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Check Out our Member News for the week of March 11, 2020!

'Wrestle' Los Angeles Premiere

Following it's New York debut where it was selected as a NY Times' Critic's Pick, 'Wrestle' co-written by Pablo Proenza will have it's Los Angeles premiere this weekend! 

'Wrestle' Summary:

Hoop Dreams goes to the mat in this intimate, coming-of-age documentary about four members of a high-school wrestling team at Huntsville’s J.O. Johnson High School, a long-standing entry on Alabama’s list of failing schools. Coached by teacher Chris Scribner, teammates Jailen, Jamario, Teague, and Jaquan each face challenges far beyond a shot at the State Championship: splintered family lives, drug use, teenage pregnancy, mental health struggles, and run-ins with the law threaten to derail their success on the mat and lock any doors that could otherwise open.


Friday, March 1st 1:50pm, 4:30pm, 7:10pm, 9:55pm

Saturday, March 2nd 1:50pm, 4:30pm, 7:10pm, 9:55pm


Monica Film Center- 1332 2nd Street 

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'Finding Shelter' Documentary Screening

Duende (Cal Arts) presents a screening and bi-lingual panel discussion of Marissa Chibas' documentary 'Finding Shelter'. 

Finding Shelter shares the stories of several unaccompanied minors seeking refuge in the United States and how their real-life experiences were made in to the 2016 internationally acclaimed play. It is narrated by one of the young women interviewed for the play, who is now going to college to be an engineer.

When: Wednesday, March 13th 7:30-9:30pm

Where: The Sotomayor High School For Science And Art- 2050 N. San Fernando Road, Los Angeles, CA 90065

'Finding Shelter' will also be screened at the Segal Center Film Festival in NYC on March 8th and at the San Diego Latino Film Festival. 

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Carlos Valdivia's Short ‘Ni De Aqui, Ni De Alla' at Outfest Fusion

Carlos Valdivia was a 2018 Latino Lens finalist and his short 'Ni De Aqui, Ni De Alla' screened at the 2018 Latino Media Fest. The short was a part of the Latino Lens: Beyond Graduation Showcase and has recently been selected to screen at various festivals. These include Outfest Fusion as a part of 'Latinx & Chill'. Outfest fusion takes place this Friday, March 1st through March 5th. The Latinx & Chill shorts program will take place on March 4th. Secure your passes at a discounted price using promocode FUSECOLLAB19: