The Aisle Seat Critic

December 2013

“Of course, the message is nice, too. Partridge integrates the Christian themes into the story well, so that they have a real impact. A Miracle in Spanish Harlem is a simple, yet earnest exploration of the difference faith can make in a person's life – how it can keep you holding on when your grip is loosening, and how it can inspire you to be a better person, for yourself as well as for those around you. If you're looking for a Christmas movie that doesn't shy away from religion, this sweet, charming, life-affirming film is a good bet.”

New York Daily News

December 2013

“Kate del Castillo shines in ‘A Miracle in Spanish Harlem’  “

The Mexican actress stars in her first lead role for an English-language film in the American market.

By Zayda Rivera

LiberateTutemet.com

December 2013

Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you A Miracle In Spanish Harlem. Do be sure to catch this film; It’s like watching a poem. This is not an exclusively Hispanic story – it’s just a story that happens to people who just happen to be Latino. The story is timeless, crossing boundary and culture, its main language LOVE. And that is what translates. It is for this very reason that I could see MIRACLE being adapted for live performance, and being that all the world IS a stage, then you could take this piece anywhere, for any whom.

By Linda Nagle

Examiner

December 2013

The movie 'A Miracle in Spanish Harlem' is a miracle worth experiencing - A movie that will feel your heart into making miracles happen .

 

The movie has a clear and simple message making it a perfect new holiday classic to watch every year.

This movie truly succeeds not only because of its great writing, directing and cast but for the sole reason that it was crafted from the heart. Discussing "A Miracle in Spanish Harlem" with Derek Velez Partridge it is clear that this movie was born out of pure love as he states "I believe there's enough drama in real life. Life is an action/thriller movie, just to be a good person is filled with challenges and I want to talk about that". This movie is a miracle proving that we need to take a step back to look into our own selves for the blockbuster of fireworks that continuously explode in our lives rather than to search out thrills that are fleeting and meaningless.

 

It is about time that we have a new movie to watch to remind us what true miracles are really about. With no blood, guts, nudity or unnecessary bad language this movie's message is simple yet a massive statement that no one is perfect. Although one may not always live life in what society views as in a perfect manner, miracles can happen to anyone, we just have to learn how to get through life in order to make our own miracles realities. The movie may have the words "Spanish Harlem" in its title but this is truly a film to be enjoyed and recognized across all nationalities, religions, beliefs and generations; in other words this movie could simply be named "A Miracle".

 

Make miracles happen in your life and never be afraid to dance!

By Carol Ruth Weber

Latin Trends

NOVEMBER 30, 2013

A Miracle In Spanish Harlem

A Miracle In Spanish Harlem is DigiNext’s first feature length drama. It’s a family-friendly and magical story about love, faith and redemption. The movie has a Latin flavor, but its themes are universal.

Beautiful and alone, Eve (Telenovela superstar Kate del Castillo) feels a spark of romantic interest when she meets Tito (Luis Antonio Ramos), a widower struggling with the loss of a wife, the loss of hope and the loss of his faith.

Tito is consumed by the pressures of caring for his children and trying to keep a failing business above water. His growing bitterness overshadows the best parts of his character and drives him to actions that will only add disgrace to his woes. Without a friend left on earth, nothing short of a miracle can relieve Tito’s crushing and solitary burdens. However, miracles have been known to happen.

 

 

Credits:

Director: Derek Velez Partridge

Screenplay: Carlos R. Bermudez

Producers: Derek Velez Partridge and Ed Martin

Co-Producer: Karen Torres

Length: 90 minutes (NR)

 

 

Dove Foundation

December 2013

Miracles can still happen! That is the theme of this movie. This one just might inspire you to believe for your miracle!

By Edwin L. Carpenter