Chicago Boricua

Chicago Boricua

Director: Marisol Torres

Cast: Aimee Garcia, Eric Aviles, Christina De Leon

     
 

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A handful of Hispanic-Americans find themselves looking at themselves and their culture in this independent comedy drama. It's a few days away from the annual Puerto Rican Day celebration in Chicago, and a woman (Christina De Leon) is preparing for a beauty pageant that's part of the festivities. However, while she looks Latino, she's actually Caucasian, and she finds… See more details below

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A handful of Hispanic-Americans find themselves looking at themselves and their culture in this independent comedy drama. It's a few days away from the annual Puerto Rican Day celebration in Chicago, and a woman (Christina De Leon) is preparing for a beauty pageant that's part of the festivities. However, while she looks Latino, she's actually Caucasian, and she finds herself needing a forged birth certificate in order to compete as a Puerto Rican. Meanwhile, Lola (Aimee Garcia) is a bright but rebellious college student who falls into a relationship with a bad-boy drug dealer (Ramses Jimenez); however, while she thinks she understands him, he isn't sure how he feels about a woman who's so obviously smarter than he is, and isn't afraid to question his authority. And German (Eric Aviles) has recently landed a job with a real-estate firm; while, by his nature, he's a good natured and compassionate sort, he finds himself working with a team of ruthless salesmen and must decide how far he's willing to exploit his Latin roots or the affections of others in order to make a deal. Boricua was the first feature film from writer and director Marisol Torres.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/20/2009
UPC:
0852459002285
Original Release:
2005
Rating:
R
Source:
Screen Media
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:47:00

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Chicago Boricua
1. The Neighborhood [12:13]
2. An Opportunity [11:19]
3. Little Sis' [11:23]
4. Birth Certificate [13:07]
5. I Need a Favor [11:04]
6. A Price [8:47]
7. The Pageant [9:54]
8. Whatever It Takes [9:52]
9. Unavailable [7:21]
10. You Make Me Sick [4:00]
11. Payback [1:54]
12. Credits [6:05]

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