Posts Tagged ‘Manny Perez’

Spread Love: The Best of the Dominican Film Festival in New York – January 13-15

Spread Love: The Best of the Dominican Film Festival in New York - January 13-15

Cine Art Entertainment Production in partnership with Univision, Columbia University Medical Center and Telemicro invite you to “The Best of the Dominican Film Festival.” This special presentation features 15 of the best films programmed in the last five years and will play between Friday January, 13th through Sunday, January 15, 2017. The Dominican Film Festival showcases the absolute […]


Spread Love: The 5th Annual Dominican Film Festival in New York

Spread Love: The 5th Annual Dominican Film Festival in New York

The Dominican film industry has been growing by leaps and bounds. Serious cinema is being made in the Dominican Republic. The only problem is that many of those outstanding films never make it to the United States. So you either have travel to Quisqueya or buy a low quality bootleg. Enter the Dominican Film Festival […]


Uptown Tonight: Opening Night of the 3rd Annual Dominican Film Festival In New York

Uptown Tonight: Opening Night of the 3rd Annual Dominican Film Festival In New York

On your mark film lovers, get ready, get set, go! The 3rd annual Dominican Film Festival In New York kicks off tonight with Al Sur De La Inocencia followed by a Q&A with director Héctor M. Valdez and an after party at El Morocco Night Club. It’s gets better folks; Uptown’s own Oveous will host […]


Spread Love: The 3rd Annual Dominican Film Festival in New York Kicks Off On June 18th

Spread Love: The 3rd Annual Dominican Film Festival in New York Kicks Off On June 18th

Okay folks, the 3rd Annual Dominican Film Festival in New York (DFFNY) kicks off on Wednesday June 18th. This year the festival will be bigger, better and broader than ever before. Get this – 40 films in 5 days as well as a whole host of artist tributes, panel discussions and events. DFFNY is all […]


Dominican Film Festival of New York opens Wednesday in Washington Heights | NY Daily News

Dominican Film Festival of New York opens Wednesday in Washington Heights | NY Daily News

2nd annual event runs thru Sunday, features works of more than 20 movies, aims to connect uptown residents with rich culture of the island country. By Laignee Barron / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Dominican filmmakers are coming into focus in Upper Manhattan this week. The Dominican Film Festival of New York, which gets underway Wednesday, […]


The 2011 Uptown Arts Stroll: A Retrospective

The 2011 Uptown Arts Stroll: A Retrospective

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Last year was my first ever Uptown Arts Stroll and it was magical. The opening event was held at the majestic but under-appreciated Hispanic Society of America (Audubon Terrace – Broadway between 155 and 156 Streets). It was, I am somewhat ashamed to admit, my first time inside that awesome institution. […]


The 2011 Uptown Arts Stroll Kick-Off in Black & White

Photography & video by Art By Dj Boy (@DjboyNYC) [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsBXOpDxEoA]


The 2011 Uptown Arts Stroll Kick-Off – The Recap

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Photography by Ruben Henriquez I have to say that I have never felt more proud to be part of this community than yesterday. The arts, culture, style and sophistication of this neighborhood were on full display and in abundance at the kick-off for the 2011 Uptown Arts Stroll. There was some […]


An Auspicious Night for the 2011 Uptown Art Stroll

BY Crystal Rodriguez At 6.p.m. the crowd settled in to Latin Brazilian Jazz by Annette Aguilar and the StringBeans. Executive Director, Marc Harding, of The Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center, welcomed the crowd by exclaiming how proud Malcolm X and Dr. Shabazz would be to see the community coming together […]


The 2011 Uptown Arts Stroll Kick-Off As Seen By Briana E. Heard

Photography by Briana E. Heard [slideshow] Also check out: The 2011 Uptown Arts Stroll Kick-Off – The Recap An Auspicious Night for the 2011 Uptown Art Stroll The 2011 Uptown Arts Stroll Kick-Off Told Through Tweets The 2011 Uptown Arts Stroll Kick-Off In Black & White


The 2011 Uptown Arts Stroll Kick-Off Told Through Tweets

The @NoMAA_NYC 2011 Uptown Arts Stroll Kicks Off @ 6pm http://t.co/bXyLvur #ArtsStroll #WashHts #Inwood June 2, 2011 3:52 pm via Twitter for iPadReplyRetweetFavorite @Led_Black Led Black The Uptown Arts Stroll is popping, you got @MannyPerez1, Junot Diaz, Omyrah Mota in the motherfuckin house. #dominicanyork #uptown #inwood June 2, 2011 5:58 pm via UberSocialReplyRetweetFavorite @peraltaproject M.Tony […]


La Soga Now Available on DVD & On Demand

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) The one word to describe La Soga is visceral. From the opening scenes of familiar Dominican life with the pulsating Palo music in the background, La Soga grabs you by the collar and doesn’t let you go until the closing credits. This movie will make you laugh, it will make you […]


Dominican-style 'Barbería' comes alive in new play – NY Daily News

Warga/News BY Carolina González A play about gentrification in Washington Heights with singing and dancing: How commercially viable can that be? “In the Heights” proved that it could be done, all the way to Broadway. And producers of the Spanish-language play “La Barbería” want to prove that such a project can thrive among Spanish-speaking Latinos. […]


La Barberia Play Opens Tomorrow

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Okay folks, it’s time to dig in your pockets and snatch up your tickets to this amazing show. La Barberia is set in the Heights, in the inner sanctum for Latino men that is the barbershop, and boasts an incredible cast. First off, the big homie, Manny Perez of La Soga […]


TIME OUT NY SPOTLIGHTS THE HEIGHTS

BY Led Black I have to give it up to Time Out NY, not for just highlighting the ‘hood but for doing it right. They talked to the right people, talked about the right places and painted an accurate picture of the Washington Heights of today. Pulitzer Prize winning author Junot Diaz waxed eloquent on […]


LA SOGA – THE REVIEW

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) The one word to describe La Soga is visceral. From the opening scenes of familiar Dominican life with the pulsating Palo music in the background, La Soga grabs you by the collar and doesn’t let you go until the closing credits. This movie will make you laugh, it will make you […]


La Soga – The Premiere

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) The stars came out last night for the premiere of La Soga held at the Regal Union Square. This is, without a doubt, a must-see film. Shot in the DR and in the Heights, the movie kept me at the edge of my seat throughout. Check out the full review: Here.The […]


LA SOGA HITS THEATERS NEXT FRIDAY AUGUST 13TH

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) The NY Daily News has a cool interview with our boy and friend to the UC, Manny Perez, about his forthcoming movie La Soga (in theatres August 13th), his family and his love for Washington Heights and Inwood. It is imperative that we come out in droves to support this movie […]


BREAKING NEWS – 7-57, MARKEDIA NAB RIGHTS TO LA SOGA

Variety is reporting that “7-57 Releasing and Markedia Worldwide have acquired worldwide sales and U.S. distribution rights for Dominican action thriller La Soga.” Friend to the UC, Manny Perez, wrote the movie, produced it and acted in it. The movie will be released in the Dominican Republic & Puerto Rico on August 12th and will […]


MANNY PEREZ TALKS SHOP AT YALE

Our brother, close associate and fellow Uptown resident Manny Perez took a trek up to Yale to take part in Yale’s Caribbean Week.  Manny gave a talk that was co-sponsored by the Dominican Student Association (QuisqueYalies) and discusses his experiences in Hollywood as well as the current state of Dominican cinema.  The audience was also […]

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