to help. The two find themselves holed up in Lyle's apartment with his wife, who, it turns out, hated her husband and is more than happy to help them lose the corpse and cover up the murder -- provided, of course, the girls share Lyle's cash. So, all these lovely ladies need to do is cooperate long enough to avoid arrest, dump the body, deal with Galia's drug habit and cover their tracks. What could go wrong?


World Premiere / 80 MIN / HD

Director: Jose Montesinos

Writer: Jose Montesinos

Producers: Ed Kahana, Jose Montesinos, Matt O'Donnell, Miguel Padilla, Dennis Ruel, Sari Sabella and Brett Stillo

Cast: Kyra Gordon, Aileen Lawlor, Joe Montesinos, Miguel Padilla, Dennis Ruel, Sari Sabella

After eight years in prison, Cisco is finally free -- or so he thinks. Now a man of insight and restraint, he returns to his old neighborhood, hoping to build a peaceful future. But Cisco soon finds himself in a very different world. Before long, his hopes of renewal are shattered by the reappearance of the local heavy, who has not forgotten about his $10,000 debt from years ago. “Owned” presents us with an all-too painful reality: we may think we are "free," but our past debts and mistakes just may own us for good.




Samuel said...

Hello Cine Dulce... I love the line up so far. When will you post this info on the official website?

Ale Alarcón said...

Hi, i wondering something... that movie, The accidental death of Joey by Sue, is one of my favorites movies, and i want download but i can't find it in the internet. I was wondering if you have it. Please send me and answer pleas, and if you have it can you tell me? Thank any way, bye