New Directions, New Forms: The Changing Shape of Contemporary Latino Film

While Latino film has been a thriving component of independent film for many years, the work at this year's Film Festival represents a broad range of directions, sensibilities, and styles. These ambitious and eclectic films made by a diverse group of Latino filmmakers with varying budgets and casting options, challenge the simplistic notion of Latino film in terms of a shared point of reference or aesthetic. This panel of directors, producers and executives reconsider what it means when we talk about Latino film today. What does the idea represent to audiences and filmmakers? How has that changed over the years? What are the stories that need to be told, the ill-represented points of view, and the issues that demand scrutiny? What new possibilities have emerged? What limitations? And how has the market for these films shifted? Sponsored by the Los Angeles Times.

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