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El Chicano

  • 142 min
  • LA Muse
  • English
  • USA
  • 2018
A cop is drawn into his ex-con brother’s death while investigating the crime-fighting exploits of a mysterious vigilante known as “El Chicano.”
About The Film

Growing up in East LA, twin brothers Diego and Pedro always knew they had each other, from goofing off on bikes to spying in on parties. As adults, Diego became a police officer looking out for the streets he used to play on, while Pedro turned to a life of crime. When clues start connecting Pedro’s death to a case Diego is working on, the mysterious vigilante figure of their youth—“El Chicano”—returns, drawing Diego in deeper than he ever expected.

Director Ben Hernandez Bray puts his skills with action and authenticity to good use, balancing adrenaline-filled beats with moments of emotional connection. Writers Bray and Joe Carnahan offer up a socio-political allegory within the framework of the superhero genre, taking advantage of audience’s familiarity with what they see in the movies and what they see in the news.

- Drea Clark, Senior Programmer

Q&A with cast and crew will immediately follow this screening, schedules permitting.

  • Ben Hernandez Bray
  • Joe Carnahan
  • Lorenzo di Bonaventura
  • Frank Grillo
Executive Producers
  • Gianni Altobelli
  • Art Robinson
  • Raul Castillo
  • George Lopez
  • Aimee Garcia
  • Marlene Forte
  • Marco Rodriguez
  • Jose Pablo Cantillo
  • David Castaneda
  • Sal Lopez
  • Emilio Rivera
  • Noel G
  • Yadi Rivera
  • Julian Bray
  • Adolpho Alvarez
  • Logan Arevalo
  • Robert Garcia "AKA" Mr Criminal
  • Armida Lopez
  • Christopher Rosemond
  • Joe Carnahan
  • Ben Hernandez Bray
Production Company
  • War Party
  • Juanmi Miguel Azpiroz
  • Jason Hellman


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