Author: Cesar Arredondo

Chicano filmmakers to showcase works at festival

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,” according to the festival’s official website. The festival will also feature CHIFF 2016’s winning feature “I Am Gangster” by director Moritz Rechenberg. Other films in...

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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 question-and-answer sessions with filmmakers. The festival was by founded in 2015 by Oscar Domínguez and Juan Carlos Bojórquez. Currently, Oscar Dominguez Jr. is the CAIFF’s executive director. CREATING A UNIQUE SPACE “The Central American International Film...

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‘Soy Nero’ pays tribute to immigrant soldiers

“Green card soldiers,” immigrants who have joined the US military to get their permanent residence and 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. Reaching that goal may not be easy. A TIMELY MOVIE The film is relevant for our times as it reflects the reality of reportedly thousands of green card...

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