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

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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‘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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Film ‘Gook’ delves into L.A. riots

Twenty-five years ago Los Angeles was hit by a major social disturbance with race at its core. This summer the City of Angels itself serves a the launching pad for the nationwide release of a movie about the 1992 L.A. Civil Unrest. “Gook,” an award winner at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, dares to delve into race relations, a hot and sensitive topic since the political rise of Donald Trump. But the film does it through...

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