Spoken Word (2010): Victor Nunez’ Tale of Latino Artists

Victor Nunes’s new indie, Spoken Word, centers on Cruz Montoya (Kuno Becker), a Latino spoken-word artist who works in San Francisco.

The story begins when he returns home to Santa Fe, New Mexico to reconnect with his dying father and his brother, who’s very judgmental.

While there, he spirals downward back into the dysfunctional life of drugs and violence he had left behind. Suffering from Bipolar disorder, he uses alcohol to self-medicate.

Approached by his former boss Emilio, who is a local drug dealer, Cruz falls into the familiar patterns of his past while ignoring the increasingly anxious phone calls of his girlfriend, Shae (Persia White).

If you want to know more about Victor Nunez and American Independent Cinema, please read my book: Cinema of Outsiders.