March 4, 2020 in THE BRONX – BxFW screens new, little-seen, and standout independent films that you will love! Next up and in time for this year’s March Is Music series is CHAVELA, filmmakers Catherine Gund & Daresha Kyi’s award-winning documentary about iconic Mexican singer Chavela Vargas. The film is a captivating look at the unconventional life of the beloved performer, whose triumphant return to the stage late in life brought her international fame. Co-presented with 21 Islands International Film Festival and Prime Latino Media. FREE. Seating is limited. RESERVE NOW!
February 5, 2020 in THE BRONX – BxFW screens new, little-seen, and standout independent films that you will love! This month’s feature is EL ACCIDENTE FELIZ (The Happy Accident), filmmaker Paloma Suau’s loving portrait of great Puerto Rican multidisciplinary artist ANTONIO “Toño” MARTORELL. A visually sumptuous journey through the Maestro’s joyous body of work with contributions by dear friends and colleagues. MEET THE ARTISTS in post-screening dialogue with Tío Louie! Co-presented with 21 Islands International Film Festival, Prime Latino Media, and Bronx Film 48. FREE. Seating is limited. RESERVE NOW!
January 24-26, 2020 in THE BRONX – New York Premiere and Puerto Rico Earthquake Benefit! A new multidisciplinary theater work by award-winning poet, performance artist, and playwright Paul S. Flores. The show explores true stories of immigrant Cuban artists living in the United States. Developed with and featuring Afro-Cuban jazz luminary Yosvany Terry; choreographer and dancer Ramón Ramos Alayo; and Oakland-based hip-hop artist DJ Leydis. Directed by Rosalba Rolón with videography by Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi. Only 3 performances — GET TICKETS NOW!
January 9-19, 2020 in MANHATTAN – Encore run of acclaimed first full-length play by Latinx favorite Flaco Navaja and a stellar five-piece Latin band, aka The Razor Blades. Part coming of age story, part love letter to salsa and The Bronx, EVOLUTION OF A SONERO delivers a testament to human resilience in a spirited concert theater tribute. Directed by Jorge B. Merced. Back in NYC for a strictly limited engagement. Buy your tickets early!
Now On View in THE BRONX – First U.S. exhibition of recent digital works by Puerto Rican master painter, printmaker, and graphic designer Rafael Rivera Rosa, and related screening of documentary film MIRADA EXTENDIDA by Juan Carlos García Padilla. Both the artist and the filmmaker will be present at opening night event. Co-presented with Bronx Film Wednesdays and Prime Latino Media.
Now Playing in MANHATTAN – A NEW YORK TIMES CRITIC’S PICK! First-ever stage adaptation of international hit novel LA GUARACHA DEL MACHO CAMACHO by Luis Rafael Sánchez. A cast of wild, mostly lovable, and decidedly over the top characters —The Deejay, The Senator, The Socialite Wife, The Son, The Mistress, and Doña Chon, the nosy neighbor— poke fun at a situation most messy, most sticky, most certainly out of control! Off-Broadway World Premiere at historic Puerto Rican Traveling Theater on West 47th Street. GET TICKETS NOW.
November 9-10, 2019 in THE BRONX – Second Annual Bronx Dance & Drum Festival curated by Milteri Tucker & Bombazo Dance Co. This two-day event showcases the uniqueness of different cultures from the African Diaspora together on one stage! The festival advances Bombazo’s mission to connect the African presence of the Americas through dance and drum. This year’s theme, CROWNS: Telas de resistencia / Fabrics of Resistance, pays tribute to the women of the diaspora who have kept their cultural traditions alive and have passed them down to the next generations. Workshops, Drum Circle, Live Performances!
November 6, 2019 in THE BRONX – BxFW screens new, little-seen, and standout independent films that you will love! This month’s feature is JOHN LEGUIZAMO’S ROAD TO BROADWAY by Ben DeJesus, featuring behind-the-scenes footage from hit Broadway show LATINO HISTORY FOR MORONS as it was taking shape! The doc follows John’s process from early inspirations to Broadway, Netflix, and national tour. Q&A with the director, Ben DeJesus, and story producer Cionin Lorenzo. Co-presented with Prime Latino Media and 21 Islands International Film Festival. FREE. Seating is limited. RESERVE NOW!
October 19, 2019 in THE BRONX – Pregones/PRTT, in partnership with We Stay/Nos Quedamos, WNET • Thirteen, and Indie Lens Pop-Up, presents a multi-part afternoon arts and humanities program on the subject of the Bronx fires! Excerpt screening of documentary DECADE OF FIRE by Vivian Vázquez, excerpt reading of forthcoming musical TORCHED! by Rosalba Rolón and Pregones/PRTT Ensemble, conversation with the creatives and Edwin Pagán, and walking tour led by Elena Martínez and Petr Stand. FREE ADMISSION – RSVP now open!
October 2, 2019 in THE BRONX – BxFW screens new, little-seen, and standout independent films that you will love! This month’s feature is GRAZING THE SKY by Horacio Alcalá, a revealing look at the incredible physical exploits of eight circus acrobats from around the globe, and the drama that ties diverse artists and athletes from Circus School in Gaza, Palestine, to Cirque Du Soleil in Sydney, Australia. Co-presented with Prime Latino Media and 21 Islands International Film Festival. FREE admission. Seating is limited. RESERVE NOW!