Trans Actress Carlie Guevara: We Are Here, We Exist, We Are Not Going Anywhere
The actress stars in “The Garden Left Behind” which tells the poignant story of Tina, a young Mexican trans woman who lives with her grandmother Eliana in Queens, New York.
Documentary ‘Boys State’ Is a Snapshot of the Glory and Shame in America’s Political System
Directed by Jesse Moss and Amanda McBaine, the film is an electrifying snapshot of the American political system, in all it’s glory, in all it’s shame.
‘The August Virgin’ Is a Summer Saga of a Woman on the Brink of Self-Discovery to Be Born Anew
Jonás Trueba accomplishes the herculean task of carving just the right amount of introspection, melancholia, and serendipity to render the story of a woman getting in touch with her body and soul, to reconstruct the meaning of her being.
Short Film YUNIOR Executes a Poignant Coming-Of-Age Queer Tale (WATCH)
With poignant performances, luscious cinematography, and a vibrant and dreamy soundtrack, YUNIOR is a reflection of the queer sensibility at its best.
With ‘Mucho Mucho Amor,’ Walter Mercado Solidifies His LGBTQ Icon Status
Directors Cristina Costantini and Kareem Tabsch shed light on the human behind the extravagance, the soul behind the screen.
Documentary ‘We Are The Radical Monarchs’ Witnesses Young Social Justice Warrior Girls Fight for Change
The documentary offers real hope about a future generation of fierce Brown and Black girls ready to put in the work to make social justice more than just a dream.
‘The Infiltrators’ Review: Docu-Thriller Sees DREAMer Activists Expose the Shadiness at the Broward Transitional Center
By combining a conventional documentary form (footage and on camera interviews with the real infiltrators) and a scripted narrative —reenactments of events inside the facility brought to life by professional actors— The Infiltrators is both a suspenseful docu-thriller (as the directors like to call it) and an emotional political tale of young activists fighting for justice.
Alvarez Family From ‘One Day at a Time’ Is Back With a Promising Fourth Season Start
With the singular touch that characterizes the comfort of the Alvarez home, the show proves to be an effective antidote for days of uncertainty and a sobering reminder to literally take it one day at a time.
Let’s Get to Work: Netflix’s New ‘Gentefied’ Series Is Legit
Through humor, heart-warming relationships, and fearlessness to address the pain of everyday struggles, Gentefied renders a compelling narrative, which ultimately says, we see you, we know you’re here. Let’s get to work.
JOSÉ Is a Film About the Reflections of Universal Struggle
Following a repressed young man living in a mostly religious society where homophobia and tradition is rampant, JOSÉ renders a character study that shows that even though alienation marks a one’s own journey, pain doesn’t define you.
MIDNIGHT FAMILY Brilliantly Captures the Rawness of Mexico City’s Private Ambulance World
More than exposing the precarious health care system of Mexico City, the film renders the fragility of those in moments of crisis and the glorious resilience of people caught in the web of a corrupt, dog-eat-dog world.
José Rivera Jr. on Ungendered Love and ‘Exploding Beautifully and Colorfully From the Inside Out’
“Ungendered love is all love. We all experience love, and have somehow been taught that love has a gender to which you must fit your puzzle piece to,” Rivera Jr. tells Latino Rebels.
Indie Film ‘Release’ Shows Promise When Portraying Consequences of Estrangement and Trauma
What happens when events shift a narrative, but the main character more or less remains the same?
END OF THE CENTURY Is a Wildly Moving Film About Connection, Partnership and Love
In his debut feature, Lucio Castro creates one of the most ambitious LGBTQ films in recent years.
Inspired by the Greek Myth of Medea, MOJADA Chronicles Today’s Immigrant Experience
“MOJADA” is a window into the sacrifices immigrants make coming into the United States.
THE CHAMBERMAID Shatters Stereotypes of Domestic Workers While Delivering a Compelling Story
In her debut feature, Lila Avilés focuses on the intricate character study of a hotel worker in one of Mexico City’s most luxurious hotels.
With a Mix of Quirkiness, Absurdity and Crazy One-Liners, LOS ESPOOKYS Pays Homage to Latin American Culture
The characters are an eclectic group, but what makes it work, and what makes the show successful, is that they’re all oddballs and complete outsiders, who despite already living in a pretty surreal universe, don’t fit in.
TOO LATE TO DIE YOUNG Is a Captivating Reflection of Life’s Formative Years
The political upheaval and vagueness of what the future holds for Chile is a mirror image of the three main characters’ lives.
THE RIVER AND THE WALL Documentary Is a Travel Film With a Clear Political Leaning
What will be lost, both literally and metaphorically, if Trump’s wall is built?
THIS IS NOT BERLIN Is a Tale of Teen Self-Discovery Set During Mexico’s 1980s Punk Wave
Despite some shortcomings, the film does succeed in focusing on teenage ennui.
‘Building the American Dream’ Documentary Sheds Light on Tragedies Migrants Face in Construction Field
Directed by Chelsea Hernandez, the film follows three immigrant families in Texas.