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Title:
Luminarias
Author:
Lopez, Sal, 1954-
Edition:
Widescreen ed.
Publication Information:
[La Crosse, WI] : Echo Bridge Home Entertainment : Distributed by New Latin Pictures, [2006]

©2006
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (104 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
When a spicy Latin divorce attorney finds herself guilty of falling for her white and Jewish opposing council, her three single friends choose sides in the ongoing and often hilarious debate over race and sex.
General Note:
Title from container.

Originally released as a motion picture in 2000.

Special features: Behind Luminarias (featurette); deleted scenes; theatrical trailer; optional audio director's commentary.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
Rated R, for language and sexuality.
UPC:
096009474492
Format :
DVD

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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 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. ~ Jonathan Crow, Rovi