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Bank of Finance – The History of the First African American Bank on the West Coast:
This solo show by Komla Letsu Phillip is a collective of acrylic canvases painted by the artist in his studio in Ho, Ghana. In his first solo presentation, Komla promotes genuine acceptance of oneself. In a world where we are constantly stimulated, Komla uses his work to express what silence makes him feel. The works depict figures in lively settings with distinctive blue eyes that subliminally signify mental peace.
Winner of the Foreign Language Film Oscar at the 90th Academy Awards ceremony— Sebastián Lelio’s sensitive, magical realist story of young transgender woman Marina offers so much more than a compelling narrative, a stunning lead performance, and sumptuous visuals. Lelio’s goal to “make a film that hopefully was as complex and beautiful as its main character” also mobilized the transgender rights movement in Chile, resulting in the passing of a landmark gender identity law.
In “Tacos La Brooklyn,” Chino, a Korean American, seeks to expand his taco stand into a restaurant. Accused of cultural appropriation, he must prove his cultural authenticity to a diverse Los Angeles community while navigating gentrification. This multilingual drama explores the complexities of cultural appreciation versus appropriation in a vibrant City of Angels. Thursdays – Saturdays at 8:00 p.m., Sundays at 4:00 p.m.
In a nearly abandoned Catholic monastery, a man shot through the heart disrupts the lives of a small group of Brothers. “The Travelers” explores brown men seeking connection and heart in California’s Central Valley. In the original voice of the Latinx/Latiné world, Alfaro’s writing breaks through religious dogma, recognizes cultural connections, and offers solace for communal souls. Thursdays – Saturdays at 8:00 p.m., Sundays at 4:00 p.m.
Download our free digital Día de los Muertos activity book and build your own paper ofrenda activity. The “Mi Ofrenda” activity illustrated by Cynthia Navarro is a fun activity to teach your children about the significance of this holiday and special season. Download the Ofrenda base and page with graphics, then print them out. Next, color your images and cut out sections with scissors to assemble on your ofrenda!