The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present From Latin America to Hollywood: Latino Film Culture in Los Angeles 1967-2017, a project which includes a series of film screenings and filmmaker conversations, film restorations, online content, K-12 curriculum, and a publication exploring the shared influences of Latino and Latin American filmmakers and the work they created or presented in Los Angeles during the past half-century.
From Latin America to Hollywood is centered on a period that began with the social, cultural, and political environment of the 1960s that sparked the Chicano and New Latin American cinema movements and extends to the present day. Programming is grounded in an extensive series of oral histories with notable Latino and Latin American filmmakers, recorded from May 2014 to September 2016. Films will be presented together with public conversations about filmmaking and, in some cases, will premiere new Academy Film Archive restorations. The symposium will explore themes raised by the oral history subjects and publication contributors, including issues of origins and identity, borders and migration, choice of language and issues of translation, and emerging voices.
The project is part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles, taking place from September 2017 through January 2018 at more than 70 cultural institutions across Southern California. Pacific Standard Time is an initiative of the Getty. The presenting sponsor is Bank of America.
Lead support for this program and publication is provided through grants from the Getty Foundation.
Additional support is provided, in part, from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.
Other support is provided by a grant from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.
El Norte (1983) was restored in 2017 by the Academy Film Archive, supported in part by the Getty Foundation.
The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez (1982) was restored in 2016 by the Academy Film Archive, supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.