Posts tagged "film"

On Cesar Chavez Day remember farm workers need protection from pesticides

On Cesar Chavez Day remember farm workers need protection from pesticides
Many Mexican-Americans understand the legacy of farm work, because our parents or grandparents shared their stories of life in the fields. They worked hard so we could have a better life and education. My mother, born in Texas, picked cotton fields there. Her family later migrated to a tomato farm in Des Plaines, Ill. There... Read more »

Chicanísima Cultural Calendar: August in Chicago

Chicanísima Cultural Calendar: August in Chicago
Here is a sampling of a few events happening this month in Chicago’s Latino community. If you haven’t yet seen the play Mojada by Luis Alfaro, this is your last weekend. The play is a reinterpretation of Euripedes’ Medea set in the Pilsen neighborhood. The play ends Sunday at the Victory Gardens Theater. On Sunday,... Read more »

Relive the Buena Vista Social Club

Relive the Buena Vista Social Club
I saw Compay Segundo perform in Guadalajara, Mexico, in 2002. He is one of the musical stars of the film “The Buena Vista Social Club” that will show as part of Millennium Park’s Summer Film Series in Chicago tonight at 7:30 p.m. On that night that I saw the man in concert, who was 95... Read more »
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We are the Nobles mocks class in Mexico

We are the Nobles mocks class in Mexico
“We are the Nobles” is the title of a new movie out in Mexico or in Spanish, “Nosotros los Nobles.” It examines the class system in Mexico where the wealthy shop at luxury malls and the poor struggle to buy tortillas. The story focuses on three rich and spoiled Mexicans who lose their fortune and... Read more »

Inocente and Sugarman: Latinos in Oscar-winning docs

Inocente and Sugarman: Latinos in Oscar-winning docs
You didn’t see any Latino actors nominated for the major acting roles at this year’s Oscars. But Latinos in real life were the subjects of the two documentaries that won Oscars. “Inocente” won the Oscar Sunday night for documentary short. It tells the story of a young homeless immigrant artist who was undocumented. And “Searching... Read more »