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The L.A. Latino International Film Festival gets a new life




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An image from "Home Team," a film that will screen at the 2018 L.A. Latino Independent Film Festival.
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Here's the lineup for today's show:

A dormant film festival turns the lights back on

(Starts at 9:15)

From 1998-2013, the L.A. Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF) brought films by Latino filmmakers from all over the world to Los Angeles. LALIFF was home to the first films of Oscar-winning directors from outside the country, such as Alfonso Cuarón, Alejandro G. Iñárritu and Guillermo del Toro. Now, after a five-year hiatus, the festival is back June 20-24 at Hollywood’s TCL Chinese Theatre. The organizers tell John Horn explain how the event came to be 20 years ago, why it went away, and what to expect now.

Guests: LALIFF co-founder Edward James Olmos and the festival's new executive director, Rafael Agustin.

Disney ups the ante in battle for Fox assets

(Starts at 1:15)

The Walt Disney Co. has made a lucrative counteroffer to buy Fox's production studio and cable channels, among other properties. Will Comcast counter that offer? Meanwhile, several prominent producers of entertainment shows who have deals with Fox are lamenting their association with the company that owns the Fox News network.

Guest: Keach Hagey, Wall Street Journal reporter

The dearth of women behind the camera

(Starts at 20:46)

The documentary, “Half the Picture,” looks at the long history of systemic discrimination against women filmmakers — clear evidence of a patriarchy that feeds a culture where sexual harassment is carried out and tolerated in Hollywood. 

Guest: director Amy Adrion