‘Siempre, Luis’: The Story of an Unstoppable Change-Maker & Proud American (VIDEO)
A story that embodies the tenacity and passion of the American Dream, Siempre, Luis, debuting Tuesday, October 6 on HBO, is a portrait of the pioneering activist Luis A. Miranda Jr.
Luis is a decades-long fighter for Latino communities, a key player in the New York and national political arena, and a loving father of three – including the award-winning composer, lyricist and actor, Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Filmed over the course of a year, Luis’ devotion to family and country propels him forward despite recent health issues.
Always searching for ways to assist communities in need, particularly when his beloved Puerto Rico is suffering, Luis moves to action following the devastation of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, coordinating relief efforts and raising money and awareness while managing the complicated and ambitious tasks involved in bringing his son’s award-winning production of Hamilton to the island.
When Luis A. Miranda Jr. left Puerto Rico in the 1970s, he had big dreams, but little did he know how far he’d go.
The film tracks Luis’ journey in the United States, which began with his acceptance to a clinical psychology doctoral program at New York University.
The film explores Luis’ vast career and influence in politics, including his time in the 1980’s as special advisor for Hispanic Affairs to Mayor Edward I. Koch, and Director of the Mayor’s Office for Hispanic Affairs.
In 1990, Luis was the founding President of the Hispanic Federation, where he became one of New York City’s leading voices for increased support to nonprofit Latino organizations. Included are interviews and appearances by notable figures in politics and entertainment.
Siempre, Luis, Premiere, Tuesday, October 6, 9/8c, HBO