THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: RICARDO ROMO ON ANDRES DE TAPIA CHRONICLER OF THE CONQUEST, LUIS REYES ON PEPE SERNA DOCUMENTARY LIFE IS ART, PEPE SERNA ON HIS ROLE IN SCARFACE, PEPE SERNA’S LASTING LEGACY, AND IRE’NE LARA SILVA ON “what i remembered yesterday.”
This is Pepe Serna week on Latinopia, folks. Yes, we’re celebrating the highly talented and ubiquitous character actor Pepe Serna whose life and career has recently been documented in a new film directed by Luis Reyes: Life is Art. Originally from Corpus Christi, Texas, Pepe came to Hollywood to see his fortune as an actor and hit home run after home run, appearing in more than 100 major motion pictures and more than three hundred television shows. We begin with an interview with director Reyes as he speaks about how he put the documentary together. Then we hear from Pepe Serna himself, speaking about his most memorable role as “Angel” in the major motion picture, “Scarface.” And lastly, we asked Luis Reyes how he thinks Pepe will be remembered in motion picture history.
Also this week, Ricardo Romo’s Tejano Report uncovers the history of Andres de Tapia, a distant ancestor of Ricardo’s , who was one of the early chroniclers of the Spanish conquest of the Aztec empire. Not to be missed, just just because of Ricardo’s family linkage, but because this is really fascinating early Mexican history.
And lastly, don’t miss profoundly talented poet Ire’ne Lara Silva reading from her poem, “what i remembered yesterday.”
Lots of cool stuff this week. Check it all out!