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KVEO NBC: Gang Prevention through a Hollywood Movie

-January 2011. MCALLEN- A local high school went to view a movie regarding gang violence in hopes that the movie will educate their students to stay away from gangs and set an example for others.

Screen Junkies: 10 Best Latino Gang Movies

-January 2011. Throw on some khakis and get down with your inner cholo with the ten best Latino gang movies.

The Brownsville Herald - "'Down for Life' star meets with Porter students"

-January 2011. Kevin Garcia, a Porter English teacher who arranged for Romero and Jacobs to meet with the students, said he wanted them to realize they could do anything no matter where they came from.

MyLatinoVoice.com - "Authentic Latina Gang Film to Premiere in Rio Grande Valley"

-January 2011

The Wrap - DOWN FOR LIFE to show at Museum of Tolerance International Film Festival



-November 2010 exclaim - TIFF review of DOWN FOR LIFE

-October 2009

Based on a true story, DOWN FOR LIFE follows one extraordinary day in the life of Rascal, a teenage girl living in South Central, L.A., torn between her allegiances to her gang and an opportunity to get away from...

  Variety - DOWN FOR LIFE LALIFF accouncement

-October 2009

  HipHop DX - DOWN FOR LIFE review

-October 2009

Somewhere between the Hilary Swank's tear-craving Freedom Writers and the Brazilian ScarfaceCity of God, lives Down For Life.

  LatinoLA - "DOWN FOR LIFE at LALIFF 2009"

-October 2009

  Los Angeles Times - "Lending DOWN FOR LIFE their authenticity"

-September 2009

Today, when Jessica Romero talks about her future, the Wilmington teenager and star of the new feature film "Down for Life" says she wants to become a marine biologist...

  Toronto International Film Festival(TIFF) Q&A with Director Alan Jacobs

-September 2009

Today's interview is with Alan Jacobs, the director of the much-buzzed about US indie DOWN FOR LIFE.

  Canoe Blog - Best of TIFF 2009

-September 2009

Jessica Romero's performance as a Latina gang banger was the rawest one I saw at TIFF this year.

  The Globe and Mail - TIFF movie reviews

-September 2009

  The Hollywood Reporter - DOWN FOR LIFE film review

-September 2009

Latina street gangs in Los Angeles are the focus of the latest film by writer-director Alan Jacobs...

  News Blaze - "Actor With a Cause: Kurt Caceres gets DOWN FOR LIFE(por Vida)"

-September 2009

A long way from his San Francisco Corporate days first programming games for Electronic arts and EA sports, then being a network administrator for the Bay Meadows company, a horse racing track in San Mateo, Kurt Caceres admits...

  Variety - DOWN FOR LIFE review

-September 2009

  Variety - DOWN FOR LIFE TIFF announcement

-August 2009

  Herald de Paris - Interview with producer Frank Aragon

-August 2009

Produced by Boyle Heights native Frank Aragon, the Alan Jacobs' gang drama DOWN FOR LIFE is up for a world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival

  The Hollywood Reporter - DOWN FOR LIFE to premeire at Toronto

-August 2009

Alan Jacobs' gang drama "Down for Life" is up for a world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival...

  Los Angeles Times - Kate del Castillo is a telenovela star reborn

-August 2009

She strolled into the dim dining space of Musso & Frank Grill on Hollywood Boulevard undetected. Even when she placed her...

  Locke High School - "Big change at LA's toughest school"

-August 2009

A new approach at Locke High School could change things for the better.

Down for Life