- Category: Latino News
- Published: Thursday, 10 April 2014 09:12
- Written by Lupe R Haas
The documentary comedy starring Latino comedienne Kiki Melendez centers on Melendez’ life growing up in a developing country, being raised by a single immigrant mother, and her career in Hollywood pursuing the American Dream. Journey of A Female Comic also features other Latino trailblazers in Hollywood, including interviews with Edward James Olmos, Jacob Vargas, Esai Morales, Nadine Velazquez, the late Lupe Ontiveros, Maria Conchita Alonso and Guy Ecker. Melendez also has lively conversations with Hollywood and music A-listers including Usher, Sofia Vergara, Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, John Travolta, Shakira and Marc Anthony.
Melendez is best known for Showtime Network’s hit show, “Hot Tamales Live!” in 2008, the longest running all-female comedy show.
Journey of a Female Comic will be available at AMC Theatres’ AMC Independent Program in Los Angeles and San Diego on May 2nd, 2014 with other major markets to follow. The date will also see the release of Water & Power, which will be a historical accomplishment for Independent Latino Filmmakers just in time for the Cinco de Mayo weekend.