My name is Rosa Parra, and I’m a Chicana born and raised in East LA. I’ve spent my entire life in Southern California. I’ve been married for approximately 15 years and I have 4 daughters. My oldest, age 14, is my movie buddy and she comes with me to watch majority of newly released films. She is slowly starting her own movie reviews page.
I make an effort to watch all newly released films on their opening weekend and during the week I try to watch smaller films in the smaller local theaters. I have a soft spot for independent smaller films. I became interested in films at a young age and just recently decided to become a film critic. I remember watching myself in a film when I first watched Stand and Deliver (1988) and haven’t seen myself as much on the big screen.
I’m currently working towards my Bachelors in Film and Media studies. As a Chicana my goal is to become a credible film critic and to be an example to my fellow women and Hispanics/Latinos (particularly my daughters). I believe that films should be reviewed by the same demographic as the movie goers. Diversity on screen and off screen is important and I’m hoping to put my own grain of salt.
“The Station Agent”
- Online Association of Female Film Critics, Member
- Rotten Tomatoes, Tomatometer Approved Critic