New film explores legacy of Puerto Rican actor Raúl Juliá

In this Sept. 27, 1990 file photo actor Raúl Juliá, far right, next to actor Peter Weller, pose with Gen. Olusegun Obasanjo, left, former president of Nigeria, and Esther Afua Ocloo, second from left, of Ghana, at the Africa Prize for Leadership for the Sustainable End of Hunger at the New York Hilton Hotel. Juliá, who opened doors from a generation of Latino artists to in film and television, is the subject of a new documentary scheduled to air on PBS on Friday, Sept 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Ragan,File)
This image released by PBS shows the late actor Raul Julia, the subject of a new documentary,“Raúl Juliá: The World’s a Stage.” The film is a co-presentation of American Masters and VOCES and is slated to premiere Friday on most PBS stations. (PBS via AP)
In this April 2, 1992, file photo, actor Raúl Juliá, left, listens during a meeting with Latino journalist in New York with then Democratic presidential hopeful Jerry Brown, center. Juliá, who opened doors from a generation of Latino artists to in film and television, is the subject of a new documentary scheduled to air on PBS on Friday, Sept 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Malcom Clarke,File)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The influential Puerto Rican actor Raúl Juliá who opened doors for a generation of Latino artists in film and television is the subject of a new documentary.

"Raúl Juliá: The World's a Stage" on PBS looks into the formation of Juliá from his middle-class upbringing in Puerto Rico to the streets of New York as he attempted to break into theater. The film uses rare footage of Juliá and interviews of actors like Edward James Olmos and Andy Garcia to explore Juliá's fight to battle stereotypes and garner respect as a performer.

The documentary shows footage of him performing Shakespeare with a young Meryl Streep and his work to tackle world hunger.

The film is a co-presentation of American Masters and VOCES and slated to premiere Friday on most PBS stations.

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