Cinema Touches A Community

June 17, 2017 72 5 No Comments


Coming in April on PBS on their program “Voces,” a documentary called “Children of Giant.” It’s the story of a community directly influenced by a Hollywood production that included director George Stevens, and actors Rock Hudson, Elizabeth Taylor, and the final film made by James Dean. This documentary made by filmmaker Hector Galan explores how a Mexican-American community was directly influenced by the epic production, “Giant.”

The motion picture was based on a novel by Edna Ferber, and explored the racial divide between Anglos and Latinos, class division, feminism, and the real story of a poor Texas town of Murfa, where the movie was originally made. The children in the cinematic classic are now grown up and reflect about their time in the spotlight.

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