Emerging Pictures, the New York-based digital cinema network, hascurated a 14-city US tour of nine pictures from the Film Society of LincolnCenter's LatinBeat 2006 film festival.

All pictures will screen in their original language alongsideEnglish subtitles, and the tour will commence in early October following theFilm Society screenings in New York.

Titles include Fabian Bielinsky's Argentinian con-artist drama NineQueens, Fernando Friasand Paulina Lasa's Mexican drama The Asphalt Virgin (La Virgen Del Asfalto), and Roman Chalbaud's Venezuelanhistorical drama El Caracazo,

'The Film Society of Lincoln Center has been providing someof the best, most savvy programming of any such organisation in thecountry,' Emerging Pictures chairman and co-founder Barry Rebo said.

'We are very pleased to partner with them again in bringingoutstanding films to audienceswhich otherwise might never have the opportunity to see them.'