In the fight for representation, do girls see “Captain Marvel” as a win? Check out what The kNOw’s Izzy Rodriguez had to say about the movie, and how it measured up to her superhero expectations. Read more at The kNOw.Read More “Captain Marvel” Soars To New Heights
For one brief shining moment, the Academy embraced a bad idea no one really liked. Read more at Youth RadioRead More Is The New ‘Best Popular Film’ Oscar A Sign Of Getting With The Times? Or The Opposite?
Crazy Rich Asians,’To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, and Searching helped flip the Hollywood script. Read more at Youth RadioRead More How I’m Feeling About ‘Asian August’
The new Oakland-based movie “Blindspotting” is gaining critical and popular acclaim as its fan base continues to grow. Two of its newest fans are Youth Radio’s Clay Xavier and Riley Lockett, who reflect on the film that’s based right in their hometown. “This movie does a great job at using the characters to express these […]Read More Blindspotting Keeps Oakland In Cinema’s Spotlight
With the upcoming release of “Solo,” yet another prequel to the “Star War” franchise, fans are beginning to question whether these spinoffs strengthen the hype around the series, or just deteriorate the quality of the storyline. “But the question isn’t how long a franchise can last, but at what point do the quality of films […]Read More Solo and the Sage of Spinoffs
After only a few weeks in the box office, “Black Panther” is destroying the competition and raking in the money. Armond Brou is one of the movie’s fans who connects to the film on a deeper level than most. “Depicting what’s it’s like to be an African man and an African-American man in Oakland, Black […]Read More Black Panther Review: Wakanda (and Oakland) Forever
Volunteers of all skill levels are encouraged to attend the cast and crew open call for “A Place Called Sacramento,” the region’s first all-local film festival celebrating filmmakers. The festival has been an entry point for youth who have never worked on a movie before. Find out more on Access Sacramento.Read More Filmmakers gather for ‘A Place Called Sacramento’
After an hour-long interview session with Boyle Heights Beat, actor Benicio del Toro turned to the student journalists and asked them about their work. One student was surprised to learn the Academy Award-winning actor had read her story. A longer version of the interview is available in installments online, on Boyle Heights Beat.Read More Actor Benicio del Toro meets with youth journalists
The Ambulante Film Festival is itinerant by design, holding free screenings in dozens of community venues – including locations in Boyle Heights — and showcasing work by Latino filmmakers to the communities often portrayed in the films. Read about this unique traveling event, on Boyle Heights Beat.Read More A film festival on wheels returns to Boyle Heights
The new documentary “East L.A. Interchange,” about the history of activism in Boyle Heights, premiered this weekend at the Downtown Film Festival L.A. The feature-length film includes interviews with key Boyle Heights personalities, and takes its title from the famous freeway interchange that nearly split the neighborhood in half. “All of these external forces –the freeway, environmental pollution, redlining, the Japanese […]Read More Documentary explores activism in East L.A.