Carl Franklin's acclaimed film Bless Me, Última will be screened in New York in November by the Pregones Theater-Puerto Rican Traveling Theater at its location in the theater district of Manhattan. The film stars Miriam Colón, who will be interviewed by María Hinojosa (shown above, at right, from left to right) for a post-screening conversation after the first screening. For more information, click here.
The film 11:55 Holyoke is currently filming in upstate New York. Written and directed by Ben Snyder and Ari Issler, the film is executive produced by John Leguizamo (see below) and stars Víctor Almanzar, Shirley Rumierk, Elizabeth Rodríguez, David Zayas, and Robin De Jesús in the cast. For more information, click here or here.
Maritza Vives, shown at left, will star opposite Christian Gnecco Quintero and María del Mar Velásquez in the Irving A. Leitner play The Keeper of the Vineyards. Directed by Jared Loughner, the play will be presented in November in the Serene Sargent Theater at the American Theater of Actors located in the Columbus Circle area of Manhattan. For more information, click here. In addition, she acted in the Raymond Hernández film El pelotudo. She booked the role after seeing the casting notice for the project in the daily e-mail announcements that HOLA sends to its members and self-submitting.
Rafael Beato is starring in the title role of the musical Simon The Invisible Boy (written by Adam Baritot and Dianna Tucker and directed by Rommy Sandhu). Presented by Ritual Theater Company, it is currently doing a tour of schools in the New York City metropolitan area.
Edvin Ortega starred in the film The Jersey Devil (written by Joseph and Billy Pepitone and directed by Joseph Pepitone). The film screened at the Atlantic City Cinefest-Downbeach Film Festival at the Dante Hall Theater in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and for which Ortega was awarded with a Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy for his performance in the film, shown at right. For more information, click here, here or here.
Michael Díaz (also known by his nom de comédie Juan Bago) can be seen in another webisode of his webseries (The Flama). Titled "How To Date Online" (written and directed by Jaime Fernández and Anthony Palmini), it can be seen here.
John Leguizamo (see above) is starring in the film Fugly! Written by Leguizamo and Kathy DeMarco, this "anti-romantic comedy" is produced by Leguizamo, Laura Knight, and Danny Bigel, and is directed by Alfredo De Villa. The film also stars Radha Mitchell, Rosie Pérez, Ally Sheedy, Griffin Dunne, Ioan Gruffudd, Tomás Millán, Perry Reeves, Yul Vásquez and Olga Merediz in the cast. The feature film will start screening at AMC theaters in New York City on Friday, November 7, 2014. For more information, click here or here.
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