Somos Chavalos 2013

Julian Yuri Rodriguez

An adaptation of Gwendolyn Brooks’ poem "We Real Cool."

Julian Yuri Rodriguez created this film for the 2013 O, Miami Poetry Festival.


"We Real Cool"

by Gwendolyn Brooks

The Pool Players.

Seven at the Golden Shovel.

We real cool. We

Left school. We

Lurk late. We

Strike straight. We

Sing sin. We

Thin gin. We

Jazz June. We

Die soon.


Borscht Corp presents

Somos Chavalos

a film by Julian Yuri Rodriguez

director: Julian Yuri Rodriguez

producer: Giancarlo Loffredo

executive producer: Lucas Leyva, P. Scott Cunningham

adapted from: "We Real Cool" by Gwendolyn Brooks

commissioned by: O, Miami

commissioned by Borscht Corp.

2013 Miami, FL, USA

Made possible by the generous support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation