Plays Paco in 'Roma'
January 29, 2019

Carlos Peralta

This summer, Carlos Peralta will be a Gold C member of the Drum & Bugle Corps. But this winter, he is being recognized for his role as Paco in “Roma,” portraying director Alfonso Cuarón as a boy in the Oscar-nominated film “Roma.”

Peralta, who was a member of Division 6 as a Cub, auditioned for the film with the hope of joining his sister, Loreto Peralta W’17 in the acting profession. She made her acting debut in “Instructions Not Included,” which was the highest-grossing Spanish-language film released in the United States.

“Roma” is based on Cuarón’s childhood experiences. The movie is set in Mexico City in the early 1970s. It has been nominated for 10 Academy Awards, including best picture and best foreign language film; and Cuarón has been nominated for best director and best original screenplay.

“Roma” is the first film released by Netflix to receive a best picture nomination. The 91st annual Academy Awards will be presented on Sunday, Feb. 24. It will be broadcast live on ABC.

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