Because it’s rare to see minority women on television, some actresses have to
resort to extreme measures. In Becoming
Ricardo, an official selection in this year’s International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival, starving actress Jesenia Cruz transforms herself into Ricardo Montalbán, and naturally, becomes the leading man on a major TV hit show. Other fest highlights include El Clown, a tale about a circus clown’s rise to stardom as an advertising pitchman, and Russell Simmons’s Lemon, a documentary about Tony Award winner Lemon Andersen and his struggle to free his family from poverty and pain as he reveals his secrets of life on the Broadway stage.
Thu., Nov. 14, noon; Fri., Nov. 15, noon; Sat., Nov. 16, noon; Sun., Nov. 17, noon, 2013
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