La Cosa Humana (The Human Thing)

Cuban film director, Gerardo Chijona Valdés, brings to Tribeca La Cosa Humana (The Human Thing), which tells the story of low-level crook, Maikel Hernandez (played by Héctor Medina), who breaks into the house of a famous Cuban writer named Justo (played by Vladimir Cruz) and steals what turns out to be a draft to the writer’s upcoming book. After hearing about an upcoming literary competition, Maikel, who is tired of living in debt, decides to submit the stolen manuscript for the contest, but not before making some changes to it as to not give himself away. Unbeknownst to him, though, Justo enters the competition as well.

Film Showings:
Fri. 4/15 – 8:00 PM – Regal Cinemas Battery Park 11-3
Tues. 4/19 – 9:30 PM – Regal Cinemas Battery Park 11-1
Thurs. 4/21 – 9:45 PM – Bow Tie Cinemas Chelsea 5
Fri. 4/22 – 7:00 PM – Bow Tie Cinemas Chelsea 9

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About The Author

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,,, 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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