"Amid the isolating bustle of nine million people, participants diverse in age, race and nationality confront stereotypes and examine their own histories, exploring themes of immigration, relationships, aging and coming of age. Woven together, their stories take on new meaning, first as they are spoken across generations, and later when they are performed for a sold-out show. Through storytelling, Juanita, 72, reflects on her now almost forgotten youth. "When I was young, I was a rebel!" Between warm-ups, Juanita admits to her classmates that she longs for companionship, having remained faithful to an estranged husband for almost 20 years."
'Stages' won best Documentary at the HBO New York International Latino Film Festival "