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Pinero
Original name: Piñero
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: "Piñero" tells the story of the explosive life of a Latino icon, the poet-playwright-actor Miguel Piñero, whose urban poetry is recognized as a pre-cursor to rap and hip-hop. After doing time in hard-core Sing-Sing for petty thefts and drug dealing, Piñero's prison experiences developed into the 1974 Tony-nominated play Short Eyes. The resulting notoriety and fame was too much for the Latino bad-boy genius who retreated to the darker corners of New York City.
Style: sincere, serious, touching, realistic, enigmatic, melancholic, dark, cerebral, reflective, breathtaking ...
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, drug addiction, drugs, creativity, poetry, drinking, prison, death, hip hop, social misfits, existentialism, writer's life, artist, storytelling, redemption, rise and fall, childhood, adaptation, transformation, rising to stardom, life, writers, sexualized violence, life & death ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, lower east side manhattan new york city, puerto rico, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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