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Yo Soy Boricua, Pa' Que Tu Lo Sepas!

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Yo Soy Boricua, Pa' Que Tu Lo Sepas

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
85 minutes
director:
Rosie Perez
genre:
Documentary

We gave it a B

Actress/first-time director Rosie Perez tries to pack Puerto Rico’s entire history into one documentary (Yo Soy Boricua, Pa’ Que Tu Lo Sepas!). And while the results occasionally feel rushed — the coerced sterilization of poor women gets less than three minutes of screen time — there are signs of life everywhere: boisterous scenes of New York City’s Puerto Rican Day parade, a quickie primer on Spanglish. The most powerful witness remains Perez herself, as she proudly introduces her army-vet father and recalls her childhood in barrio Brooklyn. EXTRAS None. B

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