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2004, Fox Searchlight, 96 min, USA, Dir: Jared Hess

From the rural town of Preston, Idaho, comes Napoleon Dynamite (Jon Heder). With a red 'fro, his moon boots and illegal government ninja moves, he is a new kind of hero, who spends his days drawing magical beasts, working on his computer hacking skills to impress the chicks, and begrudgingly feeding his grandma's pet llama. When his friend Pedro (Efren Ramirez) decides to run for class president, it is Napoleon to the rescue to help him triumph over adversity.

2017, 101 min, USA, Dir: Anthony Solorzano

Senior A.J. Montoya (Cody Esquivel) is his high school’s star quarterback until he breaks his hand. In desperation, AJ realizes that his only shot at athletic glory is to team up with his longtime rivals - the cross country team, quirky misfits that have the potential to win big under the guidance of their coach (Efren Ramirez), a likable slacker who is chasing a big win of his own. Shot in El Monte, California, this teen comedy-sports drama hybrid will resonate with viewers whether they’re former jocks, nerds or something in between.

2015, Late Bloomer Productions, 90 min, USA, Dir: Carmen Marron

“Destiny awaits – if you can dream it, you can achieve it.” Inspired by true events, this uplifting coming-of-age drama focuses on young Jose (“Modern Family”’s Rico Rodriguez), a chess fan like his grandfather in Mexico. Jose joins his Texas school chess team and, with the help of his coach (Efren Ramirez), learns what it takes to make it to the state championship.

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