Latino Heritage Film Fest

13/07/2010 at 2:40 pm Leave a comment

Latino Heritage, arts and culture organization of Pasadena and the San Gabriel Valley, presents Third Friday Films, a summer film series that features documentaries and feature films about Latinos. Third Friday Films feature pre-concert talks before the beginning of films, and feature musicians, artists, local historians and filmmakers. The talks focus on the upcoming film, the experience of the film’s subjects, and relevance to current events.
The film series begins Friday, June 18 with the premiere of At Home in Chihuahuita, a silent documentary (short subject) that chronicles the lives of residents of an East Pasadena Latino neighborhood that flourished in the 1930s and 1940s. Former residents of Pasadena’s Chihuahuita neighborhood, many of them now septuagenarians, will walk a red carpet and attend the film premiere.

Accordionist Otoño Lujan of Conjunto Los Pochos will present a pre-film talk about conjunto music, the exuberant dance music that has historically been the soundtrack of the Mexican and Mexican American working class. Mr. Lujan and Elliott Baribeault of Conjunto Los Pochos will provide the musical score to At Home in Chihuahuita.

Other films in the Third Friday Films series include Voces Inocentes (2004), a film about child soldiers in El Salvador’s bloody civil war in the 1980s; and Chicano! History of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement (1996), a ground-breaking four-part documentary series that addresses the history of Mexican Americans and their struggle for civil rights.

Sponsored by: Latino Heritage

Friday, June 18, 2010
to Friday, September 17, 2010
6:30PM to 9:30PM
Armory Center for the Arts
145 N. Raymond Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91103
Ages: Film is rated PG
Price: Free, Suggested donation $5.00
Discount: Tickets start at $15, mention code OQET
Contact: (626) 272 4928


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