Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

Whittier Blvd. street sign in East Los Angeles, Calif.. The community of East Los Angeles is the setting of 1980s Mexican-American movies like Born in East L.A. and Stand and Deliver.

Mexican-American and Chicano Movies of the 1980s: From Zoot Suit to Stand and Deliver

Jeffrey Barragan, Opinion Editor March 17, 2022

Four of the most important and influential Mexican-American and Latinx movies came out in the 1980s. The movies “Zoot Suit,” “La Bamba,” “Stand and Deliver,” and “Born in East L.A.” captured life in the San Fernando Valley and the rest of Greater Los Angeles, Calif. The 1980s especially...

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