Most Popular Titles With Luis Valdez
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1. La Bamba (1987)
PG-13 | 108 min | Biography, Drama, Music
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.
4. Zoot Suit (1981)
R | 103 min | Drama, Musical
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 »
5. Which Way Is Up? (1977)
R | 94 min | Comedy
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 »
7. The Cisco Kid (1994 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 91 min | Comedy, Western
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.
90 min | Documentary, History
Documentary about the presence of Latin American culture and actors in American movies.
11. The Fight in the Fields (1997)
120 min | Documentary, Biography
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 »
18. Pancho Villa's Last Son (2009)
32 min | Short
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.
20. Crossing Borders: The Journey of Carlos Fuentes (1989 TV Movie)
60 min | Biography
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.
Great Performances (1971– )
79 min | Biography, Drama, Music
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 »
The Director's Chair (2014– )
42 min | Biography, Talk-Show
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.