LPB is proud to announce the screening of THE STORM THAT SWEPT MEXICO and CRUZ REYNOSO: SOWING THE SEEDS OF JUSTICE at the 27th Annual Chicago Latino Film Festival. As the oldest and most comprehensive Latino film festival in the country, it presents over 100 films in an array of genres –fiction and documentaries that reflect the great diversity of Latino culture in the United States, Latin America, Portugal, and Spain. The festival will be held April 1st – April 14th.
THE STORM THAT SWEPT MEXICO
Producer: Ray Telles
Saturday, April 2nd, 6:30 pm at Doc Films
Sunday, April 3rd, 3:30 pm at the Instituto Cervantes
Tells the story of the Mexican Revolution of 1910, the first major political and social revolution of the 20th century. It is a conflict that not only changed the course of Mexican history, transforming economic and political power within the nation, but also profoundly impacted the relationships between Mexico and the rest of the world. This documentary illuminates the complex historical, social, political, economic and cultural forces that shaped the Mexican Revolution, influenced the course of the conflict and determined its consequences, as well as the role of myth and memory in shaping public perceptions of this event and its legacy. THE STORM THAT SWEPT MEXICO is co-production of Paradigm Productions, Inc. and ITVS in association with LPB. Major funding was provided by the NEH, with additional funding from the CPB, and The San Francisco Foundation.
For more information, please visit the filmmaker’s website at: www.stormthatsweptmexico.com.
CRUZ REYNOSO: SOWING THE SEEDS OF JUSTICE
Producer: Abby Ginzberg
Thursday, April 7th, 6:00 pm at the Instituto Cervantes
Watch the trailer HERE!
During his extraordinary life, Cruz Reynoso has been one of those rare individuals who are not only shaped by history, they make history. As a child of farm workers, Reynoso felt the sting of injustice, and later as a lawyer, and then the first Latino to sit on the California Supreme Court, he used his “justice bone” to eradicate discrimination and inequality in an effort to make the promise of the American dream a reality for all. CRUZ REYNOSO: SOWING THE SEEDS OF JUSTICE is a compelling portrait of one of America’s unsung heroes and the turbulent times in which he lived.
For more information about the film, please visit the filmmaker’s website at: www.reynosofilm.org.