SANTOS – Skin to Skin

March 2 · 6:30 pm

Pratt Institute

Directed by Kathryn Golden

2022, 75 min, English and Spanish with English and Spanish subtitles.

Featuring Director Kathryn Golden & Cinematographer Ashley James
Moderated by Co-Producer Jorge Oliver

In-person. Free and open to the public. Limited seating available.

Reservations required
Reception to follow.

About the film:
SANTOS - Skin to Skin is a documentary about community activist and seven-time Grammy nominee John Santos, a “keeper of the Afro Caribbean flame.” In this illuminating documentary, Santos links the rhythms of his ancestors to contemporary struggles against urban gentrification, social inequality, and racial injustice.

The filmmakers follow Santos from rehearsals in his garage studio in Oakland, California, to performances at local community centers, gigs with congueros in the Puerto Rican towns of Peñuelas, San Germán, and Guánica, and concert stages around the United States.

Rich in unforgettable musical performances, SANTOS – Skin to Skin captures Santos playing alongside a stellar cast of international jazz musicians, including Eddie Palmieri, Raul Rekow and Orestes Vilató of Santana, Omar Sosa, Rico Pabón, Ernesto Oviedo, and Jerry Medina.

Sponsored by the Longfellow/Dulmage Fund
Supported by Pratt Presents & Pratt Film/Video

Pratt Institute
Higgins Hall Auditorium
61 Saint James Place
Brooklyn, NY 11238