Latin American cinema promoter Cinema Tropical kicks off the mini-festival Janeiro In New York next week.

The event will screen Cao Hamburger's Oscar shortlisted The Year My Parents Went On Vacation, City Of Men produced by Fernando Meirelles and directed by Paulo Morelli and Alice's House by Chico Teixeira.

'In recent years, we have been very encouraged by Mexican and Argentinean film getting their share of the spotlight in the US,' Cinema Tropical co-director Carlos A Gutierrez. 'Now it's Brazil's turn.'

The mini-festival is set to run from Jan 22-Feb 29. For more details visit