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Cheech Marin's "Born in East LA" cult fave turns 25




Cheech Marin and his newest project, a book of small paintings. Chicanitas.
Cheech Marin and his newest project, a book of small paintings. Chicanitas.
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The iconic cult classic Born in East LA turns 25 this year. This film brought issues of Latino identity and immigration to the big screen with a sense of humor. Nadia Reiman explores the movie’s impact.

(Our piece originated on Latino USA, for which Nadia Reiman is a producer. You can hear Latino USA Sunday nights at 10 on 89.3-KPCC.)