Lineup set for L.A. Latino fest


The12th annual Los Angeles Latino Film Festival, which starts Friday and runs through Sept. 19 at the Chinese 6 Mann Theaters, the Egyptian Theater and the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, will screen such films as "Days of Wrath," a movie about L.A. gangs starring Wilmer Valderrama, Laurence Fishburne, Jesse Garcia and Lupe Ontiveros; "Hotel California," a revenge tale starring Tyson C. Beckford, Simon Rex and Tatyana Ali; and the Mexican feature "Cumbia Callera."

The fest also boasts a music program that includes "Cafe de Maestros," a film about the tango produced by Gustavo Santaolalla; "La Mala," the story of a struggling musician; "Old Man Bebo," a chronicle of the life and times of Bebo Valdes, a giant of Cuban music, and "The Promise of Music," a documentary about four young Venezuelan orchestra players and their young conductor, Gustavo Dudamel.

Under its immigration program section, the fest will screen "El Camino," "La Americana" and "Mi Vida Dentro."

Its documentary program encompasses "A Portrait of Diego," a study of the artist Diego Rivera" and "Chevolution," a film about the image of Che Guevara.

Its Columbia Cinema showcase will feature such titles as "El Angel del Acordeon," "El Cuarto," "La Milagrosa," "Paraiso Travel," "Te amo Ana Elisa," and "Yo soy Otro."