TO THE FESTIVAL OF THE U.S. LATINO EXPERIENCE IN FILM & ART
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.
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.
Map & Directions
Friday April 29