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“The Familia” A Latino mob story

“The Familia” at the New York International Film/Video Festival

Thursday’s closing…July 26 at 8pm $12

Cinema East

181    Second avenue  12 Th street..New York City

The Familia a Latin Mob short

Directed by Juan Shamsul Alam and Emilio Rosa

Written by Emilio Rosa and Juan Shamsul Alam


Synopsis: Don Pedro moves up in ranks in the Latino mob,

                One obstacle in his way the head of the Italian mob

                Don Paladino and his family…

Starring Emilio Rosa, Santo Alam, Sal  Serrazia, Angelino Rodriguez,Noel Torres,

Angel Caban, Bartolo Raffriele, Eddie Rivera, Aniba  Llears and Hilda Garay                     



Fuego a play by playwright Juan Shamsul Alam will be presented along with EXTREMES at LA TEA theatre…..

Fuego is the story of a family trying to put all the loose ends together by dealing with a son who is Bipolar and radical.

EXTREMES, is the story of a married couple who after so many years together live a contrast life.. Alam is a brilliant playwright who always delivers the massage and you leave the theater entertained..

Said the News…..
Ana Reynoso a rising Star from Santo Domingo is Fantastic in both plays And so is Angel Caban, Boricua actor in the roles of Fuego and Fred in Extremes…

Look out for Juan Shamsul’s Alam’s films on Youtube.com once upon a time en el barrio, The Familia and The Sunshines on the other side of the street with Tito Puente Jr, Santo Alam and Cris Rosa

The Family Celebrates 37 years

A Coming together of The Family June 29, 2009

Come celebrate The Family’s 37 year anniversary of  Four  play readings!!!!
Executive Producer Ana Reynoso
Executive Artistic Director of the Family
Juan Shamsul Alam
presents  ….


Written by
Juan Shamsul Alam
Written by
Juan Shamsul Alam Directed by Juan Shamsul Alam, Tech. Chiko Mendez
Asst. Director Stephen J. Rivera


Boston Road
Written by
Tee Saralegui,
directed by Lori Payne

Twilight Diner
Written and directed by
Rick Reid

Written and directed  by
Juan Shamsul Alam


With: Angel Caban,Ana Reynoso,Paula Raflo,Julie Gomez,
Francine Mancini, Elle DeAmor,Cassandra  Espitia,  Marlene Villafane, Fremin D Merreo,Dylan Jackson,Antonio Tomahawk Tatiana Dellepiane
Special Guest Poet Ringo Fernandez
Monday June 29  2009
7 pm
At The Roy Arias Theatre
300 West 43rd Street NYC
Any Train to Times Square 42nd Street

Film Festival July 21 and 24

Juan Shamsul

New York Screenings
Village East Cinemas
181 2nd Ave at 12th St.
New York City
You can order tickets ($12.00) at nyfilmvideo.com.

This Brother has two films in this festival. 

“Once Upon a Time En El Barrio” (37 minutes)
Saturday, July 21 @ 4:00 pm
Director and Writer Juan Shamsul Alam
Genre Documentary
The story revolves around Lolita Lebron, A Nationalist Puerto Rican who with five men went to Washington DC. And shot up the house of congress in March of 1954.
Actors: Angel Caban, Ana Reynos and Emilio Rosa.
Co-Stars: Anibal O’lleras, Angel Ramirez Jr., Santo Alam, Dania Brache, Eddie Rivera and Angelino Rodriguez

“Purple Paradise” (78 minutes)
Tuesday, July 24 @ 4:00 pm.
Genre Drama/Mystery
Writer Juan Shamsul Alam/R. Bobby Persad
A Man escapes from Prison and ends up in a bar with strange characters. Out of Hell.
Starring Ron Randle, R. Bobby Persad, Carolyn Demares and Santo Alam as Poncho.

We urge the community to come out and support these films.  Palante Juan Shamsul !!!!!