Movie Mondays: Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15 – October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month. To celebrate, here are some notable Hispanic DVDs released this year.

Click here to view Bless Me, Ultima in the SPL catalogBless Me, Ultima (2013) is a film adaptation of the classic and controversial young adult novel by Rudolfo Anaya set in New Mexico during World War II. Antonio (Luke Ganalon) is a boy who seeks the help of Ultima (Miriam Colon, in an award winning performance), a medicine woman with supernatural powers, to cope with the challenges in his young life. Director Carl Franklin’s adaptation received generally favorable reviews from critics, especially in translating the novel’s magical realism to the screen. Continue reading “Movie Mondays: Hispanic Heritage Month”

Free film screening of KCTS documentary: ‘Latinos: The Changing Face of Washington’

Join us for a film screening about the fastest growing population in Washington, followed by a panel discussion hosted by KCTS 9’s Enrique Cerna. The film screening will take place on Thursday, September 5, 2013 from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

In Latinos: The Changing Face of Washington, KCTS 9’s Enrique Cerna examines the history of Latinos in Washington and their contributions to politics, education and entrepreneurship in this state.

Cerna weaves together his family’s Yakima Valley heritage with others; including Phyllis Gutierrez-Kenney’s transformation from migrant laborer to political trailblazer, the entrepreneurial story of winemaker Victor Palencia and the educational challenges and successes of the fastest growing population in the state. Continue reading “Free film screening of KCTS documentary: ‘Latinos: The Changing Face of Washington’”