THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: RICARDO MENDEZ MATTA ON THE DIRECTOR AND THE FIRST A.D., BURUNDANGA BORICUA ON THE PUERTO RICAN PARADE AND THE 2017 PLEBICITE, JUAN AGUSTÍN MÁRQUEZ ON THE LAST COLONY AND SERGIO HERNÁNDEZ ON PUTIN AND COMEY.
Happy Father’s Day to all you Latinopians! This week we continue with our salute to lo esencial boriqueño. We begin with an interview with director and first assistant director Ricardo Méndez Matta as he explains the differences between what a film or television director does and the role of the first assistant director. Check out this fascinating look behind the Hollywood scenes. José Umpierre returns with his Burundanga Boricua blog, this week on the coincidence of the Puerto Rican Day Parade and the 2017 Plebecite, both taking place on the same day and what it means for Puerto Rican on and off the island. And speaking of Borinquen, filmmaker Juan Augustín Márquez addresses the question of whether Puerto Rico should remain a Free Associated State, become the 51st state in the union or seek Independence. Check out the teaser for his film, The Last Colony.
And, as always, don’t miss Serg Hernández’s Arnie and Porfi cartoon strip, this week he looks at the advice Putin gives Trump in the wake of the Comey hearings.
All this week on Latinopia!