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Raul Julia: The World’s a Stage

Saturday, August 3 – 4:45 PM

Sunday, August 4 – 7:00 PM

TCL Chinese 4 Theatres

Raúl Juliá: The World’s a Stage examines the life and career of the inspiring entertainer, Raúl Juliá. The feature documentary is a revealing portrait of the charismatic actor, who earned recognition across the world for his versatility on stage and on screen before his life was tragically cut short. From his early days on local stages in Puerto Rico to stardom on Broadway and in Hollywood, Raúl’s story is one of passion, determination, and a bit of magic – all qualities for which his performances were known.


Director(s): Ben DeJesus
Year:  2019
Length: 82 min
Country: USA
Premiere Status: World Premiere

Includes a post screening Q&A with the director(s)



As an award-winning documentary filmmaker, episodic TV director, and music video veteran, Ben has created over 100 hours of content including television, non-fiction, branded, and digital.

Ben began his career as a stage actor, before interning at MTV, where he became one of the original producer and writers of the iconic series MTV CRIBS. His passion for pop culture, music, and theater has fueled his work since.

Currently, Ben is a director for BUNK’D, the top-rated sitcom on DISNEY. Ben also recently directed the PBS documentary JOHN LEGUIZAMO’S ROAD TO BROADWAY and is now directing the feature documentary, AMERICAN MASTERS: RAUL JULIA.

In his 2018 debut as a Broadway producer, Ben was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play for JOHN LEGUIZAMO’S LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS which is currently touring nationally. Along with Leguizamo and David Chitel, Ben co-founded NGL Studios, where he directs and produces a growing slate of original television, documentary, non-fiction, and digital projects. Ben has over 15 years specializing in the US Latinx, urban, and youth markets.