Shine

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  • R
  • Genre(s): Drama
  • Release year: 2017
  • Running time: 96 min
Two Puerto Rican brothers, Ralphi Matas (Jorge Burgos) and Junior (Gilbert Saldivar), from New York's Spanish Harlem and the street's best Salsa dancers, are separated after a tragedy only to reunite years later on opposing sides of gentrification. ... read more
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Two Puerto Rican brothers, Ralphi Matas (Jorge Burgos) and Junior (Gilbert Saldivar), from New York's Spanish Harlem and the street's best Salsa dancers, are separated after a tragedy only to reunite years later on opposing sides of gentrification. After 7 years of absence from New York City, Ralphi is back to develop commercial real estate in his old neighborhood. However, upon his return, Ralphi encounters his estranged brother, Junior, who followedin his father's footsteps, Ramon Matas (David Zayas), and is now an elite salsa dancer and an unwavering activist AGAINST gentrification in the neighborhood. While having to face his past in order to succeed in the present, Ralphi must confront his boss Linda (Alysia Reiner) who is aggressively pursuing the lucrative development deal that brought him back to the city he was born, and thus is driving the wedge even further between him and his brother. On the other side, when Josie (Kimberli Flores), the new owner of their father's dance studio, reveals she is behind on the mortgage payments. Junior rallies the local dance community to raise funds against all odds to save the dance studio, DESPITE the gentrification efforts of his brother. While the brothers have chosen opposite paths thus far, they are brought back together when Tio Julio (Nelson Gonzales) reminds them of the power of family and the importance of their community.

Original Release

10/25/2017

US Release

10/04/2018

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Cast

Alysia Reiner Linda Tanner
Musetta Vander Corrine Stacker
David Zayas Ramon
Natalie Peri Morgen (Assistant)
Artem Chigvintsev Artem
Gilbert Saldivar Jr. / Junior Matas
Kimberli Flores Josie
Joe Chacon Fire Fighter
Nicola Bertram London News Anchor
Jadi Collado Griselle
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Anthony Nardolillo

Writers

Anthony Nardolillo, Corey Deshon, Ahmadu Garba, Fred Lozano

Cast

Alysia Reiner Linda Tanner
Musetta Vander Corrine Stacker
David Zayas Ramon
Natalie Peri Morgen (Assistant)
Artem Chigvintsev Artem
Gilbert Saldivar Jr. / Junior Matas
Kimberli Flores Josie
Joe Chacon Fire Fighter
Nicola Bertram London News Anchor
Jadi Collado Griselle
Guillermo Jorge Aziz
Kevin Stidham Kevin
Desiree Godsell Dancer
Jorie Burgos Club Patron
Magna Gopal Dancer
Grisselle Escotto Receptionist
Jorge Burgos Ralphi / Ralphi Matas
Jai Bugarin Policeman
Delia Madera Dancer
Antonio Doza Cristian

Producers

Beau Ioana Executive Producer
Gabriel Ioana Executive Producer
Zeeshan Khan Executive Producer
Paul Poste Executive Producer
Jijo Reed Executive Producer
Eileen Torres Executive Producer
Prince Reyes Executive Producer
Christin Scholten Executive Producer
Kevin Weisberg Executive Producer
Antonio Causi Executive Producer
Corey Deshon Producer
Paulina Lagudi Ulrich Producer
Lashawn McGhee Producer
Anthony Nardolillo Producer
Jessica A. Ramirez Producer
Erika Sabel Flores Producer
Sandra E Varona Producer
Paul Stewart Producer

Editors

Paul Buhl

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