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Posted May 3, 2022

Luis A. Miranda, Jr. to Take Part in Film Conversation at JBFC Later in May

The Jacob Burns Film Center will welcome Viva Broadway Chairperson Luis A. Miranda, Jr., father of Lin-Manuel Miranda, to its stage for a special screening of Siempre, Luis.

Following the film screening, attendees can talk part in a Q&A with Luis A. Miranda, Jr. and filmmaker John James, moderated by JBFC Board Member Dori Berinstein. The event will be held on May 23 at 7:00 at the JBFC Theater, located at 364 Manville Road in Pleasantville.

Siempre, Luis is a documentary that follows the story of Luis A. Miranda, Jr., an activist prominent in the New York political landscape for more than three decades. The film highlights his relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and his work to bring Hamilton, produced by his son— award-winning actor, composer, and lyricist— Lin-Manuel Miranda, to the island.

Access to priority purchase tickets are available for JBFC members at the Film Buff level and above. Any remaining tickets will go on sale to the general public on May 5 at noon.

Luis A. Miranda, Jr. currently serves as chairperson of The Broadway League’s Latino audience development program, Viva Broadway. He was a special advisor for Hispanic Affairs to Mayor Edward I. Koch in the 1980s, and he served as Director of the Mayor’s Office for Hispanic Affairs from 1987 to 1989.

Siempre, Luis screens as part of JBFC series Life on the Stage: Conversation and Film, which is presented in partnership with The Entertainment Community Fund.

An original, ongoing JBFC series curated by Dori Berinstein, Life on the Stage gives audiences a peek behind the curtain at live performances, offering insight into the process of adapting a film into a Broadway show.

Dori Berinstein is a four-time Tony-winning Broadway producer, Emmy-award-winning director, and a producer and writer of film and television. Dori is the Co-Founder and CEO of Broadway Podcast Network, the digital headquarters for top theatre podcasts, musical podcasts and plays, and virtual theatre-related programming.

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The Jacob Burns Film Center is a nonprofit arts and education hub located on a three-building campus in the New York Metro area. The JBFC brings the transformative power of film to the surrounding community through unique programming and discussion, support for working artists, and educational initiatives. Since opening in 2001, millions of people have enjoyed the best of current American and foreign cinema, unique film series, and special events at the five-screen theater complex. A pioneer in visual literacy, the JBFC offers educational experiences for students of all ages at our state-of-the-art Media Arts Lab, including curricula for public schools. Creative Culture offers robust filmmaker fellowships and residencies to champion diverse voices, and fosters a community of thriving artists.

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