Carlos Almaraz: Playing With Fire

Directed by Elsa Flores Almaraz, Richard Montoya

Cast: Carlos Almaraz, Cesar Chavez, Cheech Marin, Dolores Huerta, Edward James Olmos, Shepard Fairey, Zack De La Rocha

A look at the life and work of the late Los Angeles artist Carlos Almaraz. From the lens of an immigrant child coming to this country to live his American Dream of becoming a famous artist. Through interviews and personal journal entries we explore his inner demons, his passions, his rise as a beloved leader of the Chicano Art Movement and his subsequent success as an artist who is ultimately lost to AIDS in the late 1980s. Featuring Rene Yañez and Culture Clash. Music by Los Lobos, Omar Sosa and Jose Montoya.

Dates & Times
Roxie Theater

Sat Sep 21
4:30 pm

Opera Plaza Cinema

Sun Sep 29
2:30 pm

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