The film directed by Abner Benaim inaugurates a program of Latin American and U.S. Latino features and documentaries
The festival, screened at various New York City theaters, is presented by HBO, which has picked up distribution of the Blades doc. Rubén Blades is Not My Name's opening night showing, its New York debut, takes place at the AMC Empire 25 Theatres in midtown Manhattan. The film won the Audience Award at the SXSW Film Festival.
Celebrating its 15th year, the 2018 New York Latino Film Festival will showcase films from 17 countries.