HAY UN PAIS EN EL MUNDO Comes to the Warner

The Latina Women's Association and the Warner Theatre will host a free film screening of Hay Un Pa s En El Mundo on Thursday, February 28 at 6 pm in the Warner's Nancy Marine Studio Theatre. The film is a documentary, directed by Jos Pintor, about a national registry of Dominican literature, painting, economy, society, gastronomy, agriculture and popular art. It includes participation from important national music representatives, and experts and intellectuals in each topic.

A young Dominican musician from the Diaspora tells a girl everything special about his country, without knowing that she also carries it inside. This is a journey that explores dominicanidad through history, architecture, music, gastronomy, tourism and economy approaching the particularities and peculiarities of the Dominican people.

As Dominicans, there are many things we can be proud of and love for our people will be the engine to preserve them and to fight for their improvement. This can be achieved only with the knowledge of what we are and the effort to preserve it said Jos Pintor.

Jos Pintor is a director and film producer. His titles include La Victoria Prison (2004), Sanky Panky (2007), Santicl (2008), the documentary Yemen (2009), Sanky Panky 2 (2013), There Is No Other Remedy (2014), Tomorrow Do Not Forget (2017), and the documentary There Is a Country in the World (2017).

The film is shown in Spanish with English subtitles. Admission is free. For more information, call the Warner Box Office at 860-489-7180 or visit warnertheatre.org.

Built by Warner Brothers Studios and opened in 1931 as a movie palace (1,772 seats), the Warner Theatre was described then as "Connecticut's Most Beautiful Theatre." Damaged extensively in a flood, the Warner was slated for demolition in the early 1980s until the non-profit Northwest Connecticut Association for the Arts (NCAA) was founded and purchased the theatre. The Warner reopened as a performing arts center in 1983, and restoration of the main lobbies and auditorium was completed in November 2002. In 2008, the new 50,000 square foot Carole and Ray Neag Performing Arts Center, which houses a 300 seat Studio Theatre, 200 seat restaurant and expansive school for the arts, was completed. Today, the Warner is in operation year-round with more than 160 performances and 100,000 patrons passing through its doors each season. Over 10,000 students, pre K-adult, participate in arts education programs and classes. Together, with the support of the community, the Warner has raised close to $17 million to revitalize its facilities. NCAA's mission is to preserve the Warner Theatre as an historic landmark, enhance its reputation as a center of artistic excellence and a focal point of community involvement, and satisfy the diverse cultural needs of the region.

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