Save The Date: 10/12/13 – The Best of the Dominican Film Festival @ The United Palace

The Best of the Dominican Film Festival

The Best of the Dominican Film Festival

Sat., Oct. 12 2013



Due to popular demand, the 2nd Annual Dominican Film Festival in New York (DFFNY) and The United Palace of Cultural Arts (UPCA) present “The Best of the Dominican Film Festival in New York” at the United Palace on Saturday, October 12, 2013.

From 1-10pm the four most popular films shown during the festival in June will be screened: “A Ritmo de Fe” (“Rhythm of Faith”), “Lotoman 2.0” (“Lotto Man 2.0″)” “Jaque Mate” (“Checkmate”) and “La Lucha de Ana” (“Ana’s Struggles”).

Tickets are $10 per movie.

Buy your tickets online now or in person on October 12 at the United Palace box office (4140 Broadway on the corner of 175th Street).


1:00 PM

“JAQUE MATE” (“Checkmate”)

Director: Jose Maria Cabral

Spanish with English Subtitles

82 min.

David is a well-known television host in the Caribbean. In his phone call segment with viewers he’s surprised by a supposed kidnapper who claims to have David’s wife and son. The kidnapper forces David to play his game, revealing David’s most hidden secrets on live television.

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3:00 PM

“A RITMO DE FE” (“Rhythm of Faith”)

Director: José Gómez

In Spanish

95 min

Juan is an urban music dancer who grew up in very humble surroundings, living with his grandmother Lupe in a small town. Due to his extraordinary talent he is allowed to study at the most prestigious dance academy in Santo Domingo. But there are many obstacles he faces to becoming a star. He is challenged by Diana, the ultimate power at the dance academy, who is fiercely against him, and the arrogant Diego. Juan credits his achievements to not only his talent but also his strong faith.

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5:00 PM

“LA LUCHA DE ANA” (“Ana’s Struggle”)

Director: Bladimir Abud

Spanish with English Subtitles

82 min.

This melodrama takes us through Ana’s journey, a flower seller who fights with her own hands to find justice for her murdered teenage son. Ana has to face corrupt politicians and police who look after their own interests. Will she get the support and resources to survive and succeed?

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7:00 PM

“LOTOMAN 2.0” (“Lotto Man 2.0”)

Director: Archie Lopes

In Spanish

95 min

The Marchena family is living a great moment, but no happiness is complete. Manuel suffers from the cravings of Sobeida’s pregnancy and Modesto seeks the woman of his dreams. Susanita faces great danger and Mama Susana is diagnosed with a deadly disease. In life, money is not everything, but will they be so lucky to live as a happy family?

To purchase tickets or learn more visit:

The United Palace is located at 4140 Broadway at W. 176th Street

It is 1-block from the 175th Street A-train station.

Source: The Best of the Dominican Film Festival.


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