2022 Double Exposure Film Festival

Double Exposure Film Festival 2022 Goes Beyond the Headlines – cinéSPEAK

The only film festival in the US dedicated to investigative storytelling, Double Exposure Film Festival returned this year for a hybrid eighth edition. This year’s festival included a lineup of 11 feature films and 15 symposium panels, all taking place in Washington, DC. Read More

2022 BlackStar Film Festival

BlackStar Is the North Star for BIPOC Media Artists – Documentary Magazine

The 11th annual BlackStar Film Festival was back at the University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Live Arts at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts with a 76-film lineup representing 27 countries. The hybrid festival showcased many premieres including 16 world, eight North American, 12 East Coast, eight US and 25 Philadelphia premieres. Read More

2021 Sundance Film Festival

Rita Moreno Off-Screen: An Interview with the Puerto Rican Women Behind the Intimate Documentary – cinéSPEAK

The American Masters documentary Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It, directed by Mariem Pérez Riera,paints a detailed picture of icon Rita Moreno’s background, challenges and successes. Read More

Sundance and TIFF Press Inclusion Initiatives: Reflections from an Awardee – Documentary Magazine

For filmmakers, artists and critics alike, acceptance into a Sundance Institute program can be a critical turning point in their career. But the Press Inclusion Initiative, a relatively new program, had its challenges. Read More

9 Latinx Films That Debuted At The 2021 Sundance Film Festival That Are Worth Your Attention – Modern Brown Girl

With a rich history of premiering excellent Latinx cinema, here are our top five films Latinx films from the 2021 Sundance Film Festival to watch out for. Read More

The Vanguard of Bold, Visionary Storytelling: 2021 Sundance Film Festival Wrap-Up – cinéSPEAK

The 2021 Sundance Film Festival took place virtually over seven days from January 28 to February 3 with a full lineup of 141 films and projects available via the Sundance custom-designed online platform. Read More

Filmmakers Show How Hard it Is to Make Change in Epic “Philly D.A.” Docuseries – ITVS

In order to understand the rich history of criminal reform work, up through the vivid stories of crime and punishment presented in the docuseries Philly D.A., it is important to recognize Philadelphia’s origin story, as it were. Read More

Pulling Focus: Sundance Film Festival – PhillyCAM Radio

On Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 10:00 AM EST on WPPM 106.5 FM, I joined Gretjen Clausing in conversation with Gabe Castro. We discussed what it was like to participate in the Sundance Film Fest Press Inclusion initiative. We shared our favorite films and thoughts on increasing opportunities for film critics of color.

From Cocoon to Butterfly: Interview with Alexis Gambis of Son of Monarchs – cinéSPEAK

Seeing Latinx scientists on the big screen or behind the camera is rare. While Son of Monarchs portrays a privileged perspective of Latinidad, one of a brilliant scientist with academic achievements, it offers a new perspective on the immigrant experience. Read More

2021 SXSW

Healing Through Collaborative Filmmaking: An Interview with the Director of Fruits of Labor – cinéSPEAK

In the documentary Fruits of Labor, directed by Emily Cohen Ibañez, the Colombian American filmmaker forms a unique relationship with high school senior Ashley Solis to explore the coming-of-age story of a second-generation Mexican American teen. Read More

2020 Sundance Film Festival

Meet The Creators of the Film Produced with ‘Mucho Mucho Amor’ – AL DÍA

Everyday, Walter Mercado would grace the screens of Latinx homes across the globe.  Read More

Park City is more than just epic ski vacations — here’s why – The Points Guy

From the beauty of the great outdoors to the glamour of the Sundance Film Festival, the city offers a wide range of activities all winter and summer long. Read More

6 Gems From the 2020 Sundance Film Festival – Submittable

From documentaries and narrative to experimental film and media, Sundance offers a wide range of stories for all avid viewers. Read More

Growing Up With “Mucho Mucho Amor”: How Walter Mercado Defined My Life – Autostraddle

Growing up, there was always a magical wizard on primetime Latin American television. Read More

Charm City Kings: Una oda de los Boricuas a Baltimore – AL DÍA

Charm City Kings, dirigida por Angel Manuel Soto, sigue al joven Mouse mientras lucha por procesar la reciente muerte de su hermano Stro. Read More

5 Must-See Latinx Films From The Sundance Film Festival – Modern Brown Girl

This year’s festival had a large selection of Latinx and Latinamerican films. Even boricua Lin Manuel Miranda himself was featured in three different documentaries. Read More

The real-life romance of Iván and Gerardo on the silver screen – AL DÍA

Te llevo conmigo (I Carry You With Me), directed by Heidi Ewing, is a nuanced look into the intersections of immigration, queerness, and acceptance. Read More

La Leyenda Negra: Una búsqueda de la verdad en Compton – AL DÍA

La Leyenda Negra ofrece un comentario social puntual sobre los problemas que afectan a los adolescentes e inmigrantes en los Estados Unidos. Read More

2020 Toronto International Film Festival

Here’s How “76 Days” Director Hao Wu Documented the COVID-19 Pandemic at its Epicenter, Wuhan – Free the Work

From within one of the most overwhelmed hospitals in Wuhan, China, Hao Wu and his team captured the realities of the pandemic. Read More

Enemies of the State – ¡Presente! Media

Enemies of the State, combines Kennebeck’s investigative reporting background with a cinematic visual style reminiscent of that of executive producer Errol Morris. Read More

TOP 6 at TIFF 2020 – cinéSPEAK

While the experience of the film festival has shifted, the quality of the films this year is better than ever. Many Academy Award hopefuls have premiered at TIFF this year. Read More

One Night in Miami – ¡Presente! Media

In Regina King’s directorial debut of One Night in Miami, she re-imagines a fictional friendship between Cassius Clay, Malcolm X, Jim Brown, and Sam Cooke. Read More

A Suitable Boy – ¡Presente! Media

A Suitable Boy directed by Mira Nair is set in 1950s India after the country’s independence, transition to democracy, and the partition of India and Pakistan. Read More

The Boy from Medellín – ¡Presente! Media

J Balvin is one of best-selling Latin music artists in the globe. He was the most streamed artist worldwide on Spotify in 2018. Read More

TIFF 2020 | New Order – ¡Presente! Media

New Order (Nuevo Orden) by Mexican director Michel Franco is a suspenseful dystopian film that depicts the frustration of the widening wealth gap. Read More

2020 DOC NYC

Must Watch Films At DOC NYC – cinéSPEAK

DOC NYC, the country’s largest documentary film festival, is back for its 11th edition from November 11th to 19th. With a line up of 108 feature-length documentaries, it can be difficult to determine which films to watch. Read More

2020 Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival

Films to Catch at the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival – ¡Presente! Media

The Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival (PAAFF) is one of the city’s premiere destinations for films and storytelling from the Asian diaspora. With over 80 films to watch at PAAFF, we are sharing three films from the program that are available to audiences in the United States and Canada. Read More

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