Documentary on Celia Cruz to Debut at Tribeca Film Festival

Nice article in today’s Herald about filmmaker’s Joe Cardona and Mario De Varona decade long documentary on Celia Cruz which was finally finished and which will open at the Tribeca ilm festival later this year:

Ten years ago, two young documentarians from Miami nestled a letter to Celia Cruz, Queen of Salsa, into a round, disc-shaped film canister, and sent it to her in New Jersey. They wanted her permission and cooperation to do a documentary on her life.
Cruz was so touched that she agreed to let Joe Cardona and Mario De Varona — the minds behind Kids in Exile Films — into her life.
”I still have that film canister,” said Cruz’s longtime manager, Omer Pardillo-Cid. “I remember Celia said that if Joe and Mario took such care to send her a letter, they would be the right ones to do this.”
Later this month, when the lights dim at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York and the audience gets a taste of the ”azucar” that Celia the Queen sprinkles over them, it will mark the end of a decade-long artistic odyssey that saw life, death and everything in between.

I can’t wait to see this. Read the whole thing here.
Here’s the trailer to the movie: Click here.

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