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Hispanic Heritage Month - 2022: RECOMMENDED MATERIALS



Films available on Kanopy:

Neruda - KanopyMovie poster for the Chilean film Neruda

Directed by the award-winning filmmaker Pablo Larrain ("Jackie"), this Golden Globe-nominated film features international star Gael García Bernal as a policeman chasing Pablo Neruda, perhaps the most important poet of the 20th century and a hugely influential political figure.

Blending visual grandeur and literary wit, NERUDA is a beguiling reinvention of the 'standard' cinematic biography. Playfully confounding expectations at every turn, the film offers a startling rumination on the split between the person and persona, the man and the artist.

Nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture - Foreign Language. Winner of Best Actor and the Cine Latino Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival.



Movie poster for the film East Side SushiEast Side Sushi - Kanopy


This critically acclaimed indie favorite was the winner of awards at 9 different film festivals, including Best Narrative Feature at SF Indie Fest.

Single mom Juana can slice and dice anything with great speed and precision. After working at a fruit-vending cart for years, she decides to take a job at a local Japanese restaurant. Intrigued by the food, she learns to make a multitude of sushi on her own. Eventually she attempts to become a sushi chef, but is unable to because she is the 'wrong' race and gender. Against all odds, she embarks on a journey of self-discovery, determined to not let anyone stop her from achieving her dream.


If you have a library card issued by McCarthy Library, you also have access available to all the collections at the Napa County Library. This means that in addition to the digital resources available to you through the college resources, you are also able to access the digital collections available through the county library system. Some highlights are:

Hoopla Digital

Streaming movies, TV shows, music, eBooks, and eAudiobooks.


More than 30,000 feature films, documentaries, foreign language, and training videos, including the Great Courses, the Frontline series, and international films.