Author Archive: kaplan.richard

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Made in LA

Made in LA

| December 4, 2009

Made in LA is an award-winning documentary focusing on a three year legal battle with clothing manufacturer Forever 21 spearheaded by a collective of Latin American immigrants in Los Angeles. Directed in an unfussy vérité-style by Almudena Carracedo, this inspiring piece of cinema is more than a polemic against economic injustice – it also follows […]

Blood and Rain

Blood and Rain

| December 2, 2009

Jorge Navas’ Blood and Rain is a deceptive affair. What first appears to be a fatalistic film noir thriller, slowly unfolds into a rather political and social entity. At its recent gala screening as part of the 8th Discovering Latin America Film Festival in London, it caused complaints due to its negative portrayal of modern […]

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Pariaso Travel

Pariaso Travel

| November 7, 2009

Paraiso Travel is an exceptional, and occasionally, bleak exploration of Latin America migrants attempting to make new lives for themselves illegally in the United States. Chronicling the search for a missing woman in New York City with flashbacks to the perilous journey from Colombia to the US; it constantly sidesteps stereotypes, clichés, and even, expectation. […]

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The 7th Annual Method Fest Independent Film Festival 2005

The 7th Annual Method Fest Independent Film Festival 2005

| March 14, 2005

7th annual Method Fest independent film festival will be held April 1-8, 2005 at Edwards Grand Palace Stadium 6 Cinemas and The Commons at Calabasas, California. The mission of the Method Fest which takes it’s name from the renown acting technique theories of Russian director Constantin Stanislavski 1863-1938 founder of the Moscow Art Theater. Is […]

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