2012 Fall Movie Preview: What Latino Films Are on the Market?
This season Latinos will dominate the big screen with some of the biggest stars in big blockbuster films and some acclaimed indie films.
End of Watch will be released on September 21 by Open Road films. The film will star Mexican-American actor Michael Pena, America Ferrera and Jake Gyllenhaal. The film tells the story of two young officers who are marked for death after confiscating a small cache of money and firearms from the members of a notorious cartel, during a routine traffic stop. Why should Latinos watch it? The film is garnering great reviews out of Toronto Film Festival and Michael Pena’s performance is garnering Oscar consideration.
Won’t Back Down will be released September 28 by Warner Brothers. “Won’t Back Down” stars Viola Davis, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Rosie Perez and Guatemalan actor Oscar Issacs and tells the story of two determined mothers and a teacher who are determined to transform the failures the inner city school. The women must face a powerful and entrenched bureaucracy and risk everything to make a difference in the education and future of their children. Why should Latinos watch it? The film is loosely based on the events surrounding the 2010 use of the parent trigger law in Sunland-Tujunga, Los Angeles where several groups of parents attempted to take over several failing public schools. Oscar Isaacs has become one of the Latin actors to watch after his breakout role in last year’s Drive. Additionally it stars three academy award nominees Davis, Gyllenhaal and Perez as well as Academy award winner Holly Hunter and they will most likely not disappoint.
The Loneliest Planet opens on October 26th on Demand and in Theaters. The film stars Mexican star Gael Garcia Bernal and Hani Fursetnberg. The film tells the story of a local guide who takes a young couple through a twisted backpacking trip across the Georgian wilderness. Why Should Latinos see it? The film stars one of the most acclaimed latino actors of our time in Bernal. Additionally the film premiered at the world’s biggest festivals and scored awards at Las Palmas and AFI Film Festival. Finally while the film will not be released in wide theaters, it will be available on Demand for all to view.
Skyfall will be released on November 9th and marks the third installment in the new James Bond series. The film continues its story line as Bond’s loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Ralph Fiennes and Spanish Actor Javier Bardem star.Why Should Latinos see it? The film promises to be bigger and better than the previous films. With Sam Mendes at the front and with Javier Bardem as the villain, the film looks to be incredible.
No tells the story of an ad executive who comes up with a campaign to defeat Augusto Pinochet in Chile’s 1988 referendum. The film stars Gael Garcia Bernal and while it does not have release date yet the film will premiere at the New York Film Festival.Why Should Latinos see it? The film is history based and it will be Chile’s Academy award submission. After winning an award at Cannes and with all the buzz surrounding it, Sony Classics Pictures is bound to release it at the end of the year.