Lena's Dreams (1997)





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Cuban actress Lena has spent years trying to make it on Broadway. Despite her great beauty and obvious talent, it has been to no avail -- to the subtly racist producers and directors she auditions for, she is too light-skinned to play servants and too dark to play wealthy socialites. Her boyfriend Mike, a former actor, wants her to leave the stage and settle down to matrimony and maternity, but, ever the eternal optimist, Lena still hopes that she will become a star. To this end, Lena's 32nd birthday celebration is fraught with ill-concealed anxiety and the knowledge that she must choose whether to follow Mike or the footlights.
Comedy , Drama
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Gary Perez
as Mike
David Zayas
as Jorge
Judy Reyes
as Martisa
Kai Adwoa
as Angela
Pat Lucenti
as Casting Director
Don Braden
as Street Musician
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The gifted actress Forte plays a Cuban-American woman fighting to have a viable career amidst many problems.

Full Review… | June 2, 2011

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