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KCET Airing Three Documentaries From LA Filmmakers

Starting next week, KCET will air three documentaries on the plight of Latinos in Los Angeles.

Paraiso for Sale (Sept. 26 at 10 p.m.), Visions of Aztlan (Sept. 29 at 9:30 p.m) and Twenty-Five Hundred & One (Oct. 6 at 9:30 p.m.) all feature Los Angeles filmmakers and are part of KCET’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebration.

“KCET is excited to showcase local filmmakers with these three dynamic, culturally distinctive films to our diverse viewership,” Bohdan Zachary, vice president of broadcasting and program development for KCET, said in a statement. “As a community-supported station, we pride ourselves on leveraging top local talent for program development.  We’re very pleased to spotlight such poignant films that mark culturally important milestones in Los Angeles history.”

Details on each documentary after the jump:

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This Weekend at LAFF: Drive Premiere and Attempts at Schmoozing

Drive made its much-hyped debut over the weekend at the LA Film Festival and this Fishie was on site to check out premiere. (Unfortunately, he’s not much of a photographer, so the above LA Times interview will have to suffice for visual imagery in lieu of his horrible, poorly lit photos.) Interesting factoid: Ron Pearlman‘s head is as big in person as you might expect. And so are his teeth. Another pleasant surprise: Christina Hendricks‘ widely publicized “full figure” is not mere media hyperbole. It is, in fact, the real deal.

Aside from gawking at celebrities, this Fishie managed to glean a small bit of advice from Drive’s Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn: “If you want to make the kind of films I make in Hollywood, the trick is to stay quiet, smile and nod a lot.”

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