Cine Acción began in 1980 in San Francisco as a community based organization providing a venue for independent films by and
about Latinos in the United States.
Cine Acción began in 1980 in San Francisco as a community based organization. Its main focus was to provide a venue for independent
films by and about Latinos in the United States. Festival Cine Latino was one of the first Latino film festivals in the United
States at a time when there were very few such events. Over the years the organization grew to include features from Latin
America and Spain, always with a focus on independent voices. In addition to the film festival, Cine Acción also produced
a monthly bulletin and a quarterly newsletter addressing Chicano and Latino cultural identity, politics, and film criticism.
It ceased to exist as an active organization in 2005.
70 Linear Feet
(approx. 74 boxes, 11 map folders)
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