I was left alone with Al Pacino …

My father once told me,

"The last thing I need in

my family is a Communist."

THE ACTOR IN HIS LABYRINTH (32', 2023) maps Sebastián Ospina's journey from Colombian TV star to "nomadic" NYC theater actor, observing how his interborough and interamerican travels and travails resonate with those of Simón Bolívar in the play Ospina wrote (his adaptation of Gabriel García Márquez's The General in His Labyrinth) and performs about the South American Liberator's final trek through Colombia, two centuries earlier. The charismatic actor's story connects to those of Bolívar himself (whom Ospina's ancestors attempted to assassinate) and the renowned radical filmmaker Luis Ospina (Sebastián's late brother) as it navigates between the actor's past and present in NYC, where an encounter with Al Pacino in the 1970s changed his life and where we observe him performing his Bolívar play today in Jackson Heights-Elmhurst, Queens (the heart of Colombian NYC). Ospina's own labyrinthine quest "to be meaningful" poignantly dramatizes the shared human desire to accomplish things that, as he puts it, "will outlast me." Available for rental and purchase.