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You can see the films and notes at that link. Some of the films were just uploaded and will be live later today.  Catch the premiere of MLK Jr. Way by Eliseo Cabrera and Kara Cohen. Filmed in Oakland! The story is about two young Mexican-American guys who lose their jobs (partly from laziness partly from the recession), and their home (due to the rocky climate

Film still: MLK JR WAY

in West Oakland). They decide to pursue a casully mentioned plan suggested by their friend to find girlfriends and subsequently live with them, in order to find a free place to live.

 

 

THE STORM THAT SWEPT MEXICO

Pancho Villa

The Mexican Revolution was the first major revolution to be filmed. The Storm that Swept Mexico incorporates photographs and motion pictures from these earliest days of cinema, many of which have never before been seen outside of Mexico.

Ten years in the making by Bay Area filmmakers Ray Telles and Kenn Rabin, The Storm that Swept Mexico is a powerful exploration of one of the most fascinating eras in modern history.

This exclusive new documentary The Storm that Swept Mexico, which tells the epic story of the Mexican revolution of 1910, the first major political and social revolution of the 20th century, will screen only one night in the Bay Area and will be followed by a conversation with the filmmakers.

This rare footage will be on the big screen Thursday, March 31, 7:00pM at 1118 Fourth Street, San Rafael. Call 415.454.1222 for more information. This is a California Film Institute screening.

Watch the trailer.



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