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10th Anniversary of NewFilmmakers Los Angeles Comes with Latino & Hispanic Cinema Film Festival…

16 August 2017 6:00 PM, PDT

10th Anniversary of NewFilmmakers Los Angeles Comes with Latino & Hispanic Cinema Film Festival, September 16Ficg in L.A. is not the only Latino Film Festival in Los Angeles, a city populated almost 50% by Latinos. NewFilmmakers Los Angeles and The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences spotlight emerging global filmmakers at the Annual Latino & Hispanic Cinema Film Festival honoring Hispanic Heritage Month this September.

Celebrating 10 Years, NewFilmmakers Los Angeles continues to champion and promote the works of global emerging filmmakers. With the goal of showcasing, supporting and connecting emerging filmmakers, Nfmla has rapidly expanded to become much more than a monthly film festival for shorts.

As a monthly event, founder Larry Laboe and Susie Kim consistently support emerging filmmakers in much the same way as NewFilmmakers New York does on a weekly basis. In New York, NewFilmmakers New York is a part of the Anthology Film Archives founded in 1998 by Jonas Mekas. »

- Sydney Levine

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‘Baby Steps’ A Feature Comedy from the Producer of ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’

15 August 2017 6:17 PM, PDT

By Peter Belsito

Two Gay Dads. One Meddling Tiger Mom. What Could Go Wrong?

Coming out on DVD, Blu-ray & VOD in the U.S. & Canada August 15 from Gravitas Ventures.

Starring: Grace Guei, Barney Cheng and Michael Adam Hamilton

I really enjoyed this feature length comedy about modern international gay and family life and what modern parenthood can involve.

Oscar-winning producer Li-Kong Su (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) and Stephen Israel (Swimming With Sharks, G.B.F.), give us Baby Steps, a comedy-drama directed, written and starring Barney Cheng about gay family issues in complicated dynamic of a cross-cultural and multi-generational Taiwanese-American family.

Danny, a Taiwanese-American man, longs to have a baby with his American boyfriend Tate, but their attempts at international surrogacy are complicated by Danny’s meddling mom, who wants to control every aspect of the process — all the way from Taipei. She descends upon them and their life together and proceeds »

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