A 15-day film festival is being held in Santa Ana this month in conjunction with Fiestas Patrias, an annual city celebration commemorating Mexican Independence Day.
The OC Film Fiesta will highlight Santa Ana's Latino heritage and historic roots through a series of film screenings and related activities scheduled from Sept. 4 to Sept. 19 at nine venues.
It kicks off Saturday night at the Old Orange County Courthouse with a screening of "42nd Street" featuring Bebe Daniels, a starlet of Spanish and Irish descent who was jailed in Santa Ana in 1921 for speeding.
The festival is being produced by artist Sandra Pe??a Sarmiento and presented by the city with the help of more than 20 sponsors, ranging from the Mexican Consulate to the Santa Ana Historical Preservation Society.