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1. The Director's Chair (2014– )
Episode: Luis Valdez (2015)

42 min | Biography, Talk-Show

8.0
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Robert sits with The Original Chicano-American Director, Luis Valdez, to discuss the journey from migrant farmworker to filmmaker, the founding of Teatros Campesinos, crafting Zoot Suit for stage/screen, and the classic, La Bamba.

Director: Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Robert Rodriguez, Luis Valdez

Votes: 6

2. The Director's Chair (2014– )

45 min | Biography, Talk-Show

9.0
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Director Robert Rodriguez interviews some of the top movie directors.

Stars: Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino, John Carpenter, Guillermo del Toro

Votes: 395

3. Independent Lens (1999– )
Episode: Precious Knowledge (2012)

Documentary

7.4
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Director: Ari Palos | Star: Mary-Louise Parker

Votes: 5

4. The Storm That Swept Mexico (2011 TV Movie)

124 min | Documentary

8.2
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A history of the Mexican Revolution (1910-1920), its causes, and its aftermath.

Director: Ray Telles | Stars: Luis Valdez, Alex Saragoza, Barry Carr, Romana Falcón

Votes: 23

5. Cruz Reynoso: Sowing the Seeds of Justice (2010)

History

8.4
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A compelling portrait of one of America's unsung heroes and the turbulent times in which he lived.

Director: Abby Ginzberg | Star: Luis Valdez

Votes: 7

6. Pancho Villa's Last Son (2009)

32 min | Short

5.2
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Hosted by Actor~Paul Renteria (Cousin to Austreberta Renteria~Pancho Villa's 2nd Wife), Ernesto Nava Villa, tells the secret of who his Father is, 86 years after he promised his Mother never to tell anyone, because of her fear of his murder or kidnapping.

Director: Larry M. Costales | Stars: Lorenzo Chavez Martinez, Narciso Martinez, Mike Moroff, Paul Renteria

Votes: 5

7. Lalo Guerrero: The Original Chicano (2006)

Documentary

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Stars: Cheech Marin, Edward James Olmos, Luis Valdez

8. Visiones: Latino Art and Culture (2004 TV Mini-Series)

180 min | Documentary

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The first documentary television series to look at the diverse contributions that U.S. Latinos have made to America's artistic and cultural landscape.

Stars: Miriam Colon, Daniel Rangel, Luis Valdez

9. The Bronze Screen: 100 Years of the Latino Image in American Cinema (2002)

90 min | Documentary, History

6.5
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Documentary about the presence of Latin American culture and actors in American movies.

Directors: Nancy De Los Santos, Alberto Domínguez, Susan Racho | Stars: Benicio Del Toro, Anthony Quinn, Dolores del Rio, Pablo Ferro

Votes: 82

10. Ballad of a Soldier (2000)

57 min | Drama

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Johnny, a 20-year-old day-dreamer in rural California, spends a last night with his family and friends before shipping out to Vietnam.

Director: Kinan Valdez | Stars: David Barrera, Maria Candelaria, Alma Martinez, Jesus Mendoza

11. The Fight in the Fields (1997)

120 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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This documentary traces the history of the United Farmworkers Union and the life of its founder, Cesar Chavez, from his birth in Arizona, his education into organizing and non-violence, his... See full summary »

Directors: Rick Tejada-Flores, Ray Telles | Stars: Daryl Arnold, Jerry Brown, LeRoy Chatfield, Cesar Chavez

Votes: 22

12. The Cisco Kid (1994 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 91 min | Comedy, Western

6.1
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This update of the 1950 western TV series changes Cisco and Pancho from wandering heroes of the old west to somewhat anti-"gringo" Mexican revolutionaries.

Director: Luis Valdez | Stars: Jimmy Smits, Cheech Marin, Sadie Frost, Bruce Payne

Votes: 234

13. Los mineros (1991)

57 min | History

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The story of Mexican-American copper miners whose labor battles from 1903 to 1946 shaped the course of Arizona history.

Director: Hector Galan | Star: Luis Valdez

14. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: La pastorela (1991)

79 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.4
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It is the day before Christmas. Gila Diaz is a young adolescent girl, the oldest child in a large rural Tex-Mex family. She is frustrated with her family's poverty and the drudgery of her ... See full summary »

Director: Luis Valdez | Stars: Linda Ronstadt, Paul Rodriguez, Robert Beltran, Karla Montana

Votes: 78

15. Crossing Borders: The Journey of Carlos Fuentes (1989 TV Movie)

60 min | Biography

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A biography of the celebrated Mexican writer and diplomat, Carlos Fuentes, who has specialized in "crossing borders," and attempting to bridge the differences between Latin America and the U.S.

Director: Joan Saffa | Stars: Jane Fonda, Carlos Fuentes, Gregory Peck, William Styron

16. CBS Summer Playhouse (1987–1989)
Episode: Fort Figueroa (1988)

Action, Adventure, Comedy

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A farming family from the mid-west inherits an apartment building in East LA.

Director: Luis Valdez | Stars: Charles Haid, Anne E. Curry, Holly Fields, Anne Haney

17. La Bamba (1987)

PG-13 | 108 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.8
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Biographical story of the rise from nowhere of early rock and roll singer Ritchie Valens who died at age 17 in a plane crash with Buddy Holly and the Big Bopper.

Director: Luis Valdez | Stars: Lou Diamond Phillips, Esai Morales, Rosanna DeSoto, Elizabeth Peña

Votes: 21,587 | Gross: $54.22M

18. CBS Summer Playhouse (1987–1989)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.9
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Anthology television series that aired unsold television pilots during the summer.

Stars: Daphne Reid, Tim Reid, James Eckhouse, Tom Isbell

Votes: 62

19. Corridos: Tales of Passion & Revolution (1987 TV Movie)

Music

9.8
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Director: Luis Valdez | Stars: Clancy Brown, Evelyn Cisneros, Linda Lopez, Sal Lopez

Votes: 12

20. Zoot Suit (1981)

R | 103 min | Drama, Musical

6.8
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A kind of musical accompanying the story of the early 1940's and the effect that the "zoot suit" (a man's suit of long jacket and pegged pants, always worn with a long keychain that looped ... See full summary »

Director: Luis Valdez | Stars: Daniel Valdez, Edward James Olmos, Charles Aidman, Tyne Daly

Votes: 834

21. Which Way Is Up? (1977)

R | 94 min | Comedy

6.4
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Richard Pryor is playing three different roles here. The first being a poor orange picker named Leroy Jones who gets laid off when by mistake he joins the worker's union during one of their... See full summary »

Director: Michael Schultz | Stars: Richard Pryor, Lonette McKee, Margaret Avery, Morgan Woodward

Votes: 1,024

22. Visions (1976–1980)

Drama

5.8
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Weekly anthology series of original dramas, often with period settings.

Stars: Nan Martin, Maxine Stuart, Ellen Travolta, Glynn Turman

Votes: 24

23. El corrido: Ballad of a Farmworker (1976 TV Movie)

Drama

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Director: Luis Valdez

24. Visions (1976–1980)
Episode: El Corrido (1976)

Drama

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Directors: Kirk Browning, Luis Valdez | Stars: Daniel Valdez, Luis Valdez, Félix José Álvarez

25. Fighting for Our Lives (1975)

59 min | Documentary

6.3
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A great documentary about the United Farm Workers Movement and their non-violent struggle against police brutality in 1973.

Director: Glen Pearcy | Star: Luis Valdez

Votes: 10

26. Great Performances (1971– )

Biography, Drama, Music

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Stars: Julie Andrews, Walter Cronkite, Renée Fleming, Plácido Domingo

Votes: 391

27. I Am Joaquin (1969)

20 min | Documentary, Short, Music

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Director: Luis Valdez | Star: Luis Valdez

Votes: 91