NYT’s Mirta Ojito writes a profile about Leon Ichaso, director of El Cantante, the forthcoming film about Hector Lavoe. Here is the link to the article: The Scorsese of Salsa.

Talk about a passion for filmmaking:

Then in 1972 Mr. Ichaso was fired from an advertising agency. In retaliation, he said, he went back to his office one evening, opened the door with his own key and proceeded to vandalize the agency. He dropped file cabinets out the windows, urinated on the vice president’s desk and ripped the water cooler from the wall.

“I wanted to burn my bridges, to make sure no one would ever hire me again, so that I could make movies, which is what I really wanted to do,” he said.

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