The box office hit “El ruiseñor y la noche: Chavela Vargas canta a Lorca,” directed by Rubén Rojo, makes its New York premiere at The Americas Film Festival of New York (TAFFNY) on June 9. Screen time is 6:30 p.m. at Instituto Cervantes New York.
The documentary, whose title in English means “The Nightingale and The Night: Chavela Vargas Sings Lorca,” features Mexican singer Chavela Vargas and the Spanish poet Federico Garcia Lorca. The story follows Vargas’ wish in the last year of her life to pay tribute to Garcia Lorca. A question and answer session with director Rojo follows the screening.
“El ruiseñor y la noche” highlights the third edition of TAFFNY, which runs through June 17. The event showcases films of various genres, including fiction, documentaries, animation and shorts, that represent the rich diversity of cultures, languages and stories of the Americas.
“The Festival aims to provide a dynamic space for the public and artists to meet, reflect on multiculturalism and diversity in our society,” said Dr. Juan Carlos Mercado, dean of The City College of New York’s Division of Interdisciplinary Studies at the Center for Worker Education.
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