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“El Antillano” Documentary Screening
June 28, 2014 @ 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
“El Antillano”, the documentary on the life of Ramón Emeterio Betances is coming to Chicago for a screening and conversation with director Tito Román Rivera. Like Segundo Ruiz Belvis, Betances was an abolitionist and founded the secret society that bought and freed slave children. He was the primary instigator of the Grito de Lares revolution and is considered to be the father of the Puerto Rican independence movement.
All proceeds of these two screenings will benefit SRBCC programs and Caserío Films, the independent production house behind Román Rivera’s “El Antillano”. There will be only 2 screenings on June 28, 2014 at our new space in Hermosa. Don’t miss the critically acclaimed documentary that has been showing at commercial theaters in Puerto Rico since early May 2014. Director Tito Román Rivera will be present to discuss the film and engage the audience in a Q & A session. Community Bombazo and all-vinyl DJ party right after the 7:30 pm screening of the film.