Born in East L.A. (1987) – 30th Anniversary - Monday, October 9, 2017 - Academy of Motion Pictures Los Angeles Events


h1 October 9th, 2017

35mm print. 85 minutes.

Panelists: actor-writer-director Cheech Marin and actors Paul Rodriguez and Kamala Lopez.

Written and directed by Cheech Marin. Produced by Peter MacGregor-Scott.

Cast: Cheech Marin, Paul Rodriguez, Daniel Stern, Jan-Michael Vincent, Kamala Lopez, Alma Martinez, Tony Plana, Eddie Barth, Lupe Ontiveros.

Thirty years ago, Cheech Marin foretold a time when legal residents of the U.S. would be targeted because of their Mexican roots and deported “back home.” Based on his music video parody of Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the U.S.A.,” Marin’s comedy tells the story of Rudy (played by Marin), a Mexican American who, despite being a U.S. citizen, is mistakenly deported to Mexico. A very unhappy fish out of water, Rudy must find his way home across the border.

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