Cinema Latino, in Yakima, WA, presents a dynamic selection of documentary films highlighting art and music from the Yakima Valley to Spanish Harlem, NYC. A couple highlights:
Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic: From Birth to Death
The film details the meteoric rise of a humble health care center housed in a plywood building in a remote part of Washington State to becoming the 6th-largest community health network in the USA.
We Like It Like That: the Story of Latin Boogaloo
Latin boogaloo is New York City. It is a product of the melting pot, a colorful expression of 1960s Latino soul, straight from the streets of El Barrio, the South Bronx and Brooklyn. Starring Latin boogaloo legends like Joe Bataan, Johnny Colon and Pete Rodriguez, 'We Like It Like That' explores this fascinating moment in Latin music history, through original interviews, music recordings, live performances, dancing and rare archival footage and images. From its origins to its recent resurgence in popularity, 'We Like It Like That' tells the story of a sound that redefined a generation and was too funky to keep down.
Yakima, WA: May 5 - 7. Full lineup and details here.