Girl in Progress new LATINA film opens TODAY - May 11th

There are 3 NEW Latina/o feature films to see/ spread the word ASAP
Girl in Progress - starring Eva Mendes, Mamitas & For G

By Carlos San Miguel
Published on LatinoLA: May 11, 2012

Girl in Progress new LATINA film opens TODAY - May 11th

There are 3 new Latina/o feature films to see & support in May/ June.

Girl in Progress - opens TODAY - May 11th
Mamitas - opened April 27th - in L.A. theaters now
For Greater Glory - opens June 1st

PLEASE spread the word ASAP & forward this page to support these films - via email, Facebook, Twitter. Tell a friend & support diversity in film-making & storytelling.

Girl in Progress - Opens TODAY: MOTHER'S DAY WEEKEND - May 11, 2012
limited release: http://www.girlinprogressmovie.com/index.html

Starring: Eva Mendes, Cierra Ramirez, Patricia Arquette, Eugenio Derbez, Matthew Modine, Raini Rodriguez & Landon Liboiron.
Directed By: Patricia Riggen - Written By: Hiram Martinez

Grace (Mendes) is a single mom. She is too busy juggling work, bills, and the very married Dr. Hartford (Matthew Modine), to give her daughter, Ansiedad (Ramirez) the attention she desperately needs. When Ansiedad's English teacher, Ms. Armstrong (Patricia Arquette), introduces her students to classic coming-of-age stories, Ansiedad is inspired to skip adolescence and jump-start her life without mom.

While Grace becomes preoccupied with the increasing affections of her co-worker (Eugenio Derbez), Ansiedad enlists the help of her loyal friend, Tavita (Raini Rodriguez), to plot her shortcut to "adulthood". But as her misguided plan unravels, Ansiedad and Grace must learn that sometimes growing-up means acting your age.

watch the trailer - web links:



Mamitas - Opened 4/ 27/ 12 - in local L.A. theaters now!
limited release: http://mamitasthemovie.com/Mamitas/Theaters.html

Written & directed by: Nicholas Ozeki in his feature debut,

Mamitas stars: EJ Bonilla, Veronica Diaz, Jennifer Esposito, Joaquim de Almeida, Jesse Garcia and Pedro Armendariz Jr.

Beautifully shot in Echo Park and against Los Angeles' downtown skyline, this beguiling coming-of-age romance introduces two phenomenal young actors in EJ Bonilla and Veronica Diaz-Carranza. At school, Jordin (Bonilla) is a cocky but charming Latino firebrand; at home he is a doting grandson who can't seem to please his perpetually cranky father. On the day he's suspended for insulting a teacher, Jordin meets Felipa (Diaz-Carranza), a bookish, no-nonsense New York girl who sees past the swaggering facade. The two immediately embark on an unlikely friendship that inspires Jordin to find out who he really is.

watch the trailer - web links:
review: http://www.variety.com/review/VE1117945533/

Independent Spirit Awards: 'Someone To Watch Award' Nominee
2011 Los Angeles Film Festival Premiere, plus this film was a Sundance entry & has been a hit winning award & nominations nationwide.


For Greater Glory - Opens: June 1, 2012
limited release: http://www.forgreaterglory.com/

Starring: Andy Garcia, Eva Longoria, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Ruben Blades, Oscar Isaac, Peter O'Toole

Directed By: Dean Wright - Written By: Dean Wright & Michael Love

What price would you pay for freedom? An impassioned group of men and women each make the decision to risk it all for family, faith and the very future of their country. In the exhilarating action epic FOR GREATER GLORY an impassioned group of men and women each make the decision to risk it all for family, faith and the very future of their country, as the film's adventure unfolds against the long-hidden, true story of the 1920s Cristero War -- the daring people's revolt that rocked 20th Century North America.

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