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HOLLYWOOD– Screening of NOW EN ESPAÑOL followed by Panel Discussion
September 19, 2017 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm$8 – $12
HOLLYWOOD–California Humanities supported film NOW EN ESPAÑOL is screening at the historic Egyptian Theatre on Sept 19th! If you’re in LA, join us for a night of celebratory and positive Latinx representation, with discussion and a reception afterwards. Cast members Ivette Gonzalez Martinez A, Marabina Jaimes, Marcela Bordes & Natasha Perez and director Andrea Meller will be there. https://www.nowenespanol.org/ NOW EN ESPAÑOL is an independent feature-length documentary that follows the lives of six Latina actresses who dub television and radio into Spanish for millions of American viewers. The film chronicles the ups and downs of being a Latina actress in Hollywood and creates portraits of these women as they struggle to succeed in a Hollywood that is finally beginning to pay attention to the massive Latino market. NOW EN ESPAÑOL addresses questions of Latino identity and representation in the media while telling the all-American story of trying to make it in Hollywood.
The film is presented by APERTURA Showcase in association with the American Cinematheque, with support from the Eastside Arts Initiative. Program begins with the shorts “Remember This Voice” (2016, 8 min. Dir. Jeff Chan) and “Spark”(2016, 15 min. Dir. Juan Martinez Vera).
Discussion after the feature with directors Jeff Chan, Juan Martinez Vera and Andrea Meller, followed by a cocktail reception in the courtyard for all attendees.
Tickets ($8-$12) available here.
NOW EN ESPAÑOL was supported by California Humanities through the California Documentary Project Grant. To learn more about California Documentary Project Grants, visit our webpage here.