Founded in 2002 by Robert DeNiro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff, the Tribeca Film Festival not only set out to celebrate the art of filmmaking in New York City, but also to help revive the lower Manhattan neighborhood of Tribeca in the post-September 11th era. Starting at 150,000 attendees in its first year to drawing over 450,000 in 2015, the diverse film festival has expanded way beyond the Hudson River to reach others in the international film community—all coming together to celebrate the productions of emerging and established filmmakers from NYC and across the globe.
With the annual fest just around the corner, ‘LLERO brings you the must see Latino films — with productions spanning from Cuba to Argentina — that you should check out at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival.
Pelé: Birth of a Legend
From the slums of Brazil to center stage at the world’s biggest sporting event, this biopic chronicles Pelé’s rise to become the youngest-ever World Cup winner, at the age of 17, was nothing short of a miracle. Its got life lessons, heart and even some laughs. In the vein of Straight Outta Compton this inspiring biopic is perfect for introducing a new generation to the greatest soccer player of all time. With Vincent D’Onofrio, Rodrigo Santoro, Diego Boneta, Seu Jorge, Colm Meaney.