The Colombian Film Festival of New York celebrates its 5th year on Thursday March 23rd at The Village East Cinema with the U.S premiere of Perros by colombian director Harold Trompetero.

Perros (Dogs) is the story of Misael (John Leguizamo), a peasant who’s been incarcerated for a crime of passion. During his confinement, he is found guilty and therefore forgotten by his loved ones. Throughout his sentence he is abused and humiliated by guards and other prisoners. Alone and abandoned, Misael finds affection and tenderness in Sarna, a prison dog.

“Perros (Dogs) is perhaps the most important film of my career in experimental terms, it is the result of hard work and the ability to bring together the best male cast of colombian actors led by John Leguizamo. It’s an honor to have this film as part of the opening night on the 5th year of the most important overseas festival which focuses on colombian cinema” says Harold Trompetero.

The CFF’s fifth year lineup includes a wide selection of fiction, documentary, and short films. Our celebration begins with a Red Carpet Event on Thursday, March 23rd, at 6:00pm with the attendance of special guests. After the screening the audience can share a Q & A session with director Harold Trompetero, producer Mauricio Brunetti, and actor John Leguizamo. The evening will close with a performance by salsa legend Larry Harlow & Band at Copacabana (268 W 47 St) Times Square NYC.

About the Director:

Harold Trompetero Saray is a colombian publicist and master of creative writing.

He has directed several films, tv series, soap operas, commercials, videos and visual arts productions. Harold has been awarded by various film festivals for his work.

EVENT: The Colombian Film Festival New York, 5th year, Opening Night

WHEN: Thursday, March 23rd 2017, Red Carpet Event, 6:00pm followed by premiere of Perros (Dogs) w/ Q&A session at 7:30pm.

Opening Night Party: Live Performance by Salsa Legend Larry Harlow & Band at Copacabana Times Square.

WHERE: Screening will be taking place at Village East Cinema, 181-189 2nd Ave

(Corner of 12th St and 2nd Ave), NY

Opening Night Party at Copacabana Times Square, 268 West 47th Street, NY