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DAILY NEWS: Blacklisted Filmmaker Dies; Latino Films in SD

DAILY NEWS: Blacklisted Filmmaker Dies; Latino Films in SD

by Eugene Hernandez/indieWIRE

>> Blacklisted Filmmaker Edward Dmytryk Dies

Edward Dmytryk, one of the famed “Hollywood Ten” filmmakers who was
blacklisted and later named 26 people as communists before the House Un-American
Activities Committee
, died in Los Angeles at the age of 90.

Among the filmmaker’s credits are “Warlock” (1959), “The Young Lions
(1958), “The Caine Mutiny” (1954), “Broken Lance” (1954), “The Sniper
(1952), “Crossfire,” (1947), “Murder, My Sweet” (1944) and “The Devil
” (1941).

The filmmaker’s career was interrupted by the House committee to
investigate communists in Hollywood. He served time in jail, and lived in
England for some time, but later cooperated, restoring his career.

“There were people who never forgave him,” film critic Leonard Maltin told
Reuters this weekend, “But in a sense, it rescued his career.”

Dmytryk was also a professor at U.S.C. and retired two years ago.

>> Latino Fest Hits the Road

The San Diego Latino Film Festival heading into the San Diego community
this summer, offering showings of Latino work as part of its monthly Cine
Club film & video screenings. On July 28th, the Festival takes a look at
Mexican entertainer Cantinflas, with a program of clips and a discussion.
The event will be held at the central branch of the San Diego Public
Library. Next month, the Cine Club will meet at the Cinema Star Theaters in
downtown Chula Vista and a weekly screenings as part of the Cine Mexicana
family film series.

Commenting on the events in a prepared statement, SDLFF co-director Fred
Salas said, “I am thrilled that our festival is traveling around the
community this summer. Movies have always allowed me to travel to faraway
places in my heart and mind and now, thanks to the wonderful films and
videos in our two series, the SDLFF can hopefully pass along that joy”.

[For more information call 619.230.1938 of visit the festival website at: ]

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