Benjamin Bratt on “Cloudy 2,” Family and Keeping His Street Cred

Benjamin Bratt spoke to NBC Latino about about his upcoming movie, his family life, and his frustration with Latino representation in media as well as how his acting career has boosted his son’s “street cred” in the schoolyard.

Benjamin Bratt on “Cloudy 2,” family and keeping his street cred

‘Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2’ Out in US Theaters Today

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 – sequel of the 2009’s Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs – is out in US thaters today. Benjamin Bratt is lending his voice to Manny.

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Synopsis:

Flint Lockwood now works at The Live Corp Company for his idol Chester V. But he’s forced to leave his post when he learns that his most infamous machine is still operational and is churning out menacing food-animal hybrids.

‘The Lesser Blessed’ at the American Indian Film Festival

The Lesser Blessed will be showcased at the 38th Annual American Indian Film Festival, organized by the American Indian Film Institute in San Francisco, CA, on Thursday, November 7, 2013.

Tickets will be available for purchase from October 1, 2013.

American Indian Film Festival, San Francisco

‘Latino American’ Series Premiere

Latino American series – narrated by Benjamin Bratt  – premieres tonight at 8 pm ET on PBS.

Tonight’s episodes are War and Peace – spanning the period from 1500-1880, as the first Spanish explorers enter North America, the U.S. expands into territories in the Southwest that had been home to Native Americans and English and Spanish colonies, and as the Mexican-American War strips Mexico of half its territories by 1848 – and Empire of Dreams – spanning the period  from 1880-1942, as widespread immigration to the U.S. from Latin countries begins, first with a small group from Cuba, then a larger one from Mexico.

The ‘Latino Americans’ Companion Book and DVD

The companion book to the PBS documentary series Latino Americans – narrated by Benjamin Bratt – is available for purchase and the DVD – which will be released on October 1, 2013 – can be pre-ordered from the PBS online shop.

The Latino Americans (Paperback)

The Latino Americans DVD

‘Latino Americans’ Series Premiere on PBS

Latino Americans – the first major documentary series for television to chronicle the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos, who have helped shape North America over the last 500-plus years , narrated by Benjamin Bratt – premieres on PBS on Tuesday, September 17, at 8 pm ET.

Latino Americans on PBS

‘La Mission’ on Showtime

La Mission airs on Showtime on

  • Wednesday, September 4, at 1:30 pm
  • Thursday, September 26, at 4:00 pm.

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Synopsis:

An ultra-macho, reformed ex-convict (Benjamin Bratt) finds his entire world view challenged when he discovers his beloved son living a secret double life in this drama costarring Erika Alexander and Jeremy Ray Valdez.