There are plenty of Latino movies available to watch through your favorite streaming service. However, for those movie enthusiasts that want the whole popcorn and soda movie experience, here are three Latino movies to watch this summer. With so many options, we’ve narrowed it down to some of our favorite — and distinctive — picks.
We’ve included a personal documentary about an Afro-Latina in the U.S., one of Marvel’s epic movies co-starred by an Afro-Latina, and finally, a documentary about the indigenous Uru-eu-wau-wau people’s fight against the deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon.
Do these sound interesting? Here are details on three Latino movies that you must see this summer!
The intimate documentary Beba is all about finding one’s identity as an Afro-Latina in New York City. According to Elle, the documentary “depicts a rarely seen interiority of a self-assured millennial Black Latina, who wants to creatively survive in New York and break the cycle of generational trauma.” Beba is being shown now in selected theaters.
‘Thor: Love and Thunder’
Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Thor: Love and Thunder is one to celebrate. For those who don’t know, one of the main characters is the Afro-Latina actress Tessa Thompson. Her father is Afro-Panamanian, and her mother is half Mexican. In an interview, she said: “It really meant a lot to me the other night when we had our premiere. I felt really emotional seeing all these young women and girls, particularly Black women, Afro-Latinas, and women of color, dressed as Valkyrie. And it occurs to me that it’s so fun to dress up as your heroes. And it’s doubly fun when you can do it and go, ‘Wow. I look like this hero, and this hero looks like me.’” Thor: Love and Thunder is in theaters now.
National Graphic says: “The Territory provides an immersive on-the-ground look at the tireless fight of the Indigenous Uru-eu-wau-wau people against the encroaching deforestation brought by farmers and illegal settlers in the Brazilian Amazon. With awe-inspiring cinematography showcasing the titular landscape and richly textured sound design, the film takes audiences deep into the Uru-eu-wau-wau community and provides unprecedented access to the farmers and settlers illegally burning and clearing the protected Indigenous land. Partially shot by the Uru-eu-wau-wau people, the film relies on vérité footage captured over three years as the community risks their lives to set up their own news media team in the hopes of exposing the truth. The Territory will be in theaters starting on Aug. 19.