Archive for April, 2009

Entre Nos and Sleep Dealer – New Latino Films

Icon Written by Cumba on April 26, 2009 – 3:07 pm

While everyone goes out to support the big Hollywood films that go out of their way to marginalize most of us, there are a very talented group of filmmakers that are putting themselves out there and creating quality independent films. Two recent films of note, one with limited distribution and another premiering at The Tribeca [...]

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We Shall Remain – Seeing History Through American Indians’ Eyes.

Icon Written by Cumba on April 12, 2009 – 6:16 pm

A series of five documentaries on the American Indian experience begins tomorrow night on the PBS “American Experience” series. The block of documentaries is called “We Shall Remain”. A couple of the documentaries were directed by Chris Eyre, the American Indian director of one of my favorite films “Smoke Signals”. The series is available on [...]

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TCM – Race and Hollywood: Latino Images in Film

Icon Written by Cumba on April 10, 2009 – 5:23 pm

In May, TCM is presenting it’s fourth in the series “Race and Hollywood.” This edition is on “Latino Images in Film.” The series runs every Tuesday and Thursday in the month of May, starting at 8:00PM and continuing overnight. Each night will have a different theme, such as “Spanish Dons and Señoritas in the Silent [...]

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Sugar Film Opening in NY and LA on 4/3/09

Icon Written by Cumba on April 2, 2009 – 11:35 pm

A new film by the writers and directors of the film “Half Nelson”, this one features a Dominican baseball player as the main character. The part of the main character “Sugar” is played by someone who has never acted before. Hope to catch this film in the theaters.

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