In this episode, the Translators (Mike Diaz, Jaime Fernandez) talk to actor Dominic Colon about his start in the theater, the great advice he got from 50 cent, and his role in an upcoming film with Jake Gyllenhaal.
BY Led Black (@Led_Black) That’s right people, the best movie about Washington Heights ever made, Trouble In The Heights, is now available on DVD. Jon Ullman directs the film and Uptown’s own Rayniel Rufino is the leading man. Not to mention the stellar cast that includes Luis Antonio Ramos, Raúl Esparza, Antonio Ortiz, Alexandra Metz, […]
by Melanie Votaw Four-time Tony Award-nominee Raul Esparza is one of Broadway’s brightest stars and my personal favorite Broadway actor. Lately, though, he is also gracing both movie and television screens. We chatted on the phone at length in what became one of the most fun and relaxed interviews I’ve ever had. We spoke, for […]
BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Photography by Emil Baez (@_EBaez) On a wickedly frigid night last week, Thursday, January 24th to be exact, Trouble In The Heights, the United Palace and Washington Heights made history. Trouble In The Heights became the first movie in over 40 years to be shown on the silver screen of the United […]
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BY Led Black (@Led_Black) The film begins, as all movies should, with the looming George Washington Bridge as a backdrop. Javy, masterfully played by the young, 13-year-old phenomenon Antonio Ortiz, comes across a bag full of illicit cash that belongs to the neighborhood bad guy, Nevada (perfectly portrayed by Broadway veteran Raúl Esparza). That fateful […]
gogoPatience c+p and Numeric Pictures have officially announced the date and location for the premiere of the much-talked-about independent feature film Trouble In The Heights! On Thursday, January 24th the United Palace (4140 Broadway at W. 175th street) will premiere Trouble In The Heights at 7:30pm (Doors open at 7). The dramatic thriller – driven […]
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The best movie about Washington Heights ever made has been renamed Trouble In The Heights and is set to drop early next year. With a stellar cast that includes Luis Antonio Ramos, Raúl Esparza, Antonio Ortiz, Alexandra Metz, Olga Merediz, Kareem Savinon, Dominic Colon and John Peralta among many other talented actors, Trouble In The […]
HBO and The New York International Latino Film Festival (NYILFF) have extended the deadline for the annual “open call for entries” for the HBO/NYILFF Short Film Competition until Tuesday, May 29. The writer of the winning script will receive $15,000 in HBO funding to produce and direct an original-scripted short film. Jointly created in 2004, […]
BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Okay folks, ever since I saw Crush during the NYILFF’s Dominican Night, I have not stopped telling everyone how awesome and important this film is. Addressing the issues of homophobia, gay rights and equality with humor, style and substance, this short film does a tremendous job of pushing this crucial and […]
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[vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/27956176 w=525&h=295] BTS CRUSH (HBO/NYILFF Short Film Winner) from Will Salomon Orellana on Vimeo.
BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Last night at the New York International Latino Film Festival’s Dominican Night, I had the distinct pleasure of watching the short film Crush by Dominic Colón before the excellent feature film, La Hija Natural. I have to say that Crush is by far the most important short film I have ever […]