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Dancing To Her Own Beat: Q & A with Actress/Musician/Humanitarian Maria Conchita Alonso

Xaque Gruber | Posted 08.19.2016 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

Just two years after immigrating to the United States, Cuban born, and Venezuelan raised, Maria Conchita Alonso, made her Hollywood film debut in 1984...

Teacher Whose Story Inspired Iconic '80s Movie Gets Special Honor

The Huffington Post | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 07.13.2016 | Latino Voices

The U.S. Postal Service honored Bolivian-born educator Jaime Escalante with his very own first-class mail Forever stamp. The commemorative stamp was u...

From Undocumented Latino to Alumnus of the Year

Liesel Reinhart | Posted 07.10.2016 | Latino Voices
Liesel Reinhart

Here's a story that stands in stark contrast to Donald Trump's troubled depiction of undocumented individuals in America. As a child Rafael Agustin Guerrero was brought to California from Ecuador by his parents.

Hispanics Seeking Hispanics at the Movies?

Stephen Palacios | Posted 10.08.2014 | Latino Voices
Stephen Palacios

Will more Hispanics go to the movies if more Hispanics star in movies?

Edward James Olmos: J.Lo 'Hasn't Dedicated Herself To Her Culture'

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 06.09.2014 | Latino Voices

Edward James Olmos isn’t quite happy with what former co-star Jennifer Lopez has done with her career. The two shared the screen in the 1997 Sel...

Film Director John Sayles Is Back With Go for Sisters: Thriller or Female Buddy Movie?

Penelope Andrew | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Penelope Andrew

It's the performances that make this film work. Most are good, some superb.

Edward James Olmos: Latinos Have Contributed So Much And Our Stories Aren't Being Told

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 11.08.2013 | Latino Voices

If you need to navigate through an intricate criminal network across the border, Edward James Olmos is your man. Or at least that’s what his cha...

John Sayles and Yolanda Ross on Go for Sisters: Mighty Movie Podcast

Dan Persons | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

It's back to the border for John Sayles, who in films like Lone Star has explored the distinctive tensions that brew in the towns that neighbor to Mexico. Now he's applying that worldview to the mystery thriller in Go for Sisters.

Movie Review: 2 Guns

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.29.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

There's been a lot of action at the movies this summer, very little of it memorable. So Baltasar Kormakur's 2 Guns comes as a welcome surprise: a film with the wit, tension and sheer headlong pace to grab and hold your attention for a brisk 106 minutes.

Not So Fast, Charlie Sheen

Chon A. Noriega | Posted 08.07.2013 | Latino Voices
Chon A. Noriega

In the Robert Rodriguez action sequel Machete Kills opening in September, Hollywood bad boy Charlie Sheen has reverted to his original "Hispanic" name in the credits: Carlos Estevez. Sorry Charlie, but there are rules here.

Latinos Have A Tough Time In Hollywood

VOXXI | Griselda Nevarez | Posted 05.27.2013 | Latino Voices

Like most people aspiring to be actors, Jeremy Ray Valdez moved to Hollywood more than a decade ago. He quickly realized that the opportunities for La...

Latino Star On Working With Jenni Rivera

Cafecito | Feliciano Garcia | Posted 04.19.2013 | Latino Voices

On this Los Angeles edition of Cafecito, we are joined by academy award-nominated actor, producer and activist, Edward James Olmos. The star of films ...

Edward James Olmos on Stand and Deliver's 25th Anniversary & the Release of Filly Brown

Vanessa Erazo | Posted 06.15.2013 | Latino Voices
Vanessa Erazo

"It's an issue. Studios want to tell universal stories. We want to do the same thing. But, we want to use Latino stories with Latino faces to tell universal stories. We're all part of one group. We are all humans and we all want to tell human stories."

Jenni Rivera's ‘Filly Brown' Finally Closer To You

Blogamole | Posted 04.11.2013 | Latino Voices

By Michael Lopez It’s been a long time coming and now, "Filly Brown" will finally be hitting theaters. The indie drama actually went into pr...

WATCH: 'Portlandia' Plays With One Of LA's Most Beloved Heroes

Posted 03.25.2013 | Los Angeles

Every California teen has seen the 1988 film "Stand And Deliver" at least twice: once during a lull in math class and again on a school bus trip. ...

Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome

Bryan Young | Posted 11.28.2012 | TV
Bryan Young

The show looks fantastic and lives up to the legacy of SyFy's Battlestar Galactica series in all the right ways. It's at once familiar, but everything is turned on its head, newer.

California Love

D. R. Tucker | Posted 06.16.2012 | Green
D. R. Tucker

I don't remember watching The Earth Day Special when it was first broadcast by ABC in April 1990. Perhaps if I had watched it 22 years ago, I would have avoided falling for the right's denialist trap.

PHOTOS: 9 Latinos Who Have Played Real People

The Huffington Post | Lee Hernandez | Posted 04.02.2012 | Latino Voices

It was recently reported that Mexican-American actor Michael Peña (“Crash,” “World Trade Center’) has been cast to play Civil Rights Leader, ...

Sundance 2012 Top Picks: Keeping Us Human

Roya Rastegar | Posted 04.07.2012 | Entertainment
Roya Rastegar

In current times of civil unrest, economic injury, and political failure, we depend on love -- in all its complexity and even through untenable circumstances -- to keep ourselves human. Here are the top 10 films that cannot be missed in the coming year:

I Didn't See the Movie...

Liliana Greenfield-Sanders | Posted 01.21.2012 | Home
Liliana Greenfield-Sanders

So I didn't see the movie, does that mean that I get to go to the after party? At Sundance the answer is a resounding yes. In fact, what would they do...

Latino-Themed Movie Starring Gina Rodriguez to Rock Sundance Film Festival: Filly Brown

S.J. Main, Ph.D. | Posted 03.21.2012 | Latino Voices
S.J. Main, Ph.D.

New Latino voices. Rising talent. A directorial vision from a co-directing team of complementary talents. It could just be the recipe for a movie that packs a punch...or in the least, a really cool rhyme.

'Stand And Deliver' And 'El Mariachi' Among A Dozen Latino-Related Movies In National Film Registry

Posted 12.30.2011 | Latino Voices

"Stand and Deliver," the 1988 film starring Edward James Olmos in an Oscar-nominated role as East Los Angeles math teacher, and Robert Rodriguez's "El...

Edward James Olmos On His 'Dexter' Role: “I’m A Very Good Guy Doing Very Bad Things.”

Posted 12.01.2011 | Latino Voices

This Sunday, Oscar-nominated Mexican actor Edward James Olmos joins the hit Showtime drama Dexter in the role of James Gellar, a professor of religion...

The Sixth Season of Dexter Seems a Bit Tired

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 11.26.2011 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Dexter returns for its sixth season on Showtime and it is beginning to show its age. The snap the show had in the early days is gone and has been replaced with a slow crawl.

Actor Edward James Olmos Hosts Panel at Free Screening of "Cesar's Last Fast"

Huffington Post | Nicole Larson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Who: Academy Award-nominated actor Edward James Olmos and documentarians Richard Ray Perez and Molly O'Brien. What: The Sundance Institute and The...