‘Cine Sin Fronteras’ showcases Latin-American short-films

September 20, 2018

By Juan Calvillo  The “Cine Sin Fronteras” short-film festival at the Vincent Price Art Museum featured experimental filmography and opened dialogue with the local community Saturday. The Latin American Cinemateca of Los Angeles held the event in hopes of bringing the cinematic arts of Latino-America to a community filled with the very people whose countries the art was created in. “The museum strives to be a place that presents exciting…


‘Cine Sin Fronteras’ coming to VPAM

September 13, 2018

By Juan Calvillo The Vincent Price Art Museum will present “Cine Sin Fronteras,” a short film program focusing on Latin filmmakers Saturday. An offshoot of the Morelia International Film Festival, the program will be screening three short films. Part of the afternoon’s events will be a live performance by El Rio, a Latin American folk group. The festival will be concluded with a question and answer portion. The Q&A will…


‘Antman and the Wasp” charming summer flick

By Juan Calvillo “Ant-man and the Wasp” brings action and laughs that are now associated with the Marvel cinematic universe but adds huge amounts of heart. The story is as much about what huge action sequence is next as it is about what human moment the characters will have with each other. “Ant-man and the Wasp” is the continuing story of Scott Lang, played perfectly by the capable Paul Rudd….

July 1, 2018

OPINION: ‘Hotel Artemis’ focuses on characters

By Juan Calvillo “Hotel Artemis” weaves together action movie tropes with amazing character development to produce an intense character focused title in a summer of big budget movies. Director and writer Drew Pearce wrote a science fiction movie with “Hotel Artemis” that will make the audience sit in their seat until the credits roll. “Hotel Artemis” stars Jodie Foster as the Nurse, the proprietor of the hotel and nurse to…

June 7, 2018

ELAC’s REDIO leads the fight against student hunger

By Juan Calvillo The East Los Angeles College Foundation recently created the Resource Economic Development and Innovation Office ( REDIO ) to solve the long-term issues of hunger, housing, transportation and clothing among students. The Associated Student Union is working with the school to solve similar problems. The issues that affect community college students have been written about before. A Los Angeles Times article from June 29 reported that  one…

May 16, 2018