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Viernes Video: Aspiring Colombian filmmaker mixes zombies and westerns to create an unique horror short

Viernes Video: Aspiring Colombian filmmaker mixes zombies and westerns to create an unique horror short

LatinaLista — What does a zombie, whiskey and an outlaw have in common? They are the main characters of a new short film by aspiring, and recent California State University Fullerton graduate, Colombian filmmaker Carlos Cortes. The action-horror short, Rex, is about a zombie named Rex and his vigilante friend The Shadow. Though Rex is

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Film Review: DOCUMENTED is an emotional journey that puts a face and feelings to the immigration issue

By Zachary Sorgalla LatinaLista I’m not afraid to admit it; I love getting my fix of ridiculous Hollywood action movies with explosions and fast cars, but sometimes it’s refreshing to watch a good documentary because they offer a glimpse of reality that you often can’t find in a Hollywood blockbuster. DOCUMENTED, a new film debuting

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One on One: Roberto Sanchez’s long journey from the streets of Little Havana to Hollywood

By Eliana Alcaraz Esparza LatinaLista (LL Editor’s Note: Article originally appeared on Herald de Paris) HOLLYWOOD (Herald de Paris) – In the fall of 2002, while working as an armed officer for the Miami Metro System, Roberto Sanchez received a serendipitous phone call that would forever change his life. Only moments earlier, he had encountered

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Video: On film, as in life, Mercedes Sosa, “La Negra,” exhibits a strength of character that lives on

LatinaLista — “Voice of the voiceless ones” and “La Negra.” These are but two of the nicknames Argentine singer and national icon, Haydée Mercedes Sosa, was known by her legion of fans throughout the world, but especially among those who were oppressed by their governments. The life of Mercedes Sosa — her exile to Europe

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Viernes Video: Diego Luna explains why it was important for him to make the film “Cesar Chavez”

LatinaLista — At a recent Washington screening for his new English-language directorial debut, Cesar Chavez, Diego Luna explained to the audience one of the reasons he wanted to make the film — for his Mexican-American-born son. He said that when his son was born he wanted to learn about notable US Latinos, of which he

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Viernes Video: New film puts twist on assassinations by showing the dark side of ‘La Guapa’

LatinaLista — Stories about hit-“men” are all too common and do little to create any buzz for a new film banking on violence and trite storylines to bring in viewers. But add even just a small twist to a standard plot and it not only generates buzz but has the potential to go viral! Not

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