Empanada for a Dream

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1hr. 20min.
Opened Oct 27, 2012
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Downtown on Allen Street everybody's blasting music - bacchata, merengue and salsa. Everybody's cooking - plantains, paella, and empanadas. Boys play baseball and football on the street while the most beautiful girl watches from a window. In his living memoir, Empanada For A Dream, Juan Francisco Villa uncovers the treasures of his family's dark legacy in the streets of New York's Lower East Side. A poignant and funny portrait of family and neighborhood - set against a secret that destroys it all. An inspiring tale about growing up by getting out and coming back, home. Winner of the 2012 ITBA Award for "Outstanding Solo Performance."

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