Holy Tortilla

Holy Tortilla
Type TV Special
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime N/A
Genres Drama
Keywords N/A
Status Completed
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Adelina Anthony Actor Margarita 1 1000001
Julio Cesar Cedillo Actor Roberto 1 1000002
Cecilia Flores Actor Rosa 1 1000003
Lauren Chiong Director n/a 2 2000001
Ron Broadway Executive Producer n/a 174 3000001
Lauren Chiong Producer n/a 3 3000002
Clarence Junior Producer funding 3 3000003
Sylivra Bayobeni Producer funding 3 3000004
Dirk Higdon Associate Producer n/a 171 3000005
Lauren Chiong Writer n/a 120782 4000001
Bill Schwarz Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Andre Pogacar Editor n/a 172 7000001
Kristopher Carter Music n/a 120781 8000001
Harry Forbes Publicity publicist(PBS/New York) 120789 29000001
Cara White Publicity publicist(PBS/New York) 120789 29000002
Synopsis
A tortilla combined with a dash of magic realism, sprinkled with hope and baked in faith provides one woman with a sign -- the image of Jesus in a burnt tortilla -- and a reason to celebrate life and love in a barrio kitchen.<P>Margarita, a devout Catholic woman who works as a hairdresser, sees the face of Jesus in a tortilla she burns. Her artist husband Roberto, who hasn't been to Mass for years, scoffs at her "miracle" until a blessing on the tortilla cures his impotence. Soon neighbors line up at Margarita and Roberto's door to witness the holy tortilla and ask for its blessing. But, the miracle tortilla has its doubters, chief among them Rosa, Margarita's boss at the beautician's shop. But the faith of Margarita, Roberto, their priest and the many other witnesses to the holy tortilla overpowers Rosa. In the end, this unusual event brings the community together, and through an act of faith, Margarita realizes that the good things she thought were missing from her life were there all along.
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