"Beyond the film, attending this movie-especially on opening weekend-will send the message to movie studios that the audience wants to see more Latino themed films. If Filly Brown succeeds in the box office, we will start to see our stories told in major motion pictures. We are 52 million Latinos and major studios are still not telling our stories.
"Show your support for Latino films by going out and supporting Filly Brown. If the movie does not perform at the box office, the film studios will get the impression that Latinos are not interested in Latino based films or films that represent their culture.
"I cried the first time I saw the film. I know you’ll find the film just as emotionally impacting as I did. Thank you for your consideration of Filly Brown.
"Filly Brown opens in theaters April 19, 2013. You can find a list of all the theaters where Filly Brown is showing HERE."
Check out this blog in Latin Heat from Academy Award-nominated actor Edward James Olmos, shown at right, on the critically-acclaimed film Filly Brown (written by Youssef Delara and directed by Delara and Michael D. Olmos and starring Gina Rodríguez, Lou Diamond Phillips, Edward James Olmos and the late Jenni Rivera) opening nationwide today in theaters by clicking here.