Nuyorican Básquet chronicles the dramatic story of the Puerto Rican national basketball team’s participation in the 1979 Pan American Games.
Boasting a totally unique approach to the game, the Puerto Rican team had the curious distinction of being composed largely of players born in New York City, which generated questions about the nature of diasporic identity. Regardless of their birthplace, these ferociously talented nuyoricans became a source of fascination and pride for Puerto Rico during a time of high political tensions.
Shifting energetically between new interviews with athletes and experts and fantastic archival materials showing off the team’s dazzling technique and teamwork, Nuyorican Básquet is a thrilling, colorful testament to the ability of sports to dissolve boundaries and a loving homage to that magical Puerto Rico-NYC alchemy.
For more information about the NUYORICAN BÁSQUET tour with filmmakers Julio César Torres González and Ricardo Olivero Lora, please fill out this form: https://goo.gl/forms/b2yZxCMXvBGldAui1
• Theatrical Release, Caribbean Cinemas, Puerto Rico
• International Premiere, Miami Film Festival
• Chicago Latino Film Festival
• Philadelphia Latino Film Festival
• DC Caribbean FilmFest, AFI Silver Theater and Cultural Center
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