Latino Thought Makers Celebrates
10th Anniversary of “Ladron Que Roba Ladron”
Featuring Oscar Torre, Director Joe Menendez with Rick Najera

7:00 pm -10:pm, Woodruff Arts Center

1280 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309


Latino Thought Makers is a groundbreaking, live series developed by Latinologues, Inc. for the Georgia Latino Film Festival in order to engage, entertain and educate audiences, developed first to give the next generation an opportunity to hear from film and tv actors, directors and executives. At the helm of the show is comedian and award-winning writer-director-author-speaker Rick Najera Senior VP Diversity, CBS

The show features a live, sit-down interview on stage with host Rick Najera and his network of influential Latinos in Hollywood including Edward James Olmos, Luis Guzman, Esai Morales, the Cesar Chavez family, the cast of Hulu’s East Los High, Grammy award-winning musicians Quetzal, and many more.

This year we will celebrate the picture that started it all. “Ladron Que Roba Ladron”. This comedy of Two former thieves reunite to rob the biggest thief they know — Moctesuma Valdez, a TV infomercial guru who’s made millions selling worthless health products to poor Latino immigrants. When none of their affiliates want to go undercover as day laborers to pull off the heist, the two men turn to the real thing for help.

Award-winning filmmaker Joe Menendez is a multi-genre veteran of drama, action, horror, Sci-Fi, comedy, family and rom-com. His numerous and varied credits show that he is a skilled craftsman and an accomplished, versatile storyteller in both TV and Film.

Menendez has directed episodes of the one hour dramas 12 Monkeys (2015), for SyFy, Queen of the South (2016) for USA Network, From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series (2014) for Robert Rodriguez’s El Rey Network, and the anthology series 12 Deadly Days (2016) which was produced by Blumhouse for YouTube Red. Read More on John

Oscar Torre is an actorfilm director and Producer. He is known for the role of Santo in the CBS TV series Cane (TV series), as one of the leads (Miguelito) in the LIONSGATE film To Rob a Thief (Spanish: Ladrón que Roba a Ladrón) and The Hangover Part III, and in 2014 directed Pretty Rosebud, which starred his wife Chuti Tiu


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