3 items from 2012
Running Time: 91 minutes
Synopsis: Maria Jose ‘Majo’ Tonorio is a tough La street poet who spits from the heart. After meeting a talented DJ she cuts her first demo under the guidance of a small time hustler more interested in promoting Majo’s sexuality than her lyrics. Soon a major label and its strong-arm executive come calling. Convinced that a record deal will deliver much needed money for the family, Majo is suddenly faced with some stark choices. Does she accept the deal and turn her back on the friends who got her to the precipice of success or does she let a golden opportunity slip away.
- Paul Heath
Leading star Gina Rodriguez has been attracting considerable and well-deserved attention for her brilliant breakout performance in Filly Brown, coming from an acting background to then shine as an aspiring hip-hop artist in co-directors Youssef Delara and Michael D. Olmos’ second film together.
The opening scene introduces us to Majo (Rodriguez), a.k.a. Filly Brown, rapping on a local radio station over one of the finest first songs I’ve heard in a while, at once feel-good but also tempered by the experience Majo brings to the mic as a young second-generation Mexican girl growing up in L.A.
With her mother in jail, and in need of money fast to re-open her case, Majo makes a series of decisions that see her sacrificing the honesty of her music she’d sworn to herself and fellow artist, DJ Santa (Braxton Millz), to stay true to. Yet she never loses »
- Kenji Lloyd
Beverly Hills, CA (March 15, 2012) — It was announced today that The Indomina Group, the fast-growing producer and distributor of film, TV and trans-media content, has acquired Worldwide Rights to the 2012 Sundance premiered Filly Brown, starring Gina Rodriguez (Go For It), Jenni Rivera (I Love Jenni), Lou Diamond Phillips (Courage Under Fire, Hollywood Homicide), Academy Award Nominee Edward James Olmos (Dexter, Battlestar Galactica), Emilio Rivera (Sons of Anarchy), Noel Gugliemi (Training Day), Kerry Norton (Battlestar Galactica) and Chrissie Fit (General Hospital). Indomina is planning a theatrical release in the Fall of 2012. Filly Brown was Produced by Victor Teran, Amir Delara, Youssef Delara, Michael D. Olmos, Mico Olmos, Edward “E-Dub” Rios, Khool-Aid Rios; executive produced by Edward James Olmos, Kevin Smith, Homa Soroor and directed by Youssef Delara, Michael D. Olmos. Delara and Olmos’ new youth music themed coming of age Indie is a Cima Productions, Olmos Productions and Silent Giant Entertainment production. »
- MIKE FLEMING
3 items from 2012
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