Latin American Film Festival - Ruben Blades is not My Name

Monday, March 16, 2020 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

The screening of Ruben Blades is not My Name, the final film of the 2020 Latin American Film Festival, will be avaialble online. Please reach out to Mario Boido for details. A link and password will be emailed to all registered attendees on Monday in order to watch the film.

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Synopsis: Latin American icon Ruben Blades, whose “thinking man’s salsa” has earned him praise as the Bob Dylan of Latin America, was at the center of the New York Salsa revolution in the 1970’s. His socially charged lyrics and explosive rhythms brought Salsa music to an international audience. Blades has won 17 Grammys, acted in Hollywood, earned a law degree from Harvard and even run for President of his native Panama.

Featuring electrifying footage from his final tour, a lively and candid walk through his Chelsea, New York home and neighborhood, plus testimonials from such icons as Paul Simon, Sting, Francisco “Bush” Buckley, and Junot Díaz, Rubén Blades is Not My Name is a testament to a rare talent whose restless heart has indeed helped change the world.

Spanish with English subtitles, 85 min.

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The Spanish Film Club series was made possible with the support of Pragda, and the Embassy of Spain in Washington DC, Spain-USA Foundation. Special thanks to the Secretary of State for Culture of Spain.