“The Prom” star and theater dancer and singer Arianna DeBose shares her experience in joining the cast of the film adaptation of The Prom musical.
Arianna DeBose is an Afro-Latina who started her stardom in the world of music and theater. She made her breakthrough when she joined the TV Series So You Think You Can Dance in 2019. She also made an appearance in shows like Bring It On, Motown, Hamilton, A Bronx Tale The Musical, and a Tony-nominated turn in Summer: The Donna Summer Musical.
For the first time, YouTube Originals features a Spanish-language show, BRAVAS series, set in the lively streets of Puerto Rico. Created and produced by Cinema Giants, Bravas highlights the culture and music industry of Latin America.
The story of the eight episode series revolves around three young female artists, Mila , Ashley and Roja, who form a group called La Milagrosa and follow their passion in music. In finding their own place in the world, they learn they have to overcome their past and join their voices no matter what it takes.
Everything about Puerto Rican rapper MalaCara’s latest collaborative short, musical film, Toque de Queda en Macondo, is real. Except, of course, that Macondo doesn’t really exist—it’s a fictional city imagined by Gabriel García Márquez, best known for its appearance in his book, One Hundred Years of Solitude. But today, says MalaCara, nee Nelson Monterola Trinidad, Puerto Rico feels more than ever like that fantastical, yet tragic place.
The Sundance Film Festival is set to premiere some high-profile documentaries in 2020. The audiences in Park City, Utah, will be the first to screen projects about two legendary Puerto Ricans: Walter Mercado and Luis Miranda.
Filmmaker Mariem Pérez will become the first Puerto Rican female chosen to direct, write and edit one of PBS’ American Masters series about Rita Moreno under the working title ‘The Girl Who Decided to Go for It.’
Nuyorican rapper Princess Nokia is making her feature film debut, but don’t expect her rapping moniker to appear anywhere in the credits for upcoming film Angelfish. For her first big screen outing, she’ll go by Destiny Frasqueri.
The change in credit speaks to the way Frasqueri wants audiences to see her acting work as removed from her more assertive and imposing music persona. There’s a softness to the Peter Lee-directed romantic coming-of-age film where she plays Eva – a young Puerto Rican woman who’s torn between her responsibilities to her family and her dreams, and Brendan (Jimi Stanton), an Irish-American man dealing with family problems of his own.
Competing against larger-than-life superheroes in “Dark Phoenix,” a giant sea monster in “Godzilla” and exciting alien species in “Men in Black: International“, Puerto Rican actress Luna Lauren Velez says that she crossed over to the other side of the law in “Shaft” because she believes that the black action reboot will win over new fans this box office weekend.
Jose Ramon Garcia calls it, in part, a story of redemption.
But it’s much more than that. It’s a story of an island with a fractured and painful history, and of a man with an Ivy League degree who decided to dedicate his life to winning independence for his native Puerto Rico — even if that meant armed struggle against the world’s most powerful nation.
“The Last American Colony” is a documentary film that builds its narrative around Juan Segarra, a Harvard University graduate from the early 1970s who later became a key figure in Los Macheteros (“The Machete Wielders”), a Puerto Rican guerilla group that in the 1970s and early 1980s led a direct action campaign — including the destruction of 10 U.S. military aircraft in Puerto Rico — in its efforts to win independence for the island.