In the latter half of the 20th century, Dolores Huerta, an influential labor organizer, fought alongside Cesar Chavez for the rights of field laborers in America while refusing to conform to the expectations of her gender. Dolores depicts how Huerta overcame racism, sexism, poverty, inequality and violence, endured two divorces, raised 11 children, and became one of the most important social justice leaders in American history.
Vincent del Toro’s car refurbishing business is in jeopardy after the licensing bureau threatens to place sanctions against it. Determined to avoid bankruptcy, Vincent turns to growing marijuana in an attempt to raise the funds necessary to save his business. Ultimately, Vincent realizes that his involvement is becoming more dangerous than he could have ever imagined. US Latino Films Showcase.
Jesús Ochoa stars in H.O.M.E., a "love letter" to New York City composed of two stories. One tells of a missing young man with Asperger syndrome who seeks refuge in the city’s underground labyrinth. The other follows an Ecuadorian driver with a gambling problem, and a Chinese woman desperate to get home to her sick child. As the two journey through the urban landscape, they discover a deeper understanding of the importance of being able to connect with other people, despite physical and emotional barriers.
Lupe bajo el sol
Lupe, an aging Mexican migrant, has spent his entire life working in the California fields, separated from his family back home. One morning, Lupe, a melancholy alcoholic, realizes that life has passed him by and he has nothing to show for it. He embarks on existential journey, trying to come to terms with his choices and to reconnect with what he left behind. Rodrigo Reyes shoots his first narrative project with neorealist flair, using only non-professional actors.
Netflix Presents: One Day at a Time
In this modern reimagining of the TV classic, a newly single Latina mother (Justina Machado) raises her teen daughter and tween son with the "help" of her old-school mom (Rita Moreno). The San Diego Latino Film Festival will screen three episodes of this heartwarming and critically acclaimed series, co-written by San Diego native Gloria Calderon Kellett. US Latino Filmmakers.
When star quarterback AJ Montoya breaks his hand, his only hope is to team up with his longtime rivals – the cross country team, a group of nerds and misfits, for a shot at for high school glory. Co-starring Napoleon Dynamite’s Efren Ramirez.