PBS NewsHour

'In the Heights' uplifts Latino community, reframes roles

Clip: 06/10/2021 | 6m 38s | Video has closed captioning.

Blockbuster films delayed by the pandemic are now hitting the big screen. Among the first of the summer season is “In the Heights,” which opened Thursday in theaters and streams on HBO Max. As Jeffrey Brown reports, the modern-day musical with a Latino cast set in a Manhattan neighborhood has high ambitions of shaking up Hollywood and beyond. It is part of our arts and culture series, "CANVAS."

Aired: 06/10/21

Rating: NR

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