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NUYORICAN FILM SCREENING SCHEDULE AT EL MUSEO - Held Saturday, July 12, 3PM

PANEL: NUYORICAN CINEMA
90 minutes

Filmmakers: Evelyn Badia, Pablo Figueroa, Marcos Miranda, Nestor Miranda, Karen Torres, Rose Troche.
Moderator: Judith Escalona


FILM PROGRAM

PROGRAM I - Thursday, July 10 - 6:00 PM

"A QUEST FOR IDENTITY"

THE BOX - (English and Spanish), dir. Evelyn Badia, 17 min, 2000.
A woman's abuelita (grandmother) helps her come to terms with a deeply
personal tragedy.

BRINCANDO EL CHARCO - dir. Frances Montaner-Negron, (English). 55 min, 1994.
Claudia, a photographer, goes on an identity quest exploring what it
means to be Puerto Rican, gay and an artist in this experimental narrative
that mixes drama and documentary.

DESTINATION UNKNOWN - (English), dir. Nestor Miranda, 80 min, 1996.
An honest cabby tries to supplement his income by becoming a runner for a
local drug dealer with some unforeseeable consequences.

PROGRAM II - Friday, July 11 - 5:00 PM & 7:00 PM
"TITERES Y TECATOS" (Thugs and Junkies)

5:00 PM
SHORT EYES - (English), dir. Robert Young, Written by Miguel Piñero 100 min, 1978
The Manhattan Correctional Facility, better known as "The
Tombs", provides the backdrop for an existential drama that pits black
against white and Puerto Rican as mediator.

7:00 PM
BLAZIN' - (English), dir. Marcos Miranda, 80 min, 1999.
A drug war threatens to destroy two star-crossed lovers in this hip-hop
version of Romeo and Juliet. Includes some kung-fu and hip-hop heavy
hitters.

PROGRAM III - Saturday, July 12 - 3:00 PM
NUYORICAN CINEMA, A PANEL DISCUSSION, 90 minutes

Join filmmakers: Evelyn Badia, Pablo Figueroa, Marcos Miranda, Nestor
Miranda, Karen Torres, Rose Troche in a provocative discussion moderated by
Judith Escalona, curator of the Nuyorican Film Festival

PROGRAM IV - Saturday, July 12 - 5:00 PM
"TO STAY OR TO GO"

5:00 PM
LA CARRETA (THE OXCART) - (Spanish, English subtitles), dir. Jose Garcia,
written by Rene Marque, 27 min, 1970.
The displacement of the jibaro (the country folk of Puerto Rico) by
American agribusiness and his voluntary exile to the big cities of Puerto
Rico and, ultimately, New York in search of work is the focus of this early
Nuyorican narrative.

5:30 PM
THE HOUSE OF RAMON IGLESIAS - (English), dir. Luis Soto, written by Jose
Rivera , 56 min, 1982.
Ramon Iglesias plans to leave New York to retire to Puerto Rico with his
wife and three sons but his eldest, the first college-educated in the
family, refuses to go.

PROGRAM V - Saturday, July 12 - 7:00PM & 7:30 PM
"FAMILY AND COMMUNITY"

7:00 PM
CRISTINA PAGAN - (English and Spanish), dir. Pablo Figueroa, 27 min, 1976.
Cristina, who has retreated into an imaginary world after her daughterís
death, frees herself and her daughterís spirit of the tragedy with the help
of a local espiritista (spiritual medium).

7:30 PM
LOS DOS MUNDOS DE ANGELITA - (Spanish, English subtitles), dir. Jane
Morrison, written by Jose Manuel Torres Santiago 90 min, 1982
Angelita, a nine year-old girl from Guayanilla, Puerto Rico, and her mother
journey to New York City, full of high expectations, to join her father who
has been struggling to set up a decent home for them in the Bronx.

PROGRAM VI - Sunday, July 13 - 3:00PM & 5:00 PM
"LAUGHING TO KEEP FROM CRYING"

3:00 PM
THE PUERTO RICAN MAMBO: NOT A MUSICAL - (English), dir. Ben Model, Written
by Luis Caballero 86 min, 1992.
Many painfully familiar situations are humorously revisited in this
stand-up comedy routine that sets out to prove Puerto Ricans are somehow
getting the short end of the stick.

5:00 PM
HANGIN' WITH THE HOMEBOYS - dir. Joseph Vasquez, (English), 89 min, 1991.
A hellraising night-on-the-town by a free-ranging crew of friends --
homeboys -- who are looking for action much in the manner of the four
musketeers -- all for one and one for all!

SPECIAL FILM PREMIERE: JULIA, TODA E MI - July 19 - 3:00 PM
El Museo del Barrio proudly presents the U.S. Premiere of JULIA, TODA E
MI... (Julia, all of me...) directed by Ivonne Belen. Pablo Neruda called
Julia de Burgos "one of the greatest poets of America."

This new film offers a poetic overview of the life, work, and humanistic thought of
Puerto Rican poet Julia de Burgos. With actors recreating her life, as well
as Miriam Colon, Benicio del Toro, and others reading her work. Special
Premiere at Teatro Heckscher of El Museo del Barrio commemorates the 50th
anniversary of her death. Spanish with English Subtitles.


8 PM: Gala Screening - JULIA, TODA E MI.
Join El Museo and special guests Miriam Colon and Benicio del Toro! This
screening continues El Museo del Barrio's Membership Drive, and is created
for members of El Museo del Barrio ONLY. To attend the screening, and
become a member call 212-831-7272, extension 132.

 

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