'The Bronze Screen' honors the past, illuminates the present, and opens a window to the future Latinos in motion pictures. From silent movies urban gang films, stereotypes of the Greaser, the Lazy Mexican, the Latin Lover and the Dark Lady are examined. Rare and extensive footage traces the progression of this distorted screen image the increased prominence of today's Latino actors, writers and directors. Featuring insights on Anthony Quinn, Rita Hayworth, Rita Moreno, Raquel Welch, Benicio Del Toro, Antonio Banderas, Desi Arnaz, Salma Hayek, John Leguizamo, Jennifer Lopez, Jimmy Smits, Raul Julia, Cesar Romero, Carmen Miranda, Dolores del Rio, Lupe Velez, Richardo Montalban, Jose Ferrer, Cheech Marin and many more. With scenes from The Addams Family, Chinatown, Colors, Days of Heaven, El Mariachi, Giant, Gilda, The Godfather III, High Noon, King Kong, La Bamba, Like Water for Chocolate, The Magnificent Seven, Selena, Touch of Evil, Up in Smoke, Viva Zapata, West Side Story, The Wild Bunch, Zoot Suit and dozens of other movies.