September 20, 2013@ 4:30PM
      Waldorf Astoria - 301 Park Ave, New York, 10022 / (212) 355-3000. (map)

LATINOS BEYOND REEL will screen as part of the 2013 LATISM Conference in New York City during Hispanic Heritage Month. LBR will showcase on Friday, September 20, 2013@ 4:30PM.

The screening will be followed by a townhall-style discussion with director/editor Miguel Picker and producer/cinematographer Edwin Pagán. Moderator: Carolina González, Senior Producer, NPR's 'Latino USA' / Futuro Media Group.

LATISM advances the public understanding and appreciation of the art, history, technique, and technology of film, television, and digital media. It does so by collecting, preserving, and providing access to moving-image related artifacts, screening significant films and other moving-image works, presenting exhibitions of artifacts, artworks, and interactive experiences, and offering educational and interpretive programs to students, teachers, and the general public.
Latino USA is the foremost Latino voice in public media and the longest running Latino-focused program on radio. As the most consistent voice reporting on Latino news and culture since 1992, Futuro Media Group’s Latino USA (LUSA) brings depth of experience, on-the-ground connections and knowledge of current and emerging issues impacting Latino and other people of color to every broadcast. Reporting stories about diversity, culture, civic dialogue and how people live (and struggle) with difference in community is the bedrock of Latino USA.
Futuro Media Group is an independent non-profit media organization founded in April 2010 by award-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa dedicated to producing multimedia journalism that explores and gives critical voice to the diversity of the American experience. Futuro Media works in the public interest – informing and educating the public about compelling narratives, real lives and important stories often overlooked by mainstream media.


OFFICIAL SELECTION: San Francisco Latino Film Festival

September 14, 2013 @ 1:15 PM
      Opera Plaza Cinema - 601 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA. (415) 771-0183.

ARGO: Does Being American Mean Being White?
LATINOS BEYOND REEL is an "official selection" of the 2013 San Francisco Latino Film Festival (Cine+Mas) and swill screen on September 14, 2013 @ 1:15PM.

Shown with The Acting Lesson, Dir. Carmen Pelaez USA 9min. 

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.


Official Selection: San Francisco Latino Film Festival


LATINOS BEYOND REEL: Los Angeles screening and Q&A

May 17, 2013@ 8:30PM
      Casa 0101 Theater - 2102 1st St, Las Angeles, California 90033 / (323)-263-7684. (map)

LATINOS BEYOND REEL was honored with an "Audience Choice" award at the Reel Rasquache Art & Film Festival (RRAFF) in May 2013. Thanks to the organizers of the festival and all the patrons who supported our Los Angeles premiere at CASA 0101 Theatre. Special thanks to Josefina López, Lisa Vidal, Yancey Arias, and Alex Mendoza for gracing us with their presence, support, and participation.


LATINOS BEYOND REEL: Screening & Town Hall

April 28, 2013@ 5:30PM
      Museum - 36-01 35 Avenue, Astoria, New York 11106 / (718)-777-6888. (map)

Special "LATINOS BEYOND REEL: Challenging a Media Stereotype" Screening and Town Hall at the Museum of the Moving Image.

Hosted by the Hispanic Organization of Latino Actors (HOLA) and National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP).

Dir. Miguel Picker & Chyng Sun. Produced by Edwin Pagán, Lorena Manríquez, and Ronelle Rodriguez Torres. 2013, 84 mins.

Followed by a discussion with director Miguel Picker, actor Tony Plana, actress Liza Colón-Zayas, Maria Agui Carter (Chair, National Association of Latino Independent Producers), actress/producer Julia Glob (East Willyb), and filmmaker/curator Edwin Pagán. Moderated by Warrington Hudlin (producer, House Party / Boomerang).

With Juan Gonzalez, Yancey Arias, Adrian Martinez, Isabel Molina, Chon Noriega, Alex Rivera, and others. Latinos are the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. population, accounting for one-sixth of all. Yet across the American media landscape, from the broadcast airwaves to cable television and Hollywood film, the reality and richness of the Latino experience are virtually nowhere to be found.

Latinos Beyond Reel examines how American film and television portrays—and does not portray—Latinos. Actors, directors, producers, scholars, journalists, community leaders uncover a world in which Latinos tend to appear, if at all, as gangsters and Mexican bandits, harlots and prostitutes, drug dealers and welfare-leeching illegals.

The film challenges viewers to think critically about the wide-ranging effects of these media stereotypes, and to envision alternative representations and models of production more capable of capturing the humanity and diversity of real Latinos.

The screening will be followed by a lively town-hall style discussion.

Free with Museum admission: $12 (admission on a first-come, first-served basis). Admission will also include entree into the West Side Story screening with several cast members in attendance, as well as provide access to the museum's other day-long events. A full day of Latino-themed entertainment. Check Museum calendar for specific details.
Part of the Museum's Changing the Picture series.

LATINOS BEYOND REEL: New York University Screening 

March 5, 2013@ 6:30PM - 9:30PM
      NYU Palladium Residence Hall - 140 E 14th St, New York 10003 / (212) 998-4385. (map)


LATINOS BEYOND REEL explores how Latinos are marginalized and vilified in the U.S. media—with harmful effects on children and grave consequences for the nation.

Post-screening discussion with the filmmakers: Miguel Picker (Director/editor), Edwin Pagán (Producer/ cinematographer), Lorena Manríquez (Producer), and special panel guests Mari Castañeda (Associate Professor & Director of Diversity, UMass Amherst) and Juan Piñon (Assistant Professor of Media, Culture and Communication, NYU), moderated by Chyng Sun (Clinical Associate Professor of Media Studies, NYU).

Immediately followed by networking reception.

The event is FREE and open to the public. Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis.

LATINOS BEYOND REEL: Challenging A Media Stereotype 

February 23, 2013@ 7:30PM
      Bronx Documentary Center - 614 Courtlandt Ave, Bronx, New York 10451 / (718) 993-3512. (map)

A hard-hitting documentary about how Latinos are marginalized and vilified in the U.S. media—with grave consequences.

One in six adults and one in four children in the US are Latinos, but their reality is rarely depicted in the mainstream media. Interviews of scholars, actors, filmmakers, and Latino children reveal a striking pattern: in both news and entertainment, Latinos are overwhelmingly represented in narrow and negative ways, as people who are a drain on, and a threat to, society. Most disturbingly, children’s games and cartoons contain violence against Latinos. This film documents the history, evolution, and meanings of these images, and how they deeply and harmfully affect Latinos, and the nation as a whole.

“Reveals a relentless, stereotypical, and narrow vision of Latinidad produced by the culture industries.”
– Esteban Del Rio, Associate Professor, Communications Studies University of San Diego.

Q&A with filmmakers Miguel Picker, Chyng Sun, and Edwin Pagán following screening. Moderated by Julio Pabón.

Suggested donation: $7 Adults; $5 Students; 18 and under free.











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