New film explores legacy of Puerto Rican actor Raúl Juliá

This image released by PBS shows the late actor Raul Julia, the subject of a new documentary,“Raúl Juliá: The World’s a Stage.” The film is a co-presentation of American Masters and VOCES and is slated to premiere Friday on most PBS stations. (PBS via AP)
In this April 2, 1992, file photo, actor Raúl Juliá, left, listens during a meeting with Latino journalist in New York with then Democratic presidential hopeful Jerry Brown, center. Juliá, who opened doors from a generation of Latino artists to in film and television, is the subject of a new documentary scheduled to air on PBS on Friday, Sept 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Malcom Clarke,File)
In this Sept. 27, 1990 file photo actor Raúl Juliá, far right, next to actor Peter Weller, pose with Gen. Olusegun Obasanjo, left, former president of Nigeria, and Esther Afua Ocloo, second from left, of Ghana, at the Africa Prize for Leadership for the Sustainable End of Hunger at the New York Hilton Hotel. Juliá, who opened doors from a generation of Latino artists to in film and television, is the subject of a new documentary scheduled to air on PBS on Friday, Sept 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Ragan,File)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The influential Puerto Rican actor Raúl Juliá who opened doors for a generation of Latino artists in film and television is the subject of a new documentary.

"Raúl Juliá: The World's a Stage" on PBS looks into the formation of Juliá from his middle-class upbringing in Puerto Rico to the streets of New York as he attempted to break into theater. The film uses rare footage of Juliá and interviews of actors like Edward James Olmos and Andy Garcia to explore Juliá's fight to battle stereotypes and garner respect as a performer.

The documentary shows footage of him performing Shakespeare with a young Meryl Streep and his work to tackle world hunger.

The film is a co-presentation of American Masters and VOCES and slated to premiere Friday on most PBS stations.

People also read these

Nephew in 'Making a Murderer' has conviction...

Aug 13, 2016

A judge has overturned the conviction of a Wisconsin man found guilty of helping his uncle kill a...

At 93, legendary climber Fred Beckey still...

Aug 13, 2016

Legendary Seattle climber Fred Beckey is the focus of a new documentary film about his life

A-Rod released by Yankees, who owe him $27...

Aug 13, 2016

Alex Rodriguez has been unconditionally released by the New York Yankees, ending his 12 years in...

Kenny Baker, who played R2-D2 in 'Star Wars,'...

Aug 13, 2016

Kenny Baker, the 3-foot 8-inch (1.1 meter) actor who played R2-D2 in the "Star Wars" films, has died

Brian Williams to anchor late campaign newscast...

Aug 16, 2016

MSNBC's Brian Williams is getting a regular time slot, at least for a couple of months

About Us

The World Insiders brings you exclusive coverage from across the globe in a timely, easy to consume format sourced directly from our regional media partners.

Contact us: sales[at]theworldinsiders.com

Subscribe Now!