BY Led Black (@Led_Black)

Okay – don’t say we never put you on to nothing. Well, guess what ladies and gentlemen? The 2010 New York International Latino Film Festival is premiering the incredible Trópico de Sangre next Thursday, July 29th, during Dominican night, at our very own Columbia Alumni Theater on 168th street. Trópico de Sangre deals with the story of the heroic Mirabal sisters and their struggle against the Trujillo regime. The last remaining sister, Dedé Mirabal, consulted on the production and is appearing in the film as its narrator. The amazing Michelle Rodriguez of Avatar fame stars as Minerva Mirabal. The $25 admission fee not only gets you in the building but also provides access to the after party. I would advise you to snatch up your tickets before they are long gone, this will be a movie to remember.

For more info:

Check out the premiere: Here

Check out the review: Here


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  • Joanny
    July 23, 2010 at 10:09 am

    I had goosebumps watching that trailer. How do I get tickets? Thanks for the heads up!

  • uptownco
    July 23, 2010 at 10:27 am

    My bad – I added the link to purchase tickets. Thanks for catching that.


    • Joanny
      July 23, 2010 at 10:39 am

      No problem! See you there!

    July 30, 2010 at 10:43 am

    […] premiere of Trópico de Sangre at our very own Columbia Alumni Theater on 168th street was a star-studded affair. First off, the […]

    July 30, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    […] Trópico de Sangre is more than a movie; it is a riveting, eyes-glued-to-the-screen, journey to a Dominican Republic that most Dominicans my age have only heard about in the stories of our elders. In the Dominican Republic of that era, Trujillo was God. He was omnipresent, omniscient and omnipotent. He not only single-handedly controlled all the resources of the island but he also lorded over the very souls of the people of the picturesque nation. His vast network of spies and informers kept the entire population in a constant state of fear. It was absolutely mandatory that every household have a plaque that stated “in this house, Trujillo is the boss.” Not coincidentally, Trujillo owned the company that manufactured the plaques. To put things into perspective: Santo Domingo, a city that was founded in 1496 and is the oldest continuously inhabited European settlement in the Americas, became Trujillo City. Such was his grip on power. […]

  • Pedro Ramirez
    August 1, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    Saw the film and was actually embarrassed
    awful casting (a serious casting director will not have Selines and Sergio Carlo in any serious work] and bad cinematography
    I’d rather recommend In the Times of the butterfly instead of this one

  • El Leon
    August 2, 2010 at 10:15 am

    I am sorry Pedro but I think you have lost it. The movie was incredible and In the Times of the Butterfly doesn’t even compare. I don’t think there was one Dominican in that movie, which is insane since it is a movie about Dominicans. Anyway, I don’t think you actually saw the movie and you are just hating.

    August 12, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    […] another stellar performance in this movie. Mr. Fernandez also plays the role of Trujillo in Trópico de Sangre. This man has the Dominican bad guy thing down packed; he brims and bristles with self-righteousness […]