Bertie the Brilliant
A young boy takes on chores and small jobs around his neighborhood to raise money for a ticket to a magic show.
The Eye Begins In the Hand
"The Eye Begins in the Hand" ("El Ojo Comienza En La Mano") is a tribute to campesino histories in rural California through the artwork of Ruben A. Sanchez, an artist largely absent from critical conversations on Chicanx art. The film offers an unsentimental reckoning with the fate of many cultural workers that struggle between paying rent and/or creative endeavors.
The Great Wall of Los Angeles
This short by Donna Deitch examines the painting of the Great Wall of Los Angeles, a cultural landmark and the longest mural in the world at 2,754 feet. It is located in the San Fernando Valley and was produced under the direction of Professor Judith Baca, co-founder of the Social Public Art and Resource Center (SPARC), along with Deitch and Christina Schlesinger. Justin Favela's exhibition at CAM, Ruta Madre, references portions of The Great Wall of Los Angeles.
A self-involved teen and her overworked single mom confront their differences.