NYILFF: Watch ‘Blacktino’ Trailer


Austin Marshall

Urban Arson

A new film about a “half-black, half-latino” nerd is being introduced at the New York International Latino Film Festival. The dark comedy (Did you see the movie poster with the fried chicken and taco?!) tackles identity issues and the qualms of high school. The film stars Austin Marshall, Danny Trejo, and Michelle Rodriguez.

Blacktino is a dark teen comedy about an overweight half-black, half-latino nerd named Stefan Daily. He was raised by his black grandmother in a medium sized suburb of Austin, TX. Struggling to find his place in a mostly white high school, Stefan finds sanctuary among the eclectic mix of social outcasts in the school’s Theatre Department. In the tradition of the great teen comedies of the last thirty years “blacktino” will ensure that the torch of teen angst continues to burn bright.

Blacktino is being screened at the New York International Latino Film Festival on Saturday, August 20 at Clearview Cinemas in Chelsea. Buy tickets online here.


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