lunes, junio 10, 2013

Machetero, la película

MACHETERO, the six-time internationally awarded debut feature film by 2Leaf Press team member, Vagabond Beaumont, will have it’s DIY theatrical release for a limited one-week theatrical run in New York City, beginning Wednesday, June 12th, through Tuesday, June 19th, at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center in New York City’s Loisada (Lower East Side). Written and directed by Vagabond, MACHETERO is his debut feature film.


French journalist Jean Dumont (played by Isaach de Bankolé) interviews Pedro Taino a “Puerto Rican Terrorist” in prison (played by (not4)Prophet). Pedro is a self-described Machetero, (a warrior class of Puerto Rican freedom fighters), who is fighting to free a colonized Puerto Rico from the United States. Jean questions Pedro about his decision to use violence to achieve that freedom. As they speak, a ghetto youth (played by Kelvin Fernandez) who is trapped in a cycle of violence, is encouraged by Pedro and a mentor from his childhood (played by Dylcia Pagán) in Puerto Rico to become the next generation of Machetero. Post 9/11 definitions, ideas and notions of terrorism are explored and challenged in this controversial film that has won awards in South Africa, Wales, England, Thailand, Ireland and New York. Check out the trailer:


 
MACHETERO
starring
Isaach De Bankolé
(Casino Royale, Ghost Dog, Manderlay, The Limits Of Control)
(not4)Prophet
(former lead singer of NYC based Puerto Rican Punk band RICANSTRUCTION)
Kelvin Fernandez
(in his first starring role)
Dylcia Pagán
(a former US held Puerto Rican Political Prisoner of War)
at the
Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center
107 Suffolk Street
(between Rivington and Delancey)
Kabayito’s Theater, 2nd Floor
(212) 260-4080
F Train to Delancey Street or J , M , or Z Trains to Essex Street.
Walk to Suffolk Street, make a left.
June 12-19, 2013
TICKETS $10
SCREENING TIMES • 1PM • 3PM • 5PM • 7PM • 9PM
For more information, visit www.machetero-movie.com

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"Odio los fluidos que se me salen del cuerpo cada veintiséis días." Yolanda Arroyo Pizarro (Guaynabo, 1970). Es novelista, cuentista y ensayista puertorriqueña. Fue elegida una de las escritoras latinoamericanas más importantes menores de 39 años del Bogotá39 convocado por la UNESCO, el Hay Festival y la Secretaría de Cultura de Bogotá por motivo de celebrar a Bogotá como Capital Mundial del libro 2007. Acaba de recibir Residency Grant Award 2011 del National Hispanic Cultural Center en Nuevo México. Es autora de los libros de cuentos, ‘Avalancha’ (2011), ‘Historias para morderte los labios’ (Finalista PEN Club 2010), y ‘Ojos de Luna’ (Segundo Premio Nacional 2008, Instituto de Literatura Puertorriqueña; Libro del Año 2007 Periódico El Nuevo Día), además de los libros de poesía ‘Medialengua’ (2010) y Perseidas (2011). Ha publicado las novelas ‘Los documentados’ (Finalista Premio PEN Club 2006) y Caparazones (2010, publicada en Puerto Rico y España).

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