THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: SAL BALDENEGRO CALLING FOR ACTION NOT PLATITUDES, CAROL WELLS ON HOLLYWOOD IN HAVANA, RUDOLFO ANAYA ON RANDY LOPEZ GOES HOME, DAN GUERRERO’S GAYTINO AND LUIS TORRES REVIEWS RANDY LOPEZ GOES HOME.
Hola my peeps! The Encuentro de las Americas theater festival continues this week with continuous performances from different theater companies. Check out the schedule of plays here: https://www.encuentrodelasamericas.org/ Treat yourself to a play this week! This week Sal Baldenegro weighs in with his Political Salsa y Más column, this week reflecting on the recent spat of mass killings in America and calling for action, not platitudes. Also this week, we visit an eye-opening exhibit of Cuban Film Posters at the Pasadena Museum of California Art. Carol Wells, curator of Hollywood in Havana, takes us through the exhibit of posters and explains how the Cuban love of cinema inspired them to create stunning silkscreen posters promoting American films. Very cool stuff, check it out! And we visit with master storyteller Rudolfo Anaya as he reveals the secrets behind his novel Randy Lopez Goes Home. We’re also attaching a review of the book by Latinoopia’s feature reviewer, Luis R. Torres. And last but certainly not least, in celebration theater week, we reprise a clip from Dan Guerrero’s play Gaytino in which he remembers the passing of his dear friend, iconic master artist Carlos Almaraz.
Enjoy your week on Latinopia!