Musically Speaking – EL CANTANTE

Please join us for Musically Speaking with DJ Soul Sister – A series of music-themed movies and documentaries, curated and hosted by DJ Soul Sister, and co-presented by Press Street, WWOZ and Charitable Film Network.  Free Admission – SEATING IS LIMITED.  For more information, contact

EL CANTANTE by Leo Ichaso
Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony bring to life this riveting tale of romance and redemption based on the true story of salsa legend Hector Lavoe and the woman who kept him from falling over the edge. It’s the 1970s and the salsa revolution is in full swing. Hector Lavoe (Anthony), is the singer (or “el cantante”) whose voice can move millions and whose passion moves one woman, his wife Puchi (Lopez). But when the spotlight brings Lavoe’s personal demons and addictions to light, it will take the incredible devotion of his wife to put him on the path to becoming the legend he was born to be. (2006, 106 min.)


Tuesday, June 25th

SHINING STARS: The Story of Earth, Wind & Fire by Kathryn Arnold
Earth, Wind and Fire is perhaps the most successful and popular R&B band of the 1970s, and one of the most influential bands of the 20th century. This documentary follows the group from its modest Chicago beginnings with leader Maurice White, a Chess Records session drummer who was also a member of the Ramsey Lewis Trio, to its induction into the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame. The film features rare concert footage and interviews with the members of the group, both past and present.(2001, 90 minutes)