Film Screening: Piñero

Brentwood Arts Exchange

Sep. 15, 2016, 06:30 pm

3901 Rhode Island Avenue
(301) 277-2863

Piñero tells the story of the explosive life of a Latino icon, the poet-playwright-actor Miguel Piñero, whose urban poetry is recognized as a pre-cursor to rap and hip-hop.

After doing time in hard-core Sing-Sing for petty thefts and drug dealing, Piñero’s prison experiences developed into the 1974 Tony-nominated play Short Eyes. The resulting notoriety and fame was too much for the Latino bad-boy genius who retreated to the darker corners of New York City. Miramax. 2001. 103 minutes

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