Spoken Word (film)

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Spoken Word
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Victor Nuñez
Produced by
  • Karen Koch
  • William T. Conway
Written by
  • William T. Conway
  • Joe Ray Sandoval
Music by Michael Brook
Cinematography Virgil Mirano
Edited by
  • Victor Nunez
  • Justin Geoffroy
  • New Mexico Media Partners
  • Luminaria Productions
Distributed by Variance Films
Release date
  • March 1, 2009 (2009-03-01) (Aguascalientes Festival)
  • July 23, 2010 (2010-07-23) (United States)
Running time
116 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Spoken Word is a 2009 drama film, directed by Victor Nuñez. It stars Kuno Becker, Ruben Blades, Miguel Sandoval and Persia White.[1]

The writers include William T. Conway and Joe Ray Sandoval. The movie was produced by Karen Koch and William T. Conway. The film opened in NYC at Big Cinemas Manhattan 1 on July 23, 2010 and played in Los Angeles at Laemmle's Sunset 5 on July 30, 2010.


Cruz Montoya is a Latino spoken word artist who works in San Francisco. He returns home to Santa Fe, New Mexico to reconnect with his dying father and his brother. He is finding himself losing his "voice" as he spirals downward back into the dysfunctional life of drugs and violence he had left behind.[2]

His brother is judgmental. Cruz is approached by his former boss Emilio, who works as a local drug dealer. Cruz falls into the familiar patterns of his past while ignoring the increasingly anxious phone calls of his girlfriend. Cruz is also suffering from bipolar disorder and uses alcohol to self-medicate. [3]



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