Hispanic History & Role Models, Redemptive Movies
In the Heights is a high-energy, American musical, dance film based on the stage musical by Quiara Alegría Hudes and Lin-Manuel Miranda, who also appears in the film. The musical and dance performances are stunning. It is a delightful family movie. It follows the stories of the dreams of members of a community on a corner in Washington Heights, New York City. This captivating, heart-grabbing movie has wonderful themes of love for others, community, and family.
Jose has signed a big soccer contract. He becomes a down-hearted man cooking in his brother's restaurant. After a waitress, Nina, comes in late, and is fired, Jose tries to befriend her, learning she is contemplating an abortion. He asks her if she'll consider adoption and offers to take the child. Jose lost his soccer contract, when he was involved in an accident which killed a little girl. However, Jose is able to find redemption, when he becomes a loving father to an adopted little girl.
In this dramatic true story, which captivated the world in 2010, a huge explosion trapped 33 miners deep underground in Chile. On the surface, an international team worked frantically to save them. Food rations and human hope were spare, but with deep determination and fervent prayer from those below and above, the miners lasted 69 days and were saved. This riveting film stars Antonio Banderas.
This is a biographical drama about the amazing life, ministry of Luis Palau and his family. It begins with the early life of Christian, Argentinian evangelist, Luis Palau, who has had a Billy Graham-like ministry in South America and beyond. In Argentina in 1944 Luis goes with his father to evangelize his community. Luis’ father then passes away of pneumonia, when he is 34 years of age. Not losing faith in God, Luis’ mother encourages Luis and his sister to focus on God’s goodness.