Luminarias

Luminarias

Director: Jose Luis Valenzuela

Cast: Evelina Fernandez, Scott Bakula, Marta Du Bois

     
 

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Billed as a Latina Waiting to Exhale, this film details the life and loves of four Hispanic women: Sofia, a therapist; Andrea, a divorced lawyer; Irene, a flashy clothes designer; and Lilly, an artist. The women gather every week at the nightspot Luminarias to discuss jobs, family, love, and sex. Sofia, who dates white men in the hope of fitting into Anglo

Overview

Billed as a Latina Waiting to Exhale, this film details the life and loves of four Hispanic women: Sofia, a therapist; Andrea, a divorced lawyer; Irene, a flashy clothes designer; and Lilly, an artist. The women gather every week at the nightspot Luminarias to discuss jobs, family, love, and sex. Sofia, who dates white men in the hope of fitting into Anglo culture, becomes smitten with an amorous Mexican waiter. On the other hand, Andrea, who believes that white guys are only interested in Hispanic woman as exotic love toys, finds herself falling for a Jewish lawyer. While Lilly deals with racism from her Korean-American boyfriend's family, sexpot Irene has her own conflicted feelings toward her transvestite brother. Luminarias was screened at the 1999 San Sebastian Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/02/2007
UPC:
0096009474492
Original Release:
1999
Rating:
R
Source:
Echo Bridge
Time:
1:44:00

Special Features

Widescreen; Optional Spanish subtitles; Behind Luminarias; Deleted scenes; Director's commentary

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Evelina Fernandez Andrea
Scott Bakula Joseph
Marta Du Bois Sofia
Angela Moya Lilly
Dyana Ortelli Irene
Seidy Lopez Cindy
Robert Beltran Joe
Sal Lopez Pablo
Cheech Marin Jesus
Fidel Gomez Actor
Angelina Estrada Actor
Lupe Ontiveros Actor
Mike Gomez Actor
Liz Torres Actor
Geoffrey Rivas Actor
Andrew C. Lim Lu
Pepe Serna Actor
Richard Coca Actor

Technical Credits
Jose Luis Valenzuela Director
Eric Allaman Score Composer
Evelina Fernandez Screenwriter
Bryan Goeres Asst. Director
Jeff Koontz Editor
Sal Lopez Producer
Alex Phillips Cinematographer
Sergio Reyes Sound/Sound Designer
Pepe Serna Associate Producer
Terilyn A. Shropshire Editor
Patssi Valdez Art Director,Production Designer
Mina Vasquez Co-producer
Bernie White Costumes/Costume Designer
Bernie White Costumes/Costume Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Luminarias
1. Love Is for Fools [5:44]
2. File for Divorce [7:41]
3. Sofia's Big Idea [8:42]
4. Just Another Lawyer [6:29]
5. Car Trouble [5:40]
6. Rumors [9:06]
7. Carlos or Carmela [6:18]
8. Meeting the Family [5:21]
9. Brotherly Love [8:06]
10. He's a Waiter [4:06]
11. Trial Begins [5:11]
12. Coping With Rejection [6:03]
13. Joint Custody [5:18]
14. Dating the Enemy [7:08]
15. Salud [12:52]

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