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Piñero

Author: León IchasoJohn PenottiFisher StevensTim WilliamsBenjamin BrattAll authors
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Miramax Home Entertainment : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2002]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A biographical look at a Latino icon, the poet-playwright-actor Miguel Piñero, whose urban poetry is recognized as a precursor to rap and hip-hop. After doing time in Sing-Sing Prison for petty thefts and drug dealing, Piñero adapted his prison experiences into the 1974 Tony-nominated play Short eyes.
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Genre/Form: Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Feature films
Feature
Biographical
Biographical films
Films for the hearing impaired
Drama
Named Person: Miguel Piñero
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: León Ichaso; John Penotti; Fisher Stevens; Tim Williams; Benjamin Bratt; Giancarlo Esposito; Talisa Soto; Nelson Vasquez; Michael Wright; Michael Irby; Mandy Patinkin; Robert Klein; Rita Moreno; Claudio Chea; David Tedeschi; Kip Hanrahan; Sandra Hernandez; Sharon Lomofsky; Miramax Films.; GreeneStreet Films.; Lower East Side Films.; Miramax Home Entertainment (Firm); Buena Vista Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN: 0788838113 9780788838118
OCLC Number: 49762983
Language Note: English dialogue with optional Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned in English.
Notes: Originally produced as a motion picture in 2001.
Special features include: theatrical trailer ; a 12 min. documentary on Miguel Piñ̃ero, through the eyes of the filmmakers.
Credits: Director of photography, Claudio Chea ; editor, David Tedeschi ; original music, Kip Hanrahan ; costume designer, Sandra Hernandez ; production designer, Sharon Lemofsky.
Cast: Benjamin Bratt, Giancarlo Esposito, Talisa Soto, Nelson Vasquez, Michael Wright, Michael Irby, Mandy Patinkin, Robert Klein, Rita Moreno.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: R.
Description: 1 videodisc (94 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD ; 5.1 surround sound; widescreen (1.85:1 aspect ratio).
Responsibility: Miramax Films and GreeneStreet Films presents a GreeneStreet production in association with Lower East Side Films ; written & directed by León Ichaso ; produced by John Penotti, Fisher Stevens, Tim Williams.
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A biographical look at a Latino icon, the poet-playwright-actor Miguel Piñero, whose urban poetry is recognized as a precursor to rap and hip-hop. After doing time in Sing-Sing Prison for petty thefts and drug dealing, Piñero adapted his prison experiences into the 1974 Tony-nominated play Short eyes.

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