(Hollywood, CA)—The much-awaited and traditional “Red Carpet” roll-out, coupled with the Hollywood screening of the Latino action-suspense-drama movie, “El Chicano,” (Myth. Legend. Hero.) took place on 4/30, at the Sunset Blvd. ArcLight Cinema theatre. In a nicely timed release date by the film’s distributor, Briarcliff Entertainment, the launch of “El Chicano” falls on the huge, celebratory “Cinco De Mayo” weekend for millions of Chicanos and Mexicanos who reside not only in Southern California, but also in the Southwest, and the nation. Those who viewed the debut gave it a tremendous, appreciative, and extremely positive response as they filed out of the ArcLight. Many left asking when the sequel will be made and released.
The film opens Friday, 5/3 nationwide in more than 600 movie theatres. Local movie-goers will be able to see it at most Cineplexes and ArcLight Cinemas in Los Angeles and Southern California. To see the movie’s Home page for the trailer, ticket purchases, show times, and a full listing of theatre locations, go to elchicanofilm.com.
Attending the “Red Carpet” evening affair were cast members: Raúl Castillo (Det. Diego Hernández); Aimee García (Vanessa-Diego’s wife); George López, (LAPD Capt. Gomez); José Cantillo, (Det. Martínez); Sal López (El Gallo); Emilio Rivera (Shadow); Robert García (Jaws); Marco Rodriguez (Jesús) and Noel G. (The Fast & the Furious/Training Day/The Mule).
Other actors and specially invited celebrities included: David Fernández, Jr. (Actor- Lowriders, Fear the Walking Dead/TV series; Black Jesus/TV series); Anthony “Citric” Campos (Actor: Lopez: on TV Land series)/Ideocracy/Silicon Valley),and Ydaiber Orozco (Actress-Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders).
Last, but certainly not least in attendance were the film’s director, Ben Hernández Bray, his young son Julian, (who plays a part in the movie), his wife, and other members of his family.
Media Credits: For East L.A. Sports Scene Productions; Frankli Robles, Digital Photography, Erik Sarni, Videography; Rico Cabrera II, Producer/Editor; Rico Cabrera, Sr., Executive Producer/Talent. Special Thanks To: Tanya Gonzalez, ThinkLatino.Com
Now, the time has come for all of our Chicano/Latino communities from the West Coast to the East Coast to turn out in impressive numbers and support “El Chicano” as the film that will steer the new course in movie-making through the tried-and-true art of our story-telling heritage. Thank you once again Ben Hernández Bray and producer, Joe Carnahan for making yours, and our dreams, the reality we have long been waiting for. Qué Viva El Chicano!! y Qué Viva La Raza!!