A group of young Puerto Ricans in Chicago's Humboldt Park neighborhood grapple with issues of identity: A beauty queen may need to mask her ethnicity; a college student falls for a bad boy; a real estate agent resists exploiting his roots.
The famous fairy tale of Cinderella is adapted to our times, considering as background the present situation of Puerto Rican coffee growers. The story is set in Lares, Puerto Rico, at a time close to Christmas. Miosotis’s father has died and Ava Rice, his widow, wants to sell his family coffee farm to a foreign company, whose monopoly on the island continues to displace the country's coffee growers.
Combines animation, documentary footage, and hand-painted film as well as slide projections, a painted 12" x 24" backdrop, and sculptural palm tree to create a kaleidoscopic portrait of the Puerto Rican psyche.
Modern version of A Christmas Carol.
Actress Rosie Perez makes a stunning directorial debut in this heartfelt tribute to Puerto Rican pride. She takes an in-depth look at the complex and often controversial history of Puerto Rican-U.S. relations. By turns shocking and celebratory, this wide-ranging documentary examines such rich themes of the Puerto Rican experience as family, language, and racism, all with careful consideration of historical context.
Tommy, a talented Puerto Rican painter living in the South Bronx, befriends Allen, a white kid who's faced constant harassment since moving to the neighborhood with his single mother, Susan.
NYPD detectives Luis and Eddie visit Paris to help gorgeous French designer Colette catch the black market thief who's ripped off her new handbag design. While Luis' girlfriend Vanessa and Eddie's wife Gloria remain in New York, the hopelessly unhip odd couple stumble through a glamorous high-fashion world brimming with charming cafes, wild nightclubs and corporate treachery.