Film

Imagining a Korean COCO: The Film Honors My Culture, Too

As a daughter of a first-generation Korean immigrant, I was struck by how much Coco reminded me of my Korean roots.

  • Feb 7, 2018
  • 8:58 am

UNA MUJER FANTÁSTICA: Her Super Powers Come From the Heart

The most visible narrative fiction film that features a transgender actress this year.

  • Feb 2, 2018
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Even Josefina López, the Playwright Behind REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES, Thinks LADY BIRD Was Eerily Similar

“I enjoyed it and sometimes I kept thinking, ‘Well, the mom is like the mom in my movie. They won’t let her go to college like Ana.'”

  • Jan 29, 2018
  • 9:39 am

THIS Is Why a Movie Like COCO Mattered

This is beautiful.

  • Jan 3, 2018
  • 7:59 pm

Of LADY BIRD, REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES, and Revisiting the Question of Plagiarism

Readers respond. And the author responds to the readers.

  • Dec 28, 2017
  • 1:50 pm

Understanding Mexican Nationalism and Mestizaje Through the Film COCO

But there is a key element missing from the film. Where are the Indigenous peoples?

  • Nov 28, 2017
  • 2:28 pm

Podcast from Intelatin: Filmcraft | Norman

I was invited to a screening of a film called Norman, directed by Joseph Cedar and starring Richard Gere and a stupendous actor named Lior Ashkenazi.

  • Apr 24, 2017
  • 11:41 am

COCO Trailer Looks So Gorgeous: We Are Rooting for It to Do Well

This could be a game-changer.

  • Mar 16, 2017
  • 8:08 pm

CARPINTEROS Showcases an Afro-Caribbean Narrative Few Have Ever Seen on Screen

The film takes us to the land of Hispaniola through a modern tale of love in the unlikeliest of conditions.

  • Feb 14, 2017
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Actor JW Cortes Transforms Himself Into Pedro Albizu Campos: Is a Film on the Way?

This story HAS to be told on the big screen.

  • Feb 5, 2017
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In the Age of Trump, New RISE Docuseries Chronicles Indigenous Resistance Movements

Fighting against environmental racism, maintaining sovereignty, the byproducts of corporate development and Big Oil, and the lingering psychological traumas of colonialism.

  • Jan 31, 2017
  • 2:10 pm

Trump’s Immigration Ban and Our First Sundance Report (PODCAST)

Latino Rebels Radio, January 29, 2017

  • Jan 29, 2017
  • 11:37 pm

AQUARIUS: A Tale of Two Brazils Bordered by the Ocean (INTERVIEW)

Sonia Braga plays Clara: the strong, smart, daring, independent, anti-establishment and confident woman we all strive to be.

  • Oct 12, 2016
  • 10:27 am

Sara Ramírez Presents ‘LOSERVILLE,’ a Film to Stomp Out Bullying

Someone you know could be bullied or cyberbullied. Someone you know might be a bully or a cyberbully.

  • Sep 30, 2016
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Aris Mejías Braves the Storm in THE VESSEL

“Studios will realize that bilingual actors provide more flexibility and bring valuable production tools to the table.”

  • Sep 7, 2016
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HANDS OF STONE Looks to Shatter Hollywood’s ‘Latino Problem’

It looks like one more blow is still needed to be struck when it comes to shattering the misperceptions of Latinos in the media business.

  • Aug 26, 2016
  • 9:45 am

‘Qué Lejos Estoy’ (How Far I Am): A Photographic Exploration of Mexican-American Identity (VIDEO)

What happens to the Mexican traditions, identity and the ideologies of one family after three generations of assimilation into American culture? By bringing old photographs to life, the filmmaker attempts to find why things have changed, how traditions were lost and asks what makes him who he is today. As part of the PBS Online Film Festival, filmmaker […]

  • Jul 23, 2016
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