Documentary Film: “Filiberto”


As part of the Havana Film Festival in New York, there will be a screening of Freddie Marrero Alfonso’s documentary film Filiberto (Puerto Rico-Venezuela, 2017, 75min, NY PREMIERE), the story of a professional musician who abandons his trumpet and family to live the clandestine life of an armed revolutionary for Puerto Rican independence. Filiberto follows the tragic tale of Filiberto Ojeda Ríos.

The screening takes place on April 13, at 1:00pm and April 14, at 2:45pm at AMC LOEWS 34th Street, New York. Director Freddie Marrero Alfonso will be present for Q&A.

Freddie Marrero Alfonso: Puerto Rican filmmaker, producer and media activist. His has directed, written and produced documentaries in Puerto Rico, New York, Palestine and Cuba. He holds a degree in sociology from the University of Puerto Rico, and he pursued graduate studies at the City University of New York. He has served as Chair of the Production Department at the International Film School of San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba, from where he is also an alumnus. Currently, he is a strategist and analyst for a digital marketing agency and producer for “Nuyorican Básquet” and “Filiberto.” “Filiberto” is his debut feature documentary as director.

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