Thursday, June 30, 2022

Tag: Lin-Manuel Miranda

Encanto (2021)

Title: Encanto
Rating: PG
Directed by: Jared Bush, Byron Howard, and Charise Castro Smith
Written by: Charise Castro Smith, Jared Bush, Byron Howard, Jason Hand, Nancy Kruse, and Lin-Manuel Miranda
Starring: Stephanie Beatriz, María Cecilia Botero, Wilmer Valderrama, Adassa, Diane Guerrero, Mauro Castillo, Angie Cepeda, Jessica Darrow, Rhenzy Feliz, Carolina Gaitán, Ravi Cabot-Conyers, and John Leguizamo
Release Date: 11/24/2021
Running Time: 99 minutes

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IMDb

What did you think of this film?

The tale of an extraordinary family, the Madrigals, who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia, in a magical house, in a vibrant town, in a wondrous, charmed place called an Encanto. The magic of the Encanto has blessed every child in the family with a unique gift from super strength to the power to heal—every child except one, Mirabel (voice of Stephanie Beatriz). But when she discovers that the magic surrounding the Encanto is in danger, Mirabel decides that she, the only ordinary Madrigal, might just be her exceptional family’s last hope.


Family Activity Kit PDFs
Encanto Activity Kit


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Tony and Frank for this submission


Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) (2021)*

Title: Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Questlove
Starring: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Chris Rock, and Stevie Wonder
Release Date: 7/2/2021
Running Time: 117 minutes

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IMDb

What did you think of this film?

Over the course of six weeks in the summer of 1969, just one hundred miles south of Woodstock, The Harlem Cultural Festival was filmed in Mount Morris Park (now Marcus Garvey Park). The footage was never seen and largely forgotten–until now. SUMMER OF SOUL shines a light on the importance of history to our spiritual well-being and stands as a testament to the healing power of music during times of unrest, both past and present. The feature includes never-before-seen concert performances by Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, Sly & the Family Stone, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Mahalia Jackson, B.B. King, The 5th Dimension and more.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? Yes

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Are There Any Extras After The Credits? Yes

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Dedication: Lovingly dedicated to Richard Nichols

Special thanks to Frank and Jemi for this submission


Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It (2021)*

Title: Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Mariem Pérez Riera
Starring: Rita Moreno, George Chakiris, Héctor Elizondo, Gloria Estefan, Tom Fontana, Morgan Freeman, Mitzi Gaynor, Whoopi Goldberg, Norman Lear, Eva Longoria, Justina Machado, Terrence McNally, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Karen Olivo
Release Date: 6/18/2021
Running Time: 90 minutes

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IMDb

What did you think of this film?

Over a 70+ year career, Rita Moreno defied both her humble upbringing and relentless racism to become a celebrated and beloved actor, one of the rare EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony) Award Winners of our time. Born into poverty on a Puerto Rican farm, Moreno and her seamstress mother immigrated to New York City when Moreno was five years old. After studying dance and performing on Broadway, Moreno was cast as any ethnic minority the Hollywood studios needed filled, be it Polynesian, Native American or Egyptian. Despite becoming the first Latina actress to win an Academy Award for her role as Anita in “West Side Story” (1961), the studios continued to offer Moreno lesser roles as stereotypical ethnic minorities, ignoring her proven talent.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? Yes

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Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

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Special thanks to Tony for this submission


In the Heights (2021)*

Title: In the Heights
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Jon M. Chu
Written by: Quiara Alegría Hudes
Based on the musical stageplay by: Quiara Alegría Hudes and Lin-Manuel Miranda
Starring: Anthony Ramos, Melissa Barrera, Leslie Grace, Corey Hawkins, Olga Merediz, Jimmy Smits, Gregory Diaz, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Stephanie Beatriz, Dascha Polanco, Noah Catala, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Christopher Scott
Release Date: 6/11/2021
Running Time: 143 minutes

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What did you think of this film?

Lights up on Washington Heights…The scent of a cafecito caliente hangs in the air just outside of the 181st Street subway stop, where a kaleidoscope of dreams rallies this vibrant and tight-knit community. At the intersection of it all is the likeable, magnetic bodega owner Usnavi (Anthony Ramos), who saves every penny from his daily grind as he hopes, imagines and sings about a better life.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? Yes

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Special thanks to Frank for this submission


Mary Poppins Returns (2018)

Title: Mary Poppins Returns
Rating: PG
Directed by: Rob Marshall
Written by: David Magee, Rob Marshall, and John DeLuca
Based on the stories by: P.L. Travers
Starring: Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Julie Walters, Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh, Joel Dawson, Colin Firth, and Meryl Streep
Release Date: 12/19/2018
Running Time: 130 minutes

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IMDb

What did you think of this film?
Mary Poppins is back to help the next generation of the Banks family find the joy and wonder missing in their lives following a personal loss. Emily Blunt stars as the practically-perfect nanny with unique magical skills who can turn any ordinary task into an unforgettable, fantastic adventure and Lin-Manuel Miranda plays her friend Jack, an optimistic street lamplighter who helps bring light—and life—to the streets of London.


Family Activity Kit PDF
Activity Pack


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Dedication: This film is dedicated to the memory of Helen DeLuca

Special thanks to Frank for this submission


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