Pinero opens to rave reviews
San Francisco, CA.- In the rare moments that poetry, spoken and otherwise,
gets represented by film, a diverse crowd found themselves immersed in the
performance of Benjamin Bratt in "Pinero" on opening night in San Francisco this
past Friday, January 25, 2002.
As if an omen was necessary, I found myself sitting in front of Alice
Walker and her guests at the premiere of Leon Ichaso's film about the
infamous Nuyorican poet Miguel Pinero.
No film comes flawless, but the performances of Benjamin Bratt and
Giancarlo Esposito were so moving that I found myself in the roof tops of
New York while daydreaming of a free Puerto Rico where poetry feeds,
nurtures and heals without much need for metaphors.
In the same week that the Latino television show "American Family"
premiered to American audiences, it is the film Pinero that has captured
the hearts and minds of poets, writers, and dreamers alike.
I truly hope that you will make the journey to see this life-changing
film, if such a thing exists. Please take a pen and a pad, and you might
find yourself both praying, singing, crying and writing poetry in the
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in the Bay Area-Pinero is playing exclusively at:
Landmark's Lumiere-California at Polk (SF)
In the Los Angeles Area-Pinero is playing at:
Laemmle's Sunset - 5 Theatres
West Hollywood | 323-848-3500
Official Pinero Website