Filmmaker wants to tell ‘uncelebrated stories’
Feb16

Filmmaker wants to tell ‘uncelebrated stories’

Making Latino movies isn’t something Anthony Solorzano intentionally sets out to do. But drawing from a well of personal experiences, he is ready to tell many stories inspired in the barrios of his native Southern California. That’s the case of his new film “Varsity Punks” that marks Solorzano’s directorial debut and for which he also has big plans. Completed last summer the coming-of-age sports comedy revolves around the clash...

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Chicano film fest in L.A.
Nov09

Chicano film fest in L.A.

The award-winning documentary “Dolores” about farm worker leader Dolores Huerta is among the films screening at this year’s Chicano International Film Festival this weekend in Los Angeles. The festival will take place at Saturday Nov. 11 from 10 am to 11:30 pm at Plaza de la Raza in the community of Lincoln Height. Among the films premiering at CHIFF 2017 are “En Paz Descanse,” “Here in the East,” and “They Call Me Tiger King,”...

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Central American film fest in Hollywood
Nov03

Central American film fest in Hollywood

The third annual Central American International Film Festival takes place in Hollywood Nov. 3 through 5. Created to showcase works about Central American struggles, history, culture, and talent, the CAIFF will feature nearly 30 films in various categories such as full features, shorts, documentaries, student works and a specific division for U.S. Latino works. It will also feature performances, art exhibits, workshops and...

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Tomorrow’s filmmakers are here…
Oct18

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
Sep12

‘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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