- 1 hr 35 min
Pinero is a 2001 movie that tells the story of the poet and playwright Miguel Pinero. Benjamin Bratt plays the troubled Pinero. Pinero was an urban poet that many consider as an important influence on the world of hip hop and rap music. The film carefully documents Pinero’s life drawn into a life of drugs and crime that sends him to the notorious Sing Sing prison. Pinero used his prison time to write the short play titled Short Eyes that made him a New York celebrity. The movie is a gritty and realistic portrayal of Pinero’s short, troubled and influential life.