The tumultuous life and groundbreaking work of Dolores Huerta, termed one of the most important yet least known activists in American history, are chronicled in this documentary that provides a compelling glimpse of history in the making. Co-founder with Cesar Chavez of the nation’s first farm workers’ union, and strategist of the 1965 California […]
SXSW Now Accepting Panelpicker Proposals, Film Festival Submissions, and Music Festival Applications for 2018
By Sandra A. Trevino on June 26, 2017
SXSW Film Festival is now accepting Feature Film, Short Film, Episodics, Music Video, and Virtual Cinema submissions through October 20, 2017. Artists can now apply to showcase at the 2018 Music Festival directly through SXSW.
By Sandra A. Trevino on May 3, 2017
Hundreds massacred. A government cover-up. Against all odds, a child survived in secret. FINDING OSCAR follows the search for the little boy who can unlock a nation’s healing.
By Luis Antonio Perez on April 20, 2017
A part of the 33rd Chicago Latino Film Festival, Pepo Pa’l Senado (Vote for Pepo) is a jaunty political satire that offers a comedic escape from contemporary political anxieties. A special community screening will be at the Puerto Rican Arts Alliance on April 23, and the film will screen for the festival at AMC River East on April 21, 22 and 23.
By Sandra A. Trevino on January 19, 2017
A shaft collapses. A young miner, to keep working, must travel to Chiflón del Diablo, one of the most dangerous mines in Chile. Using white marionettes constructed of newspaper, this stunning North American debut ominously builds the violence of the global economy and affects a montage of sensations that are indisputably human. It is performed […]
Silencio Blanco screens their video documentation of Lota, a city in central Chile, and discusses the region’s history of coal mining and community resistance. While in residence in Lota, the artists created Chiflón, El Silencio del Carbon, which is based in part on Baldomero Lillo’s story set in the infamous mine Chiflón del Diablo (the […]
One of the best horror films you’ll see this year, foreign or otherwise
A cheesy comedy from the Dominican Republic that will have some people laughing out loud — and others rolling their eyes
An elderly painter ponders the meaning of life after art
Our look at next April’s film festival begins with a review of a provocative depiction of Cuban society
By Sandra A. Trevino on April 4, 2014
DEK: Documentary filmmaker Gustavo Dominguez has taken on the life of avant-garde Mexican artist Alejandro Colunga in his newest bio-doc, Stoker of Delirium, part of this year’s Chicago Latino Film Festival.
By Corey Nuffer on November 21, 2012
Not funny ha-ha or even funny peculiar. No, the newest movie for director Ricardo Coral Dorado is funny in a way that’s far too complicated for a simple word or two.