Thursday, April 4, 2013

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

Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 5:30pm
Museum of the Moving Image

36-01 35th Aven
(at the corner of 37th Street)
Astoria, Ne
w York 11106
(see map below)

Trains: R train to Steinway Street, N to 36th Street / Buses: Q101, Q66

Part of the Museum's Changing the Picture series.

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

Directed by Miguel Picker and Chyng Sun. Produced by Edwin Pagán, Lorena Manríquez and Ronelle Rodríguez Torres.

The screening will be followed by a discussion with director Miguel Picker, actress Liza Colón-Zayas, actor/producer Julia Ahumada Grob, María Agui Carter (Chair, National Association of Latino Independent Producers) and others to be announced. Moderated by Warrington Hudlin (producer of the films House Party and Boomerang).

The documentary features Juan González, Yancey Arias, Adrián Martínez, Isabel Molina, Chon Noriega, Alex Rivera, Tony Plana, Luis Antonio Ramos 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 price of $12 (admission on a first-come, first-served basis). Admission will also include entree into the West Side Story screening that same day at 2pm with several cast members in attendance, as well as provide access to the museum's other day-long events (including a full day of Latino-themed entertainment). Check the museum calendar for specific details.


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