Pinero (2001)

Piñero (2001)

Piñero (2001) tells the story of the explosive life of a Latino icon, the poet-playwright-actor Miguel Piñero, whose urban poetry is recognized as a pre-cursor to rap and hip-hop. After doing time in hard-core Sing-Sing for petty thefts and drug dealing, Piñero’s prison experiences developed into the 1974 Tony-nominated play Short Eyes. The resulting notoriety and fame was too much for the Latino bad-boy genius who retreated to the darker corners of New York City.

Directed by Leon Ichaso.

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  • Cookie

    Benjamin Bratt was mesmerizing in his portrayal of Miguel Piñero! Loved Piñero’s passion and rawness.

  • maria inês

    I aggree with Benjamin. It was truly mesmerizing… passionate and raw and including some of the most beautifully delicate scenes, as with the mother and the best friend.
    I’d like to know of a discussion forum on the work of Leon Ichaso

  • Luticia Povod

    I think it was a great movie, it was very emotional to me. it was interesting for me to know about this part of his life i learn alot i didn’t know about my brother Reinaldo J Povod i lost him when i was young. If anyone has additional information or want to more information please feel free to email me at