The upcoming adaptation of the acclaimed musical ‘In a New York Neighborhood’ is one of the most anticipated titles of the year and was recently confirmed as the opening title of the 20th Annual Tribeca Film Festival, with several projections (via Collider).
Responding to the good news, actor, songwriter and producer Lin-Manuel Miranda, who conceived the original musical, commented, “It’s an honor to open the 20th anniversary of the Tribeca Festival with ‘In a Neighborhood from New York “. We are very happy to welcome you! It will be an unforgettable night at United Palace. We look forward to sharing this musical love letter with our community, with our community, in our community ”.
The festival is scheduled to start on June 9.
Recalling that the first reactions to the adaptation have already been released – and that they look very promising, having praised both the direction of Jon M. Chu and the narrative conduct of the film.
Check out the top reviews below:
“In a New York City neighborhood” vibrates with life, love and music, undermining the power of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical and turning it into a fun cinematic experience ”- Fresh Fiction.
“It’s the first major musical film of the decade” – Rendy Reviews.
“Jon M. Chu has built the best musical film, dare I say it, in years” – Thrillist.
“[O filme] he’s handsome and has an explosive opening ”- AwardsCircuit.com.
“My favorite musical number is Olga Merediz as Abuela Claudia. Put it in your predictions for awards season ”- Los Angeles Times.
In Brazil, the film’s premiere is scheduled for June 17, 2021.
Directed by Jon M. Chu (“Podres de Ricos”), the feature film is based on an original play created by Lin-Manuel Miranda.
The lights come on in Washington Heights … The scent of hot coffee hangs in the air, just outside the 181 Street subway station, where a kaleidoscope of dreams mobilizes this vibrant and tight-knit community. In the middle of it all, we have the beloved and magnetic owner of a grocery store, Usnavi (Anthony Ramos), who saves every penny of his working day while cheering, imagining and singing about a better life.
The cast also includes Anthony Ramos, Leslie Grace, Corey Hawkins, Melissa Barrera, Jimmy Smits, Olga Merediz, Gregory Diaz, Noah Catala, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Stephanie Beatriz, Dascha Polanco and Marc Anthony.
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