Latinx Lens: Episode 10 – Patricia Riggen

In this episode, Rosa and Cat highlight the groundbreaking Mexican director, Patricia Riggen. In January 2019, the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative released a report analyzing the gender, race and age of directors across 1,200 top films from 2007 to 2018. Out of 1,200 films, only one film was directed by a Latina director, Patricia Riggen.…

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Latinx Lens Reviews: Episode 9 – “Bill and Ted 3,” “Tenet,” “I’m Thinking of Ending Things” and “Mulan”

Rosa and Cat are reviewing the latest movie releases through their Latinx Lens. They discuss “Bill and Ted Face the Music” (2020) Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet” (2020) Charlie Kaufman’s “I’m Thinking of Ending Things” (2020) and Disney’s “Mulan.” Latinx Lens Recommends: “Cyrano De Bergerac (1950) starring the only Latinx actor to win the Oscar in a…

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Latinx Lens: Episode 8 – Rita Moreno

In this episode, we highlight Rita Moreno, living legend and ground breaker for the Latinx community. She’s one of 16 people to have achieved the prestigious EGOT distinction: Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony award winner. We discuss her Oscar-winning role Anita in “West Side Story” (1961), “The Ritz” (1976) where she reprised her Tony award-winning…

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Latinx Lens Reviews: Episode 7 – “The Tax Collector,” “Dora and the Lost City of Gold” and “Song Without a Name”

In this episode, Rosa and Cat are reviewing three latest releases from streaming and VOD. “Dora and The Lost City of Gold” (2019) “The Tax Collector” (2020) Director: David Ayer “Song Without a Name” (2020) Director: Melina León. Latinx Lens Recommends: “The Fugitive” (1947) Starring Henry Fonda, Dolores del Río and Pedro Armendáriz

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Latinx Lens: Episode 6 – Robert Rodriguez

Rosa and Cat talk about the trailblazing U.S. Latinx director Robert Rodriguez. He’s sought to make films his way, from his lens, that have been both universal and groundbreaking for Latinx representation on-screen and behind-the-scenes. Films discussed in the podcast: “Desperado” (1995) “The Faculty” (1998) “Spy Kids” (2001) Latinx Recommends: “The Ring” (1952) 

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Latinx Lens Reviews: Episode 5 – “Mucho Mucho Amor,” “#1: The Rise of Danny Trejo” and “Viva Zapata!”

In this episode, Rosa and Cat tackle and discuss 1952’s “Viva Zapata!” starring Marlon Brando and Anthony Quinn. Is it problematic to have a non-Latino actor portray a Mexican revolutionary? Latinx Lens reviews two newly released documentaries, “Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado” and “Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo.” Listen to…

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Latinx Lens: Episode 4 – Our Top 10 Movies and TV of 2020, So Far, Part 2

In episode three of LatinxLens, Rosa and Cat are discussing LatinxLens’ first recommended film from episode two, “The Salt of the Earth” (1954). They dive into the first half of their top 10 movies and TV shows of 2020, so far that range from documentaries to period pieces.

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Latinx Lens: Episode 2 – Edward James Olmos

Edward James Olmos is an Oscar-nominated actor, producer and director. Rosa and Cat dive into Olmos’ debut feature role as El Pachuco in “Zoot Suit” (1981), his directorial debut with “American Me” (1992), his Oscar-nominated performance as Jaime Escalante in “Stand and Deliver” (1988) and Abraham Quintanilla in “Selena” (1997).  Through these films Rosa and…

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Latinx Lens: Episode 1

Listen to the first episode of the Latinx Lens podcast! Latinx Lens is hosted by two Latinas, Rosa Parra and Catherine Gonzales. Get to know the women behind the podcast as Rosa and Cat dive into the reasons why they wanted to start this podcast, their Latina identities, film criticism and what to expect in…

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