Tomorrow’s filmmakers are here…

The directors, screenwriters, producers and actors of tomorrow are here. They are part of The Cinema Project and some are as young as nine years of age and attend fourth grades in Southern California schools, including some in inner city neighborhoods like Hooper Elementary in South Los Angeles. Recently hundreds of students from The Cinema Project in schools in L.A. and Orange County attended the screening of a teen adventure drama,...

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‘Soy Nero,’ story of immigrant soldiers

“Green card soldiers,” immigrants who join the US military to get their permanent residence and who have fought in many wars, now have a movie about them. “Soy Nero” opens in theaters nationwide on Sept. 29. Directed by acclaimed director Rafi Pitts and starring Johnny Ortiz (“McFarland, USA”) as Nero, the dramatic film centers on a young Mexican immigrant enrolling in US Army to get his green card and, eventually, his citizenship....

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‘Chavela’ and more at OC Film Fiesta

Iconoclasts, legends, revolutionaries, romantics, bohemians and cultural heroes take center stage at the 8th OC Film Fiesta, Orange County’s cinematic celebration of diversity and multicultural heritage that returns to the heart of Santa Ana from Oct. 6 through 15. This year’s festival kicks off on Friday, Oct. 6 with the Orange County premiere screening of “Chavela,” the new documentary by directors Catherine Gund and Daresha Kyi...

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‘The Untamed’ makes it to The O.C.

When the award-winning and much-talked-about Mexican sci-fi horror drama “The Untamed” was released mid July, California’s Orange County was missing on the list of U.S.A. selected theaters screening the film. A movie enthusiast noticed and successfully lobbied The Frida Cinema in Santa Ana to show the film. The film, whose original title in Spanish is “La Región Salvaje,” will play at that venue Aug. 11th through 17th....

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‘PAWS Patrol’ on tour

Nickelodeon’s popular children’s animated series “PAW Patrol,” about a boy named Ryder and his pack of gifted rescue dogs, has two live shows now touring the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada. Based on the award-winning hit preschool series “PAW Patrol Live! ‘Race to the Rescue'” and “PAW Patrol Live! ‘The Great Pirate Adventure'” are two musical adventures with plenty of...

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