THEATERWORK AND CATAMOUNT FILMS PRESENT THE WORLD PREMIERE OF “A PLACE TO STAND,” THE HARROWING JOURNEY OF CELEBRATED POET AND NEW MEXICO NATIVE JIMMY SANTIAGO BACA
Friday, September 26 at 7 pm – James A. Little Theatre – Santa Fe, New Mexico
SANTA FE, NM. THEATERWORK and Catamount Films will present the world premiere of the feature documentary “A Place to Stand,” the harrowing journey of celebrated poet and New Mexico native Jimmy Santiago Baca, who grew up in a broken home, became a petty thief and drug dealer and ended up in Arizona State Prison, one of the deadliest in America. He began his incarceration violent, angry and illiterate, but his perseverance and spirit led him to teach himself to read and write, discovering a passion for poetry that ultimately saved his life. “A Place to Stand” premieres at a private screening on Friday, September 26 at 7 pm at the James A. Little Theatre in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The film will also screen at a public matinee on Saturday, September 27 at 2 pm, as part of the weekend of events organized by THEATERWORK.
Tickets to the matinee and additional events are by donation to help raise funds to distribute the film and create educational materials. Watch the trailer: http://bit.ly/1p9eo7U.
“Jimmy’s story inspires the possibility of individual transformation, regardless of circumstance,” says Daniel Glick, Director of “A Place to Stand.” “Our mission is to make this example of dramatic turnaround widely available to at-risk populations, through screenings and curriculum, demonstrating the importance of education and the arts and their power to change lives.”
The film is inspired by Baca’s best-selling memoir of the same name, published by Grove Press, which the L.A. Times reviewed as “elegant and gripping” and the Arizona Daily Star called it “an astonishing narrative that affirms the triumph of the human spirit.”
The world premiere gala of “A Place to Stand” is presented by THEATREWORK, as part of a weekend of events including poetry readings, performances, a conversation with the filmmakers, and an art show by Albuquerque painter Eric Christo Martinez.
Director, Producer, Editor: Daniel Glick; Executive Producer: David Grubin; Producer: Gabriel Baca; Cinematography: Michael Gordon, Gabriel Baca, Daniel Glick; Associate Producer: Andres Salazar. “A Place to Stand” is a production of Catamount Films, LLC and is fiscally sponsored by the Center of Southwest Culture.
PRODUCTION STARTS ON “LOS COWBOYS,” NEW ENGLISH-LANGUAGE REALITY FROM CORRAL 360 TO DEBUT EXCLUSIVELY ON HULU IN OCTOBER
Production has begun on “Los Cowboys,” an English-language, half-hour reality series from Corral 360, which will premiere exclusively on Hulu this fall. “Los Cowboys” follows the lives of a group of Latino/a urban charros (Mexican cowboys) from Los Angeles and their quest to gain respect as bona fide churros and earning a slot in the Mexican Rodeo finals.
Much of the action takes place at Rancho Los Dorados in La Puente, California where the “Los Cowboys” team gathers to train in the rodeo arts in order to qualify for a coveted spot in the Mexican National Rodeo Championship. The cast is also featured in different settings in and around Los Angeles as they go about their busy urban lives as Angelenos.
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“Los Cowboys” is a real-life dramedy starring a cast of Hispanic millennials and acculturated Latinos and Latinas living different urban city lives in Los Angeles, while simultaneously sharing a passion for horses and the art of Charreria, the Mexican rodeo, which began over 100 years ago as horse competitions among cattle ranchers. The men and women of “Los Cowboys” juggle the trials and tribulations of their daily career and family lives with their love and commitment to charro sports such as bull riding, wild bronc jumping, horse reining and trick roping. Their commitment and the excitement comes with major dangers and risks, but - for these urban cowboys - it will all be worth it if they manage to qualify for a coveted spot at the Rodeo Championships in Guadalajara, Mexico, and finally earn respect and credibility as charros.
The show features a wide range of opportunities for branded content and integration in categories ranging from home improvement, travel, food, beauty, telecommunications, alcohol, etc. Within four months of launching, Corral 360 has signed the Ram Truck brand as a title sponsor via Lightning Strikes Entertainment. Ram will play an integral part of the story line with continuous brand integration and several vehicle features. Former Fox executive Emiliano Calemzuk is invested in Corral’s entrepreneurial endeavor and is a partner in the Los Angeles-based company.
Alex Corral, a young but ambitious TV producer who is an avid horse and rodeo enthusiast. He takes care of the family ranch and keeps his family’s traditions alive. Alex is also creator and executive producer.
Joey Corralis Alex’s best friend and younger brother. He is a florist and a bassoon player who understands and respects the world of charrería, but who strayed from the charro world long ago.
Robert Larais a horse trainer who is a hilarious wild card character. He speaks his mind and you never know what’s going to come out of his mouth next.
Marisela Corralis Alex’s sassy wife and a TV executive who keeps her husband and the charros in check. Watch the sparks fly when she learns of Alex’s antics. The two of them will soon be new parents, adding a new baby to the drama.
Rafael (Ralph) Cabral is a Los Angeles entrepreneur who is an all-star charro and team leader.
Adrian Nevarezis the heartthrob of the team. But he is a rookie and has lots to learn so he’s got something to prove.
Ivette Saucedois a model and a witty beauty queen. She is as fierce on a horse as she is on the runway, making her a social media star with thousands of followers.
“Los Cowboys” is created by executive producer Alex Corral and produced by his Corral 360 Production Company. Show runner and executive producer: Jeff Cvengros; executive producer: Harvey Grisalez; Producer: Luke Arreguin; Line Producer: Leslie Godfrey. The series will air exclusively on Hulu, fall 2014.
About Corral 360Corral 360 is a production company, targeting Hispanic millennials with high quality, general market content for a complete in-culture experience. The company’s first venture is “Los Cowboys” a reality series featuring a group of Latino/a urban charros (Mexican cowboys), set to debut in October 2014 exclusively on Hulu. Corral 360 is also developing properties in the reality and scripted comedy and drama series.
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