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– by Gig Patta

The Latino community needs to support its own movies.

The cinema viewing population has a tremendous support from Latinos. Despite with that known fact, Latino-based films and Latino stars on screen make up a small population in Hollywood.

El Chicano hopes to change all that with it being the an all-Latino cast in the first Latino superhero movie.

The film follows a police detective, who is caught between the law and his past. He eventually becomes a masked street legend El Chicano to defend his neighborhood and avenge his brother’s death.

El Chicano stars Raul Castillo, Jose Pablo Cantillo, George Lopez, Aimee Garcia, David Castaneda, Mr. Criminal and Armida Lopez. It is written and directed by Ben Hernandez Bray.

LRM Online sat down exclusively with George Lopez, Aimee Garcia and Raul Castillo on why it is very important for Latinos to support Latino films like this.

El Chicano is playing in theaters nationwide today.

Watch our interview above.

Source: LRM Online Exclusive

Gig Patta is a journalist and interviewer for LRM and Latino-Review since 2009. He was a writer for other entertainment sites in the past with Collider and IESB.net. He originally came from the world of print journalism with several years as a reporter with the San Diego Business Journal and California Review. He earned his MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management and BA in Economics from UC San Diego. Follow him on Instagram @gigpatta or Facebook @officialgigpatta.