The Latin Explosion: A New America

Mon, 11/16/2015 - 7:00pm
DCTV, 87 Lafayette St, NYC

Doors 7pm. Screening 8pm. No admittance after 8pm.

Matthew O’Neill and Jon Alpert | 65 min, USA, 2015

    "We have assembled the largest array of Latino superstars ever in a film telling a powerful story of their history and immigration, politics, and rise from a small minority population to the most critical demographic in the United States." – Creator and Executive Producer, Tommy Mottola

On the evening of its HBO Broadcast Premiere, DCTV is honored to screen The Latin Explosion: A New America with the filmmakers.

With more than 50 million Latinos now living in the United States, Latinos are taking their seat at the table as the new American power brokers in the world of entertainment, business, politics and the arts. As Latinos' influence in American society has soared, they have entered mainstream American culture, and the proof is in the music.

The Latin Explosion: A New America celebrates the artists and visionaries who have exploded onto the U.S. music scene and gone on to become global superstars, showing how they have influenced every aspect of American society, from culture to politics to the economy. The film ranges from the cha-cha and mambo crazes of the '50s, with Desi Arnaz and Rita Moreno, and the edgier '60s, reflected by Carlos Santana and Jose Feliciano, to the exciting new sound of salsa in the '70s and the emergence of superstars Gloria Estefan and Emilio Estefan in the '80s. The Latin Explosion also spotlights the Latino boom of the late '90s, led by Ricky Martin, Shakira, Mark Anthony and Jennifer Lopez, and today's hottest stars, Pitbull and Romeo Santos. Some of the featured artists discuss how their crossover hits have played a role in defining the American experience, setting the stage for today's Latin Explosion.

The Latin Explosion will premiere Monday, November 16th on HBO and HBO Latino, and will be simulcast in Latin America and the Caribbean via HBO Latin America. (Check local listings.)

Post-Screening Q&A

Directors/Producers Jon Alpert and Matthew O’Neill are Emmy winning and Oscar nominated filmmakers that work together here at DCTV. Alpert is the Co-Founder/Director of the organization which has won 15 Emmy Awards, 3 Columbia DuPont Awards and a Peabody Award among many other accolades.


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