August 14, 2020

El Púgil (The Boxer)

Written, directed and produced by acclaimed filmmaker, Angel Manuel Soto, El Púgil (which literally means a hand-to-hand combatant in Spanish — or a boxer) tells the come up story of super featherweight, Puerto Rican boxer, Angel “Tito” Acosta. Following Acosta from his humble beginnings in the Barrio Obrero in Santurce to becoming a world champion, the Spanish-language short film shows how a boy who had to quit school because he was too poor to pay tuition found his life’s passion in boxing and used it to get to the top.


Film Showings:
Thurs. 4/21 – 5:45 PM – Regal Cinemas Battery Park 11-10
Fri. 4/22 – 6:15 PM – Bow Tie Cinemas Chelsea 4
Sat. 4/23 – 11:45 AM – Regal Cinemas Battery Park

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About The Author

Emmanuel Ureña

Born to Dominican parents in NYC and raised in Passaic, NJ, in nearly a decade as an entertainment writer, Emmanuel Ureña has written for numerous publications, including VIBE, Latina.com, BET.com, LLERO, Urban Ink, Inked, and many others. When he’s not typing away on his MacBook, Ureña is reading fictional novels and comic books while enjoying ice-cold Blue Moon beers. You might also find him at a local tattoo shop getting some fresh ink!

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