• El Chicano

    Directed by Ben Hernandez Bray
    USA | 108 minutes | World Cinema Now

An avenger roams the barrio, taking down drug dealers and cartel kingpins in this action-packed thriller with a Latinx super hero at its center. The energy never flags in a film that film delivers chases, shootouts, explosions, and a story that packs a wallop.

Schedule

January 8, 2019 7:30 PM   Tickets not available
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January 9, 2019 4:00 PM   Tickets not available
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film synopsis

An avenger roams the barrio, taking down drug dealers, cartel kingpins, and gang bangers in this action-packed thriller with the world’s first Latinx super hero at its center. As children, police detective Diego Hernandez (Raúl Castillo) and his identical twin brother Pedro witnessed the masked vigilante El Chicano— said to bring justice to East L.A.’s streets for a century — take down a neighborhood crime lord. Now, in the wake of ex-con Pedro’s supposed suicide and as a Mexican drug lord prepares to move into town, Hernandez stumbles on a connection between Pedro and El Chicano — and forges one of his own. Comedian George Lopez adds sterling support in an uncommonly serious role as Hernandez’s boss in this blood-soaked nail biter. Veteran stuntman Ben Hernandez Bray makes a startling feature debut — gritty, tough, and stylish. The energy never flags as the film delivers chases, shootouts, explosions — both literal and emotional — and a story that packs a wallop.

film details

Country: USA
Year: 2018
Running Time: 108 minutes
Language: English
Director: Ben Hernandez Bray
Producers: Joe Carnahan, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Frank Grillo
Principal Cast: Raul Castillo, George Lopez, Aimee Garcia, Marlene Forte, Marco Rodriguez
Primary Company: Briarcliff Entertainment/UTA
Cinematographers: Juanmi Miguel Azpiroz
Editor: Jason Hellman
Screenwriter: Joe Carnahan, Ben Hernandez Bray

guests in attendance

Directors Ben Hernandez and Joe Carnahan

2019 Film Festival