Interview with Iconic Mexican Comedian Luis De Alba

Luis de Alba as  Ratón Crispín, El Pirruris, Ptolomeo

Legendary Mexican comedian Luis de Alba has embarked on his last stand-up comedy tour, but the 72-year-old isn’t completely retiring from show business. For his next phase in his life, he plans to mentor up-and-coming comedians and spend time with his family. CineMovie caught up with the man of many funny faces before he started his comedy tour.

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Mexican Ranchera Star Chavela Vargas' Story Told In New Documentary

Documentary: Chavela Vargas. © Maj Lindström/Courtesy of Music Box Films 

Iconic musical artist Chavela Vargas' life story is told in a new documentary, CHAVELA through interviews with Spanish film director Pedro Almodóvar, Latin music giants like Miguel Bose, Eugenia Leon, Tania Libertad and more. The revealing film includes never before seen interviews and performances, as well as anecdotes told by some of her most intimate friends. Watch a preview below.

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Gente-Fied Creator and Director Marvin Lemus Premieres Series at Sundance

 America Ferrera Gente fied

As this year’s award season proves, Latinos are not represented on television and movies in large numbers or as leads, but creator and director Marvin Lemus is hoping to turn things around with his new bilingual comedy series, GENTE-FIED starring America Ferrera. The show premiered at Sundance this year, and Lemus tells CineMovie his motivation for creating the series which is also executive produced by Ferrera.  

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Pongalo Executive Jorge Granier Talks New Spanish Streaming Service

Pongalo Jorge Granier

New streaming service Pongalo has launched in the United States targeting Spanish-speaking audiences with over 10,000 hours of Spanish programming including the original Spanish series that inspired Jane the Virgin starring Gina Rodriguez. CineMovie spoke with Pongalo CEO Jorge Granier about the new service and why Latinos are in need of Spanish programming.

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