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‘In the Heights’ extends celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month

Corey Hawkins and Leslie Grace star In “In the Heights,” a movie that celebrates Hispanic culture through songs and stories. Photo by Courtesy of Warner Bros. Picture.

The ending of Hispanic Heritage Month on Oct. 15 doesn’t mean you have to stop celebrating Hispanic Culture. Make time to watch “In the Heights,” a 2021 movie that shines as a vibrant and emotionally resonant celebration of Hispanic culture. Directed by Jon M. Chu and based on Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical, it takes viewers on a heartwarming journey through the interconnected community of Washington Heights, where dreams and aspirations mix with the rich history of Hispanic heritage. The film captures the diversity within the Hispanic community, portraying a range of backgrounds, traditions, and stories, making it a true reflection of the different natures of Hispanic culture in America.

The film’s standout performances with Latin rhythms and compelling storytelling are what grab the watcher’s attention. “In the Heights” isn’t just entertainment but it also educates and inspires, addressing important issues like immigration, the pursuit of the American dream, and the enduring strength of community bonds. It’s a must-watch for anyone looking to celebrate Hispanic heritage and gain a deeper appreciation for the Hispanic experience in the United States. “In the Heights” is a reminder of the stories that define Hispanics, and a testament to the enduring spirit and resilience of the Hispanic community.

The movie can be streamed from a variety of platforms, including Amazon Prime Video, Max, You Tube and Hulu. 

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Cesar Jimenez, News Editor
Cesar Jimenez, an 11th grader at Bronx River High School, attended the National Journalism Conference in Boston this fall. He is a member of the Peer Leadership Team and oversees a tutoring club.  He hopes to become Valedictorian.

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