Luis Valdez directed I Am Joaquin (1969), Zoot Suit (1981), and others.
Sylvia Morales directed Chicana (1979), A Crushing Love (2009), and others.
Edward James Olmos directed American Me (1992) and The Devil Has a Name (2019)
Cheech Marin directed Born in East L.A. (1987)

Chicano films are films that have been associated as being part of the tradition of Chicano cinema.[1] Because of the generally marginal status of Chicanos in the film industry, many Chicano films have not been released for wide theatrical distribution.[1] Not all of the films associated with Chicano cinema have been directed by or written by Chicanos or Mexican Americans, who are not often directors of major films.[1][2]


See also


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v Maciel, David R.; Ortiz, Isidro D.; Herrera-Sobek, María (2022-08-23). Chicano Renaissance: Contemporary Cultural Trends. University of Arizona Press. pp. 104–120. ISBN 978-0-8165-5058-6.
  2. ^ a b c d e Pitman, Thea (2012). iMex Revista (2): Identity and Otherness in Contemporary Chicano Cinema. iMex: Interdisciplinary Mexico. pp. 19–20.
  3. ^ García, Frank (2019). "Recovering the Chicano Social Problem Film: Racial Consciousness, Rita Moreno, and the Historiography of The Ring (1952)". Black Camera. 11 (1): 89–122. doi:10.2979/blackcamera.11.1.05. JSTOR 10.2979/blackcamera.11.1.05. S2CID 208620808.
  4. ^ a b c d e Fregoso, Rosa Linda (1993). The Bronze Screen: Chicana and Chicano Film Culture. U of Minnesota Press. p. 1. ISBN 978-1-4529-0100-8.
  5. ^ Noriega, Chon A. (2000). Shot in America: Television, the State, and the Rise of Chicano Cinema. U of Minnesota Press. pp. 121–24. ISBN 978-1-4529-0427-6.
  6. ^ a b c d e Herrera-Sobek, María (2006). Chicano Folklore: A Handbook. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 217. ISBN 978-0-313-33325-5.
  7. ^ Schaefer, Richard T. (2008-03-20). Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Society. SAGE. p. 499. ISBN 978-1-4129-2694-2.
  8. ^ a b c d Padilla, Yolanda C. (1999). Reflexiones 1998: New Directions in Mexican American Studies. University of Texas Press. pp. 77–79. ISBN 978-0-292-76588-7.