Theatre of Rice and Beans
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What do three titans of the Latino theatre talk about, laugh about, argue about over a meal of rice and beans? What stories of hardship and triumph do three veterans of the American stage have to share after careers lasting more than four decades? Tony Mata, a theatre professor and director at the University of Florida, cooked a meal, set up cameras, and found out. The dinner of rice and beans (a potent metaphor for what unites Latinos culturally) became the kernel of this film.

Theatre of Rice and Beans is the first documentary about a vital part of American theatre history. Read more

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Rene Buch
Rene Buch

Miriam Colon
Miriam Colon
Max Ferra
Max Ferra

f e a t u r i n g

Nilo Cruz, Maria Irene Fornes, Chita Rivera, Lin-Manuel Miranda,Eduardo Gallardo, Rosalba Rolon, Jorge Huerta, Carmen Rivera, Migdalia Cruz, Graciela Daniele, Allen Davis III, Robert Federico, Harold Prince, Miriam Cruz, Lou Moreno & Kristoffer Diaz

s c r e e n i n g s

Washington, DC Screening
Library of Congress
Tuesday, October 20th

UK Screening
FIRT/IFTR World Congress, University of Warwick
"Big Screen" series
Monday, July 28th to Friday, August 1st

New York Screening
Tribeca Cinemas (by invitation only)
Monday, May 12th

Florida Screening
University of Florida, Constans Theatre
Monday, January 13th

n e w s

See photos and videos from our recent screenings
"UF Screens 'Theatre of Rice and Beans',"
The Gainesville Sun
"West Side Glory,"
The Fine Print


Executive Producers Tony Mata and Ralf Remshardt • Director of Photography Ralf Remshardt
Film Editor Dennis Gaston • Music by Samuel J. Hamm, Jr.
Directed by Tony Mata