Watch video – Fox targets Latino, black markets with new film
Posted by Elena del Valle on March 12, 2010
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Photos, video: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Our Family Wedding, a new Fox Searchlight Pictures film, opens today in theaters nationwide starting a black and Latino cast and a family theme. Some of the actors are America Ferrera, Carlos Mencia, Forrest Whitaker, Diana Maria-Riva, Regina King, Anjelah N. Johnson, Lupe Ontiveros, Taye Diggs, and Charles Q. Murphy. Scroll down to watch a video with film premier highlights and film moments.
Marcus (Lance Gross) and Lucia (America Ferrera)
Lucia (America Ferrera) and Marcus (Lance Gross) are newly engaged. As they plan their union they learn the hard way that the path to the wedding involves family related challenges. Saying “I do” can be rife with familial strife. According to promotional materials, their fathers (Forest Whitaker and Carlos Mencia), two highly competitive men with big egos, stand between them and their special day.
Lucia’s mother (Diana Maria Riva) is busy planning the wedding of “her” dreams. Only Angela (Regina King), the groom’s father’s best friend and lawyer manages to keep her cool when the madness reaches a crescendo.
The film was directed by Rick Famuyiwa from an original screenplay by Wayne Conley and Malcolm Spellman and Rick Famuyiwa with story by Wayne Conley. It was produced by Edward Saxon and Steven J. Wolfe.
As The Event Lady, I definitely would love to see “Our Family Wedding” movie. I am a Hispanic bridal and quinceañera event planner, and I truly enjoy assisting some of my brides in bringing together their different cultures in their event planning efforts.
Today’s couples can enjoy and express a rich mix of cultural traditions and values, which can be respected and embraced by their families and friends. The bringing together of people from different ethnic backgrounds, can definitely enrich all our lives and expand our learning experiences. Of course realistically in our society, some of these mixed marriages still encounter some difficulties, but as they say, “love can conquer all.”