First Fridays! HAVANA FILM FESTIVAL
Friday, March 24, 6:00pm to 10:00pm
First Fridays
Event Details 

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Kicking off the 18th Annual Havana Film Festival New York, the Bronx Museum and the Hostos Center for Arts & Culture will co-host a screening of Playing Lecuona, a musical travelogue and tribute to the internationally acclaimed Cuban pianist and piano composer, Ernesto Lecuona. Special performance by Gerardo Contino y Los Habaneros. Introduction to the film by director JuanMa Villar. Music by DJ ASHO.

 

Location: The Hostos Center for Arts & Culture, 450 Grand Concourse, Bronx, New York 10451

 

There will be a shuttle bus that will be scheduled to pick people up at the Bronx Museum and take them to Hostos Center for Arts & Culture. The pick up times are:


5:30pm  at The Bronx Museum of the Arts, 1040 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10456 To drop off the Hostos Center for Arts & Culture, 450 Grand Concourse, Bronx, New York 10451

6:30pm at The Bronx Museum of the Arts, 1040 Grand Concourse To drop off the Hostos Center for Arts & Culture, 450 Grand Concourse, Bronx, New York 10451

Schedule & Tickets 

6:00 PM | Reception
Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos

 

7:00 PM | Film Screening of Playing Lecuona
Repertory Theater

 

8:30 PM | Musical Performance
by Gerardo Contino y Los Habaneros. Music by DJ ASHO.

 

Tickets are free but reservations are required. Click here or call (718) 518-4455 for tickets. Limit four per person.

 

Produced in collaboration with the Hostos Center for Arts & Culture, Asho Productions, and the Havana Film Festival New York.

 

    

ABOUT THE FILM 

Film by Pavel Giroud & JuanMa Villar Betancort | Spain-Colombia | 2015 | Documentary | 114 mins

 

Playing Lecuona is musical travelogue and tribute to the internationally acclaimed Cuban pianist and piano composer, Ernesto Lecuona. Serving as guides through Lecuona’s music are three of the most gifted Latin Jazz pianists in the world: Chucho Valdes, Michel Camilo, and Gonzalo Rubalcaba. Click here to watch trailer.

 

Havana Film Festival New York, the Latino Film Festival of New York, celebrates its 18th anniversary March 30-April 7. For more information please visit www.HFFNY.com

ABOUT THE PERFORMERS 

Gerardo Contino y Los Habaneros were selected by WNYC/NPR as Manhattan's Best Band in 2015. A high-energy Latin band, Los Habaneros first album, Somos Latinos (2013), was met by rave critical reviews, and includes a star-studded line-up of musicians, including Grammy winners John Benitez, Luisito Quintero, and stellar musicians Xiomara Laugart, Jose Gola, Los Habaneros (Gerardo Contino, Axel Tosca Laugart, Yusnier Bustamante Sanchez, and Israel Cedeno, Jr.), have performed all throughout North America, including presentations at TEDMED in the Kennedy Center, BB King, Blues Club, SummerStage, and many others.

 

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Gerardo Contino y Los Habaneros, Credit Gigi de la Torre
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