John Leguizamo’s Latin History for Morons (2018)

Latin History for Morons: John Leguizamo’s Road to Broadway captures John’s quest to cram 3,000 years of history into 90 minutes of stage time and bring a whole new set of historical characters back to life as one man. Infused throughout the documentary is John’s special brand of humor and openness. The road to his ultimate goal – his next Broadway hit – unfolds in a fun, intriguing, and poignant adventure that not only offers an intimate look into the journey of a passionate artist, but also shines a light on the rarely-told stories of Latino heroes who made their mark on America. Featuring exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of the one-man show taking shape, the film follows John’s riveting process – from his early inspirations and research, to his first-ever comedy club tour, through workshops of the show – before culminating in performances at the historic Public Theater as he aims for a Broadway run. Along the way, John navigates the challenges of writing (and re-writing) history lessons meant to enlighten and entertain.

Latin History for Morons: John Leguizamo's Road to Broadway (2018)
90 min|Documentary|05 Nov 2018
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Comic and actor John Leguizamo examines the repression of Hispanic culture throughout American history in his one-man show "Latin History for Morons."