WOONSOCKET â€“ Aspiring filmmaker Victor Ramos isnâ€™t ready to quit his day job yet, but heâ€™s getting close.
The assistant executive director of the Woonsocket Prevention Coalition has already trimmed down the full-time position to part-time hours to promote his feature-length movie, a cross-cultural comedy called â€śLa Guagua.â€ť
Heâ€™s going to need every minute he can get. â€śLa Guagua,â€ť which means â€śThe Busâ€ť in Spanish, has drawn international attention since it premiered recently at the stateâ€™s Latin-American Film Festival. Itâ€™s played to sold-out audiences in Miami, New Jersey and Providence. It has screening dates scheduled in Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, New York and Boston. And Ramos is firming up arrangements to bring the picture to Brazil.
â€śYou hope for this kind of attention, but I wasnâ€™t sure it would amount to more than a night of fun, on the cheap,â€ť says Ramos. â€śItâ€™s surreal to me. You donâ€™t want to take if for granted.â€ť
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