Entertainment News: VOCES Returns to KLRU On 4/17

By Liz Lopez

James Dean with two local children on location in Marfa, TX for George Steven's film, Giant.  Summer of 1956. Titles: Children of Giant  Photo by Richard C. Miller - © Richard C. Miller

James Dean with two local children on location in Marfa, TX for George Steven’s film, Giant.
Summer of 1956. Titles: Children of Giant
Photo by Richard C. Miller – © Richard C. Miller

Voces is PBS’ signature Latino arts and culture documentary showcase and the only ongoing national television series devoted to exploring and celebrating the rich diversity of the Latino cultural experience. This month, the series returns starting on April 17th featuring Children of Giant a film by Austin filmmaker Hector Galán.

Children of Giant explores Giant’s still timely examination of racial prejudice 60 years after Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean and a massive crew descended upon Marfa, TX. The film is scheduled to air on Friday, April 17th at 9pm. 

Now en Español chronicles the ups and downs of being a Latina actress in Hollywood and presents the lives of 5 dynamic women, who dubbed Desperate Housewives into Spanish for American audiences. It will air April 24th at 9pm.

El Poeta introduces renowned Mexican poet Javier Sicilia, who ignited an international movement for peace after the brutal murder of his son, collateral damage from the drug war. The film is scheduled to air on Friday, May 1st at 9pm.

For additional details on the films – and one to debut in Fall 2015 – please visit www.klru.org/schedule/weekly-schedule/

KLRU is dedicated to telling stories about the community and highlighting what makes Austin unique – whether music, arts or public issues. KLRU broadcasts programming created by and about people from all cultures year-round, from public affairs to history to independent film to kids programming.

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