Mexican American Studies: Feature Films
Lagunilla, Mi Barrio
[S.l.]: VideoVisa; Madera, CA: Madera CineVideo [distributor], c1980.
En la Lagunilla hay algo para todo el mundo, hasta el amor. Director, Raul Ariaza. Manolo Fabregas, Lucha Villa. Media PN1997 .L334 1980
Latino Hollywood: A History of Latino Participation in the Hollywood Film Industry, 1911-1940
Tucson, AZ: Mexican American Studies and Research Center, University of Arizona, c1994.
Latinos have contributed to the American film industry since its earliest days. During the silent and early talkie era, Latinos were almost always stereotyped as tempestuous lovers, bandidos, or cantina girls. This program remembers many of the early Latino actors and actresses and examines some of the stereotypical roles they portrayed. (31 min.) Media PN1998.2 .L38 1994
Like Water for Chocolate (see Como Agua para Chocolate )
New York: Cinema Guild, 1992.
Dramatization of drug use by an hispanic teenager from the barrio of New York City. Despite support from a happy but poor family and attempts to intervene by his parents and siblings, he becomes increasingly addicted to drugs with tragic but realistic consequences. In Spanish and English. (37 min.) Media HV5824.E85 L6 1992
El Lugar sin Limites (Place without Limits)
Los Angeles: World Artists Home Video, 2001, c1977.
Feature film. La Manuela, a transvestite, lives in a brothel run by his daughter. When his daughter is threatened, La Manuela steps in to protect her with tragic consequences. In Spanish with new English subtitles. Based on the novel by José Donoso. Music by Lucha Villa, Carmen Salinas, Ana Martin, Julian Pastor, Don Fernando Soler, Gonzalo Vega, Roberto Cobo. 1 DVD videodisc (110 min.) Media PN1997 .L83 2001.
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