CineLatino: Miguelito: Canto a Borinquen (Miguelito: A Song to Puerto Rico) (virtual screening)
Thu Apr 07, 2022
Directed by Sam Zubrycki (Colombia/Australia/Puerto Rico, 2020) We provide the film; you provide the popcorn! Join CLAS for a virtual film screening. In 1973, eleven-year-old Miguelito was discovered singing in the San Juan Airport by legendary New York record producer Harvey Averne. Within a year, he moved from the slums to recording an album with the finest salsa musicians of his time, to finally performing with Eddie Palmieri at Madison Square Garden in front of 20,000 people. A year later, he had disappeared from public life. Reminiscent of Searching for Sugar Man, filmmaker Sam Zubrycki and Averne follow Miguelitos steps to find him. 94 minutes. Spanish and English with English subtitles. Best Documentary, Oaxaca Film Festival. This film will be available for streaming any time from Thursday, April 7, to Thursday, April 14. To access the film during that time, click on CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE LINK, below, in the Webcast section. Username: SFC@UCBerkeley Password: CLASBerkeley. This film will also be shown in person on Thursday April 14 at 7 pm time at 160 Anthropology and Art Practice building. For more information, see: https://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/clas.html?event_ID=14… The Spanish Film Club series is made possible with the support of Pragda, SPAIN arts & culture, and the Secretary of State for Culture of Spain.