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WELCOME TO THE FESTIVAL OF THE U.S. LATINO EXPERIENCE IN FILM & ART

HISTORY

The catalyst for Reel Rasquache was a three-day Latina/o Film/Video Festival at the Luckman Fine Arts Complex hosted by the campus in October 2001 that featured a variety of works by contemporary Latina/o filmmakers. This first attempt to present a film festival was the brainchild of Dr. Richard T. Rodriguez, Assistant Professor of Chicano Studies. Despite the fact that the small 2001 event was planned within a short period of time and with a limited budget, it was well attended by the campus and local Eastside communities, demonstrating the interest a Latina/o film program at Cal State L.A. could generate. Since that first event, Dr. Rodriguez worked with Dr. John Ramirez, Professor of Media Studies in the Department of Communication Studies, to develop and produce Reel Rasquache 2004 at the Luckman Complex.

REEL RASQUACHE 2005

Festival of the U.S. Latino Experience in Film & Art returns for its second year on the campus of California State University, Los Angeles. The Festival will be held at the Luckman Fine Arts Intimate Theatre on Friday, April 29 through Sunday, May 1. Reel Rasquache 2005 will present approximately 20 new independent U.S. Latino films and videos from across the nation, guest filmmaker Q & A sessions, panel presentations, celebrity awards, and a Los Angeles high school student film showcase.


Reel Rasquache 2005 introduces a new Festival feature – the inclusion of expressions of the U.S. Latino experience in the Arts. In addition to independent U.S. Latino film programs, the 2005 Festival will showcase a painting and mixed media exhibit in the John F. Kennedy Memorial Library, a program of Spoken Word and poetry recitals, and music performances, all on the Cal State L.A. campus. Festival workshops and panels will address aspects of independent filmmaking as well as the connections of independent U.S. Latino filmmaking with music, poetry, and graphic arts.

 

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