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Author: Catherine Gonzales and Rosa Parra

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Two proud Latinas discuss Latinx representation in film and television through their lens.
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10. Patricia Riggen

10. Patricia Riggen

2020-09-2001:33:34

In this episode, Rosa and Cat highlight the groundbreaking Mexican director, Patricia Riggen. In January 2019, the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative released a report analyzing the gender, race and age of directors across 1,200 top films from 2007 to 2018. Out of 1,200 films, only one film was directed by a Latina director, Patricia Riggen.  We examine three of her films:  UNDER THE SAME MOON (LA MISMA LUNA) (2007) Single mother Rosario (Kate del Castillo) leaves her young son Carlitos (Adrian Alonso) in the care of his grandmother and illegally crosses the border into the U.S. She hopes to eventually make a better life for herself and her son but toils in a dead-end job as a cleaning lady in Los Angeles. When Carlitos' grandmother passes away some years later, he begins a difficult and dangerous journey to join her.  GIRL IN PROGRESS (2012) Grace (Eva Mendes) is a single mom who is often too busy juggling her job, bills and two love interests (Matthew Modine, Eugenio Derbez) to pay much attention to her daughter, Ansiedad (Cierra Ramirez). Inspired by the coming-of-age stories her English teacher (Patricia Arquette) introduces in class, Ansiedad decides to skip adolescence and jump-start her life without her mother. But, when the misguided plan unravels, Ansiedad and Grace must both learn that growing up means acting your age. THE 33 (2015) Disaster strikes on Aug. 5, 2010, as a copper and gold mine collapses in Chile, trapping 33 men underground. With more than 2,000 feet of rock in their way, members of a rescue team work tirelessly for 69 days to save the seemingly doomed crew. Beneath the rubble, the miners begin an epic quest to survive, contending with suffocating heat and the need for food and water. With family, friends and the rest of the world watching, it becomes a race against time and a true test of the human spirit. _________ LATINX LENS RECOMMEND REVIEW BLACK GOD, WHITE DEVIL (1964) During yet another drought-blighted year in the sertão, the arid hinterland of the north-east Brazil, ranch hand Manoel kills his boss after a dispute over money. Manoel and his wife Rosa flee, but instead of finding freedom and happiness, or at least expiation, the pair fall prey in succession to the whims of a black preacher who operates far outside the orbit of the Catholic Church. Written and directed by Glauber Rocha Please rate, review and subscribe!  Follow us on:  Twitter: @LatinxLens, @rosasreviews,@thingscatloves  Instagram: @LatinxLens, @rosaparra2018, @thingscatloves Latinx Lens is part of the ShuffleOnline.net Podcast Network.  Original theme music by David Rosen  
Rosa and Cat are reviewing the latest movie releases through their Latinx Lens.  They discuss BILL AND TED FACE THE MUSIC, Christopher Nolan's TENET, Charlie Kaufman's I'M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS and Disney's MULAN.  Latinx Lens Recommend Film:  CYRANO DE BERGERAC (1950) starring the only Latinx actor to win the Oscar in a leading role, José Ferrer.  Follow us on social media Twitter: @LatinxLens, @rosasreviews,@thingscatloves  Instagram: @LatinxLens, @rosaparra2018, @thingscatloves Latinx Lens is part of the ShuffleOnline.net Podcast Network.  Theme Music by David Rosen      
8. Rita Moreno

8. Rita Moreno

2020-08-2201:39:482

In this episode, we highlight Rita Moreno, living legend and ground breaker for the Latinx community. She's one of 16 people to have achieved the prestigious EGOT distinction: Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony award winner.  We discuss her Oscar-winning role Anita in WEST SIDE STORY (1961), THE RITZ (1976) where she reprised her Tony award-winning role as Googie Gomez, and her TV roles in GOLDEN GIRLS (Season 2, Episode 26) and ONE DAY AT A TIME (Season 1, Ep 1 and Ep 2).  Our Latinx Recommend Film Review: MARIA CANDELARIA (1944) starring Dolores del Río and Pedro Armendáriz and recommend our next film. Follow us on social media Twitter: @LatinxLens, @rosasreviews,@thingscatloves  Instagram: @LatinxLens, @rosaparra2018, @thingscatloves Latinx Lens is part of the ShuffleOnline.net Podcast Network.  Theme Music by David Rosen
In this episode, Rosa and Cat are reviewing three latest releases from streaming and VOD.  DORA AND THE LOST CITY OF GOLD (2019) is now available on streaming platforms like Hulu and Amazon Prime.  THE TAX COLLECTOR (2020) is out on VOD and was controversial when the first trailer was released. How did it fare?  SONG WITHOUT A NAME (2020) is a Peruvian film from director Melina León.  Latinx Lens Recommends: THE FUGITIVE (1947) starring Henry Fonda, Dolores del Río and Pedro Armendáriz  Please Rate, Review & Subscribe where ever you listen to podcasts!  Make sure to "Follow" us on Twitter @LatinxLens Add us on Instagram at @LatinxLens Follow Rosa on Twitter @rosasreviews  Follow Catherine on Twitter @thingscatloves & @shuffleonline  Latinx Lens is part of the ShuffleOnline.net Podcast Network.  Theme Music by David Rosen
6. Robert Rodriguez

6. Robert Rodriguez

2020-08-0601:25:38

Rosa and Cat talk about the trailblazing U.S. Latinx director Robert Rodriguez. He's sought to make films his way, from his lens, that have been both universal and groundbreaking for Latinx representation on-screen and behind-the-scenes.  Films discussed in the podcast:  DESPERADO (1995) THE FACULTY (1998) SPY KIDS (2001)  Latinx Recommend Film:  THE RING (1952) Please Rate, Review & Subscribe where ever you listen to podcasts!  Make sure to "Follow" us on Twitter @LatinxLens Add us on Instagram at @LatinxLens Follow Rosa on Twitter @rosasreviews  Follow Catherine on Twitter @thingscatloves & @shuffleonline  Latinx Lens is part of the ShuffleOnline.net Podcast Network.  Theme Music by David Rosen
In this episode, Rosa and Cat tackle and discuss 1952's Viva Zapata! starring Marlon Brando and Anthony Quinn. Is it problematic to have a non-Latino actor portray a Mexican revolutionary? Latinx Lens reviews two newly released documentaries, Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado and Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo.  Listen to Rosa's personal story of growing up watching Walter Mercado and their feelings on Danny Trejo's inspirational story.  Please Rate, Review & Subscribe where ever you listen to podcasts!  Make sure to "Follow" us on Twitter @LatinxLens Add us on Instagram at @LatinxLens Follow Rosa on Twitter @rosasreviews  Follow Catherine on Twitter @thingscatloves & @shuffleonline  Latinx Lens is part of the ShuffleOnline.net Podcast Network.  Theme Music by David Rosen
In this episode of Latinx Lens, Rosa and Cat dive into the second half of their top 10 movies and TV shows of 2020 and their #LatinxLensRecommend film to watch.  Please Rate, Review & Subscribe where ever you listen to podcasts!  Make sure to "Follow" us on Twitter @LatinxLens Add us on Instagram at @LatinxLens Follow Rosa on Twitter @rosasreviews  Follow Catherine on Twitter @thingscatloves & @shuffleonline  Latinx Lens is part of the ShuffleOnline.net Podcast Network.  Theme Music by David Rosen
In episode three of LatinxLens, Rosa and Cat are discussing LatinxLens' first recommended film from episode two, "The Salt of the Earth" (1954).  They dive into the first half of their top 10 movies and TV shows of 2020, so far that range from documentaries to period pieces.  Please Rate, Review & Subscribe where ever you listen to podcasts!  Make sure to "Follow" us on Twitter @LatinxLens Add us on Instagram at @LatinxLens Follow Rosa on Twitter @rosasreviews  Follow Catherine on Twitter @thingscatloves & @shuffleonline  Latinx Lens is part of the ShuffleOnline.net Podcast Network.  Theme Music by David Rosen
2. Edward James Olmos

2. Edward James Olmos

2020-06-2501:24:39

Edward James Olmos is an Oscar-nominated actor, producer and director. Rosa and Cat dive into Olmos' debut feature role as El Pachuco in ZOOT SUIT (1981), his directorial debut with AMERICAN ME (1992), his Oscar-nominated performance as Jaime Escalante in STAND AND DELIVER (1988) and Abraham Quintanilla in SELENA (1997).  Through these films Rosa and Cat talk about their own personal connection to Olmos' work, discuss the themes of identity, Latinx representation and the importance of watching these movies.  Please Rate, Review & Subscribe where ever you listen to podcasts!  Make sure to "Follow" us on Twitter @LatinxLens Add us on Instagram at @LatinxLens Follow Rosa on Twitter @rosasreviews  Follow Catherine on Twitter @thingscatloves & @shuffleonline  Latinx Lens is part of the ShuffleOnline.net Podcast Network.  Theme Music by David Rosen  
1. Intro to Latinx Lens

1. Intro to Latinx Lens

2020-06-1546:131

Latinx Lens is hosted by two Latinas, Rosa Parra and Catherine Gonzales. In the first episode Rosa and Cat dive into the reasons on why they wanted to start this podcast, their Latina identities, film criticism and what to expect in future episodes. Please Rate, Review & Subscribe where ever you listen to podcasts!  Make sure to "Follow" us on Twitter @LatinxLens Add us on Instagram at @LatinxLens Follow Rosa on Twitter @rosasreviews  Follow Catherine on Twitter @thingscatloves & @shuffleonline  Latinx Lens is part of the @ShufflethePod Network.  Theme Music by David Rosen 
Comments (2)

tank man

fucking retarded ass bullshit

Oct 15th
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M.C. Sundeen

Great show! had to rewind a bit to get the name of the film you were talking about.. might want to mention that again.

Aug 4th
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