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May 7, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Mission Playhouse
320 S. Mission Dr.
San Gabriel, CA 91776
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The Bronze Screen (Film & Post Show Discussion)

Sunday, May 7, 2017

As part of the three-week series, The Latin Wave: Exploring Myth, Illusion and Cultural Appropriation, the Mission Playhouse is delighted to present The Bronze Screen: 100 Years of the Latino Image in Hollywood directed and produced by Nancy De Los Santos, Susan Racho, and Alberto Dominguez, which examines, analyzes, and critiques the portrayal of Latinos in Hollywood over the course of a century. The documentary traces the different stereotypes evoked by Hollywood in early silent films to much more recent times. (Runs 90 minutes)

“A dignified journey into little-explored territory…beautifully tracks one of the art form’s most ignored cultures in front of and behind the camera.” Variety

The film features appearances by Benicio del Toro, Anthony Quinn, Dolores del Rio, Desi Arnaz, Leo Carillo, Ricardo Montalbán, Lupe Velez, Raquel Welch and many others.

Stay after the film for a post show discussion with producers Nancy De Los Santos and Susan Racho.

Before the film, visit a free exhibition of artifacts, photographs and costumes from the Playhouse archives and from historical organizations, exploring early LA and the Mexican American experience, curated by the UC Riverside Director of the Public History Program, Dr. Cathy Gudis, and PhD student Mayela Caro at the Playhouse’s Glass Room Gallery.

Tickets start at $5 ($7 day of show). To purchase tickets, visit Tickets may be subject to additional fees & charges. No refunds, exchanges, cancellations.

This event is produced in partnership with About…Productions and is part of the Mission Playhouse Community Engagement Program,Engage! This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts and California Arts Council.