We are proud to announce the screening of the LPB funded films PRECIOUS KNOWLEDGE (directed by Ari Luis Palos/produced by Eren Isabel McGinnis) and CRUZ REYNOSO: SOWING THE SEEDS OF JUSTICE (produced by Abby Ginzberg) at this year’s Cine+Mas SF Latino Film Festival.
Cine+Más SF contributes to the Bay Area’s active and diverse arts scene through the Latino Film Festival, year-round programming and special events centered on Latino arts- including the visual, performance, and literary arts.
The Cine+Mas SF Latino Film Festival showcases the work of emerging and established filmmakers from the US, Latin America, Spain and Portugal. It is a celebration of the latest work coming out of the 20+ countries with which we share a bond. For more information about the festival and a complete schedule, please visit: www.sflatinofilmfestival.com.
Director: Ari Luis Palos
Producer: Eren Isabel McGinnis
Saturday, September 17th, 1 pm (Opera Plaza Cinema)
Tuesday September 20th, 12:40 pm (College of Marin)
Tuesday September 20th, 7 pm (MACLA)
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PRECIOUS KNOWLEDGE interweaves the transformative stories of students in the Mexican American Studies Program at Tucson High School. The program has become a model of educational success with 100% of their students graduating from high school and 82% attending college. We filmed their social justice throughout an entire school year to document disenfranchised youth becoming engaged, informed and active Chicanos. However, Arizona lawmakers believe the students are being indoctrinated with dangerous ideology and that the classes teach anti-American, anti- capitalist destructive ethnic chauvinism.
PRECIOUS KNOWLEDGE is a co-production of Dos Vatos Productions and ITVS, produced in association with Latino Public Broadcasting and Arizona Public Media, with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB).
CRUZ REYNOSO: SOWING THE SEEDS OF JUSTICE
Producer: Abby Ginzberg
Wednesday September 21st, 12:40pm (College of Marin)
Friday September 23rd, 7 pm (Mission Cultural Center)
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During his extraordinary life, Cruz Reynoso has been one of those rare individuals who are not only shaped by history-they make history. Sowing the Seeds of Justice paints a portrait of Cruz Reynoso, a man who felt the sting of injustice as a child and later, as a lawyer, judge and teacher, fought for over five decades to eradicate discrimination and inequality for all.
CRUZ REYNOSO: SOWING THE SEEDS OF JUSTICE begins with Cruz Reynoso’s childhood where he was born into a Spanish-speaking farm worker family of eleven children. It shows his struggle to be educated, leading to his graduation from Pomona College in 1953 and from UC Berkeley Law School in 1958. He then became the first Latino Director of California Rural Legal Assistance and later one of the first Latino law professors in the country beginning his academic career at the University of New Mexico Law School. His ascent to the California Supreme Court was a singular achievement, when he was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown as the first Latino justice on that bench. Then in a heated recall campaign whose central issue was the death penalty, Reynoso and two other justices lost their seats. As Vice Chair on the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, he provided leadership in the only investigation of voting rights abuses in the 2000 election in Florida. He received the country’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, for his lifelong devotion to public service and today at 78, he continues to teach law at UC Davis Law School and to actively participate in community organizations throughout the state of California. For more information, please visit the LPB website at: www.lpbp.org/CruzReynoso.php