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November 4, 2011
The Ethnic Studies Film is geared toward all people interested in Hispanic culture and the GLBT community. Read further to view synopses of the films. Film showings fall on Thursdays, 7-9 p.m., through November 10.
Synopsis - The film traces over three generations an immigrant family's trials, tribulations, tragedies, and triumphs. Maria and Jose, the first generation, come to Los Angeles, meet, marry, face deportation all in the 1930s. They establish their family in East L.A., and their children Chucho, Paco, Memo, Irene, Toni, and Jimmy deal with youth culture and the L.A. police in the 50s.
As the second generation become adults in the 60s, the focus shifts to Jimmy, his marriage to Isabel (a Salvadorian refugee), their son, and Jimmy's journey to becoming a responsible parent.
Synopsis - Growing up in the Mission district of San Francisco, Che Rivera (Benjamin Bratt) has always had to be tough to survive. He's a powerful man respected throughout the Mission barrio for his masculinity and his strength, as well as for his hobby building beautiful lowrider cars.
A reformed inmate and recovering alcoholic, Che has worked hard to redeem his life and do right by his pride and joy: his only son, Jes, whom he has raised on his own after the death of his wife. Che's path to redemption is tested, however, when he discovers Jes is gay. To survive his neighborhood, Che has always lived with his fists. To survive as a complete man, he'll have to embrace a side of himself he's never shown.
~ Source - Global Cinema for IMDb
Admission to all events is free.
Food will also be at each event - coffee/tea, cheese and crackers, and a veggie tray.
Contact: ASAP Films
Phone: (970) 491-2727