Saturday, May 13, 2006

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EL MUSEO DEL BARRIO PRESENTS

PUERTO RICAN CINEMA – TWO FILM SCREENINGS

SATURDAY, JUNE 10, 6:00 PM: TAÍNOS, LA ULTIMA TRIBU

(TAÍNOS, THE LAST TRIBE)

In time for El Barrio Week and Puerto Rican Day Parade celebrations, El Museo presents this film about an expedition headed by a young archeologist who accidentally discovers the last tribe of Taíno Indians, who have been living hidden away from civilization for more than 500 years. The movie, released in 2005, was filmed on location in the Puerto Rican towns of Comerio, Arecibo, Juana Diaz, Jayuya, Gurabo, Ponce, Manati and Naranjito. Written and directed by Benjamin Lopez.

In Spanish with English Subtitles.

Director will be present.

Admission: Free.

Wednesday, May 31, 8:00 pm: Cayo

Join us for a special presentation of this new Puerto Rican film starring soap-opera star Kamar de los Reyes and Roselyn Sanchez. In this film, three friends with big dreams try to deal with the challenges life throws their way, including rivalry in love. After much time abroad, Julia and Ivan, who has only 6 months to live due to cancer, return to their homeland and eventually reconcile with their old friend, whose life unraveled when they left years ago. Puerto Rico's submission to the Oscars in the best foreign film category. Directed by Vincente Juarbe, 2005.

In Spanish with English Subtitles. Admission: Free.

Screenings are free and open to the public. Both films will be shown at Teatro Heckscher of El Museo del Barrio.

El Museo is located at 1230 Fifth Avenue between 104th and 105th Streets and may be reached by subway: #6 to 103rd Street station; #2, #3 to Central Park North/110th Street station or by bus: M1, M3, M4 on Madison and Fifth Avenues to 104th Street; local crosstown service between Yorkville or East Harlem and the Upper West Side M96 and M106 or M2. Museum hours: Wednesday - Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed on Monday and Tuesday. Suggested museum admission: $6 adults; $4 students and seniors; members and children under 12 accompanied by an adult enter free. For more information, contact www.elmuseo.org or 212-831-7272.
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