WOONSOCKET â Aspiring filmmaker Victor Ramos isnât ready to quit his day job yet, but heâs 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 âLa Guagua.â
Heâs going to need every minute he can get. âLa Guagua,â which means âThe Busâ in Spanish, has drawn international attention since it premiered recently at the stateâs Latin-American Film Festival. Itâs 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.
âYou hope for this kind of attention, but I wasnât sure it would amount to more than a night of fun, on the cheap,â says Ramos. âItâs surreal to me. You donât want to take if for granted.â
Full story appears on page A1 of Sunday's Call.