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2000-2009

Bring It On (2000)

Directed by Peyton Reed. Cast: Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku,Jesse Bradford, Gabrielle Union. The Toro cheerleading squad hasspirit, spunk, sass and a killer routine that's sure to land themthe national championship torphy for the sixth year in a row. Butfor newly-elected team captain, Torrance, the Toros' road to cheerglory stumbles when she discovers their perfectly choreographedroutines were stolen from a hot hip-hop squad across town. Now thesquad must scramble to find a new routine to compete in this year'scompetition. 99 min.

Brother to Brother (2004)

Directed by Rodney Evans. Cast: Anthony Mackie, Larry GilliardJr., Duane Boutte, Daniel Sunjata, Alex Burns. Criticallyacclaimed drama that invokes the glory days of the HarlemRenaissance. As an elderly man, poet Bruce Nugent meets ayoung, black, gay artist struggling to find his voice, andtogether they embark on a journey through his inspiring past.90 min.
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Cargo (2007)

Directed by Jen Harrington. Cast: Adriana Solis, Cesar Giraldo, Jose Chaparro, Jessica Amariles, Andre Bauth. Hidden inside a shipping container on a boat headed to the United States, eight Colombian strangers wait for days in the dark to reach their destination. But, a dangerous journey takes a frightening turn when one woman makes a shocking discovery. Presented at the International Latino Film Festival held in the San Francisco Bay Area. 14 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Cargo Truck (Camion de carga) (2007)

Directed by Juan Sebastian Jacome. Cast: Dolores Maldonado, Kevin Martinez, Antonio Barrera. An ill Central American single mother trying to immigrate to the U.S. by hiding in a truck risks her life in order to give her son a stable future in the United States. 9 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Carnival of Souls (2007)

Directed by Edgar Arce. Cast: Jonathan Dane, Luis de Amechazurra, Richard C. Hawkes. A young Latino man must deal with a family tragedy as well as the lives of the people around him. 2008. 15 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Carnivale (TV series, 2005)

Cast: Michael J. Anderson, Adrienne Barbeau, Patrick Bauchau, Clancy Brown, Debra Christofferson, Tim DeKay, Clea Duvall. A television series set in the heartland of America during the Dustbowl days of 1934. A traveling carnival harbors a troubled healer who eventually clashes with an Evangelical minister. Set to a backdrop of sandstorms, plagues, drought and pestilence - signs of God's fury and harbingers of the Apocalypse - the final conflict between good and evil takes place. ca. 720 min.

Casting Calls

Does Hollywood's portrayal of villains reinforce racial stereotypes or does the industry give the public what it wants? This program explores the history of film's ethnic "bad guy," looking at sociopolitical and economic forces that create, perpetuate and rehabilitate these characters. Special attention is paid to current depictions of Muslims onscreen. Originally produced in 2001 by Discovery Communications, Inc. "Discovery Channel University". c2004. 47 min.

Catfish in Black Bean Sauce (2000)

Directed by Chi Muoi Lo. Cast: Paul Winfield, Mary Alice, ChiMuoi Lo, Kieu Chinh, Lauren Tom, Sanaa Lathan, TylerChristopher, George Wallace. Mai and her brother Dwayne wereVietnamese orphans in a refugee camp when an African-Americancouple adopted them 22 years ago. As an adult, Mai tracks downher mother and brings her to America for the first time. Now,after an emotional reunion, Dwayne and Mai face conflictingfeelings over their identities and loyalites in this touchingand funny look at what it means to be family. 119 min.

Chicago (2002)

Directed by Rob Marshall. Cast: Renee Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere, Queen Latifah, John C. Reily, Lucy Liu, Taye Diggs, Christine Baranski. Music, John Kander: lyrics, Fred Ebb: original score music, Danny Elfman. In this dazzling musical set at a time when crimes of passion result in celebrity headlines, nightclub sensation Velma Kelly and spotlight-seeking Roxie Hart both find themselves on Chicago's famed Murderess Row. They also share Billy Flynn, the town's slickest lawyer with a talent for turning notorious defendants into local legends.

Cinderella Man (2005)

Directed by Ron Howard. Cast: Russell Crowe, Renee Zellweger, Paul Giamatti, Craig Bierko, Paddy Considine, Bruce McGill, David Huband. During the Great Depression, an everyday common-man hero, James J. Braddock was to become one of the most surprising sports legends in history. With the Depression going strong in the early 1930s, the impoverished ex-boxer was seemingly as broken-down and out-of-luck as the rest of the America. Driven by love and determination, he returned to the ring. He did not have much of a shot, but James was fueled by something beyond mere competition.

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