Coming to HBO and HBO Max tomorrow, Tuesday, May 15:
Andy Señor Jr, Victor Patrick Alvarez
DOC NYC 2019
Miami, Key West
A Cuban American reconnects with his roots as he attempts to stage RENT on Cuba.
The film screened as part of DOC NYC, for which our program notes read:
Theater director Andy is invited to bring the musical RENT to Cuba, his exiled parents’ homeland. Embarking on a personal journey to reclaim his complicated heritage, and to bridge cultural boundaries with Jonathan Larson’s inspiring musical, Andy is faced with the daunting task of opening the show just 12 weeks from first rehearsals. Will he be able to hone the raw young local talent he’s cast, contend with technical challenges and address RENT‘s controversial themes in Cuban society?