Join the Organization for Culture of Hispanic Origin (OCHO) for a night of literature, art, film, and Hispanic culture at the LGBT Community Center at 208 W 13 St, Sept. 30th from 6:30-9:30. The Meet the Artists event will feature a one man show from novelist, screenwriter, and editor Jon Marcantoni Rosa; with special guest star Nelson Denis, bestselling author of War Against all Puerto Ricans; also guest starring from the film Creed and Orange is the New Black actress Johanna Tolentino, both of whom will be promoting their new projects.
Tolentino is excited for guests to “Find out what’s next for my web series; WHATEVER IT TAKES; and the next film I’m working on.”
OCHO will be premiering the trailers from their new documentary “Colonization is Extinction”, a groundbreaking film focusing on colonialism and the island’s current economic crisis. If you want to know the future of Puerto Rico, you must see this film!
Following the presentations, the artists will conduct a round-table discussion on Latino arts and invite questions from the audience.
“People are used to artistic presentations that stay within a single genre,” said Marcantoni Rosa. “What we seek to accomplish with this event is to combine multiple disciplines to create a true artistic showcase that knocks down walls and expectations.”
“I am proud to share our Puerto Rican history and culture,” Nelson Denis added. “Now more than ever, we must treasure and preserve them…or else they will be lost.”
The event will begin with a cocktail hour sponsored by Bronx-based Port Morris Distillery, along with music and a cash bar, which will be available throughout the evening.
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advanced at www.theocho.net. Space is limited. For
follow up inquiries, contact Jessica Alomar at 732-443- 0175.