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In theaters November 2017

Chavela the Documentary

Chavela, Daresha Kyi

Angela Ortíz and director Daresha Kyi

Chavela is my second favorite documentary of the year, one that is long overdue just like Dolores, which is about civil rights and union organizer, Dolores Huerta.

I had the pleasure to talk to one of the co-directors of the film, Daresha Kyi, who I could of spoken to for hours about Chavela Vargas, a Mexican singer whose international fame peaked after a triumphant return to the stage at the age of 71.Angela Ortíz, Daresha Kyi

Music Box Films is proud to present the U.S. theatrical release of Chavela, directed by Catherine Gund and Daresha Kyi. The film has garnered many awards: the Audience Award and Grand Jury Prize at Outfest (Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival), the Audience Award at Frameline (San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival), and Official Selection at 2017 Berlin International Film Festival, HotDocs, Seattle International Film Festival, OUTFEST.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with Chavela Vargas talent and life, here’s a bit about her and what you’ll see in the documentary.

Chavela Vargas

Chavela Vargas
Photo: Maj Lindstrom

She was born in Costa Rica in 1919, Chavela ran away to Mexico City as a teenager to sing in the streets. By the 1950s she had become a darling of the city’s thriving bohemian club scene, delivering her performances with a raw passion and unique voice. Challenging mainstream Mexican morals by dressing in pants, drinking tequila, and smoking cigars while singing love songs intended for men to woo women and refusing to change the pronouns, Chavela was a bold, rebellious, sexual pioneer who defied gender and sexuality stereotypes at a time when being “out” was often dangerous.

Daresha Kyi
Full Interview

Chavela centers around a 1992 interview—the singer’s first public appearance after 12 hard years lost to alcoholism and heartbreak. Her amazing comeback began when Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar, who had featured her music in many of his films, played an instrumental role in elevating her career to international acclaim.

Chavela (Isabel Vargas Lizano) passed away in 2012 at the age of 93.

Chavela opened at Film Forum in New York on Wednesday, October 4th and the Nuart in Los Angeles on October 6. A national release will follow.

Photos: ©2017 Angela María Ortíz S.

Justice League Character Posters

Synopsis: Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

Blade Runner 2049 in Theaters Now!

Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana De Armas, MacKenzie Davis, Sylvia Hoeks, Lennie James, Carla Juri, Robin Wright, Dave Bautista, Jared Leto, Ridley Scott, Denis Villeneuve, Blade Runner 2049If you didn’t see the original Blade Runner, you should, but you don’t have to, to see Blade Runner 2049—it’s a film that stands perfectly on its own.

Blade Runner 2049 Cast

Blade Runner 2049 Cast

Press conference in downtown L.A.

Director Denis Villeneuve is very true to the pace of the original Blade Runner. It starts very slow just like the original and you want it to move on. Once it does, it keeps getting more and more interesting—a little blurry at times following the storyline but this film has so much going for it in action and visuals that you keep watching. And just like the first film for me, I’ll have to watch it again to absorb more of it. The sound was intense in the theater I saw the film in.

We attended the press conference and have the audio here for you to enjoy! Listen to what Harrison Ford has to say about the original film and this new one.

The plot: Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.

From executive producer Ridley Scott and starring Ana De Armas, MacKenzie Davis, Sylvia Hoeks, Lennie James, Carla Juri, Robin Wright, Dave Bautista, and Jared Leto.

In 3D and 2D in select theaters and IMAX on October 6.

Photos: ©2017 Angela María Ortíz S.

The Hitman’s Bodyguard is on Its Way!

The Hitman’s Bodyguard, the hilarious action-comedy starring Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson arrives on Digital HD November 7 and 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, and DVD November 21 from Lionsgate.

*Look out for our upcoming giveaway, coming soon.

They are Back! Lucifer, The Third Season is Here!

Lauren German, Tom Welling, Tricia Helfer, Aimee Garcia, DBWoodside, Rachael Harris, Kevin Alejandro, Tom Ellis, Lucifer, Ildy Modrovich, Joe Henderson

Great talks with these actors: Lauren German, Tom Welling, Tricia Helfer, Aimee Garcia, DBWoodside and Rachael Harris

Lauren German, Tom Welling, Tricia Helfer, Aimee Garcia, DBWoodside, Rachael Harris, Kevin Alejandro, Tom Ellis, Lucifer, Ildy Modrovich, Joe Henderson

Lauren German

Lauren German, Tom Welling, Tricia Helfer, Aimee Garcia, DBWoodside, Rachael Harris, Kevin Alejandro, Tom Ellis, Lucifer, Ildy Modrovich, Joe Henderson

Tom Welling

Over a two-week period, I had the opportunity to visit with the cast of Lucifer and got to talk to the cast on and off camera; now you can enjoy those interviews, they are just below.

Lauren German, Tom Welling, Tricia Helfer, Aimee Garcia, DBWoodside, Rachael Harris, Kevin Alejandro, Tom Ellis, Lucifer, Ildy Modrovich, Joe Henderson

Modrovich & Henderson

Lauren German, Tom Welling, Tricia Helfer, Aimee Garcia, DBWoodside, Rachael Harris, Kevin Alejandro, Tom Ellis, Lucifer, Ildy Modrovich, Joe Henderson

Tricia Helfer

Make sure and check out the audio buttons with more good conversations; including the writers with some great stories about being punked by two of the actors and another writer on the crew. The new season started October 2.

 

Lauren German, Tom Welling, Tricia Helfer, Aimee Garcia, DBWoodside, Rachael Harris, Kevin Alejandro, Tom Ellis, Lucifer, Ildy Modrovich, Joe Henderson

Tom Ellis

Lauren German, Tom Welling, Tricia Helfer, Aimee Garcia, DBWoodside, Rachael Harris, Kevin Alejandro, Tom Ellis, Lucifer, Ildy Modrovich, Joe Henderson

Angela Ortíz and Kevin Alejandro

Happy Death Day Advance Screening Passes!

Happy Death Day, Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Ruby Modine, Charles Aitken, Laura Clifton, Christopher Landon

*Giveaway Closed. Thank you for participating, stay tuned for our next GIVEAWAY!

Giveaway! In Los Angeles/South Gate area, we have 50 pairs of an advance screening of Happy Death Day. A horror mystery starring Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Ruby Modine, Charles Aitken, Laura Clifton, and directed by Christopher Landon. Happy Death Day is in theaters October 13.

Download a first-come, first-served screening pass by clicking on the link below. Screening will take place on Wednesday, October 11 @ 7:30P (Have your pass ready to show at the door).

Follow the instructions in your pass and share your excitement using #HappyDeathDay and #SeFijaOnline. ENJOY!

Los Angeles (50 Pairs)
http://www.gofobo.com/HDDSF

Thor: Ragnarok Video featurette

Thor: RagnarokA fun look at Thor: Ragnarok video featurette spotlighting Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo and director Taika Waititi as they talk about the movie and offer glimpses of what’s to come!

Thor: Ragnarok cast: Tom HiddlestonCate BlanchettTessa ThompsonTaika WaititiJaimie AlexanderIdris Elba, and many more.

The plot: In Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok, Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok—the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization—at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger—the Incredible Hulk! 

Thor: Ragnarok thunders into U.S. theaters on November 3.

Lethal Weapon Is Back Bigger and Badder for Season 2

Lethal Weapon, Jordana Brewster, Johnathan Fernandez, Matt Miller, Michelle Mitchenor, Keesha Sharp

L-r: Jordana Brewster, Johnathan Fernandez and his lovely wife, and showrunner Matt Miller

Lethal Weapon’s new season is here, and we had a chance to visit the set to catch up with some of the actors, Johnathan Fernandez, Michelle Mitchenor, Keesha Sharp, Jordana Brewster (videos below), and showrunner Matt Miller

Lethal Weapon, Jordana Brewster, Johnathan Fernandez, Matt Miller, Michelle Mitchenor, Keesha Sharp

Matt Miller

Showrunner Matt Miller told us, “you know, when you get Lethal Weapon, you’re going to get explosives, you’re going to get some comedy,” … and one thing that surprises most people, with the television version as opposed to the movies, is how emotional it can be week after week.

Lethal Weapon is on a new night: Tuesdays at 8P on FOX.

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