At the very least there should have been a sign outside, a courtesy warning in giant neon letters, announcing, however preposterously, "No Se Habla Español. English-Only-Salsa-Night." It might have spared me some psychological damage to know that's what I was in for.
Matt Piedmont makes his feature directorial debut with the Will Ferrell, Diego Luna and Gael García Bernal-starrer 'Casa de mi Padre,' opening March 16th, 2012, in select theaters.
The Bandito Brothers' co-directing team Mike "Mouse" McCoy and Scott Waugh "go big" with action this Friday when their patriotic film 'Act of Valor' opens wide in theaters.
In Una Hora Por Favora, it seems the theme of gender stereotypes is turned on its head at the same time as the ethnic one.
This year's short films represented by Latinos and Hispanics offer a wide array of unique subjects and characters--from challenged love relations in the digital age to sisters battling grief through relieving a plugged milk duct.
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.
Guerrero's voice represents the complexity of the immigrant. Her identity is what she titles "Xicana Urban," a result of being born in San Francisco, raised in the East Bay Area, and maintaining a tight connection with her Mexican heritage.
At the Abbey, my friends and I listened to our music. We laughed and reminisced and, when the music stopped, we paid the tab and thanked the barman. We turned around and walked past the new jukebox and into the rainy night, rewriting America's rich urban folklore with every step.
Let more of us with power and influence to make things happen, support more of what we had last Wednesday in more platforms and in more spaces.
If we want to see more Latinos in front of and behind the camera, we need to vote with our pocketbooks. We must support diversity in Hollywood until it reflects the diversity of our great nation.
After working in selling movies to the Latino audience for nearly 10 years, I am no wiser. Latinos straddle two cultures and love going to the movies, much more than any other ethnic group.
This annual diversity report card reflects a decline in Latino diversity at the four major television networks -- ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox.
New York has just played host to a unique film -- part social commentary, part an alert, part tragedy, part hopeful -- about three teenage girls in an economic and moral morass that leads to prostitution.